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From the moment "Black Sabbath" began to play, I was hooked. The heavy bass, the drums, a full heavy sound, and yet so sparse, was outstanding. Looking back when I bought this on vinyl, I was into The Moody Blues and King Crimson, which we now recognize as progressive rock, and listening to Black Sabbath, I see some of the elements I liked so much in progressive rock.
While I still have the vinyl album, I had to have the CD because of its portability. The only regret I have is that two songs were dropped from the dual album set, "Warning" and the awesome, uncharacteristically acoustic, "Laguna Sunrise". I miss both of these and will have to buy the CDs from whence they came.
If you are a hard-core Black Sabbath fan, then there is probably no point in you owning this CD unless you just have to have everything they ever recorded. Or perhaps, as another reviewer noted, you were looking for something to play at a party that is a Sabbath mix. On the flip side, if you are a casual Black Sabbath fan, then this could really be a good CD for you. However, Black Sabbath is like many great groups in that a "best of" collection really catches only a fragment of the quality of their music. This group is an album group, and not really a collection group.
There is no point in reviewing the individual songs. I like every one. They are fun, full of bass, heavy lead guitar riffs, and drums that beat into and out of the songs to give a flavor that is hard to believe from typically three instruments.Read more ›
As a greatest hits compilation from Black Sabbath's classic first six albums, it is an extremely well-chosen collection of what represents most of what early Sabbath had to offer. For hard-core fans, you should get all six early albums separately and in their entirety. But for those wanting an excellent introduction to the band, it's hard to think of more worthy selections than the ones here to put on a single CD.
A disproportionate number of cuts are from 'Paranoid', Sabbath's second (and best, in my opinion) record. In fact, if I could take only one classic Sabbath record to a desert island, 'Paranoid' would be it. But if I could take 'We Sold Our Souls for Rock 'N' Roll', I'd take it over any of the single LP's in a heartbeat.
Hey, a CD is only 74 minutes long, so as controversial as it is, some great music from the first six records just had to be left off. Sadly, what isn't here include: 'Supernaut', 'Supertzar', 'Wicked World', 'Hole in the Sky', 'Symptom of the Universe' and 'Megalomania'. Of these, 'Megalomania' might be the biggest omission, but it's also a long song and including it would have meant not including possibly two of the great ones that were included. NOTE: the original double-lp set included the cuts, 'Laguna Sunrise' and 'Warning'. Due to the 74min capacity of a single compact disc, these cuts were omitted from the CD version. Regrettable, but these were probably the cuts I would have eliminated if given the choice.
In summary, 'We Sold our Souls for Rock 'n' Roll' is an extremely well-chosen collection of classic Sabbath from the early 70's. It includes much if not most of their best work in a very accessible single-CD format. It's also an excellent introduction to the band.
Fortunately, there is a digitally remastered reissue that restores the album to all its two-disc glory, but it's available only as a pricey import (it is available here on Amazon). Seek it out, it's well worth it. Mind you, there's absolutely nothing wrong with the 14 songs on this shorter version, it's just that I could never be satisfied with it when I know that a better version exists out there.
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For My Money..Sold Our Souls is a Great & Comprehensive Best Of. It chronicles Black Sabbaths inception through the release of 1975's Sabotage. Read morePublished 3 days ago by K. Coleman
Great album, poor quality recording. I have to turn my volume almost full to get decent sound.Published 1 month ago by Marco
Great disc. But jewel case was definitely not in very good condition. Still worth the price but I had to buy a new jewel case.Published 9 months ago by Todd new