Black Sabbath have announced a new vinyl box set showcasing their singles in the 1970s.

Titled Supersonic Years – The Seventies Singles Box Set, the 10-disc set will be released on June 8th through BMG – two days before Ozzy Osbourne headlines Download festival.

The box set includes 7-inches of Iron Man, Evil Woman, Paranoid and more, remastered by Andy Pearce. Each single also includes ultra-rare or exclusive color sleeves.

“We didn’t intend to make a single in the first place,” said Tony Iommi to the Disc And Music Echo in 1971. “But after we’d completed the album, the Paranoid track was sufficiently short to be a ‘trailer’ for the LP. We really didn’t expect it to do anything at all. We don’t go into the studio to make singles. We make LPs only. But if there is anything suitable as a result of the recordings, it would be considered, of course.”

There are also five rare edits of Iron Man, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, Am I Going Insane (Radio), Hard Road and Symptom Of The Universe, alongside new liner notes detailing all the rarities inside.

Supersonic Years – The Seventies Singles Box Set

Disc 1: Evil Woman (Don’t Play Your Games With Me) / Wicked World
Disc 2: Paranoid / The Wizard
Disc 3: Iron Man (Single Edit) / Electric Funeral
Disc 4: Tomorrow’s Dream / Laguna Sunrise
Disc 5: Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (Edited Version) / Changes
Disc 6: Am I Going Insane (Radio) (Single Edit) / Hole In The Sky
Disc 7: Gypsy / She’s Gone
Disc 8: It’s Alright / Rock ‘N’ Roll Doctor
Disc 9: Never Say Die / She’s Gone
Disc 10: Hard Rock (Single Edit) / Symptom Of The Universe (German Single Edit)

Supersonic Years – The Seventies Singles Box Set is available for pre-order now.

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  • Rattlehead on

    Wow! Another opportunity to buy music we already have….Money Grab here, just not my money.

  • Keith G on

    Total cash grab, here! Anybody who is a fan of Black Sabbath already has several versions of all of these songs. This vinyl box set thing is just getting WAY out of hand! Not for me!

  • James Apple on

    I appreciate some re-releases, box sets, and vinyl releases. But this is ridiculous. There is absolutely no incentive to buy this.

  • shannon mehaffey on

    A must for any music fan but essential for a Sabbath fan. Hear the Black Sabbath singles that span their entire first ten years; with radio edits, you will only hear exclusively through this array of 45s. Perfect for any party; this collection is the go-to for jazzing up any get together and all of the sudden you will be the coolest cat in the room! Cooler than any punk 45 collection or even the first two Plasmatics records for that cachet of hipness so coveted by the entire population (whether they admit it). No! Don’t wait! Buy this awesome collection now!!! It’s a reasonable price for a gift that pays back seven hundredfold. Buy this now!!!!

  • Michael Monet on

    $70 for 20 songs that I have already? I think that I’ll pass. I can appreciate the historical aspects of something like this but it is definitely overkill. I’m interested in the Tony Martin era remasters that had been mentioned about a year ago. That would be way more interesting than this stuff. Remember when it was just the first 8 albums and WE SOLD OUR SOULS FOR ROCK AND ROLL. No live nonsense or unreleased garbage. That was a band with integrity. Since the ’97 Reunion album, there have been 2 of the exact same box sets, a live retro album, 2 DVDs, 13, double disk remasters of the first 3 albums, another greatest hits package and who knows what else. The business aspect is watering down some proud timeless music. What will be the legacy here? Greed? Time to let the old material speak for itself and stop messing around with greatness.

    • shannon mehaffey on

      The Tony Martin remasters? Are you kidding me Monet? Tony F freaking Martin??? That little goblin who sounds like Dio on Nyquil? Who can’t hit those notes live to save his life; always taking the easy way out and then acting like some ugly broad that thinks she’s hot stuff? Tony freaking Martin? Hear that everybody? Monet wants to hear the Tony Martin remasters!!! (It’s a collection of the singles on 45, which is a highly collectible item and is fun to have and $68 isn’t that much considering what is included). 🙂

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