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Sunday, April 10, 2011
Black Sabbath: "Born Again" Deluxe Dbl Disc Out In May
Sanctuary has set a May 30 release date for the deluxe-edition reissue of Black Sabbath's "Born Again" album.
"Born Again" was the only album by Black Sabbath featuring Ian Gillan - who was at the time a solo artist and former singer for Deep Purple - on vocals.
Gillan had first turned down the offer to join Black Sabbath but his manager later convinced him to a meeting with Iommi and the band's bass guitarist, Geezer Butler. Iommi and Butler met with Gillan at The Bear public house in Oxford and Gillan officially joined the band in February 1983.
Released in October 1983, "Born Again" was a commercial success. It was the highest-charting Black Sabbath album in the United Kingdom since "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" and became an American Top 40 hit. Despite this, it became the first Black Sabbath album to not have any RIAA certification (gold or platinum) in the U.S.
01. Trashed 02. Stonehenge 03. Disturbing The Priest 04. The Dark 05. Zero The Hero 06. Digital Bitch 07. Born Again 08. Hot Line 09. Keep It Warm
01. The Fallen 02. Stonehenge 03. Hot Line 04. War Pigs 05. Black Sabbath 06. The Dark 07. Zero The Hero 08. Digital Bitch 09. Iron Man 10. Smoke On The Water 11. Paranoid
Disc 2 comments: Now the first two tracks are most interesting. "The Fallen" is that extra track that turned up on the "Born Again" demo bootleg from a few years ago. Was a quite interesting track, as it was unknown. "Stonehenge" is probably the 5 minute extended version that was a B side to some "Born Again" single, probably "Thrased".
The rest looks like live stuff, based on the track listing, and the inclusion of "Smoke on the Water".