If you love Sabbath you'll love this album! Sale price £19.99 GBP Regular price £24.99 GBP
If you are a true heavy metal fan, then show it and buy this album! (Sorry to be pushy but here’s why!)
Black Sabbath were an English rock band formed in Birmingham in 1968 by guitarist Tony Iommi, drummer Bill Ward, bassist Geezer and vocalist Ozzy Osbourne. Most people feel they pioneered heavy metal. This album is extraordinary. It really is the crème de la crème, it’s like listening to the beginning of heavy metal. Go to Paris, go to the Eiffel Tower, love metal? This is a MUST.
Firstly, it features the original line up, with Ozzy Osbourne leaving in 1979 due to excessive drug use. Secondly, they play their core early stuff – the classic stuff that made them famous like Iron Man and Snow Blind, later in their career they didn’t play these early songs. The set draws from their classic albums “Paranoid”, “Black Sabbath”, “Black Sabbath Volume 4”,” Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath”. Lastly, sometimes a band all comes together at the same time, everyone is “amped” and that was the case on August 5th in Astbury Park, New Jersey. It’s heavy metal, on acid, pardon the pun.
This powerful performance was broadcast live to air from Asbury Park in New Jersey on 5 August 1975 with Sabbath on peak form.
- Side One
- Killing Yourself to Live
- Hole in the Sky
- Symptom of the Universe
- Sabbra Cadabra
- Side Two
- Iron Man
- Black Sabbath
- Spiral Architect
- Children of the Grave
Every genre has its pioneers and Sabbath were the pioneers of metal. Now there were others around at the time, but they were the ones who made it. It’s hard for us to appreciate how amazing a feat that was when we consider they’ve sold 70 million records with albums like “Paranoid”, “Black Sabbath”, “Black Sabbath Volume 4”,”Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath”. But Sabbath struggled in the beginning, it took them three years for the “music industry” to get them. Why (?) we ask now of course. The band were voted by MTV the greatest metal band of all time. Rolling Stone ranked them in the top 100 bands of all time. They were accepted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005 and Rock Hall of Fame in 2006. They were given a Grammy for best live performances. We could go on….and to think at first they weren’t recognised!
It often takes a while for the “music institution” to support a new genre. And you can still support it now!