Thursday, May 10, 2012

Best of Black Sabbath due next month

Sanctuary has set a June 4 U.K. release date for "Iron Man: The Best Of Black Sabbath."

The 14-song collection features classic tracks from across Black Sabbath's first eight albums — including tunes from 1970's debut "Black Sabbath" and follow-up "Paranoid", 1971's "Master Of Reality", 1972's "Volume 4", 1973's "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" and 1978's "Never Say Die".

No material from 1975's "Sabotage" or 1976's "Technical Ecstasy" is featured on the compilation.

The album brings some of the best loved and most influential rock songs of all time together on one album — including such classics as "Paranoid", "Iron Man", "Black Sabbath", "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath", "War Pigs" and "Changes."

"Iron Man: The Best Of Black Sabbath" track listing (including original albums)

01. Paranoid (from "Paranoid")
02. Iron Man (from "Paranoid")
03. Changes (from "Volume 4")
04. Fairies Wear Boots (from "Paranoid")
05. War Pigs (from "Paranoid")
06. Never Say Die (from "Never Say Die")
07. Children Of The Grave (from "Master Of Reality")
08. The Wizard (from "Black Sabbath")
09. Snowblind (from "Volume 4")
10. Sweet Leaf (from "Master Of Reality")
11. Evil Woman (Don't Play Your Games) (from "Black Sabbath")
12. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (from "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath")
13. Black Sabbath (from "Black Sabbath")
14. N.I.B. (from "Black Sabbath")

On Saturday, May 19, the mostly-reunited Black Sabbath will play their first hometown show in 13 years at Birmingham’s 02 Academy.

With Bill Ward holding out for a better contract, there’s still no official word on who will be handling drum duties for the Birmingham gig, or the other two Sabbath shows – June 10 at Download and August 3 at Lollapalooza in Chicago.

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Black Sabbath – full concert
Olympia Theater – Paris, FR – December 20, 1970

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