Greatest Hits 1970-1978 [Remaster] by Black Sabbath (CD, Mar-2006, Rrw)
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|Genre:||Hard Rock, Rock & Pop|
1. Black Sabbath
3. The Wizard
4. War Pigs
6. Iron Man
7. Sweet Leaf
8. Children of the Grave
12. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
13. Hole in the Sky
14. Rock 'N' Roll Doctor
15. Never Say Die
16. Dirty Women
|Playing Time:||79 min.|
|Producer:||Black Sabbath, Patrick Meehan, Mike Butcher, Rodger Bain, Roger Bain, Black Sabbath (Compilation)|
Black Sabbath: Geezer Butler (bass guitar); Bill Ward (drums, percussion); Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi.Personnel: Ozzy Osbourne (vocals, harmonica); Tony Iommi (guitar); Gerald Woodruffe (keyboards); Billy Ward (drums, percussion).Audio Mixers: Tony Iommi; Robin Black .Audio Remasterers: Daniel Hersch; Bill Inglot.Liner Note Author: Don Kaye.Recording information: Criteria Studios, Miami, FL; Island Studios, London, England; Morgan Studios, London & Brussels; Regent Sound, London, England; Sound Interchange, Toronto, Canada; The Records Plant, Los Angeles, CA.Photographers: Robert Ellis ; Richard Upper; Ross Halfin; Bob Gruen; Fin Costello; Barry Plummer.Arranger: Gerald Woodruffe.Black Sabbath's 1975 greatest-hits album, WE SOLD OUR SOULS FOR ROCK & ROLL, may very well be the best single-volume compilation ever released that focuses on a band in its prime . It would seem nearly impossible to top, but Rhino's GREATEST HITS 1970-78 may have done just that. The uninspired title aside, GREATEST HITS is an essential document if for no other reason than, unlike SOLD OUR SOULS, it encompasses the band's entire run with the Ozzman at the helm, featuring songs from 1976's TECHNICAL ECSTASY and '78's NEVER SAY DIE.While "Dirty Women," Rock 'n' Roll Doctor," and "Never Say Die" can't compete with earlier Sabbath classics (including axed S.O.S. cuts "Fairies Wear Boots" and "Tomorrow's Dream") they're solid tracks that help to create a complete picture of the band up to Ozzy's departure in 1979. In addition to the aforementioned songs, GREATEST HITS also adds VOL. 4's blistering "Supernaut," an undisputed metal masterpiece. While SOLD OUR SOULS will always be the heavyweight champ of hits collections, GREATEST HITS 1970-78 is a can't-miss set for fans of Ozzy-era Sabbath.
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- andi2013-13Nov 26, 2015Verified purchase - USEDby
Real good CD
- chasewendland30...Nov 8, 2013by
Awesome CD! I love every song on it front to back.
Awesome CD! I love every song on it front to back. I would probably add a few songs to the CD that aren't on it but I am very happy with my purchase. I always wanted to have a Black Sabbath greatest hits; I am a huge Ozzy fan.
- presario7214Aug 10, 2011by
Awesome/Timeless hard rock!
Ozzy and crew wrote the book in the early days of "heavy metal". I was stationed in Germany in 1974-5 when Black Sabbath was touring Europe so a bunch of us went. It is still ranked at the top of my list of the best concerts I've ever been to. You know you tend to forget after a few decades but not this band. Their music still sounds awesome today. I know a few in their 20's who just love it. Black Sabbath truly rocks the ages!
- sherryannpeters...Jul 7, 2009by
black sabath remastered
The era was met with music to behold:then there was Black Sabbath in a league of their own!gave rock and roll a whole new meaning a whole new name befitting to its musical talents--Heavy Metal Gods of Rock.Just when you thought you'dheard it all here comes Black Sabbath to rock you into oblivian and then some...
- uglybetty860Mar 29, 2009by
BLACK SABBATH 1970-78 REMASTERED GREATEST HITS
Good to have these songs in a re-mastered version. Interesting to hear Ozzie change from single vocals to multi track to improve his sound as a singer.If your are a Sabbath fan this is a must have. Betty Boop.