Thursday, September 15, 2016

Black Sabbath to release Paranoid Super Deluxe Edition

Black Sabbath will release a Super Deluxe Edition of their 1970 album classic, “Paranoid”, on November 11.

The 4-disc set includes the original album, a rare quad mix of the record folded down to stereo, and two live shows from 1970 - one from Montreux and one from Brussels.

The quad mix included on the set's second disc comes from vinyl and 8-track pressings made in 1974, which have long been out of print. The concerts were recorded around the time of the album's release, with the Montreux show taking place before the album was released.

"Paranoid: Super Deluxe Edition" includes a hardbound book with new interviews with all band members, photos, a poster and a replica of the book sold during the group's tour in support of the album.

Black Sabbath’s second studio release, “Paranoid” delivered an entire album of classic tracks with songs like “War Pigs”, “Iron Man”, “Hand Of Doom” and the title track, which went on to become the band’s signature song.

The project topped the UK charts and peaked at No. 12 on the US Billboard 200 on its way to sales of more than 4 million copies in the States alone.

"'Paranoid' is important because it's the blueprint for metal,” writes Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford in the liner notes. “It led the world into a new sound and scene."

A full tracklist for "Paranoid: Super Deluxe Edition" can be found following the video below.

The reunited trio of Ozzy Osbourne. Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler are currently playing dates across North America into late fall, wrapping up with their final US concert at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX on November 12.

The lineup will then play dates in Latin America and will begin a final 8-show UK/Ireland run early next year that will see Black Sabbath end their career with a pair of shows in their hometown of Birmingham, UK.

Black Sabbath
"Paranoid: Super Deluxe Edition"

Release date: November 11

Disc One: 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

Disc Two: 1974 Quad Mix fold-down to stereo

Disc Three: Live in Montreux 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

Disc Four: Live in Brussels 1970

01. Paranoid
02. Hand Of Doom
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

See also:

Bob Daisley comments on Ozzy Osbourne lawsuit
VIDEO: Black Sabbath launch final North American leg of farewell tour
Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi shares cancer update
Ozzy Osbourne sued over alleged unpaid Crazy Train royalties
Search Black Sabbath at hennemusic