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    Default The Seventh Star Thread

    Seventh Star is one of my favorite Black Sabbath albums (probably more so than Born Again)
    for those who don't know (shame on you!), The Seventh Star line up consisted of
    Glenn Hughes-vocals
    Tony Iommi-guitar
    Dave Spitz-bass
    Eric Singer-drums
    Geoff Nicholls-keyboards
    This marked the first album without Geezer or Bill and the first to reconise Geoff as an offical member and let him on stage as a normal member. This marks a good time in Sabbath history to me, where as some think it's the low!
    I've heard Turn to Glenn and although Glenn is less than kick ass (a lot less) he's still better than Ian Gillan today!
    Anyone else LOVE this album?

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    This was the last Sabbath album I have aquired in my great search for the cds. It was an import from Best Buy, and I really felt lucky to grab such a great album. Before this I got my hands on Dep Sessions 96 at a Wal-Mart (Of all places!), and I always wondered what Seventh Star sounded like. I really like the bluesy edge they had on it, Heart Like A Wheel is fantastic. Not a single miss on the album either.
    "Even with so much bad blood between us... It's funny... Now that I'm actually face to face with him again... The hatred is gone. All I feel is a deep sense of longing. And pity. Did Zero really hate me? Or... Did he fear me?" - Big Boss

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    Yes, it was a wonderful album, so underrated-I love it to bits!

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    The album is great, Every track is good. But it is definatly the product of the lowest point in Sab history. It was the wrong product at the wrong time and marketed very poorly. When I bought it on release, I was very dissapointed, it has grown on me over the years and always seems to get better, I now think it is timeless .

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    First time I heard Hughes I hated him, then I heard In for the Kill and was a fan forever!!!
    I never thought it was a low point in the Sab's carrer-1997 was!

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    I love Seventh Star.
    The dog's name is Pete. If he tries to mount you in the middle of the night, say "no" sternly. But don't look him in the eye.

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    Seventh Star is one of my favorite albums, EVER. Hughes and Iommi make an amazing team. Combine that with the enthusiastic rhythm section of Spitz/Singer, and the tasteful keyboards of Geoff Nicholls, you have a killer album.

    The last line Hughes sings on "In For The Kill" gives me goosebumps every time.

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    That's what made me a Hughes fan!
    I don't know why so many won't even mention that album! You never hear anybody talk about it! It's sad-Glenn did so well (not on the tour but it wasn't his fault-some ass hole punched him the throat!) but we got Ray Gillen and he was great too!

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    Kind of difficult to dislike an album that has astonishing tracks like "Danger Zone", "Turn to Stone", "Seventh Star", "Angry Heart", "In Memory ...". Ofcourse you cannot forget "No Stranger to Love" and the best song on the album and perhaps of the entire Others Era, "Heart Like a Wheel"

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    Ill probably eventually get this album but I really dislike Glenn's vocals. Every time they come up in the Deep Purple albums I have with him he just grates on me for some reason.

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    I have no words, I'm speechless.
    I love this album so much, probably one of my top 10 favorites ever. It really marks the genuine 80's spirit combined with experimental and innovative sound. Fine songs, fine musicians...
    It's the call of the Seventh Star!

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    This album was a long time one of my least favorite Sabbath albums, but I have learned to like it in recent years.

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    I'm kind of lukewarm about this album. I think it might be my immense dislike of "No Stranger to Love". Sorry guys and gals, but IMO it's a pretty weak and sappy ballad that screams "I want a hit single please!" Never thought Tony Iommi would do that. Also, I hate to admit it but the look of the band at that time, and Glenn in particular with his enormous mullet, is tough for me to swallow. I usually don't judge a book by it's cover, but it's hard for me to overlook it in this case.

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    I liked his hair better in his Deep Purple days!
    But In for the Kill and Danger Zone are killer songs!

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    Originally Posted By: 8bit Fighter
    I really like the bluesy edge they had on it, Heart Like A Wheel is fantastic. Not a single miss on the album either.
    I tend to agree although I don't like In for the Kill or No Stranger to Love that much. The rest of the album is fantastic and I think it's #3 in my Top 5 of Sabbath albums.

    However, I think it was pretty unusual for the time and thus not many people got into it. The chaotic tour with Glenn being kicked out in the middle of it didn't help matters either.

    I kind of disliked Glenn in Deep Purple (except on You Keep on Moving and This Time Around), especially live, but he's much better on DEP Sessions, Fused and Seventh Star.
    "There's only one Black Sabbath... I like to call him Tony Iommi" - racer

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    I loved him in Deep Purple, but that's my opinion

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    Originally Posted By: Rover The chaotic tour with Glenn being kicked out in the middle of it didn't help matters either.
    Thats not really true. He was kicked out after the first 5 dates, and after that, the band has said there werent any problems at all.

    I wouldn't call it chaotic.

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    I didn't quote that.
    "Even with so much bad blood between us... It's funny... Now that I'm actually face to face with him again... The hatred is gone. All I feel is a deep sense of longing. And pity. Did Zero really hate me? Or... Did he fear me?" - Big Boss

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    Originally Posted By: 8bit Fighter I didn't quote that.
    Whoops.

    Fixed.

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    Thanks.
    "Even with so much bad blood between us... It's funny... Now that I'm actually face to face with him again... The hatred is gone. All I feel is a deep sense of longing. And pity. Did Zero really hate me? Or... Did he fear me?" - Big Boss

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    The song 'Seventh Star' is masterpiece. I don't how did it Tony Iommi, but he brings middle-east feeling with electronic guitar, also great keyboard and orchestral work.

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    Originally Posted By: Renaissance First time I heard Hughes I hated him, then I heard In for the Kill and was a fan forever!!!
    I never thought it was a low point in the Sab's carrer-1997 was!


    In For The Kill is a fucking sledgehammer song should have been played live !

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    Here here!
    Glenn is a great singer, nothing wrong with Seventh Star!
    It's one of the best Black Sabbath albums made!

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    All hail The Voice Of Rock !!!

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    *bows down to Seventh Star*
    Glenn is great-Deep Purple-to solo-to Black Sabbath-to HTP and anything else I forgot (lots) HAIL!!!

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    Originally Posted By: Renaissance *bows down to Seventh Star*
    Glenn is great-Deep Purple-to solo-to Black Sabbath-to HTP and anything else I forgot (lots) HAIL!!!


    The HTP cds are great , yes !

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    yeah, JLT and Glenn are great together!!! I hope they'll work together again someday

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    ^^^ Live In Tokyo is fantastic. I just wish I wasn't missing the No Stranger To Love Cover track on it.
    "Even with so much bad blood between us... It's funny... Now that I'm actually face to face with him again... The hatred is gone. All I feel is a deep sense of longing. And pity. Did Zero really hate me? Or... Did he fear me?" - Big Boss

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    The whole album is great (even "No Stranger to Love"

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    My copy has "No Stranger to Love" on it. Send me your home addy and I'll burn you a copy.
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    I had this album when it came out, and had the privilege of seeing this one shot lineup with the amazing Ray Gillen live in 1986 here in Long Island, NY at Nassau Coliseum.
    At first I wasn't too crazy about it, like a lot of Sabbath fans back in the day. Songs like Angry Heart, No Stranger and Turn to Stone were not particularly well liked by 15 year old me. However I loved In For The Kill, Seventh Star and Heart Like A Wheel.

    Looking back on it 20+ years I have really grown fond of the album. Maybe a bit of nostalgia but I think the songs hold up pretty well. Funny thing is Priest's "Turbo" came out the same year and I was not too thrilled with that one either, but have found a soft spot for that one too.

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    Yeah, they both rock
    I love Glenn, he's a really good singer!

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    I've been giving this one another chance inspite of Glenn's mullet (which gives Billy Ray Cyrus a run for his money). I have to say that after some intense listening to it over the weekend that I really like several of the songs on it, with particular kudos to "In For the Kill", "Seventh Star"(has a very middle-eastern feel to the riff) and "Heart Like a Wheel"(a blues-jam masterpiece). That said, I still dislike "No Stranger to Love"; that one isn't growing on me at all.

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    Seventh Star IMO has some of Iommi's best playing and has a fantastic effort and an even better story. Tony deserves a lot more credit than he gets on this album. It's amazing, my favorite is Heart Like a Wheel. his solo is amazing on that!! And Glenn's voice on there is amazing too. What a great but overlooked album.

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    Angry Heart rocks
    The time it is coming when all life will end,
    With doomsday approaching to hell we'll descend.
    Religion won't save me, the damage is done.
    The future has ended before it's begun.

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    <span style="color: #CC0000">Did Iommi write the lyrics for this Album?</span>
    The time it is coming when all life will end,
    With doomsday approaching to hell we'll descend.
    Religion won't save me, the damage is done.
    The future has ended before it's begun.

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    Originally Posted By: Hell_Awaits <span style="color: #CC0000">Did Iommi write the lyrics for this Album?</span>
    No, its a false credit. The same way Tony Iommi didn't write the entire Eternal Idol album.

    The real lyric writers were Geoff Nicholls, Jeff Glixman, and Glenn Hughes. They're credited with writing "additional" lyrics.

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    Who's Jeff Glixman?

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    Originally Posted By: Renaissance Who's Jeff Glixman?
    The producer

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    thanks

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