Saturday, February 27, 2010

Black Sabbath: DOTM

Black Sabbath
Released in February 1970 by Vertigo Records.
Produced by Rodger Bain.
Band lineup:
Ozzy Osbourne - vocals; Tony Iommi - guitar; Geezer Butler - bass; Bill Ward - drums.
Tracks: 7
Highlights:
"NIB"

Paranoid
Released in September 1970 by Vertigo.
Produced by Rodger Bain.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 8
Highlights:
"War Pigs" "Paranoid" "Iron Man" and "Fairies Wear Boots"
This album reached #12 on the US Billboard 200 chart and has sold more than 4 million copies in the United States.

Master of Reality
Released in July 1971 by Vertigo.
Produced by Rodger Bain.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 8
Highlights:
"Sweet Leaf" and "Children of the Grave"
This album has sold more than 2 million copies in the United States.

Volume 4
Released in September 1972 by Vertigo.
Produced by Patrick Meehan and Black Sabbath.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 10
Highlights:
"Changes" and "Supernaut"
This album has sold over 1 million copies in the United States.

Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
Released in December 1973 by Vertigo/Warner Brothers.
Produced by Black Sabbath.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 8
Highlights:
"Sabbath Bloody Sabbath"
This album has sold over 1 million copies in the United States.

Sabotage
Released in July 1975 by Vertigo/Warner Brothers.
Produced by Black Sabbath and Mike Butcher.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 8
Highlights:
"Symptom of the Universe"

We Sold Our Soul For Rock n Roll
Compilation album released in December 1975 by Vertigo/Warner Brothers.
Tracks: 17

Technical Ecstasy
Released in September 1976 by Vertigo/Warner Bros.
Produced by Black Sabbath.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 4

Never Say Die!
Released in September 1978 by Vertigo/Warner Bros.
Produced by Black Sabbath.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 9

Heaven and Hell
Released in April 1980 by Vertigo/Warner Bros.
Produced by Martin Birch.
Lineup changes:
Ozzy Osbourne was replaced by Ronnie James Dio and Geoff Nichollds was added on keyboards.
Tracks: 8
Highlights:
"Heaven and Hell"
This album has sold over 1 million copies in the United States.

Mob Rules
Released in November 1981 by Vertigo/Warner Bros.
Produced by Martin Birch.
Lineup changes:
Bill Ward was replaced by Vinny Appice on drums.
Tracks: 9
Highlights:
"Turn Up the Night" and "The Mob Rules"

Live Evil
Live album released in December 1982 by Vertigo/Warner Bros.
Produced by Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler.
Lineup: Ronnie James Dio lineup.
Tracks: 14

Born Again
Released in September/October 1982 (UK/US) by Vertigo/Warner Bros.
Produced by Black Sabbath and Robin Black.
Lineup changes:
Bill Ward returned on drums and Ronnie James Dio was replaced by Ian Gillan.
Tracks: 9

Seventh Star
Released in January 1986 by Vertigo/Warner Bros.
Produced by Black Sabbath.
Lineup changes:
Ian Gillain was replaced by Glenn Hughes, Geezer Butler was replaced by Dave Spitz on the bass and Bill Ward was replaced by Eric Singer on drums.
Tracks: 9

The Eternal Idol
Released in November/December 1987 (UK/US) by Vertigo/Warner Bros.
Produced by Jeff Glixman, Vic Coppersmith, and Chris Tsangarides.
Lineup changes:
Glenn Hughes was replaced by Tony Martin, and Dave Spitz was replaced by Bob Daisley on bass.
Tracks: 9

Headless Cross
Released in April 1989 by IRS.
Produced by Tony Iommi and Cozy Powell.
Lineup changes:
Bob Daisley was replaced by Laurence Cottle on bass and Eric Singer was replaced by Cozy Powell on drums.
Tracks: 8

Tyr
Released in August 1990 by IRS.
Produced by Black Sabbath.
Lineup changes:
Laurence Cottle was replaced by Neil Murray on bass.
Tracks: 9

Dehumanizer
Released in June 1992 by IRS.
Produced by Reinhold Mack.
Lineup changes:
Geezer Butler returned on bass; Ronnie James Dio returned on vocals; Vinny Appice returned on drums.
Tracks: 10

Cross Purposes
Released in January 1994 by IRS.
Produced by Black Sabbath.
Lineup changes:
Tony Martin returned on vocals; Vinny Appice was replaced by Bobby Rondinelli on drums.
Tracks: 10

Cross Purposes Live
Live album released in 1995 by IRS.
Produced by Black Sabbath.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 16

Forbidden
Released in June 1995 by IRS.
Produced by Eric C.
Lineup changes:
Neil Murray returned on bass and Cozy Powell returned on drums.
Tracks: 10

The Sabbath Stones
Compilation album released in April 1996 by IRS.
Tracks: 16

Reunion
Live album released in October 1998 by Epic.
Tracks: 18

Past Lives
Live album released in August 2002 by Sanctuary.
Produced by Black Sabbath.
Tracks: 18

Symptom of the Universe
Compilation album released in October 2002 by Rhino.
Produced by Sharon Osbourne.
Tracks: 29

Black Box
Box set released in April 2004 comprised of the 1st 8 albums.

Greatest Hits
Compilation album released in March 2006 by Rhino.
Tracks: 16

Black Sabbath: The Dio Years
Compilation album released in April 2007.
Tracks: 16

Live at Hammersmith Odeon
Live album released in May 2007 by Rhino.
Tracks: 14

The Rules of Hell
Box set released in July 2008 comprising the albums released with Dio as the vocalist.






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