Artist: Black Sabbath
Title: “Paranoid” Live – Single
Label: Eagle Records
Release Date: 10/12/1027
Genre: Heavy Metal/Hard Rock
Unless you’ve been living under a rock these last few months, you know full well that the legendary Black Sabbath has called it a career with their “The End” tour that finished its run in their hometown of Birmingham, England back in February. A brand-new live album was recorded to commemorate the gig and while we still have about month to go before it’s release, they have delivered a single by the way of the mega-classic number “Paranoid”. I’ve decided to post some quick thoughts about the tune while we count down the days until the release of the full-length “The End” album. Here we go.
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Artist: Black Sabbath
Title: “Classic Albums: Paranoid” (Blu-ray)
Label: Eagle Vision
Release Date: 6/29/2010
Genre: Heavy Metal
If you are among the hardest core of the Black Sabbath followers in the Metal Music Republic then there is a good chance that you want to own this release in the higher quality Blu-ray version as opposed to the standard DVD which comes to the world at the very same time. There is no real difference other than the visual and audio which is a lot crisper and cleaner than on the other edition.
Continuing to deliver the often outstanding VH1 series “Classic Albums”, Eagle Vision delivers the goods on one of Heavy Metal’s most influential albums of all time – Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid”. I could end my thoughts about this release right here because it is unlikely that any Metal heads exist that don’t want to know the thought and creative processes that went into making such a legendary album. Sabbath as a band had debuted the year before with their self-titled album and yes this was a killer but it was not until the release of the second LP “Paranoid” that the larger part of the world was made aware that something heavy this way comes. I’m sure that when the Sabs were composing this eventually classic release that they were simply trying to come up with a solid follow-up to their debut and as many a heavy music fan will attest, “Paranoid” is one of the greatest of all time when it comes down to it. If you disagree with me, take a look at your friends music collections whether they be LP, CD, pre-recorded tape and even those that might still have a working 8 Track. You will probably find the album “Paranoid” in more than 75% of the observed sample. That being said, it is amazing to listen and learn from this documentary as it presents views from the full lineup of Sabbath and each offers up their insight as to where their creative head was at the time they did it.
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