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BLACK SABBATH: TECHNICAL ECSTASY SUPER DELUXE (01.10.21)
BLACK SABBATH: TECHNICAL ECSTASY SUPER DELUXE (01.10.21)
BLACK SABBATH: TECHNICAL ECSTASY SUPER DELUXE (01.10.21)
BLACK SABBATH: TECHNICAL ECSTASY SUPER DELUXE (01.10.21)
BLACK SABBATH: TECHNICAL ECSTASY SUPER DELUXE (01.10.21)

BLACK SABBATH: TECHNICAL ECSTASY SUPER DELUXE (01.10.21)

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Release Date: 01/10/21

Spec: 5LP Vinyl Box set - including original album newly remastered, new mix LP, outtakes and alt mixes LP, 2LP live concert from world tour 76-77, 40 page book with photos, artwork and liner notes AND technical ecstasy colour poster

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4CD Box set - including original album newly remastered, new mix, outtakes and alt mixes, complete live concert from world tour 76-77, 60 page book with photos, artwork and liner noted AND technical ecstasy colour poster

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Technical Ecstasy by Black Sabbath, limited edition, remastered, new mix, 90 mins of unreleased outtakes, alt mixes, live tracks from Ozzy, Tony, Geezer and Bill plus extensive book, tour program and poster. LP set on 180g vinyl.

 In the summer of 1976, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward headed to Miami to record Technical Ecstasy at the famed Criteria Studios. The band was coming off a world tour for their previous album, Sabotage, that had found their live performances evolving to include keyboards and synthesizers. These newly incorporated instruments and sounds were then introduced into the recording process on Technical Ecstasy.  The new songs encompassed a wide range of styles from the hard charging “Back Street Kids” and single ballad “It’s Alright,” to the funky “All Moving Parts (Stand Still)” and progressive rock “Gypsy.” The Deluxe Edition presents a newly remastered version of the eight-track album, along with an entirely new mix of the album created by Steven Wilson using the original analogue tapes.

With eight previously unreleased outtakes and alternative mixes. Among those are different mixes of “You Won’t Change Me” and “Rock ’n’ Roll Doctor,” as well as both outtake and instrumental versions for “She’s Gone.” The collection concludes with 10 previously unreleased live tracks recorded during the 1976-77 World Tour. The songs touch on different eras of the band’s history with early tracks like “Black Sabbath”, “War Pigs” (from Paranoid), “Symptom Of The Universe”, “Snowblind” and “Children Of The Grave” alongside new songs “Gypsy” and “Dirty Women.”

 The collection comes with an extensive hardback book featuring artwork, liner notes, rare memorabilia and photos from the era, plus a replica of the 1976-77 world tour concert book and a large colour poster of the iconic Hipgnosis (Storm Thorgerson/Aubrey Powell/Peter Christopherson) futuristic robots image which is perfect for framing. 

Black Sabbath embraced change in 1976 when the heavy metal innovators started managing themselves and began exploring different sounds on the band’s seventh studio album, Technical Ecstasy.

BMG honours this daring album with a collection that includes a newly remastered version of the original, a brand-new mix by Steven Wilson, plus more than 90 minutes of previously unreleased outtakes, alternative mixes and live tracks. TECHNICAL ECSTASY: SUPER DELUXE EDITION will be available as a 4CD box set and 5LP box set on 180g black vinyl.

Tracklisting:

Side A

  1. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
  2. A National Acrobat
  3. Fluff
  4. Sabbra Cadabra

Side B

  1. Killing Yourself to Live
  2. Who Are You?
  3. Looking for Today
  4. Spiral Architect