Black Sabbath officially announced a new release, the new vinyl Deluxe Box Set of Ozzy era studio albums, with some reproduced memorabilia and gadgets, to be released on 29 September this year. The box is titled The Ten Year War, and preorders are already open online. If you are a vinyl collector, you may be interested in this box.
"The Ten Year War" Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set contents:
The Limited Edition Box Set Includes: 8 x vinyl LPs meticulously reproduced in their original sleeves, re-mastered by renowned mastering engineer Andy Pearce from the original tapes and pressed on 180 gram splatter-coloured vinyl, each LP with unique and individual colouring.
• BLACK SABBATH
• MASTER OF REALITY (including original fold-out colour poster)
• VOL. 4
• SABBATH BLOODY SABBATH
• TECHNICAL ECSTASY
• NEVER SAY DIE!
• 2 x rare 7” singles, reproduced in their original sleeves: Japanese version of Evil Woman (Don’t Play Your Games With Me)/Black Sabbath Chilean version of Paranoid/The Wizard (only 100 copies of the original radio promo were pressed)
• Crucifix shaped Black Sabbath USB stick, exclusive to this box set, which can be worn round the neck and contains MQA high definition audio of the first eight Black Sabbath albums
• The extremely rare The Ten Year War brochure, reproduced from the original publication
• Hardback book, featuring accolades from the cream of rock royalty, coupled with official and candid iconic photography of the band during their 1970s tours, recording sessions and photo-shoots
• Tenth Anniversary World Tour 1978 Official Programme, impeccably reproduced
• Reprinted tour poster from the 1972 Seattle Centre Arena show
Box set cover art has been created by globally renowned street artist Shepard Fairey
• Exclusive Shepard Fairey art print included with this limited edition version.
Overview: Black Sabbath are one of the world’s most popular and enduring heavy metal bands and are constantly credited with inventing and defining the genre. To this day, the world of metal - fans and artists alike - cites Sabbath as being both influential and inspirational.
From the blues-laden metal which defined the band’s sound on their self-titled debut, to the multi-million selling follow-up, ‘Paranoid’, Sabbath captured the attention of a generation hungry for a new musical direction. However, the all-conquering enthusiasm shown by Sabbath’s rabid fan base wasn’t always mirrored by the gatekeepers within the music press, and it is this disparity which inspired the band to publish The Ten Year War brochure. This document was a playful dig at the journalists of the time with the witty tagline: “More good press than most – more bad press than any”. With a career spanning 50 years, Black Sabbath have proven time and time again that their musical heritage is unrivaled.
Having sold tens of millions of records, sold out global arena tours and bewitched millions of dedicated fans, the band have built a catalogue envied by all.
The Ten Year War box set brings together the first eight Sabbath studio albums in one place, plus a swathe of other rarities, and celebrates the band’s achievements on the stage, in the studio and in the public eye.
Preorder on these links: Tenyearwar.com or Pledgemusic.com/blacksabbath
Blacksabbath.com, Iommi.com, 23 June 2017