Saturday, April 14, 2018

Black Sabbath to release 70s singles box set

Black Sabbath will release “Supersonic Years – The Seventies Singles Box Set”, on June 8.

The limited edition 7” vinyl box documents the band’s singles issued during their classic, original lineup era from 1970 to 1978.

Following the release of their 1970 debut single, “Evil Woman”, Black Sabbath enjoyed its biggest singles success later that year with the title track to their second album, “Paranoid” – a top 5 hit in their native UK – and wouldn’t see significant numbers again until 1978.

Remastered by engineer Andy Pearce, the collection delivers 10 of the group’s 13 singles (full track list below) from a time when Black Sabbath were focused on being an album band.

“We didn’t intend to make a single in the first place,” guitarist Tony Iommi told the Disc and Music Echo in 1971. “But after we’d completed the album, the ‘Paranoid’ track was sufficiently short to be a ‘trailer’ for the LP. We really didn’t expect it to do anything at all. We don’t go into the studio to make singles. We make LPs only. But if there is anything suitable as a result of the recordings, it would be considered, of course.”

Among the collection, “Supersonic Years – The Seventies Singles Box Set” contains 10 unique colour picture sleeves from around the world – either ultra-rare or exclusive to this box set – and features five rare single edits, including “Iron Man”, “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath”, “Am I Going Insane (Radio)”, “Hard Road” and “Symptom Of The Universe.”

Black Sabbath wrapped up a farewell tour in their hometown of Birmingham, UK in February of 2017; their final performance is featured on the live package “The End”, which was issued last fall.

With more than 70 million albums sold worldwide, Black Sabbath were inducted into the UK Music Hall Of Fame in 2005 and the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2006.

Black Sabbath
“Supersonic Years – The Seventies Singles Box Set”

Release date: June 8

Disc 01: Evil Woman (Don’t You Play Your Games With Me) / Wicked World – 1970
Disc 02: Paranoid / The Wizard – 1970
Disc 03: Iron Man (Single Edit) / Electric Funeral – 1970
Disc 04: Tomorrow’s Dream / Laguna Sunrise – 1972
Disc 05: Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (Edited Version) / Changes – 1973
Disc 06: Am I Going Insane (Radio) (Single Edit) / Hole In The Sky – 1975
Disc 07: Gypsy / She’s Gone – 1976
Disc 08: It’s Alright / Rock ‘N’ Roll Doctor – 1976
Disc 09: Never Say Die / She’s Gone – 1978
Disc 10: Hard Road (Single Edit) / Symptom Of The Universe (German Single Edit) – 1978

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