Black Sabbath Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Their Iconic Album 'Paranoid'
Black Sabbath are wildly regarded as innovators of the musical genre which came to be known as Heavy Metal, and they're celebrating the 50th anniversary in 2020 of their multi-million selling album Paranoid! To mark the anniversary a 5-LP/4CD edition of the album is being released on October 9, featuring the vinyl debut of two 1970 concerts.
PARANOID: SUPER DELUXE EDITION includes the original album, in addition to a rare 1974 Quad Mix of the album folded down to stereo, plus two concerts from 1970, from Montreux and Brussels, that are pressed on vinyl for the first time. The five-LP set comes with a hardbound book with extensive liner notes featuring interviews with all four band members, rare photos, and memorabilia, a poster, as well as a replica of the tour book sold during the Paranoid tour.
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.
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.The second concert was recorded a few months later in Brussels during the band's performance for Belgian television.
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