Category: BLACK SABBATH

HEAVY METAL – Music From The Motion Picture [Vinyl LP reissue] (2017)

After many requests, here’s in exclusive the legendary “HEAVY METAL : Music From The Motion Picture“, in its 2-LP recent release. This is part of the Rhino Records ‘Rocktober’ series, an annual campaign featuring limited edition vinyl releases of classic albums, issued in October, 2017.
The 2-LP release is only available in the U.S. and Canada, already sold out now and very expensive.
‘Heavy Metal’ is a 1981 Canadian-American adult animated sci-fi-fantasy film based in the Heavy Metal Magazine, which was the basis for the film. Like the magazine, the film features a great deal of graphic violence, sexuality, and nudity, censored at various countries.
The movie soundtrack features songs inspired by the story, but most the artists involved aren’t musically ‘heavy metal’ at all. The term is used here into other context.
Musically, “HEAVY METAL : Music From The Motion Picture” offers more than the title suggests, and the songs fit perfectly with their respective film segments. Most songs from the likes of Journey, Cheap Trick, Blue Oyester Club, etc, are exclusive to this soundtrack, some never appeared into any other release, some are different from the originals, noted as ‘Soundtrack Version’.

BLACK SABBATH – Heaven and Hell [Remastered Deluxe Edition] (2021)

The first two Ronnie James Dio-fronted BLACK SABBATH albums, 1980’s Heaven and Hell and 1981’s Mob Rules, are receiving deluxe reissues via Rhino Records, expanded with bonus material.
The star of “Heaven and Hell [Remastered Deluxe Edition]” is the 2021 remaster of the main album. While there’s a bonus disc with a great live recording form the album’s tour, it’s the sonic treatment of the studio tracks which shine here.
It’s the one and only R.J.DIO heard clear as never before, and the album, it’s simply one of the best metal LP in history, perhaps the best in BLACK SABBATH’s career.
A MUST HAVE

BLACK SABBATH – Mob Rules [Remastered Deluxe Edition] (2021)

The first two Ronnie James Dio-fronted BLACK SABBATH albums, 1980’s Heaven and Hell and 1981’s Mob Rules, are receiving deluxe reissues via Rhino Records, expanded with bonus material.
This “Mob Rules [Remastered Deluxe Edition]” 2021 it’s really ‘expanded’, not only with a fresh, crisp remastering job but also juicy bonus tracks like ‘The Mob Rules (Heavy Metal Soundtrack Version)’, or the special version for this release of ‘The Mob Rules (2019 Remix).
We have a lot of live cuts showcasing how powerful this BLACK SABBATH version was – now including skin-hitter Vinny Appice – an entire concert recorded in 1982 in Portland, OR. Highlights include stellar performances of “Neon Knights” “Heaven And Hell” and “Voodoo.”
Dio’s soaring tenor and gothic songwriting were the perfect foil for the band’s bone-crushing mix of razor-sharp riffs, intense grooves, and dark imagery. This was his last album with Sabbath before starting his successful solo career, and what a way to say goodbye; “The Mob Rules” kills.
A MUST

BLACK SABBATH – Vol.4 [Super Deluxe Edition 4CD / remixes by Steven Wilson] (2021)

The just released “Vol.4 [Super Deluxe Edition 4CD / remixes by Steven Wilson]” is a fantastic glimpse into the studio and onto the stage of BLACK SABBATH’s turning-point classic, remastered with an appropriate excess of extras in a 4-CD pack.
This mega reissue brings together just about all the ”Vol.4” one could ever need. As well as a remaster of the album itself, there are alternate takes of the songs lovingly remixed by Porcupine Tree genius Steven Wilson, studio outtakes, and a live album comprised of recordings from various shows on the band’s 1973 UK tour.
It’s these extras that make this box set worth getting for Sabbath-heads. The Steven Wilson remixes are superb, a collection of alternative versions of the songs that are worth it for the curiosity factor alone.

BLACK SABBATH – Vol. 4 (2021 Remaster)

Perhaps one of the most underrated BLACK SABBATH albums, “Vol. 4“, is getting a fresh remastering this 2021, and will be an expanded, deluxe edition including some unreleased material.
With this new sonic treatment, ”Vol. 4” gets a new, multi-dimensional sound.
On ”Vol 4”, there was a far wider scope to things than on the doomy Paranoid, or the bonged-out Master Of Reality. Songs like ‘Cornucopia’ and ‘Under The Sun’ boasted trademark bottom-end Iommi riffs, but elsewhere there were more twitchy, upbeat moments like the groovy ‘Supernaut’, epic opener ‘Wheels Of Confusion’, and even a piano ballad in ‘Changes’.
But there’s also a shine to everything on ”Vol 4”, an energy that makes ‘Tomorrow’s Dream’ and ‘Snowblind’ arrive far more swaggering and confident than previously. Then Sabbath had been good. Now, they seemed to say, we’re f@cking great, dudes.

BLACK SABBATH (feat Tony Martin) – Vienna 1989 [2xCD Japan release only] (2020) *EXCLUSIVE*

Specialized Japanese label “Alive The Live” is doing a very nice job making available on CD rare live recordings from major acts in a good sound quality. They just released last December this “BLACK SABBATH – Vienna 1989“, a very good performance by Black Sabbath with Tony Martin on vocals, on the ‘Headless Cross Tour’.
It’s especially interesting ‘cos there’s not many recordings documenting Black Sabbath with Tony Martin performing live. Additionally, the line-up is stellar: Neil Murray (bass), Jeff Nichols (keyboards) and the great Cozy Powell (drums).
Tony Martin always was regarded as a stupendous vocalist, but at the time he recorded his first studio album with Sabbath, some critics argued he can’t perform with the same power on stage.
“Vienna 1989” proves that Martin is one Hell of a shouter performing live, and feels…
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BLACK SABBATH – Paranoid [50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Box Set] (2020) *EXCLUSIVE*

Wildly regarded as innovators of the musical genre which came to be known as Heavy Metal, legendary Birmingham-bred BLACK SABBATH celebrate the 50th anniversary in 2020 of their multi-million selling album ”Paranoid” with this just released 5xLP / 4xCD edition.
Paranoid [50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Box Set]” includes the original album remastered, in addition to a rare 1974 Quad Mix of the album folded down to stereo, plus two concerts from 1970 (which worth the box alone).
This 4xCD set comes with a hard book (full scans here) with extensive liner notes featuring interviews with all four band members, rare photos, and memorabilia, a poster, as well as a replica of the tour book sold during the Paranoid tour.

BLACK SABBATH – The End [Live In Birmingham] (2017)

“The End” is a celebration of BLACK SABBATH‘s final hometown concert at Birmingham’s Genting Arena on February 4, 2017. This unforgettable farewell show from one of the biggest bands in the world will be released by Eagle Music on November 17, 2017. BLACK SABBATH stormed the stage in their hometown of Birmingham to play the 81st and final triumphant gig...

BLACK SABBATH – The Ultimate Collection [2CD Digipak remastered] (2017)

BLACK SABBATH – The Ultimate Collection [2CD Digipak remastered] (2017)

Remastered by Andy Pearce (Rock Candy Records headquarters), the 2CD Digipak “The Ultimate Collection” is BLACK SABBATH‘s definitive ‘best of’ ever.Curated in conjunction with the band, the 31-track collection features the band’s classic songs, including “Paranoid”, “Iron Man”, “War Pigs”, “N.I.B.” and “The Wizard” as well as choice cuts from their classic albums and is the definitive accompaniment for all...

DIO – A Decade of Dio 1983-1993 6CD Boxset – Holy Diver remastered 2016

DIO – A Decade of Dio 1983-1993 6CD Boxset – Holy Diver remastered 2016

“A Decade of DIO 1983-1993” is a fantastic 6CD Boxset released by Rhino / Warner that brings together the group’s first six studio albums, each one featuring newly remastered sound 2016. There has been already recent remasters on these essential albums, deluxe editions with extra material, SHM-CD, etc, but believe me, this “A Decade of DIO 1983-1993 Boxset” is the...

DIO – A Decade of DIO 1983-1993 6CD Boxset – Sacred Heart remastered 2016

DIO – A Decade of DIO 1983-1993 6CD Boxset – Sacred Heart remastered 2016

“A Decade of DIO 1983-1993” is a fantastic 6CD Boxset released by Rhino / Warner that brings together the group’s first six studio albums, each one featuring newly remastered sound 2016. There has been already recent remasters on these essential albums, deluxe editions with extra material, SHM-CD, etc, but believe me, this “A Decade of DIO 1983-1993 Boxset” is the...

DIO – A Decade of DIO 1983-1993 6CD Boxset – The Last In Line remastered 2016

DIO – A Decade of DIO 1983-1993 6CD Boxset – The Last In Line remastered 2016

“A Decade of DIO 1983-1993” is a fantastic 6CD Boxset released by Rhino / Warner that brings together the group’s first six studio albums, each one featuring newly remastered sound 2016. There has been already recent remasters on these essential albums, deluxe editions with extra material, SHM-CD, etc, but believe me, this “A Decade of DIO 1983-1993 Boxset” is the...

DIO – A Decade of DIO 1983-1993 6CD Boxset – Dream Evil remastered 2016

DIO – A Decade of DIO 1983-1993 6CD Boxset – Dream Evil remastered 2016

“A Decade of DIO 1983-1993” is a fantastic 6CD Boxset released by Rhino / Warner that brings together the group’s first six studio albums, each one featuring newly remastered sound 2016. There has been already recent remasters on these essential albums, deluxe editions with extra material, SHM-CD, etc, but believe me, this “A Decade of DIO 1983-1993 Boxset” is the...

OZZY OSBOURNE – Bark At The Moon [Japan Blu-Spec CD2 remastered +2]

OZZY OSBOURNE – Bark At The Moon [Japan Blu-Spec CD2 remastered +2]

“Bark At The Moon“, the third OZZY OSBOURNE solo album was requested here in its recent remastered version pressed on high quality CD, this means Japanese Blu-Spec CD2, Sony Music exclusive manufacturing similar to SHM-CD.But basically, to check how it sounds the remix of the album. Yes, this beloved Ozzy classic album “Bark At The Moon” was remastered, but also...

BLACK SABBATH – The End [Limited Edition Tour Exclusive CD] (2016)

With BLACK SABBATH’s 2016 THE END Tour launched past week, comes exciting news about a new Special Limited Edition CD, “The End” to be sold exclusively at shows on the legendary band’s massive worldwide final tour. Featuring original artwork by Shepard Fairey / Obey Giant (inspired in the very first Black Sabbath album), the CD is comprised of 8 previously...