Released August 20, 2002 (US/North America)
Released September 2, 2002 (Everywhere Else)
Re-Released September 27, 2010 (Deluxe Edition)

 


2002 CD [ Amazon US ] | 2002 Digipak CD [ Amazon US | Amazon UK ]
2010 Deluxe Edition [ Amazon UK ] | MP3 [ Amazon US | Amazon UK ] | iTunes (US)

Track Listing

Disc 1 – “Live at Last”

  1. Tomorrow’s Dream
  2. Sweet Leaf
  3. Killing Yourself
  4. Cornucopia
  5. Snowblind
  6. Children of the Grave
  7. War Pigs
  8. Wicked World
  9. Paranoid

Disc 2

  1. Hand of Doom
  2. Hole in the Sky
  3. Symptom of the Universe
  4. Megalomania
  5. Iron Man
  6. Black Sabbath
  7. NIB
  8. Behind the Wall of Sleep
  9. Fairies Wear Boots

Writing Credits

  • All songs by Iommi, Butler, Osbourne, Ward

Credits

  • Ozzy Osbourne – Vocals
  • Tony Iommi – Guitar
  • Geezer Butler – Bass
  • Bill Ward – Drums
  • 2002 Art Direction – M. Magarian Schmidt
  • 2002 Booklet Notes – Bruce Pilato
  • 2010 Project Coordinator – Steve Hammonds
  • 2010 Product Management – Jon Richards
  • 2010 Remastering by Andy Pearce
  • 2010 Booklet Notes – Alexander Milas

Catalogue Numbers

  • CD Sanctuary 84561-2 (US 2002 – Standard)
  • CD Sanctuary 84562-2 (US 2002 – Limited Edition)
  • CD Sanctuary SANDP138 (UK 2002 – Standard)
  • CD Sanctuary SANDD138 (UK 2002 – Limited Edition)
  • LP Earmark 41045 (UK 2002)
  • CD Universal 2749907 (UK 2010)

Notes

  • Disc 1 was originally released as “Live at Last” in 1980 (and again in 1996).  It’s inclusion here in the “Past Lives” package is the first authorized release of that album by the band.
  • Disc 1, Tracks 1-5 were recorded at the Hardrock in Manchester, England on Mar 11, 73
  • Disc 1, Tracks 6-9 were recorded at the Rainbow Theatre in London, England on Mar 16, 73
  • Disc 2, Tracks 1, 5-9 were recorded at the Olympia Theatre in Paris, France – Dec 20, 70
  • Disc 2, Tracks 2-4 were recorded at the Asbury Park Convention Hall in Asbury Park, NJ – Aug 6, 75
  • The working name for Past Lives was originally “Live in 75″.
  • This was rumoured for awhile to contain a full professional, legal recording of the famed “Paris 1970″ bootleg, one of the more quality bootlegs out there by Black Sabbath.  As noted above, some of the tracks are from Paris ’70, but not the entire gig is here.
  • There are two versions of the original 2002 release.  The standard version contains just the music in a conventional jewel case.  The “Limited Edition” version also includes special Digipak packaging, a fold up poster, and a Black Sabbath guitar pick.
  • The 2010 Deluxe Edition looks externally similar to the 2002 Deluxe Edition in that it has digipak packaging, but the booklet notes are all new over the 2002 original.  The two discs were also remastered for the 2010 release.   This release also does not have any of the “merch” from the 2002 “Limited Edition” either (the pick or the poster).

Links

Images

  • First is the cover for the 2010 “Deluxe Edition” release of Past Lives.  After that are various pictures from the insides of the 2002 & 2010 packaging.

This is both 2002 versions side by side. The one on the right is the "standard" version.

2002: This is what you see when you open the standard version.

2002: The right side of the standard version flips out and you see a picture of the Cal Jam photo stage that Sabbath played on.

2002: This is what you see when you open the digipak version.

2002: Opening the digipak version shows a much larger Cal Jam photo (includes all the audience, too). Behind the four panels are (L-R): the booklet, CD1, CD2, & the poster. The guitar pick is in panel four (which you can see in the big picture)

2002: Shown here are the booklet and the guitar pick from the digipak version. The booklet is the same that comes in the standard version.

2002: This is the poster that comes in the digipak version. It would need to be flattened out pretty well, as it's all folded up inside here, but it's a nice poster.

2010: This is what you see when you open the digipak.

2010: This is what you see when you fully open the packaging. The booklet is behind Bill Ward's head.

 

Comments

  1. What is the cover song Sabbath does in Wicked World after the solo? The real bluesy one?

  2. Dave Schacht says:

    Some websites (including Amazon) have a listing for the 2010 Deluxe Edition of “Past Lives” as containing a bonus disc of additional live recordings. If this is so, I’d like to know what those recordings are, and where I can find a copy of this bonus disc. Anyone out there know?

  3. The redo of Live at Last. 22 years later. Nice. It’s not that bad, though. It’s actually a fairly well done live album. Worth waiting 22 years? No.

  4. “Disc 2, Tracks 1, 5-9 were recorded at the Olympia Theatre in Paris, France – Dec 20, 70″

    Wrong, recorded at THÉÂTRE 140 in BRUXELLES, BELGIUM – 3 October 1970.

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