Black Sabbath to release vinyl box set
Lavish set covers Sabbath's Ozzy years
With a very, very big 2013 ahead for the Bill Ward-less Black Sabbath – including that much talked-about new album and the subsequent world tour – the band is getting into the promotional swing of things that will have Sabbath fans worldwide drooling. The Vinyl Collection: 1970-1978 (Universal) is exactly what it says, a gigantic vinyl box set focusing on the classic Ozzy years, as well as a few other very nice bells and whistles:
- Eight original albums - Black Sabbath, Paranoid, Master of Reality (with poster), Volume 4 (with photo insert book), Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, Technical Ecstasy, Never Say Die, Live at Last) – “remastered from the band's personal archives”, on 180-gram vinyl.
- A reproduction of the band's debut 7” single "Evil Woman", and its non-album B-side "Wicked World".
- A hardcover book featuring original tour programs from 1970, 1975, 1976 and 1978.
- A special 12×12 print of the box set design (limited to 50 prints only).
- A full digital download (of course).
Black Sabbath’s The Vinyl Collection: 1970-1978 will be released December 12 (12/12/12, get it? Twice as evil as 6/6/6?), and can be pre-ordered here.