Technical Ecstasy Super Deluxe Details

Announced this morning (formally) is the next in the Deluxe Edition Series – “Technical Ecstasy”.  I’m here to bring all the details as to what is on the set.  Check it out:

Breaking the fan theory (that was never a real thing) that they were only doing the even number albums from the 70’s, Technical Ecstasy is the next in the series.  It will be released 1 Oct on Rhino/Warner Bros in the states, and BMG elsewhere in the world.

It contains a new remix of the original album, plus a disc of a new mix of the album plus additional “outtakes & alternate mixes”.  There are no unreleased songs here, just different versions of the tracks we already know.  A full list of the songs is in the press release below.

Similar to the other sets, there is also a poster and very well done booklet in the set as well.  There will be a 4CD and 5LP version released.  Photos below.

 

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Press Release

 BLACK SABBATH 

TECHNICAL ECSTASY DELUXE EDITION AVAILABLE OCTOBER 1ST

4-CD And 5-LP Versions Of Black Sabbath’s Seventh Studio Album Features The Original Album Newly Remastered, 

A Brand New Mix Of The Album By Steven Wilson, 

Plus Previously Unreleased Outtakes, Alternative Mixes, And Live Tracks

PRE ORDER HERE

Black Sabbath embraced change in 1976 when the heavy metal innovators started managing themselves and began exploring different sounds on the band’s seventh studio album, Technical Ecstasy. The record reached #13 in the U.K. and was certified gold in the U.S. 

BMG honors this daring album with a collection that includes a newly remastered version of the original, a brand-new mix by Steven Wilson, plus more than 90 minutes of previously unreleased outtakes, alternative mixes and live tracks. TECHNICAL ECSTASY: SUPER DELUXE EDITION will be available on October 1st as a 4-CD set and 5-LP set on 180-gram black vinyl. Both the 4-CD and 5-LP versions are available for pre-order HERE. The remastered studio album will be available the same day on digital download and streaming services. The newly remastered version of ‘Back Street Kids’ is available today digitally. Click HERE to listen now.

In the summer of 1976, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward headed to Miami to record Technical Ecstasy at the famed Criteria Studios. The band was coming off a world tour for their previous album, Sabotage, that had found their live performances evolving to include keyboards and synthesizers. These newly incorporated instruments and sounds were then introduced into the recording process on Technical Ecstasy.  The new songs encompassed a wide range of styles from the hard charging “Back Street Kids” and ballad “It’s Alright,” to the funky “All Moving Parts (Stand Still)” and progressive “Gypsy.” The album also featured the single “It’s Alright,” which was the first Sabbath song to feature lead vocals by Ward. The Deluxe Edition presents a newly remastered version of the eight-track album, along with an entirely new mix of the album created by Steven Wilson using the original analog tapes.

TECHNICAL ECSTASY: SUPER DELUXE EDITION comes with eight previously unreleased outtakes and alternative mixes. Among those are different mixes of “You Won’t Change Me” and “Rock ’n’ Roll Doctor,” as well as both outtake and instrumental versions for “She’s Gone.” The collection concludes with 10 previously unreleased live tracks recorded during the 1976-77 Technical Ecstasy World Tour. The songs touch on different eras of the band’s history with early tracks like “Black Sabbath” and “War Pigs” alongside new songs “Gypsy” and “Dirty Women.”

The collection comes with an extensive booklet featuring artwork, liner notes, rare memorabilia and photos from the era, plus a replica of the 1976-77 world tour concert book and a large colour poster.  

TECHNICAL ECSTASY: SUPER DELUXE EDITION

4-CD/5-LP Track Listing

Disc One: Original Album 1976 (2021 Remaster)

  1. “Back Street Kids”
  2. “You Won’t Change Me”
  3. “It’s Alright”
  4. “Gypsy”
  5. “All Moving Parts (Stand Still)”
  6. “Rock ’n’ Roll Doctor”
  7. “She’s Gone”
  8. “Dirty Women”

Disc Two: New Steven Wilson Mix

  1. “Back Street Kids” *
  2. “You Won’t Change” *
  3. “It’s Alright” – Mono Version 
  4. “Gypsy” *
  5. “All Moving Parts (Stand Still)” *
  6. “Rock ’n’ Roll Doctor” *
  7. “She’s Gone” *
  8. “Dirty Women” *

Disc Three: Outtakes & Alternative Mixes

  1. “Back Street Kids” – Alternative Mix *
  2. “You Won’t Change Me” – Alternative Mix *
  3. “Gypsy” – Alternative Mix *
  4. “All Moving Parts (Stand Still)” – Alternative Mix *
  5. “Rock ’n’ Roll Doctor” – Alternative Mix *
  6. “She’s Gone” – Outtake Version *
  7. “Dirty Women” – Alternative Mix *
  8. “She’s Gone” – Instrumental Mix *

Disc Four: Live World Tour 1976-77

  1. “Symptom Of The Universe” *
  2. “War Pigs” *
  3. “Gypsy” *
  4. “Black Sabbath” *
  5. “All Moving Parts (Stand Still)” *
  6. “Dirty Women” *
  7. Drum Solo / Guitar Solo *
  8. “Electric Funeral” *
  9. “Snowblind” *
  10. “Children Of The Grave” *

LP One: Original Album Remastered

Side One

  1. “Back Street Kids” 
  2. “You Won’t Change Me” 
  3. “It’s Alright” 
  4. “Gypsy” 

Side Two

  1. “All Moving Parts (Stand Still)” 
  2. “Rock ’n’ Roll Doctor” 
  3. “She’s Gone” 
  4. “Dirty Women” 

LP Two: New Steven Wilson Mix 

Side Three

  1. “Back Street Kids” *
  2. “You Won’t Change Me” *
  3. “It’s Alright” – Mono Single
  4. “Gypsy” *

Side Four

  1. “All Moving Parts (Stand Still)” *
  2. “Rock ’n’ Roll Doctor” *
  3. “She’s Gone” *
  4. “Dirty Women” *

LP Three: Outtakes & Alternative Mixes

Side Five

  1. “Back Street Kids” – Alternative Mix *
  2. “You Won’t Change Me” – Alternative Mix *
  3. “Gypsy” – Alternative Mix *
  4. “All Moving Parts (Stand Still)” – Alternative Mix *

Side Six

  1. “Rock ’n’ Roll Doctor” – Alternative Mix *
  2. “She’s Gone” – Outtake Version *
  3. “Dirty Women” – Alternative Mix *
  4. “She’s Gone” – Instrumental Mix *

LP Four: Live World Tour 1976-77

Side Seven

  1. “Symptom Of The Universe” *
  2. “War Pigs” *
  3. “Gypsy” *

Side Eight

  1. “Black Sabbath” *
  2. “All Moving Parts (Stand Still)” *

LP Five: Live World Tour 1976-77

Side Nine

  1. “Dirty Women” *
  2. Drum Solo / Guitar Solo *

Side Ten

  1. “Electric Funeral” *
  2. “Snowblind” *
  3. “Children Of The Grave” *

* Previously unreleased

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Duke Viking says

    Such an underrated album. I’ve been loving these affordable cd box sets since they’ve been doing since last October (aside from 2016’s Paranoid box set; re-released under the 50th anniversary Moniker). I look forward to hopefully Sabbath Bloody Sabbath and Never Say Die in 2022.

  2. I wonder what show they will use for the boxset? Perhaps Pittsburg?

  3. Mauro Picasso says

    First Sabbath cassete i Bought. 1977!!!

  4. I wonder what show they will use for the boxset? Perhaps Pittsburg?

    Seems most likely, with Paranoid being absent.

    • I think it’s the Doomsday Recitation Bootleg (from Sweden on the Technical Ecstasy Tour). I had a copy on vinyl years ago.

  5. I agree, the live tracks seem nearly without a doubt to be the soundboard recording from 8 December 1976 at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh. The track listing is the exact same, missing the same songs from the setlist such as RnR Doctor, Iron Man and Paranoid. The only difference is All Moving Parts and Snowblind have been moved around, but this can be expected with live shows being released on vinyl, to fully fit all songs within approx 20 minute groupings on each side of the disc. That’s a fantastic show too.

    Despite its divisive reputation,Technical Ecstasy is one of my favorite Sabbath albums, so this is a fun release for me personally. My favorite Sabbath albums are Vol4, SBS, Sabotage, and TE, so it goes without saying that I’m looking forward to hopefully seeing SBS get the Super Deluxe treatment next in line.

  6. Ralph Bocchino says

    Saw them on this tour at MSG. They sounded great. I was really impressed with All Moving Parts (Stand Still) live.

  7. It looks like it doesn’t include the edited version of Gypsy, released as a single in 1977. Sabotage, so far, is the only one that has included single versions of songs. I can’t understand, unless it is to do with ownership rights, why all the edited single versions have not been made available on the many deluxe versions that have been released?

  8. As with all these Super Deluxe releases – DO NOT BUY THE BMG VERSION, IT WILL COST YOU DOUBLE WHAT THE WARNER BROS VERSION WILL COST YOU!!! They are exactly the same, except for the Record Company logos. Let’s try and teach BMG a lesson and stop this blatant profiteering. The only way to bring BMG in line with sensible costing is to simply not buy the releases and try to force them to reduce the prices. Of course, people will buy what they want but I would urge you to think about this before you buy. I repeat what BMG said when they signed up Sabbath – we aim to see that Black Sabbath get their dues. This simply means higher prices and profits. Think about it.

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