The Black Sabbath Collection 1970-1978 (9LP w/ 7")"
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Vinyl, September 6, 2019
|Are Batteries Included||No|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||24.25 x 14.09 x 3.66 inches|
|Item Weight||164.66 Ounces|
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Black Sabbath is credited with creating heavy metal. The success of their first two albums - Black Sabbath and Paranoid - marked a paradigm shift in the world of rock. Not until Black Sabbath upended the music scene did the term “heavy metal” enter the popular vocabulary to describe the denser, more thunderous offshoot of rock over which they presided. With their riff-based songs, extreme volume, and dark, demonic subject matter, Black Sabbath embodied key aspects of the heavy-metal aesthetic. Yet in their own words, Black Sabbath saw themselves as a “heavy underground” band. That term denoted both the intensity of their music and the network of fans who found them long before critics and the music industry took notice.
The Black Sabbath story began in Birmingham, England, where Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward were looking to escape a life of factory work through music. The four musicians got their start in such psychedelic outfits as the Rare Breed and Mythology (although Osbourne had been a short-haired Mod who loved soul music). Influenced by the reigning British blues bands - Led Zeppelin, Cream, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers - the four of them formed Earth Blues Company (shortened to Earth), in 1968.
- Black Sabbath (1970)
- Paranoid (1971)
- Master Of Reality (1971)
- Vol 4 (1972)
- Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1974)
- Sabotage (1975)
- Technical Ecstasy (1976)
- Never Say Die! (1978)
- "MONOMANIA" (The Black Sabbath mono singles compilation LP)
- 7” Single 45rpm: “Evil Woman (Don’t Play Your Games With Me)”/”Wicked World”
- Product Dimensions : 24.25 x 14.09 x 3.66 inches; 10.29 Pounds
- Manufacturer : Rhino/Warner Bros.
- Original Release Date : 2019
- Date First Available : July 17, 2019
- Label : Rhino/Warner Bros.
- ASIN : B07TMRRFXH
- Number of discs : 10
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7 "45 Evil Woman single,big sturdy box with pull out display box, devil logo folder with 4 tour book reproductions all look great & the few records I've played so far all sound fantastic ! Received 1818 of 3000.
The grooves on some of the LPs just didn't look right, some of them had small "dings" - or indentations, along with some almost swirl and bubble like shapes in the vinyl when looking at it. Some of the grooves are really smooth - like they aren't really even there; I tried to take pictures, but the camera wouldn't show it - it's just something you have to see in person. On the Sabbath Bloody Sabbath album on side 2, song 1, I found a very obvious scratch or scrape on the vinyl.
So with all of these flaws, I made a return request on Amazon and was given the option to get a replacement set sent out. I went ahead and took that option and after about a week, it arrived.
When I got this set, I quickly found that this one was even worse than the first box set I received. This one had all the same flaws on the vinyl and even another on the Sabotage album - side 1, song 1 had almost the exact same scratch or scrape on it, and the Master of Reality album had a sliver of the vinyl hanging off of the side of the record - kind of like a hangnail. The sleeves on almost every album were also split.
I posted four pictures of what the vinyl looked like so you can judge for yourself.
I hate to do it, but I'm going to have to send back both sets. Each is definitely flawed and at roughly $200.00 for this box set, I expect much better for my hard earned money.
I read the other reviews and I haven't found others reporting all of these problems, so I will likely try one more time, but I may wait for a while and see if I have better luck with a different run/ pressing.
8/2020 Follow up:
Not long after posting my initial review of this box set, I bought a new turntable (Audio-Technica AT-LP120XUSB-BK) and I have played most of the albums in the set. One constant I have found is that the albums all skip once or twice on each side and there is a small amount static or popping sounds on many of the songs, even on the very first play. And for anyone wondering if I cleaned the records before playing them, the answer is yes, carefully and thoroughly.
Overall, it's a cool box set, but the manufacturing quality is definitely not on par with other re-release pressings from other artists and labels. Fortunately, I have all of the CDs ( as most of us do), so the vinyl will only get occasional play. But again, for the price of this box set, there is no excuse for the mediocre quality.
Would recommend it for hardcore fans. Also recommend for the fan that wants to listen but does not have the time to hunt down all the albums.
Top reviews from other countries
Die Pressungen sind qualitativ gut und sauber. Keine Wellen, keine Macken. Sound ist kraftvoll und überzeugt. Keine Ausfälle dabei. Daumen hoch!