Black Sabbath Stream 7-Inch Mono Edit Of “Lady Evil” And Live Version Of “Die Young” From Deluxe Editions Of “Heaven And Hell” And “Mob Rules”

Black Sabbath are streaming a 7-inch mono edit of “Lady Evil” and a live b-side version of “Die Young.” “Lady Evil” will appear on the new deluxe edition of “Heaven And Hell,” while “Die Young” will appear on the new deluxe edition of “Mob Rules.” Those releases will be available on March 5 and more details on them can be found HERE.

Listen To Live Versions Of Black Sabbath’s “Neon Knights” And “Voodoo” From Deluxe Editions Of “Heaven And Hell” And “Mob Rules”

Black Sabbath are streaming a live version of “Neon Knights,” which was recorded during an August 10, 1980 show in Hartford, CT, and a live version of “Voodoo,” which was recorded during a December 31, 1981 show in London, U.K. “Neon Knights” will appear on the new deluxe edition of “Heaven And Hell,” while “Voodoo” will appear on the new deluxe edition of “Mob Rules.” Those releases will be available on March 5 and more details on them can be found HERE.

Black Sabbath Stream Remastered Version Of “Changes”

Black Sabbath are streaming a remastered version of their song “Changes.” The updated version of the track is from the new super deluxe edition of “Vol. 4,“ which is set to be released on February 12. More details regarding that can be found HERE.

Listen To Previously Unheard 1979 Rehearsal Recording Of Black Sabbath’s “Heaven And Hell”

Gary Rees, the stepson of late Black Sabbath keyboardist Geoff Nicholls, has released a previously unheard rehearsal recording of Black Sabbath performing “Heaven And Hell” in 1979. The audio was captured during the pre-production sessions for the album of the same name. Rees commented:

“I recently found this SONY C-90 tape cassette amongst the thousands in Geoff Nicholls’ archive. On the inlay card is written ‘ ON & ON HEAVEN & HELL ORIGINAL VERSION GEOFF PLAYING BASS’. Inside the cassette case was a Maxell UD 90. On the A side again in blue ink ballpoint is written ‘LADY EVIL (crossed out) BLUES + SLAPBACK’. The B side is written ‘On + On HEAVEN HELL ORIGINAL GEOFF ON BASS’ Nowhere does it say that this is BLACK SABBATH on the cassette. At the end of the uploaded song you can hear talking that sounds to me like Geoff talking then laughing. I have uploaded the most complete version closest to the album version. This recording, in my opinion is from July 1979 in their rented house in Bel Air, California. On And On Heaven And Hell may have been the original working title.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Deluxe Editions Of Black Sabbath’s “Heaven And Hell” & “Mob Rules” To Be Released In March

Rhino Records will be releasing deluxe editions of Black Sabbath’s “Heaven And Hell” and “Mob Rules” on March 5. Those albums featured the Ronnie James Dio fronted version of the band and they will be available on CD, vinyl, and digitally. The first singles, live versions of “Heaven And Hell” and “The Mob Rules,” can be found below. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Here’s the track listings:

“Heaven And Hell” CD Track Listing:

Disc One: Original Album (2021 Remaster):

01. “Neon Knights”
02. “Children Of The Sea”
03. “Lady Evil”
04. “Heaven And Hell”
05. “Wishing Well”
06. “Die Young”
07. “Walk Away”
08. “Lonely Is The Word”

Disc Two: Bonus Tracks:

01. “Children Of The Sea” (live b-side of “Neon Knights“) (previously unreleased in North America)
02. “Heaven And Hell” (live b-side of “Die Young“) (previously unreleased in North America)
03. “Lady Evil” – 7” Mono Edit (unreleased on CD)

Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT (August 10, 1980):

04. “Neon Knights” (previously unreleased in North America)
05. “Children Of The Sea” (previously unreleased in North America)
06. “Heaven And Hell” (previously unreleased in North America)
07. “Die Young” (previously unreleased in North America)

Hammersmith Odeon, London (Dec 31, 1981- Jan 2, 1982):

08. “E5150”
09. “Neon Knights”
10. “Children Of The Sea”
11. “Heaven And Hell”

“Heaven And Hell” LP Track Listing:

Side One:

01. “Neon Knights”
02. “Children Of The Sea”
03. “Lady Evil”
04. “Heaven And Hell”

Side Two:

01. “Wishing Well”
02. “Die Young”
03. “Walk Away”
04. “Lonely Is The Word”

Side Three:

01. “Children Of The Sea” (live b-side of “Neon Knights“) (previously unreleased in North America)
02. “Heaven And Hell” (live b-side of “Die Young“) (previously unreleased in North America)
03. “Lady Evil” (7” mono edit) (unreleased on CD)
04. “Neon Knights” (live 1980) (previously unreleased in North America)

Side Four:

01. “Children Of The Sea” (live 1980) (previously unreleased in North America)
02. “Heaven And Hell” (live 1980) (previously unreleased in North America)
03. “Die Young” (live 1980) (previously unreleased in North America)

“Mob Rules” CD Track Listing:

Disc One: Original Album (2021 Remaster):

01. “Turn Up The Night”
02. “Voodoo”
03. “The Sign Of The Southern Cross”
04. “E5150”
05. “The Mob Rules”
06. “Country Girl”
07. “Slipping Away”
08. “Falling Off The Edge Of The World”
09. “Over And Over”

Bonus Tracks:

10. “The Mob Rules” (‘Heavy Metal‘ soundtrack version)
11. “Die Young” (live b-side of “Mob Rules” 7″) (previously unreleased in North America)
12. “The Mob Rules” (2021 mix) (previously unreleased)

Live At The Hammersmith Odeon London (31/12/81 – 2/1/82):

13. “Country Girl”
14. “Slipping Away”
15. “The Mob Rules”
16. “Voodoo”

Live At Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR, April 22, 1982:

17. “Intro” (previously unreleased)
18. “Neon Knights” (previously unreleased)

Disc Two: Bonus Tracks:

Live At Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR, April 22, 1982:

01. “N.I.B.” (previously unreleased)
02. “Children Of The Sea” (previously unreleased)
03. “Voodoo” (previously unreleased)
04. “Black Sabbath” (previously unreleased)
05. “War Pigs” (previously unreleased)
06. “Drum Solo” (previously unreleased)
07. “Iron Man” (previously unreleased)
08. “The Mob Rules” (previously unreleased)
09. “Heaven And Hell” (previously unreleased)
10. “Guitar Solo” (previously unreleased)
11. “Sign Of The Southern Cross/Heaven And Hell” – Reprise” (previously unreleased)
12. “Paranoid” (previously unreleased)
13. “Children Of The Grave” (previously unreleased)

“Mob Rules” LP Track Listing:

Side One:

01. “Turn Up The Night”
02. “Voodoo”
03. “The Sign Of The Southern Cross”
04. “E5150”
05. “The Mob Rules”

Side Two:

01. “Country Girl”
02. “Slipping Away”
03. “Falling Off The Edge Of The World”
04. “Over And Over”

Side Three:

01. “The Mob Rules” (‘Heavy Metal‘ soundtrack version)
02. “Die Young” (live b-side of “Mob Rules” 7″) (previously unreleased in North America)
03. “The Mob Rules” (2021 mix) (previously unreleased)
04. “Sign Of The Southern Cross/Heaven And Hell – Reprise” (previously unreleased in North America)

Side Four:

Live At The Hammersmith Odeon London (31/12/81 – 2/1/82):

01. “Country Girl”
02. “Slipping Away”
03. “The Mob Rules”
04. “Voodoo”

Knucklebonz Release New Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath) “Rock Iconz” Statue

Knucklebonz have released a new “Rock Iconz” statue of Black Sabbath’s Tonny Iommi. The 1/9th scale figure is 8.82″ tall and it is limited to 3,000 copies. You can get one HERE.

Black Sabbath Team Up With Lakai For New Merch Collection

Black Sabbath and footwear manufacturer Lakai have launched a new merch capsule. The collection, which is inspired by pro-skateboarder Riley Hawk and Black Sabbath’s “Master Of Reality,” “Never Say Die!,” and “We Sold Our Soul For Rock ‘N’ Roll,” features footwear, apparel, accessories, and a skateboard deck. The items are now available at retail stores and skateshops. They will also be available at lakai.com on December 11.

“Black Sabbath: Breaking The Band” To Premiere On Reelz This Sunday

“Black Sabbath: Breaking The Band” is set to premiere on Reelz this weekend. You can check that out on December 6 at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT.

The following description of the episode was shared on reelz.com:

“Black Sabbath: One of the greatest rock bands on the planet the so called fathers of heavy metal came from very humble origins to become among the most successful – and outrageous – of rock stars. Their hedonism was legendary, as was their volatility. ‘Black Sabbath: Breaking the Band’ will follow their journey from their early beginnings to sell-out tours and chart-topping success, to their eventual break up. Combining high-end stylized drama reconstruction, extensive archive and revealing interviews, we’ll chart the turbulent history of a band who battled with egos, Satanists, crippling drug and alcohol addictions and music business mobsters who robbed them of everything they had.”

Black Sabbath To Release Super Deluxe Edition Of “Vol. 4”

Black Sabbath will be releasing a super deluxe edition of their 1972 album “Vol. 4” on February 12. The 4-CD/5-LP box set can be pre-ordered HERE.

A press release said the following about the set:

“Black Sabbath unleashed the group’s fourth album in two years in 1972 with Vol 4. Stacked with classic tracks like “Supernaut,” “Changes,” and “Snowblind,” the record harnessed the group’s surging popularity to reach the Top 10 on the Albums Chart in the U.K. and the Top 20 on the Billboard 200 in the U.S., on its path to being certified platinum by the RIAA.

The innovators of heavy metal revisit Vol 4 on a new collection that includes a newly remastered version of the original album along with a trove of 20 unreleased studio and live recordings and comes with extensive booklets featuring liner notes with quotes from the era from all four band members, rare photos, and a poster with previously unpublished early artwork of the album using the working title Snowblind.

Bolstered by a fresh remastering, Vol 4’s ambitious arrangements and complex grooves have never sounded more inspired and menacing. Originally released in September 1972, the album marked two major changes for the members of Sabbath: Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, and Bill Ward. While their previous albums – Black Sabbath, Paranoid, and Master of Reality – were produced by Rodger Bain and recorded in England, they instead chose to produce Vol 4 themselves and record it at the Record Plant in Los Angeles.

The generous addition of bonus material on VOL 4: SUPER DELUXE EDITION begins with six previously unreleased studio outtakes from the original sessions for the album. Each one has been newly mixed by Steven Wilson using the analog multi-tracks. Highlights include outtakes for “Supernaut” and “Changes,” as well an instrumental version of “Under The Sun.”

The set also features 11 additional studio recordings (also newly mixed by Wilson from the analog multi-tracks) that spotlight alternative takes, false starts and snippets of studio dialogue. These tracks transport listeners into the studio with the band and offer some insight into the making of the album. Along with several alternative takes for “Wheels Of Confusion,” these recordings also include outtakes for “The Straightener” and “Snowblind.”

The collection concludes with a searing collection of live performances that re-create a typical setlist from Black Sabbath’s tour for Vol 4. Recorded in March 1973 at various stops along the band’s U.K. tour. The recordings were originally slated for a live album that was ultimately shelved.

Although some of these performances have been previously available in various states, the release marks the first time that a full 1973 live Sabbath show has been recreated. The live audio has been newly mixed by Richard Digby Smith using the original 16-track analog tapes to achieve a level of fidelity not heard on any previous incarnations.”

CD Track Listing:

Disc One: Original Album Remastered:

01. “Wheels Of Confusion / The Straightener”
02. “Tomorrow’s Dream”
03. “Changes”
04. “FX”
05. “Supernaut”
06. “Snowblind”
07. “Cornucopia”
08. “Laguna Sunrise”
09. “St. Vitus Dance”
10. “Under The Sun / Every Day Comes And Goes”

Disc Two: Outtakes – New Mixes:

01. “Wheels Of Confusion / The Straightener” *
02. “Changes” *
03. “Supernaut” *
04. “Snowblind” *
05. “Laguna Sunrise” *
06. “Under The Sun” (Instrumental) *

Disc Three: Alternative Takes, False Starts & Studio Dialogue:

01. “Wheels Of Confusion” (False Start with Studio Dialogue) *
02. “Wheels Of Confusion” (Alternative Take 1) *
03. “Wheels Of Confusion” (Alternative Take 2) *
04. “Wheels Of Confusion” (Alternative Take 3) *
05. “Wheels Of Confusion” (Alternative Take 4) *
06. “The Straightener” (Outtake) *
07. “Supernaut” (Outtake) *
08. “Supernaut” (Alternative Takes with False Starts) *
09. “Snowblind” (Alternative Take 1 – Incomplete) *
10. “Under The Sun” (False Start with Studio Dialogue) *
11. “Under The Sun” (Alternative Take with Guide Vocal) *

Disc Four: Live In The UK 1973:

01. “Tomorrow’s Dream” *
02. “Sweet Leaf” *
03. “War Pigs”
04. “Snowblind” *
05. “Killing Yourself To Live”
06. “Cornucopia”
07. “Wicked World” (Includes Excerpts of:)
i. Guitar Solo
ii. “Orchid”
iii. “Into The Void”
iv. “Sometimes I’m Happy”
08. “Supernaut” / Drum Solo
09. “Wicked World” (Reprise)
10. “Embryo”
11. “Children Of The Grave”
12. “Paranoid”

LP Track Listing:

LP One: Original Album Remastered:

Side One:

01. “Wheels Of Confusion / The Straightener”
02. “Tomorrow’s Dream”
03. “Changes”
04. “FX”
05. “Supernaut”

Side Two:

01. “Snowblind”
02. “Cornucopia”
03. “Laguna Sunrise”
04. “St. Vitus Dance”
05. “Under The Sun / Every Day Comes And Goes”

LP Two: Outtakes – New Mixes:

Side Three:

01. “Wheels Of Confusion / The Straightener” *
02. “Changes” *
03. “Supernaut” *
04. “Snowblind” *

Side Four:

01. “Laguna Sunrise” *
02. “Under The Sun” (Instrumental) *

Alternative Takes, False Starts & Studio Dialogue:

03. “Wheels Of Confusion” (False Start with Studio Dialogue) *
04. “Wheels Of Confusion” (Alternative Take 1) *
05. “Wheels Of Confusion” (Alternative Take 2) *
06. “Wheels Of Confusion” (Alternative Take 3) *

LP Three: Alternative Takes, False Starts & Studio Dialogue:

Side Five:

01. “Wheels Of Confusion” (Alternative Take 4) *
02. “The Straightener” (Outtake) *
03. “Snowblind” (Alternative Take 1 – Incomplete) *
04. “Supernaut” (Outtake) *

Side Six:

01. “Supernaut” (Alternative Takes with False Starts) *
02. “Under The Sun” (False Start with Studio Dialogue) *
03. “Under The Sun” (Alternative Take with Guide Vocal) *

LP Four: Live in the UK 1973:

Side Seven:

01. “Tomorrow’s Dream” *
02. “Sweet Leaf” *
03. “War Pigs”

Side Eight:

01. “Snowblind” *
02. “Killing Yourself To Live”
03. “Cornucopia”

LP Five: Live in the UK 1973:

Side Nine:

01. “Wicked World” (Includes Excerpts of:)
i. Guitar Solo
ii. “Orchid”
iii. “Into The Void”
iv. “Sometimes I’m Happy”

Side Ten:

01. “Supernaut” / Drum Solo
02. “Wicked World” (Reprise)
03. “Embryo”
04. “Children Of The Grave”
05. “Paranoid”

* previously unreleased

A new remastered version of “Tomorrow’s Dream” can be streamed below:

Geezer Butler Rules Out More Black Sabbath Shows: “It’s Done”

During a recent interview with Eonmusic, Geezer Butler was asked if Black Sabbath would consider reuniting for one final show at Birmingham’s Villa Park. The bassist responded with the following: “There will definitely be no more Sabbath. It’s done.” Butler’s statement echoes recent comments that singer Ozzy Osbourne made in September.