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Title:
Black Sabbath : song by song / Steve Pilkington.
ISBN:
9781781556610
Publication Information:
United Kingdom ; United States : Fonthill Media Limited, 2018.

©2018
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158 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Abstract:
"Many bands may lay claim to inventing or popularising the term 'heavy metal', but few would deny that Black Sabbath have defined the genre in the minds of many, and have come to embody its popular image. From the 'classic' first decade with singer Ozzy Osbourne, through the Ronnie James Dio period and the oft-overlooked later albums, the Sabbath name has always been a trademark of quality, despite some less celebrated, though often fascinating, periods. To commemorate the final retirement of the band, lifelong devotee Steve Pilkington takes the reader through every song on every one of the band's studio albums, taking in the highs and occasional lows, as well as looking at the cover artwork and stories behind the albums."--Back cover.
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Many bands may lay claim to inventing or popularising the term 'heavy metal', but few would deny that Black Sabbath have defined the genre in the minds of many, and have come to embody its popular image. From the 'classic' first decade with singer Ozzy Osbourne, through the Ronnie James Dio period and the oft-overlooked later albums, the Sabbath name has always been a trademark of quality, despite some less celebrated, though often fascinating, periods.

To commemorate the final retirement of the band, lifelong devotee Steve Pilkington takes the reader through every song on every one of the band's studio albums, taking in the highs and occasional lows, as well as looking at the cover artwork and stories behind the albums. He also discusses live recordings and DVD releases. The result will surely be regarded as the most exhaustive guide to the band's music yet produced, as critical opinion rubs shoulders with facts, trivia and anecdotes to provide the ultimate guide to this legendary band. Whether you are a hard core fan, or simply want a guide to what lies beyond Paranoid, this book is for you.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 7
1 Black Sabbathp. 11
2 Paranoidp. 19
3 Master of Realityp. 27
4 Volume 4p. 33
5 Sabbath Bloody Sabbathp. 41
6 Sabotagep. 49
7 Technical Ecstasyp. 57
8 Never Say Die?p. 65
9 Heaven and Hellp. 71
10 Mob Rulesp. 79
11 Born Againp. 87
12 The Seventh Starp. 95
13 The Eternal Idolp. 101
14 Headless Crossp. 107
15 Tyrp. 113
16 Dehumanize?p. 119
17 Cross Purposesp. 125
18 Forbiddenp. 131
19 13p. 137
20 Live Albumsp. 145
21 DVD and Videop. 151
22 Compilationsp. 155
Select Bibliographyp. 159