Released July 1, 1997


CD (Amazon US | Amazon UK ) | MP3 (Amazon US | Amazon UK)
Japanese CD (Amazon US) | iTunes (US)

Track Listing

  1. Man in A Suitcase (4:09)
  2. Box of Six (3:53)
  3. Mysterons (5:36)
  4. Justified (4:05)
  5. Department S (4:45)
  6. Area Code 51 (4:48)
  7. Has to Be (3:29)
  8. Number 5 (5:04)
  9. Among the Cybermen (4:43)
  10. Unspeakable Elvis (3:47)
  11. Xodiak (3:34)
  12. Northern Wisdom (3:46)
  13. Trinity Road (3:26)
  14. Beach Skeleton (Japanese Version Only)

Writing Credits

  • Music by Geezer Butler & Pedro Howse
  • Lyrics by Geezer Butler


  • Geezer Butler – Bass & Keyboards
  • Clark Brown – Vocals
  • Deen Castronovo – Drums
  • Pedro Howse – Guitar
  • Produced by Geezer Butler & Paul Northfield
  • Engineered & Mixed by Paul Northfield @ Studio Morin Heights

Catalogue Numbers

  • CD TVT 6020-2 (US 1997)
  • CD Eagle EACD001 (UK 1997)
  • CD Victor VICP-60114 (JPN 1997)


  • On this album, the band is being marketed as “Geezer”.  On Plastic Planet, it was “G//Z/R”, and on Ohmwork, it was “GZR”.
  • I had sent an email to Geezer Butler about the source of the song “Among the Cybermen” which I thought was based on the BBC show “Doctor Who”.  This is what Geezer replied with..  “yes, the lyrics were originally about the death of Dr. Who. The original chorus was “Dr. Who lies dead among the Cybermen”, about the final battle of Dr. Who, but was supposed to be symbolic of the end of childhood. I changed it because I thought it sounded a bit silly. Most of the album is about growing up in the era of Sixties television, and its influence on me.”
  • The Cover art for this album is a throwback to the old Sabbath tune, “Hand of Doom”.
  • The original US CD release was a special digipack.  The front cover had a hole cut out of it in the shape of the “hand” you see on the cover art.  When you opened up the front cover, the full image was revealed, which looked like the image below.  The Japanese CD was a standard jewel case, and did not have this art trickery.


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