Warner Bros./Rhino will celebrate Black Sabbath's induction into the Rock and Hall of Fame with "Greatest Hits 1970-1978," due March 14, the day after the ceremony. The 16-track set is drawn exclusively from the eight studio albums recorded by the original lineup of vocalist Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward.
The chronological collection begins with early cuts like "Black Sabbath" and "N.I.B.," proceeds to mid-period classics like "War Pigs," "Paranoid," "Iron Man" and "Sweet Leaf" and wraps with the title cut of 1978's "Never Say Die" and "Dirty Women" from 1976's "Technical Ecstasy."
Here is the track list for "Greatest Hits 1970-1978":
"Children of the Grave"
"Sabbath Bloody Sabbath"
"Hole in the Sky"
"Rock 'N' Roll Doctor"
"Never Say Die"
02-05-06, 01:05 AM
Sabbath need to be heard in album form, not hits form. Besides, do we really need all these retrospectives when "We Sold Our Soul For Rock 'N' Roll" is plenty?
02-05-06, 10:17 AM
Eh, it's a cash-in for the hall of fame induction, and is for casual fans. As long as there's no "rare" track to sucker in people who have the whole catalog, I don't have a problem with it.
02-05-06, 04:34 PM
I mean, great set of songs, but it's been done many times before.
02-05-06, 06:34 PM
Skip it and get the original albums instead. Too many good songs missing. Especially "Wheels of Confusion" and "Megalomania".
02-06-06, 12:19 AM
if ya like sabbath, there's no reason not to get the box set. doesn't bmg carry it now anyway? it was well worth the $50 brand new.
02-06-06, 03:51 AM
I could see this being good for someone who doesn't have any Sabbath at all. That surely can't be too many people, though.
02-06-06, 06:51 PM
No "Never Say Die?" No Sale!
02-20-06, 11:02 PM
I happen to have an old shtty sounding best of black sabbath cd from a company called "power sound" (i bought it for 5.99) Anyways, on that cd, when the song "NIB" starts, a 30 second bass jam/boogie starts playing before the famous opening riff. Now on the 2 disc remasted version called "Symptom of the Universe: the best of Black Sabbath" that opening 30 seconds is not there for whatever reason. But that version sounds really good. Was there a reason they cut the opening, and is there a way to get a remasted version of that song with the opening.
thanks a bunch for the help.
02-21-06, 06:43 PM
02-21-06, 08:29 PM
IIRC, on the old Warner Bros. releases, the little bass jam was a seperate track called "bassically". On the Castle remasters from about 10 years ago (damn, I feel old), the bass jam is part of the N.I.B. track.
As for why they ditched it, who knows?
02-21-06, 10:03 PM
I don't know. On my "Complete 70's Replicas" cd it's at the end of the "Behind The Wall Of Sleep" track.
02-22-06, 12:41 AM
No Fairies Wear Boots, no sale!
02-22-06, 01:36 PM
No "Never Say Die?" No Sale!
Look again. Its on there.
You can get the whole boxset from yourmusic.com for $53.91 shipped.
02-22-06, 02:00 PM
Look again. Its on there. I am apparently blind... and my reading comprehension is bad as well.