Black Sabbath 1 In January, Black Sabbath will make its triumphant return to North America to launch their highly anticipated The End final tour. That same month, the greatest metal band of all time will also release deluxe editions of its first three studio albums – Black Sabbath, Paranoid, Master of Reality.

Each deluxe edition includes the 2012 remaster of the original album, available on CD for the first time, along with a second disc of outtakes that are previously unreleased in North America. All three albums will available January 22nd as 2-CD ($19.98) and 2-LP ($31.98) sets.

Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward made their debut as Black Sabbath in 1970 with the band’s self-titled album. The new deluxe edition of Black Sabbath includes studio outtakes from the 1969 sessions for the album, including alternate versions of Black Sabbath and N.I.B., as well two versions of the UK single Evil Woman (Don’t Play Games With Me).

The same year that Sabbath’s debut arrived, the band released its follow-up Paranoid. This metal masterpiece has gone on to be certified 4x platinum. The deluxe edition features phenomenal instrumental takes on War Pigs, Iron Man and more, along with versions of Paranoid and Planet Caravan with alternate lyrics.

The group’s third album, Master of Reality, arrived in 1971 and introduced fans to essential Sabbath tracks like Sweet Leaf and Into The Void. The deluxe edition builds on that legendary album with versions of Children Of The Grave and Sweet Leaf that have different lyrics. There is also an instrumental version of After Forever and an outtake for Solitude that features an alternative guitar tuning.

These deluxe editions and massive world tour mark “The End” for Black Sabbath, as the band writes the final chapter in its incredible story, but don’t expect the band to go quietly. The 2016 farewell tour promises to surpass all previous tours and will feature the band’s most mesmerizing production ever.

The live collection Past Lives, originally released in 2002 but long out-of-print, will also be reissued as 2-CD and 2-LP sets on the same date. It features performances recorded between 1970 and 1975 – when the band was at the height of its dark powers – and includes phenomenal live versions of essential tracks like War Pigs, Paranoid, Snowblind and N.I.B..

Black Sabbath

Disc One:

1. Black Sabbath
2. The Wizard
3. Wasp/Behind The Wall Of Sleep/Bassically/N.I.B.
4. Wicked World
5. A Bit Of Finger/Sleeping Village/Warning

Disc Two:

1. Evil Woman (Don’t Play Your Games With Me)
2. Black Sabbath – Studio Outtake *
3. Black Sabbath – Instrumental *
4. The Wizard – Studio Outtake *
5. N.I.B. – Alternate Version *
6. Evil Woman (Don’t Play Your Games With Me) – Alternate Version *
7. Sleeping Village (Intro) – Alternate Version *
8. Warning (Part 1) – Studio Outtake *


Disc One:

1. War Pigs/Luke’s Wall
2. Paranoid
3. Planet Caravan
4. Iron Man
5. Electric Funeral
6. Hand Of Doom
7. Rat Salad
8. Jack The Stripper/Fairies Wear Boots

Disc Two:

1. War Pigs – Instrumental *
2. Paranoid – Alternate Lyrics *
3. Planet Caravan – Alternate Lyrics *
4. Iron Man – Instrumental *
5. Electric Funeral – Instrumental *
6. Hand Of Doom – Instrumental *
7. Rat Salad – Alternate Mix *
8. Fairies Wear Boots – Instrumental *

Master Of Reality:

Disc One:

1. Sweet Leaf
2. After Forever
3. Embryo
4. Children Of The Grave
5. Orchid
6. Lord Of This World
7. Solitude
8. Into The Void

Disc Two:

1. Weevil Woman ’71 *
2. Sweet Leaf – Studio Outtake *
3. After Forever – Studio Outtake Instrumental *
4. Children Of The Grave- Studio Outtake *
5. Children Of The Grave – Studio Outtake Instrumental *
6. Orchid – Studio Outtake *
7. Lord Of This World – Studio Outtake *
8. Solitude – Studio Outtake *
9. Into The Void (Spanish Sid) – Studio Outtake *

Black Sabbath North American Tour Dates:


20 Omaha, NE CenturyLink Center
22 Chicago, IL United Center
25 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
27 Winnipeg MN MTS Centre
30 Edmonton, AB Rexall Centre


1 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
3 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
6 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
9 San Jose, CA SAP Pavilion
11 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
13 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay
15 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
17 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
19 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
21 Hamilton, ON First Ontario Centre
23 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
25 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
27 New York, NY Madison Square Garden


17 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
19 Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Bank Center
21 Washington DC Jiffy Lube Live
23 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
25 Boston, MA Xfinity Center
27 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
29 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
31 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theater


2 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center
4 Chicago, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
7 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
9 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
11 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheater
13 Portland, OR Sunlight Supply Arena
15 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
17 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
19 Hollywood, CA Hollywood Bowl
21 Phoenix, AZ AK-Chin Pavilion



6 Responses

  1. I got the box CD set in 2005 and I remember reading that there were no alternate versions or outtakes or lost songs on that box set because they lacked quality and BLACK SABBATH was above putting inferior or watered down material out there. Hmmmmm. Everyone has these albums already. I would much prefer the Tony Martin/ Cozy Powell era albums to get USA re-issues. Obviously the classic albums are way better but there were some good songs there that purists may want to check out. One song WHEN DEATH CALLS off HEADLESS CROSS was great. Amazon has this albums for $55.00 and it’s ridiculous.

  2. The outtakes, alternate versions and instrumentals should be interesting to hear. But I still have very good quality versions of those three albums, on CD and vinyl. Sometimes outtakes are extremely cool, like at the end of the Ozzy/Randy Tribute live album where we get to hear Randy working out the parts to “Dee”.

  3. They just reissued the new albums not that long ago in deluxe editions.

    Why not just do a boxset or compilation of rarities instead of continuing asking fans to shell out money for product they already own?

    Back in 2003, Iron Maiden put out a great boxset with six discs of B-sides, live tracks, and BBC stuff. None of which was available on CD prior. They didn’t simply tack the tracks onto reissued albums.

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