If their ever was a reunion of these guys.I would love to see them with an orchestra.has this ever happened?
I'm with you MH1986! their songs would be perfect for an orchestra,could you imagine Hand of doom .
-Too many flames, with too much to burn, and life's only made of paper. Oh how I need to be free of this pain but it goes over and over and over again-
I remember this being discussed here before, can't recall where though But it's an interesting idea, and I would love to see the concert or buy a DVD. Just for fun, I'll list some songs from differen't eras that I'd like to hear/think would fit well with an orchesrta accompanying them:
Children of the Grave
Wheels Of Confusion
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
A National Acrobat
Killing Yourself to Live
Symptom of the Universe
Children of the Sea
Heaven & Hell
Lonely is the Word
The Sign of the Southern Cross
Falling Off The Edge of the World
Over & Over
After All (The Dead)
Atom & Evil
Rock & Roll Angel
Follow the Tears
Breaking Into Heaven
The Dark/Zero The Hero
Disturbing the Priest (would probably sound rather eccentric, I for one would love to hear this one!)
Keep it Warm
When Death Calls
Cross of Thorns
Kiss of Death
There are so many other songs too, but I didn't see any use in listing the whole catalogue
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"The consequence of conscience/Is that you'll be left somewhere/Swinging in the air"-Ronnie James Dio (1942-2010) R.I.P. King Of Metal
"Just take a look around you what do you see/Pain, suffering, and misery/It's not the way that the world was planned/It's a pity you don't understand" - Geezer Butler
"If god is in heaven/How can this happen here" - Phil Lynott (1949-1986)
Last edited by Wicked Cricket; 05-23-2011 at 05:56 PM.
Of course some of their songs have had the classical treatment. The String Quartet Tribute to Black Sabbath came out in 2002 (I also have their Rush and Iron Maiden tributes!). Not exactly an orchestra, but some of the songs sounded very good. I forget the full track listing but Sabbath Bloody Sabbath and Iron Man sounded amazing.
Additionally, there's the "Gregorean Chant" style recording Sabbatum by Rondellus using traditional medieval instruments and sung in Latin! It's not quite so accessible as the String Quartet recording but I remember War Pigs and Juniors Eyes were pretty good. I haven't played either in a while so I can't remember the full track listings.
My name is Lucifer please take my hand.
Tony Iommi could maybe re-record all the black sabbath songs on flute .
Last edited by svullo; 05-24-2011 at 10:08 AM.
It might be appropriate to consider orchestra for a few select songs, but none of those songs are big "hits". Inevitably someone would wish to insert "Paranoid" and other usual suspects, and as good as that material is, most of it is rather minimalist in terms of instrumentation and should stay that way. I would never want to hear an orchestral version of "Sweet Leaf" for example.... ok strike that, I would listen to it, but would probably shake my head afterward.