[News] Black Sabbath to release “Paranoid Super Deluxe” for the 50th anniversary of the release of the album

Considered to be the innovators of the musical genre known as Heavy Metal, the legendary Birmingham band Black Sabbath will celebrate on October 9, 2020 the 50th anniversary of their album Paranoid, which has sold millions of copies; with a special Super Deluxe edition consisting of 5-LP / 4CD including 2 concerts from 1970.

PARANOID: SUPER DELUXE EDITION includes the original album, in addition to a rare Quadriphonic Mix from the album released in 1974 in stereo, as well as two 1970 concerts given in Montreux and Brussels and pressed for the first time on vinyl. All five LPs will be accompanied by a book that will feature many notes such as interviews with the four band members, rare and memorable photos, a poster, as well as a replica of the tour book, sold during their tour. Paranoid.


After the success of the band’s self-titled debut in early 1970, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, and Bill Ward returned that fall with Paranoid. The record became the band’s first album to top the U.K. charts and has sold more than 4 million copies in the U.S. alone. Today, songs like “War Pigs,” “Planet Caravan,” “Iron Man,” and of course, “Paranoid,” continue to inspire a new generation of musicians around the world.

PARANOID: SUPERDELUXE EDITION first two LPs feature the original album plus a Quadraphonic Mix of the album. Originally released on vinyl and 8-track cartridge in 1974, but subsequently long out of print, the Quad Mix has now been made available as a fold-down to stereo mix on vinyl for this set

The collection’s final three LPs mark the official vinyl debut of two 1970 live performances. The first was recorded on August 31 in Montreux, Switzerland shortly before the release of Paranoid. It captures the band, already a tight musical unit, thundering through new songs like “Hand Of Doom” and “Iron Man” while mixing in “N.I.B.” and “Behind The Wall Of Sleep” from their debut album. The second concert was recorded a few months later in Brussels during the band’s performance for Belgian television. Unofficial versions of this classic show have circulated in the past, but they’ve never sounded this good

TRACKLISTING
LP1: Original Album

Side A
“War Pigs / Luke’s Wall”
“Paranoid”
“Planet Caravan”
“Iron Man”

Side B
“Electric Funeral”
“Hand Of Doom”
“Rat Salad”
“Jack The Stripper / Fairies Wear Boots”

LP2: Quadradisc Mix in Stereo (WS4 1887) 1974

Side C
“War Pigs / Luke’s Wall”
“Paranoid”
“Planet Caravan”
“Iron Man”

Side D
“Electric Funeral”
“Hand Of Doom”
“Rat Salad”
“Jack The Stripper / Fairies Wear Boots”

LP3: Live in Montreux 1970 (Part One)

Side E
“Intro”
“Paranoid”
“N.I.B.”
“Behind The Wall Of Sleep”

Side F
“Iron Man”
“War Pigs”

LP4: Live in Montreux 1970 (Part Two)/Live in Brussels 1970 (Part One)

Side G
“Fairies Wear Boots”
“Hand Of Doom”

Side H
“Paranoid”
“Hand Of Doom”
“Rat Salad”
“Iron Man”

LP5: Live in Brussels 1970 (Part Two)

Side J
“BlackSabbath”
“N.I.B.”

Side K
“Behind The Wall Of Sleep”
“War Pigs”“Fairies Wear Boots”

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Author: Jacopo Vigezzi

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