Technical Ecstasy Deluxe Edition

A short note today, but… Looks like the next Deluxe Edition is Technical Ecstasy – a 4CD/5LP set coming out 1 Oct. All unofficial as it hasn’t been announced, but this is what I spotted this morning.

Born Again Master Tapes Found?

BIG NEWS! It appears the multi-track master tapes for Born Again have been found!! #KeepItWarmRat

Sabotage Super Deluxe Edition

BLACK SABBATH EXPANDS SABOTAGE  Super Deluxe Edition Of The Band’s Sixth Album Features Newly Remastered Original Plus A Complete Live Show Recorded During 1975 Tour Both 4-CD And 4-LP + 7-Inch Versions Will Be Available From BMG On June 11.

2021 Heaven & Hell / Mob Rules Thoughts

Well, late last week I got the new 2021 CD versions of the Heaven and Hell and Mob Rules albums in.  And this week I received the vinyl copies, so I decided to get some thoughts down as to these new releases, what’s on them, and whether it’s worth it to pick them up.

Volume 4 Super Deluxe Edition

Following up from lat year’s Super Deluxe Edition of Paranoid, is a Super Deluxe edition of Volume 4.  I’ve had the vinyl version of this in my hands for a few weeks now, and I wanted to get some words down about it.  First off, if you’re on my site, you know Black Sabbath, and […]

Tony Martin Interview 1994

I was fortunate enough to see the Cross Purposes tour live twice.  Once in Philadelphia on 18 Feb 1994, and again in Dallas on 8 Mar 1994.  Both were excellent, and had one of the best setlists I’d seen in any live Sabbath show ever.  The Philadelphia show was technically at a venue called the […]

Heaven & Hell – Mob Rules Deluxe Editions

This morning it was announced that the Heaven & Hell and Mob Rules albums are being re-released in March in new “Deluxe Editions”.  This is both CD & vinyl.   I’ve asked a few questions ahead of time, so I’ll have a few comments here based on things  that I asked.  Also is the press […]

RIP Martin Birch

We lost Martin Birch today.  I haven’t seen why, but it’s a massive blow.  The complete list of albums he was either producer or engineer on is astoundingly spectacular. With Black Sabbath, he produced the first two Dio era albums, “Heaven And Hell”, and “Mob Rules”.  He was there for the creation of my onramp […]

Paranoid 50th Anniv Deluxe Edition

Coming out on 9th October is a 5 LP / 4 CD Deluxe Edition of Paranoid to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the album.  It includes the quad version of the album, as well as a couple of live versions from back in that era.

Forbidden at 25

If you’re the kind of fan who thinks Black Sabbath died after 1978, or are one of those fans that say “No Ward, No Sabbath”, then you might as well stop reading now.  This article won’t be for you.  I’m here to talk about the 25th anniversary of one of the more maligned albums in […]