Released November 11, 1997
Re-released June 25, 2002

 


1997 CD (Amazon US | Amazon UK) | 2002 CD (Amazon US | Amazon UK)
2002 MP3 Download (Amazon US | Amazon UK)

Track Listing

Disc 1

  1. Black Sabbath
  2. War Pigs
  3. Goodbye To Romance *
  4. Crazy Train *
  5. Mr. Crowley *
  6. Over The Mountain *
  7. Paranoid
  8. Bark At The Moon
  9. Shot In The Dark (Not in 2002 re-release, replaced with Miracle Man)
  10. Crazy Babies
  11. No More Tears (Edit)
  12. Mama, I’m Coming Home
  13. I Don’t Want To Change The World (Live)
  14. I Just Want You
  15. Back On Earth

Disc 2

NOTE: (only original US & Japanese versions have a Disc 2)

  1. Fairies Wear Boots
  2. Behind the Wall of Sleep
  3. Walk on Water (Japanese Version only)
  4. Pictures of Matchstick Men (Japanese Version only)
  5. Ozzy 1988 Interview

Credits

  • The credits vary widely depending on the track, the only consistent is Ozzy Osbourne on vocals.

Catalogue Numbers

  • CD Epic/Sony EK67980 (US 1997)
  • CD Sony SRCS 8507~8 (JPN 1997)
  • CD Epic/Sony EK86646 (US 2002)

Notes

  • The original version of this album is a double CD package, with the first CD being Ozzy Solo tracks, and the second CD being some of Ozzy’s “Basement Tapes” from Sabbath’s first year, plus a 20 minute Interview with Ozzy himself.  Latter pressings do not have Disc 2.
  • Some pressings of the CD have a “CD Enhanced” second CD where you can put it in your computer and play a small videogame.
  • If you buy the 2002 reissued version of this CD, the tracks with a star next to them are the the versions with the bass and drums re-recorded.
  • Due to ongoing legal issues with the band on the Ultimate Sin album, when this was reprinted in 2002, the track “Shot in the Dark” was replaced with Miracle Man.

Comments

  1. I don’t know if you know this but here’s just a bit of information about this release that you might find worth including here. This release (I think) is one of the few places that contains Black Sabbath material unavailable anywhere else and for that reason I’d definitely have it mentioned under the ‘Black Sabbath’ section but anyway…

    Black Sabbath, War Pigs, Fairies Wear Boots & Behind The Wall Of Sleep are listed in this release as ‘Ozzy’s 1970 Basement Tapes’. They are taken from live sessions from John Peel’s radio show ‘Top Gear’ and recorded on 26th June 1970.

    Black Sabbath
    Behind The Wall Of Sleep
    War Pigs
    Fairies Wear Boots

    Was the original running order for the show.

    Another interesting fact is that since this was recorded months before the release of the Paranoid album these renditions are in most cases hugely different. For example; War Pigs contains Ozzy’s original lyrics and at this time was known as ‘Walpurgis’, Behind The Wall Of Sleep has an entirely different middle jam section, Fairies Wear Boots has some minor changes and Black Sabbath has an extra verse too. Making this release, even to this day, quite special indeed.

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