REVIEW: Black Sabbath – The Eternal Idol (deluxe edition)

I’m addicted to buying these deluxe editions.  I think this is the last of my Black Sabbath deluxes. Check out more of my Sabbath deluxe reviews by clicking here! BLACK SABBATH – The Eternal Idol (2010 deluxe edition) The years of chaos were seemingly coming to an end as Black Sabbath stabilized into a solid core […]

REVIEW: Black Sabbath – Paranoid (deluxe edition with Quad mix)

I’m addicted to buying these deluxe editions.  And I have more Sabbath coming soon, too! Check out more of my Sabbath deluxe reviews by clicking here! BLACK SABBATH – Paranoid (2009 deluxe edition, 3 discs) Wow, how many times have I bought Paranoid now? I would guess that this might be my sixth purchase of this […]

REVIEW: Black Sabbath – Mob Rules (deluxe edition)

I’m addicted to buying these deluxe editions, and I’ll be doing more Sabbath in the coming days! Check out more of my Sabbath deluxe reviews by clicking here! BLACK SABBATH – Mob Rules (2010 deluxe edition) The entire Dio-era catalogue of Sabbath has now been reissued so many bloody times! First there was the original CD […]

REVIEW: Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath (deluxe edition)

I’m addicted to buying these deluxe editions, and I’ll be doing more Sabbath in the coming days! Check out more of my Sabbath deluxe reviews by clicking here! BLACK SABBATH – Black Sabbath (2009 deluxe edition) I have been a little slow reviewing all my Sabbath deluxe editions. I got this one for Christmas, 2010. Bad […]

REVIEW: Black Sabbath – Seventh Star (deluxe edition)

BLACK SABBATH featuring TONY IOMMI – Seventh Star (2011 deluxe edition) The only Black Sabbath album with Glenn Hughes on vocals. The only one released under the somewhat silly name “Black Sabbath Featuring Tony Iommi”. The first one to feature no original members except Tony himself, with Geezer and Bill departing after the disasterous hiring […]

REVIEW: Black Sabbath – Dehumanizer (deluxe edition)

BLACK SABBATH – Dehumanizer (2011 deluxe edition) After a chaotic decade of lineup changes, solo-but-not-solo albums, record label switcharoos, and a few aborted attempts to reconcile with Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi finally did something that we fans had been wishing for:  He recovened the classic Mob Rules lineup of the band, featuring fellow cohorts in […]

REVIEW: Black Sabbath – Master of Reality (deluxe edition)

  This is the third time I have bought Master of Reality on CD.  I’m addicted to buying these deluxe editions.   Check out more of my Sabbath deluxe reviews by clicking here! BLACK SABBATH – Master of Reality (2010 deluxe edition) Black Sabbath really began to grow on Master of Reality. Wheras their first wax […]

REVIEW: Black Sabbath – Born Again (deluxe edition)

BLACK SABBATH – Born Again (1983, 2011 deluxe edition) Born Again is my favourite album of all time. #1. Numero uno. It wasn’t always that way. When I first owned it (on cassette) I really only enjoyed two songs, “Trashed” and “Zero The Hero”. But I was persistent. Soon other songs started to emerge from […]

REVIEW: Black Sabbath – Heaven and Hell (deluxe edition)

BLACK SABBATH – Heaven and Hell (2011 deluxe edition) Of the Sabbath reissues, Heaven and Hell has proven to be one of the most anticipated, but also one of the most skimpy. Anticipated, because in addition to the usual B-sides, this one also includes some previously unreleased live tracks. Skimpy, because the bonus disc only […]

REVIEW: Black Sabbath – Cross Purposes ~ Live (1995) Part One – the CD

BLACK SABBATH – Cross Purposes ~ Live (1995 IRS CD/VHS set) Part One: the CD Metal fans who recall the 80s and 90s will remember that Black Sabbath struggled to be relevant, in a time when they should have been dominant.  While Soundgarden soared up the charts with a sound that could never have existed without […]