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4CD Super Deluxe Edition Of Paranoid by Black Sabbath In November

black-sabbath-paranoidBlack Sabbath is one of the great Heavy Metal bands of all time. That’s not just my fan-based assessment but rather an accurate announcement accepted by most. From their first album, issued in 1970, to their well-received Paranoid, released the same year, Black Sabbath has since provided the entertainment that fans required. And they still do it today. Their last album, 13, was released in 2013 to good sales (for today). And although Black Sabbath has 19 studio albums to date, Paranoid still stands as the band’s most recognizable work.

On November 11, Rhino will reissue Paranoid in a 4CD Box Super Deluxe Edition that will also contain a book. Here’s what we know about the upcoming classic set:

The album will not feature new remastering but will offer the 2012 remaster of the album available in a Deluxe Edition released that year. In addition to that, the rare Quad mix of Paranoid will be included as a fold down to Stereo. To round out the four CDs, there will be two concerts made available from the Paranoid years. One will be an 7 performance track set from August 31, 1970 performed at the Casino de Montreux in Montreux, Switzerland. The other CD will feature a 9 performance track set from Brussels in 1970.

The hardbound book is a high point and will include extensive liner notes and new interviews with all of the original members. Plus, there will be more photos, detailed credits, and memorabilia, all associated with the release of one of Rock’s most influential Heavy Metal albums. Also included will be a poster, and a cool replica of the tour program from the Paranoid tours.


I like it all!

Paranoid (4CD Super Deluxe Edition) – Black Sabbath

CD1 – Original Album (2012 Remaster)
01 War Pigs/Luke’s Wall
02 Paranoid
03 Planet Caravan
04 Iron Man
05 Electric Funeral
06 Hand of Doom
07 Rat Salad
08 Jack the Stripper/Fairies Wear Boots

CD2 – Quad Mix Folded Down To Stereo of Original Album
01 War Pigs
02 Paranoid
03 Planet Caravan
04 Iron Man
05 Electric Funeral
06 Hand Of Doom
07 Rat Salad
08 Fairies Wear Boots

CD3 – Live at Casino de Montreux – Montreux, Switzerland 08/31/1970
01 Intro
02 Paranoid
03 N.I.B.
04 Behind The Wall Of Sleep
05 Iron Man
06 War Pigs
07 Fairies Wear Boots
08 Hand Of Doom

CD4 – Live In Brussels 1970
01 Paranoid
02 Hand Of Doom / Rat Salad
03 Rat Salad
04 Iron Man
05 Black Sabbath
06 N.I.B.
07 Behind The Wall Of Sleep
08 War Pigs
09 Fairies Wear Boots


Special Edition Ozzy-Era Black Sabbath Titles Planned for Vinyl (and CD)

Black Sabbath Master Of RealityBlack Sabbath has always been the founding father of all things musically metal. Their arrival on turntables in 1970 with their eponymous debut have set into motion a whole new genre of music, not only in style but in how the music was presented. How’s that for starting the new decade of the ’70s, a decade that saw so many changes in Rock and Roll so as to be literal museum of sound. Black Sabbath helped to form that decade. And while the excesses of the times led to the demise of many bands, and led to the departure of Ozzy Osbourne from the seminal band, Black Sabbath persevered to remain a viable band.

No matter how you shake that tree, Black Sabbath was an integral and distinctive part of the realm of Rock and Roll. Throughout their long, long career, they released nineteen albums. While your choices of relevant BS albums may differ from mine or others, the fact remains, Black Sabbath was as great a band as any of the other great ones.

On August 5, Rhino Records will be revisiting ALL Ozzy-era titles with Black Sabbath (1970) with opaque red vinyl, Paranoid (1970) with black vinyl, Master of Reality (1971) with opaque green vinyl, Vol 4 (1972) with opaque orange vinyl, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1973) with opaque blue vinyl, Sabotage (1975) with translucent purple vinyl, Technical Ecstasy (1976) with white vinyl, and Never Say Die! (1978) with gray vinyl. All vinyl LPs are limited edition releases and will be pressed on 180g-weight vinyl. Get them now if you’ve a mind to refresh your aging Black Sabbath vinyl!

In addition, newly manufactured CDs of each title will also be made available on the same date.

Black Sabbath BS  Black Sabbath Paranoid

Black Sabbath Vol 4  Black Sabbath Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

Black Sabbath Sabotage  Black Sabbath Technical Ecstasy

Black Sabbath Never Say Die



Four Black Sabbath Titles To Be Reissued As Deluxe Editions

One of the great forerunners of Heavy Metal music, much in the way that we continue to hear it is easily Black Sabbath. The UK band that featured Tommy Iommi (guitar), Geezer Butler (bass), Bill Ward (drums), and frontman extraordinaire, Ozzy Osbourne, released their debut in 1970, and started a career trajectory that exploded into a universe of stars.

The released albums (all 19 of them) are no secret or surprise to anyone who found the band to their liking. Some may have found all the albums great; some only just a few. But one thing is certain, the band was creative. Their creativity was heard not only in their recorded albums, but also in their many celebrated tours.

On January 22, Rhino Records will reissue four classic Black Sabbath titles that will include the previously mentioned self-titled debut, Black Sabbath (1970), the incredible follow-up of Paranoid (1970), Master Of Reality (1971), and their 2002 Live set, Past Lives. All titles mentioned will be released as Deluxe Editions. The sets include 2CD Deluxe Edition, as well 180g-weight 2LP Deluxe Editions.

The bonus inclusions will add in an interesting array of tracks.

Black Sabbath:
01 Black Sabbath
02 The Wizard
03 Wasp/Behind The Wall Of Sleep/Bassically/N.I.B.
04 Wicked World
05 A Bit Of Finger/Sleeping Village/Warning

01 Evil Woman (Don’t Play Your Games With Me)
02 Black Sabbath (Studio Outtake: Regent Sound Studio, 11/17/69)
03 Black Sabbath (Instrumental: Regent Sound Studios, 11/17/69)
04 The Wizard (Studio Outtake: Regent Sound Studios, 11/17/69)
05 Behind The Wall Of Sleep (Studio Outtake: Regent Sound Studios, 11/17/69
06 N.I.B. (Alternative Version: Regent Sound Studios, 11/17/69
07 Evil Woman (Alternative Version: Regent Sound Studios, 11/17/69
08 Sleeping Village (Intro) (Alternative Version: Regent Sound Studios, 11/18/69
09 Warning – (Part 1) (Studio Outtake: Regent Sound Studios, 11/18/69

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01 War Pigs/Luke’s Wall
02 Paranoid
03 Planet Caravan
04 Iron Man
05 Electric Funeral
06 Hand Of Doom
07 Rat Salad
08 Jack The Stripper/Fairies Wear Boots

01 War Pigs (Instrumental)
02 Paranoid (Alternative Lyrics)
03 Planet Caravan (Alternative Lyrics)
04 Iron Man (Instrumental)
05 Electric Funeral (Instrumental)
06 Hand Of Doom (Instrumental)
07 Rat Salad (Alternative Mix)
08 Fairies Wear Boots (Instrumental)

Black Sabbath Paranoid

Master Of Reality:
01 Sweet Leaf
02 After Forever (including the Elegy)
03 Embryo
04 Children Of The Grave
05 Orchid
06 Lord Of This World
07 Solitude
08 Into The Void

01 Weevil Woman ’71
02 Sweet Leaf (Studio Outtake Featureing Alternative Lyrics)
03 After Forever (Studio Outtake – Instrumental)
04 Children Of The Grave (Studio Outtake feat. Alternative Lyrics)
05 Children Of The Grave (Studio Outtake – Instrumental)
06 Orchid (Studio Outtake – With Tony Count-In)
07 Lord Of This World (Studio Outtake feat. Piano & Slide Guitar)
08 Solitude (Studio Outtake – Intro With Alternative Guitar Tuning)
09 Into The Void “Spanish Sid” (Studio Outtake – Alternative Version)

Black Sabbath Master Of Reality

Past Lives:
01 Tomorrow’s Dream (Live 1973) 06 Children Of The Grave (Live 1973)
02 Sweet Leaf (Live 1973) 07 War Pigs (Live 1973)
03 Killing Yourself To Live (Live in 1973) 08 Wicked World (Live 1973)
04 Cornucopia (Live 1973) 09 Paranoid (Live 1973)
05 Snowblind (Live 1973)

01 Hand Of Doom (Live)
02 Hole In The Sky (Live)
03 Symptom Of The Universe (Live)
04 Megalomania (Live)
05 Iron Man (Live)
06 Black Sabbath (Live)
07 N.I.B. (Live)
08 Behind The Wall Of Sleep (Live)
09 Fairies Wear Boots (Live)

Black Sabbath Past Lives


Memoirs Of A Madman, An Ozzy Osbourne Collection, Is Pegged For October

OzzyMemoirs Of A MadmanWhen you talk about Ozzy Osbourne, you’re rewarded with a wealth of remembrances. Generally, those warm, fuzzy feelings emanate from his years with the seminal Black Sabbath. That’s especially true if you were Black Sabbath fans early in their career. But then there are his successful years as a solo artist after his dismissal from Black Sabbath.  In many ways, those solo years carried far more success than his Black Sabbath affiliation did even if you can not dismiss his ties with the band.

During his high profile run, Ozzy released six albums (Osbourne has released eleven solo albums thus far) that generated quite a few hits including “Crazy Train”, “Flying High Again”, “Bark At The Moon”, “Shot In The Dark”, and more. With several high profile band mates that included Randy Rhoads, and Zakk Wylde, Ozzy soared like a monster in the clouds. Both Wylde, and Rhoads are highly rated guitarists. Soon, however, drugs and alcohol played their factor cards, and the whole enterprise suffered for it. Nevertheless, Ozzy Osbourne enjoyed quite the ride.

On October 14, Epic Records and Legacy Recordings join to release a collection of 17 of the best tracks from the strong Ozzy period called Memoirs Of A Madman. As a bonus to the album, a live rendition of the Black Sabbath classic track, “Paranoid” is included.

Memoirs Of A Madman will be released on standard CD, an edited PA version, and two 2LP sets that include a traditional black pressing, and a picture disc set.

Track-List of Memoirs Of A Madman

  1. Crazy Train
  2. Mr Crowley
  3. Flying High Again
  4. Over The Mountain
  5. Bark At The Moon
  6. The Ultimate Sin
  7. Miracle Man
  8. No More Tears (Edit)
  9. Mama, I’m Coming Home
  10. Road To Nowhere
  11. Perry Mason
  12. I Just Want You
  13. Get Me Through
  14. Changes (with Kelly Osbourne)
  15. I Don’t Wanna Stop
  16. I Want To Hear You Scream
  17. Paranoid (Live)