Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Black Sabbath's Classic 'Paranoid' To Get The Deluxe Reissue Treatment




On September 29th, Universal Music are issuing Black Sabbath Paranoid on Double Vinyl and a Deluxe 3CD Set.

Paranoid is the second album by the British heavy metal band Black Sabbath. It was released in the United Kingdom during September 1970, and contains some of their most famous work, including the songs "Iron Man", 'War Pigs' and the title track. The album is regarded as a classic of the heavy metal genre and one of the most influential heavy metal albums. It has been certified 4x Platinum, having sold over four million copies in the US alone, making it Black Sabbath's best-selling album.

The 'Paranoid' single, released before the album, reached number four in the UK. Pushed by its success, the album hit number one in the UK, and is the only Black Sabbath album to have done so. The US release was held until January 1971, as the Black Sabbath album was still on the charts at the time of Paranoid's UK release. The album broke into the top ten in the US in March 1971, and would go on to sell four million copies in the US alone, with virtually no radio airplay.

Tracklisting for the rerelease is as follows:

Disc 1 (Original Album):
1. 'War Pigs'
2. 'Paranoid'
3. 'Planet Caravan'
4. 'Iron Man'
5. 'Electric Funeral'
6. 'Hand Of Doom'
7. 'Rat Salad'
8. 'Fairies Wear Boots'

Disc 2 (1974 Quadrophonic Mix):
1. 'War Pigs'
2. 'Paranoid'
3. 'Planet Caravan'
4. 'Iron Man'
5. 'Electric Funeral'
6. 'Hand Of Doom'
7. 'Rat Salad'
8. 'Fairies Wear Boots'

Disc 3 (Previously Unreleased Bonus Tracks):
(Tracks 1-8 recorded at Regent Sound Studios, June 16th and 17th, 1970)
1. 'War Pigs' (instrumental)
2. 'Paranoid' (alternative lyrical version)
3. 'Planet Caravan' (alternative lyrical version)
4. 'Iron Man' (instrumental)
5. 'Electric Funeral' (instrumental)
6. 'Hand Of Doom' (instrumental)
7. 'Rat Salad' (instrumental)
8. 'Fairies Wear Boots' (instrumental)


2 comments:

John said...

how do you do quad sound in a cd format?

John Sposato said...

I know surround sound was tried on a CD, so it could be possible to get quad. There's also DVD Audio. Maybe Blu-Ray can have it.
Rhino/Warner might be releasing it in the US and Canada. Universal took over Sanctuary last year, the label that owns the rights in Europe.

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