ABOUT

BLACK SABBATH

 

THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION

 

CAREER SPANNING SET RE-MASTERED AND AVAILABLE IN LIMITED EDITION CRUCIFOLD (4-LP HEAVYWEIGHT VINYL)

 

THE MOST INFLUENTIAL METAL BAND OF ALL TIME

 

RELEASED 28Th OCTOBER ON BMG (CRUCIFOLD VINYL RELEASED 18TH NOVEMBER)

 

 

Black Sabbath are arguably the most influential heavy metal band of all time. The band helped to create the genre with ground breaking releases such as Paranoid, an album that Rolling Stone magazine said "changed music forever", and called the band "the Beatles of heavy metal". Time Magazine called Paranoid "the birthplace of heavy metal".

 

The band, who have been performing for over 45 years, have to date sold over 75 million records which includes over 24 platinum albums in the UK alone and over 15 million records in the United States. Black Sabbath was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.

 

Released 28th October 2016, The Ultimate Collection is based around the band’s set list for their current global ‘The End’ arena tour (billed as the final tour by the greatest metal band of all time) and is the definitive accompaniment for all Sabbath fans as well as those with a love of hard rock.

 

Remastered by renowned engineer Andy Pearce (Motörhead, Deep Purple, Lou Reed, Iggy & The Stooges), the Ultimate Collection is available in multiple formats. Alongside the 2-CD and digital/HD formats, a limited edition “Crucifold” edition will follow on 18th November, a heavyweight 4 LP vinyl version produced in the shape of the cross.

 

Curated in conjunction with the band, the 31-track collection features the band’s classic songs including Paranoid, Iron Man, War Pigs, N.I.B. and The Wizard as well as choice cuts from their classic albums.

 

Black Sabbath were formed in Birmingham in 1968 by Ozzy Osbourne (lead vocals), Tony Iommi (guitar), Geezer Butler (bass), and Bill Ward (drums and percussion). Originally formed as a heavy blues-rock band named Earth, the band began incorporating occult and horror-inspired lyrics with tuned-down guitars, changing their name to Black Sabbath and releasing multiple gold and platinum records in the 1970s.

 

Disc One

1. Paranoid

2. Never Say Die

3. Iron Man

4. Black Sabbath

5. Children Of The Grave

6. Fairies Wear Boots

7. Changes

8. Rat Salad

9. Sweet Leaf

10. War Pigs

11. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

12. Hole In The Sky

13. Symptom Of The Universe

14. Spiral Architect

15. Rock ‘N’ Roll Doctor

 

Disc Two

1. Dirty Women

2. Evil Woman, Don’t Play Your Games With Me

3. A Hard Road

4. Lord Of This World

5. Into The Void

6. Behind The Wall Of Sleep

7. Snowblind

8. Tomorrow’s Dream

9. The Wizard

10. N.I.B.

11. Electric Funeral

12. Embryo

13. Killing Yourself To Live

14. Am I Going Insane

15. Wicked World

16. It’s Alright

 

Vinyl

Side 1

1. Paranoid

2. Never Say Die

3. Iron Man

4. Black Sabbath

 

Side 2

5. Children Of The Grave

6. Fairies Wear Boots

7. Changes

8. Rat Salad

 

Side 3

9. Sweet Leaf

10. War Pigs

11. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

 

Side 4

12. Hole In The Sky

13. Symptom Of The Universe

14. Spiral Architect

15. Rock ‘N’ Roll Doctor

 

 

Side 5

16. Dirty Women

17. Evil Woman, Don’t Play Your Games With Me

18. A Hard Road

 

Side 6

19. Lord Of This World

20. Into The Void

21. Behind The Wall Of Sleep

22. Snowblind

 

Side 7

23. Tomorrow’s Dream

24. The Wizard

25. N.I.B.

26. Electric Funeral

 

Side 8

27. Embryo

28. Killing Yourself To Live

29. Am I Going Insane

30. Wicked World

31. It’s Alright

 

 

Digital Tracklists (Standard/MFiT/HD)

1. Paranoid

2. Never Say Die

3. Iron Man

4. Black Sabbath

5. Children Of The Grave

6. Fairies Wear Boots

7. Changes

8. Rat Salad

9. Sweet Leaf

10. War Pigs

11. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

12. Hole In The Sky

13. Symptom Of The Universe

14. Spiral Architect

15. Rock ‘N’ Roll Doctor

 

 

16. Dirty Women

17. Evil Woman, Don’t Play Your Games With Me

18. A Hard Road

19. Lord Of This World

20. Into The Void

21. Behind The Wall Of Sleep

22. Snowblind

23. Tomorrow’s Dream

24. The Wizard

25. N.I.B.

26. Electric Funeral

27. Embryo

28. Killing Yourself To Live

29. Am I Going Insane

30. Wicked World

31. It’s Alright

 

THE END – UK TOUR DATES:

 

Jan 20th 3Arena, Dublin – Ireland

Jan 22nd Manchester Arena, Manchester – UK

Jan 24th The SSE Hydro, Glasgow – UK

Jan 26th First Direct Arena, Leeds – UK

Jan 29th The o2, London – UK

Jan 31st The o2, London – UK

Feb 2nd Genting Arena, Birmingham – UK

Feb 4th Genting Arena, Birmingham – UK

 

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