Rare Black Sabbath DVD Due Out

A DVD of consisting of rare performance footage will round out a nine-disc Black Sabbath collection due out for the holiday season. The bulk of “Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath (1970-1978)” will consist of remastered versions of the band’s eight original studio albums. The set will be released Nov. 4 via Warner Bros./Rhino.

The DVD boasts live performances of “Iron Man,” “Paranoid” and a cover of “Blue Suede Shoes,” plus a promotional clip for the 1970 album “Black Sabbath.”

All of the albums feature the band’s original lineup: vocalist Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Terry “Geezer” Butler and drummer Bill Ward. Each set — “Black Sabbath,” “Paranoid,” “Master of Reality,” “Vol. 4,” “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath,” “Sabotage,” “Technical Ecstasy” and “Never Say Die!” — will be packaged in individual slip cases within the box.

In addition to the albums, the non-album studio track “Evil Woman,” originally released as a single in 1970 prior to the band’s self-titled debut, is also included.

All of the lyrics from each will be included in an 80-page book, which comprises vintage photographs, a group timeline and essays. Also included will be testimonials from the likes of Rob Zombie, Metallica’s James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett and Zakk Wylde, the guitarist in Osbourne’s band.

Source Billboard.com.

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