Black Sabbath would seem to be an odd choice to be called a ‘Singles’ band, however, during the 1970s, they had a run of hit singles, especially in the UK. This has prompted the release of ‘Supersonic Years – The Seventies Singles Box Set,’ and the official video of the unboxing can be seen below.
After the release of their debut single, “Evil Woman” in 1970, and even with the explosive chart success of “Paranoid,” the band was not comfortable with the confines of the mainstream pop format and the audience it brought to the group, leading to their decision to exclude releasing singles in the early ’70s.
Sabbath’s music was not easy to contain – and certainly not within the (at the time) three-minute pop format. The band did not release any singles from 1971’s ‘Master Of Reality’ but in 1972 in advance of their fourth LP, ‘Vol 4.,’ “Tomorrow’s Dream” was issued as a 45. From then on, a steady run of singles followed that showed that many of their songs did lend themselves well to the format.
‘Supersonic Years – The Seventies Singles Box Set,’ was released June 8, and it documents the band’s run of hit singles, in an array of unique content:
* Five rare single edits: Iron Man / Sabbath Bloody Sabbath / Am I Going Insane (Radio) / Hard Road / Symptom Of The Universe.
* 10 unique color picture sleeves from around the world, either ultra-rare or exclusive to this box set.
* Remastered by renowned engineer Andy Pearce.
* New liner notes booklet detailing the rarities contained within the box set.
The box set features the following singles:
Disc 1: Evil Woman (Don’t Play Your Games With Me) / Wicked World – 1970
Disc 2: Paranoid / The Wizard – 1970
Disc 3: Iron Man (Single Edit) / Electric Funeral – 1970
Disc 4: Tomorrow’s Dream / Laguna Sunrise – 1972
Disc 5: Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (Edited Version) / Changes – 1973
Disc 6: Am I Going Insane (Radio) (Single Edit) / Hole In The Sky – 1975
Disc 7: Gypsy / She’s Gone – 1976
Disc 8: It’s Alright / Rock ‘N’ Roll Doctor – 1976
Disc 9: Never Say Die / She’s Gone – 1978
Disc 10: Hard Road (Single Edit) / Symptom Of The Universe (German Single Edit) – 1978
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Posted by Black Sabbath on Friday, June 8, 2018