Hot on the heels of the announcement that the much-anticipated eight-disc BLACK SABBATH box set, "Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath (1970-1978)", will finally surface on November 4, the unofficial SABBATH web site www.black-sabbath.com is reporting that the remaining SABBATH catalog is slated for similar treatment, according to a spokesperson at the management company of SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi. No further information is available at this time.
Retailing for $99.98, "Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath (1970-1978)" features the classic albums "Black Sabbath", "Paranoid", "Master of Reality", "Vol. 4", "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath", "Sabotage", "Technical Ecstasy" and "Never Say Die!" . The original SABBATH lineup supervised the box set, along with executive producer Sharon Osbourne.
The box will include the band's only non-LP studio recording, "Evil Woman", from 1970. The bonus DVD will feature classic performances of such SABBATH songs as "Iron Man" and "Paranoid", a live cover of Carl Perkins' "Blues Suede Shoes", and a rare promotional clip for the song "Black Sabbath". It will also feature original interviews from such SABBATH disciples as Rob Zombie, James Hetfield, Vince Neil, Krist Novoselic, Melissa Auf Der Maur, Dave Navarro, Billie Joe Armstrong, Slash, Beck, David Lee Roth and Henry Rollins.
The eighty-page booklet also features a group timeline, photos, reprints of all the album lyrics and two new historical essays by writers Chris Welch ("1970-1972: Lords of This World") and Brian Ives ("1973-1978: A Hard Road").