BLACK SABBATH To Release Super Deluxe Edition Of Sabotage Album In June; Features Remastered Audio And Complete Live Show Recorded On 1975 Tour

April 14, 2021, 3 weeks ago

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BLACK SABBATH To Release Super Deluxe Edition Of Sabotage Album In June; Features Remastered Audio And Complete Live Show Recorded On 1975 Tour

Black Sabbath was embroiled in a protracted legal battle with its former manager in 1975 when the band started recording its sixth studio album, Sabotage. The group felt Sabotaged at every turn - hence the album’s title - but that feeling helped fuel the intensity of the new music they were making. In spite of the distractions, the band created one of the most dynamic - and under appreciated - albums of its legendary career.

BMG pays tribute to the patron saints of heavy metal with a collection that includes a newly remastered version of the original album along with a complete live show recorded during the band’s 1975 tour. Sabotage: Super Deluxe Edition will be available on June 11 as a 4CD set and a 4LP set that includes the same music on 180-gram vinyl plus a bonus 7-inch with the single edit for “Am I Going Insane (Radio)" and “Hole In The Sky” on the flipside, with artwork replicating the very rare Japanese release of the single. Both the 4CD and 4LP versions are available for pre-order here.

The newly remastered version of the original album will be available via digital download and streaming services on the same day. Listen to the newly remastered version of "Am I Going Insane (Radio)" below. The track is available today digitally.

Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, and Bill Ward recorded Sabotage in London and Brussels and co-produced the album with Mike Butcher. The eight songs were released first in the U.S. in July 1975, and then in the UK that September. Certified gold in America and Silver in the UK, Sabotage earned positive reviews for hard-hitting tracks like “Hole In The Sky” and “Symptom Of The Universe,” as well as more experimental music like “Supertzar,” which featured harp, Mellotron, and the English Chamber Choir.

Sabotage: Super Deluxe Edition introduces 16 live tracks (13 of which are previously unreleased) that were recorded in 1975 during the quartet’s US tour for the album. The performances include songs that span the group’s career, from the title track to its 1970 debut Black Sabbath to “Spiral Architect” and “Sabbra Cadabra” from its previous album, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1973). Sabotage is represented as well with live takes of “Hole In The Sky” and “Megalomania.”

The music is accompanied by in-depth liner notes 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 the package is a 1975 Madison Square Garden replica concert book and Sabotage 1975 Tour colour poster.

Sabotage: Super Deluxe Edition CD tracklisting:

Disc One: Original Album Remastered

“Hole In The Sky”
“Don’t Start (Too Late)”
“Symptom Of The Universe”
“Megalomania”
“Thrill Of It All”
“Supertzar”
“Am I Going Insane (Radio)”
“The Writ”

Disc Two: North American Tour Live ’75

“Supertzar”/“Killing Yourself To Live” *
“Hole In The Sky”
“Snowblind” *
“Symptom Of The Universe”
“War Pigs” *
“Megalomania”
“Sabbra Cadabra” *
Jam 1 including guitar solo *
Jam 2 including drum solo *
“Supernaut” *
“Iron Man” *

Disc Three: North American Tour Live ’75

Guitar Solo including excerpts of “Orchid” and “Rock ’n’ Roll Doctor” *
“Black Sabbath” *
“Spiral Architect” *
“Embryo”/“Children Of The Grave” *
“Paranoid” *

Disc Four

“Am I Going Insane (Radio)” - Single Edit
“Hole In The Sky”

LP One: Original Album Remastered

Side One
“Hole In The Sky”
“Don’t Start (Too Late)”
“Symptom Of The Universe”
“Megalomania”

Side Two
“Thrill Of It All”
“Supertzar”
“Am I Going Insane (Radio)”
“The Writ”

LP Two: North American Tour Live ’75

Side Three
“Supertzar”/“Killing Yourself To Live” *
“Hole In The Sky”
“Snowblind” *

Side Four
“Symptom Of The Universe”
“War Pigs” *

LP Three: North American Tour Live ’75

Side Five
“Megalomania” *
“Sabbra Cadabra” *

Side Six
Jam 1 including guitar solo *
Jam 2 including drum solo *
“Supernaut”

LP Four: North American Tour Live ’75

Side Seven

“Iron Man” *
Guitar Solo including excerpts of “Orchid” and “Rock ’n’ Roll Doctor” *
“Black Sabbath” *

Side Eight
“Spiral Architect” *
“Embryo”/“Children Of The Grave” *
“Paranoid” *

7” Single
“Am I Going Insane (Radio)” - Single Edit
“Hole In The Sky”

* previously unreleased

"Am I Going Insane (Radio)":



(Photo - Sam Emerson)



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