BLACK SABBATH – ” Sabotage ” Deluxe Edition Box Set

Posted: April 16, 2021 in Classic Albums, MUSIC
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Black Sabbath created “Sabotage” with their backs to the wall, yet it was a masterpiece, fearlessly experimental and adding added yet another dimension to their music. The 1975 Black Sabbath album, “Sabotage”, will be re-issued as vinyl and CD super deluxe edition box sets, in June. The band’s sixth studio album was recorded amidst legal wranglings with their former manager – which is how the title came about.

The both box sets feature a newly remastered version of the album paired with a complete live show recorded during the 1975 tour. 13 of the 16 live tracks included are previously unreleased. The four-CD box set features the studio album and live concert across three CDs with a fourth disc effectively a CD single. It features the single edit for ‘Am I Going Insane (Radio)’ and ‘Hole In The Sky’.

The vinyl box set features the same content across four vinyl records and those two extra tracks feature on a bonus seven-inch single, with artwork replicating the rare Japanese version of the single. All this music is accompanied by sleeve notes in a 60-page book (CD version – the vinyl is a 40-pager) that tell the story of the album through quotes from band members and the music media along with rare photos and press clippings from the era.

Also included in both packages is a 1975 Madison Square Garden replica concert book and Sabotage 1975 tour poster. . The first five records are all classics; “Sabotage“, from 1975, just misses that designation, but this four-disc expansion gives the LP its long-neglected due. In addition to a remastered version of the album, the Super Deluxe Edition includes live tracks pulled from the 1975 North American tour and a radio edit of one of the album’s singles. It took five years and a new singer before Black Sabbath sounded this relevant again.

Sabotage is released on 11th June 2021, via BMG.

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