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Black Sabbath’s ‘Born Again’ To Get A 2-CD Deluxe Expanded Edition
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Black Sabbath's Born Again Deluxe Edition

Coming this May to the UK will be a new 2-CD Deluxe Edition of Black Sabbath‘s 1983 album Born Again, the only album they recorded with Deep Purple vocalist Ian Gillan. The upcoming release, which will be a remastered expanded edition, will contain the original album, along with a second disc containing 2 bonus tracks, including “The Fallen,” a previously unreleased studio outtake recorded during the original album session. The album will also have 9 tracks from the BBC Friday Rock Show broadcast of Sabbath’s August 1983 appearance at the Reading Rock Festival where they performed Deep Purple’s “Smoke On The Water.” See full track listing here below.

Unfortunately, the 2-DC Deluxe Edition will only be released in the UK, not in the United States (the original album has never been released on CD in the U.S., though it is available on mp3). The release is set for May 30, 2011 and is available now for pre-order for £13.42 through Amazon UK. For those of us in the States, we can get an import copy through Amazon.com for the hefty price of $39.89.

Everyone knows Black Sabbath with singer Ozzy Osbourne and later with Ronnie James Dio, but in 1983 the group managed to convince legendary Deep Purple vocalist Ian Gillan to front the band. If you were following the group at the time, then you’ll probably recall how strange this new alliance was. Gillan, best known for DP’s “Smoke On The Water,” was now tasked with singing songs like Ozzy’s “Iron Man” and “Paranoid” and the Dio-era material like “Neon Knights.”

But, there’s no denying that while Gillan fronting a band with original Sabbath members guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler, and returning drummer Bill Ward (Vinny Appice was behind the skins for the most of the Dio-era Sabbath) was a strange combination, Born Again was heavy as hell and was actually a hit. Stand-out tracks “Zero The Hero” and “Trashed” are still favorites among fans.

Gillan only did the one album with the band, along with the world tour in support of Born Again, the antics for which is said to be behind some of the parodies of heavy metal live shows in the rockumentary This Is Spinal Tap.

Much of this era of Black Sabbath has passed into rock folklore and was actually the source for much of the material used in the rockumentary movie, This Is Spinal Tap. From the replica stage production of Stonehenge which was too large for some of the venues on the world tour to the employment of a dwarf to dress-up and play the part of the ‘devil-baby’ from the LP front cover, the world of Black Sabbath took-on a distinct air of the surreal.

Track Listing

Disc 1: (Original Album)

Trashed
Stonehenge
Disturbing the Priest
The Dark
Zero the Hero
Digital Bitch
Born Again
Hot Line
Keep it Warm
Disc 2:

Bonus Tracks:

The Fallen (Previously Unreleased Album Session Outtake)
Stonehenge (Extended Version)
Live at the Reading Festival, Saturday August 27 1983
(BBC Friday Rock Show broadcast):

Hot Line
War Pigs
Black Sabbath
The Dark
Zero the Hero
Digital Bitch
Iron Man
Smoke on the Water
Paranoid

Video

[Source: Black-Sabbath.com]

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