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.

Watch Post Malone Cover Black Sabbath And Alice In Chains With Members Of Guns N’ Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, And Jane’s Addiction

During his performance for the “Bud Light Seltzer Sessions Presents: New Years Eve 2021” livestream event, Post Malone performed covers of Alice in Chains’ “Rooster” and Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs” with drummer Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), producer/guitarist Andrew Watt, and bassist Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction). The group were also joined onstage by guitarist Slash (Guns N’ Roses) during “War Pigs.” You can see footage of all that at the 2:11:11 mark in the below video:

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.

Black Sabbath’s “The End Of The End” Concert Film To Air On AXS TV

Black Sabbath’s 2017 concert film “Black Sabbath: The End Of The End” will be airing on AXS TV as part of the “Docs That Rock” block on November 11. That film features the band’s final show, which took place on February 4, 2017 at the Genting Arena in Birmingham, UK.

Earthless Release Cover Of Black Sabbath’s “Never Say Die”

Earthless have released their cover of Black Sabbath‘s “Never Say Die.” This track is from Magnetic Eye Records‘ new Black Sabbath tribute album “Best Of Black Sabbath [Redux],” which will be released on October 30, along with a tribute to Black Sabbath’s “Vol. 4.“

Earthless commented:

“We were originally going to record ‘After Forever’ or ‘Lord of this World’ but those songs, which are two of our favorites, didn’t really fit our style of playing. Mario came in with ‘Never Say Die’ and we all agreed that a faster pace song would suit us better.

Also it was kind of cool to record a track that wasn’t from the first four, or six Ozzy era records. We recorded the song in our buddy Gabe’s living room, had him play a little organ, had Brendan Dellar from Sacri Monti come in and recorded the vocals. It was a very cool collaborative effort with friends. Those moments don’t happen too often.

Thank to MER for asking us to be part of this tribute to one of the greatest bands ever to grace our ears.”

[via MetalSucks]

Thou Release Cover Of Black Sabbath’s “Wheels Of Confusion”

Thou have released their cover of Black Sabbath‘s “Wheels Of Confusion.” This track is from Magnetic Eye Records‘ upcoming tribute to Black Sabbath‘s “Vol. 4.“ That effort is titled “Vol. 4 [Redux]“ and it will be released on October 30 alongside a “Best Of Black Sabbath [Redux]” tribute album.

Thou guitarist Andy Gibbs commented:

“I think I was most excited about making that first section really heavy. The Sabbath version doesn’t have a rhythm guitar track, and Iommi is playing that lead, so I thought that was a good chance to really lay into those root notes and pull all of the weight and emotion that we could out of the chord progression. Playing that lead part over those chords is just an incredible experience for me; so much feeling for so few notes.”

He also added:

“Overall, though, translating the song was a bit of a challenge. There’s a lot of live studio ‘on the fly’ stuff happening, some fairly sloppy playing, and the transitions are just really weird overall. Somehow it all works though. I hope we were able to do it justice.”

[via Consequence Of Sound]