When Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward formed Black Sabbath in 1968, the quartet conjured a primal sound that was heavier, louder and more menacing than anything that had come before. The band recorded a series of metal masterpieces in the ’70s that became the blueprint for heavy music and influenced generations of headbangers for years to come.
Rhino’s new collection spans the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s first eight years with a nine-LP boxed set that includes 180-gram vinyl pressings of the band’s eight studio albums from the era, along with a new mono singles collection. The set also comes with a 7″ single featuring Evil Woman (Don’t Play Your Games With Me) and Wicked World, a single that wasn’t originally released in North America. Also included in the set are reproductions of the original tour books from this era.
Black Sabbath: The Vinyl Collection 1970-1978 will be available on September 6th for $249.98. The set will be produced in a limited, numbered edition of 3,000 copies. Pre-order is available here.
The collection brings together some of the most powerful metal albums ever recorded, including the band’s eponymous debut (1970); the multi-platinum landmark Paranoid (1970); the platinum albums Master Of Reality (1971), Vol. 4 (1972), and Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1973); the gold-certified Sabotage (1975); plus Technical Ecstasy (1976) and Never Say Die! (1978)
These albums contain a long list of metal classics, like Black Sabbath, War Pigs, Iron Man, Paranoid, Sweet Leaf, Children Of The Grave, Into The Void,Changes, Supernaut, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, Never Say Die, and Dirty Woman.
The Vinyl Collection 1970-1978 also comes with Monomania , a new compilation of mono versions for several key songs from the Black Sabbath catalog, including edited versions of Iron Man, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath and a previously unreleased edit of Into The Void. In addition to mono versions of studio tracks, Monomania also features a radio ad released in 1970 to promote Black Sabbath.
Black Sabbath: The Vinyl Collection 1970-1978:

Album Listing:

Black Sabbath (1970)
Paranoid (1971)
Master Of Reality (1971)
Vol 4 (1972)
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1974)
Sabotage (1975)
Technical Ecstasy (1976)
Never Say Die! (1978)


Side One:

1.   Evil Woman (Don't Play Your Games With Me) *
2.   Wicked World 
3.   The Wizard 
4.   Iron Man (Edited Version)

Side Two:

1.   Paranoid
2.   Into The Void (Edited Version) ** 
3.   Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath (Edited Version)
4.  It's Alright
5.   Radio Spot For Black Sabbath 

7" Single (45rpm)
Evil Woman (Don't Play Your Games With Me)" b/w "Wicked World

* previously unreleased in North America
** previously unreleased

9 Responses

    1. Apart from the Ozzy era, the Dio era is the only other ‘Sabbath’ worth listening too in my opinion. I still consider the Dio stuff to be a different band (‘Heaven and Hell’ like they were before Ronnie sadly left us), and the Ian Gillan fronted ‘Born Again’ is a supergroup made to be called Black Sabbath.

      As for the Tony Martin stuff……..zzzzzzzzz. I’m sorry, I’m sure he’s a nice guy, but I can’t stand Tony Martin’s voice or lyrics. Even my guitar hero, the great Tony Iommi himself, sounded tired and bored by that point.

      Thank god Ozzy (and eventually RJD) came back into the fold.

    1. She doesn’t manage Black Sabbath, only Ozzy.

      But if it’s of any interest, I have heard Ozzy on TV tell her: “Sharon, for f**k sake – we don’t f**kin need anymore money! We’ve got more than enough!”

      (Reported combined net worth: £120m)

      Most of it Ozzy’s.

    2. You may want to sit down (lol), but I have to defend Sharon, on this one.

      She made plenty of her own money, both being a former judge on the UK version of the, X Factor, and her being a co-hostess on CBS’, The Talk, for nine seasons. Starting this September, the show will be in it’s tenth season. Plus, I am sure she gets a cut, at least 10 percent, maybe more, of all of Ozzy’s earnings, by being his manager. Mrs. O. is both ruthless and very shrewd.

  1. Dana

    She absolutely has; you’re right. I certainly wouldn’t doubt that for one moment. My comment on most of the money being Ozzy’s is because I once saw a break down of the Osbourne’s net worth via some media outlet here in England. This was around 2010 I believe.

    At the time it was reported to be £120m, of which £100m was Ozzy’s and the remaining £20m was Sharon’s. But being that that was nine years ago, it has undoubtedly risen on both accounts, particularly Sharon’s.

    But who knows how true those figures were in the first place? All I know is that I’m not worth that sort of money….and that pi**es me off! :()

    (Added note: If I was somehow to become worth such an amount, I wouldn’t spend it all on big rock star mansions (Gene Simmons house is the best one I’ve seen) and fast cars and rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia; I would actually try and use it to do some good somewhere, somehow……and stay totally out of the limelight and take no credit for it.)

    1. Then you are the type of person worthy of that money. I would do the same, if I had copious amounts of money like that, I would donate to charities that meant something to me like St Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Veteran’s causes, cancer research and building no kill animal shelters.

      Instead of spending it all on plastic surgery and Chanel clothing (side eyeing Mrs. O-LOL!!).

      D 🙂

  2. Thank you for your kind comments Dana, and good for you for thinking the same.

    I like the Plastic Surgery line by the way, however I have said that I would get my hair done if it decided to leave me! (I wish I had David Coverdale’s hair to be honest, but that’s just me!). :()

    1. As you know, my big crush is John Sykes, so I understand about hair 🙂 . But, I actually think, in 2019, Ozzy has the best hair, as it looks thick and healthy. Back in the day, I thought Sebastian Bach had the most beautiful hair, Sykes circa ’84, and Zakk Wylde, especially, in the, No More Tears, video.

      As for nips and tucks, I don’t fault Sharon for having plastic surgery, as it seems everyone in the “entertainment” industry, including men, have work. But she is obsessed, and addicted, like Cher, and seems to have a new face every couple of years. That is always the risk with plastic surgery, that one can go overboard, and go from attractive, to freakish, in one procedure. I think a few of the Kardashian women are perfect examples of too much of a good thing is not always positive.

      D 🙂

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