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.

RIP Dave Donato

It would appear that one time (brief) Black Sabbath vocalist David Thomas Donato has died. This morning I was made aware of a news story about this – but it was in Portuguese. Wikpedia is also reporting that the date of Donato’s death was 2 Feb 2021, although I’m just finding out about it now.

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 […]

Geezer Butler albums to be rereleased

While the majority of Geezer Butler’s musical output has had the label “Black Sabbath” on it, not all of it was.  Over the years, he’s put out three “solo” albums.  Also over the years, the three of them have gone out of print.  Well, no more, all three of them are being  re-released this fall.

Tony Martin’s “Thorns”

The long awaited third solo album from Tony Martin finally has some details.  It will be released around the end of 2020 (no formal date yet), but there is some more information available.  One of which is the title – “Thorns”.

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.