Sunday, March 6, 2016

Black Sabbath to expand album reissues series

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has revealed the band are planning to expand their album reissues series.

In January, the group released expanded editions of their first three records – 1970’s “Black Sabbath” and “Paranoid”, and 1971’s “Master Of Reality” – in sync with the launch of their farewell tour.

The projects included a second disc of outtakes and alternate versions of tracks from the sessions for each of the recordings.

Now, Iommi explains there are more reissues to come, with 1989’s “Headless Cross” and 1990’s “Tyr” just around the corner.

"We've held back on the reissues of those albums because of the current Sabbath thing with Ozzy, but they will certainly be happening," the guitarist tells Australia’s The Music. "I'd like to do a couple of new tracks for those releases with Tony Martin.

"I’ll also be looking at working on “Cross Purposes” (1994) and “Forbidden” (1995)."

Black Sabbath’s farewell tour with Ozzy wraps up its first North American leg in Penticton, BC on March 7 before heading to Australia and New Zealand for shows in April, followed by an extensive European run; a second North American series starts in August with dates scheduled to wrap up in September.

See also:

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