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BLACK SABBATH "The Eternal Idol" /CD/

BLACK SABBATH "The Eternal Idol" /CD/
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Remastered re-release of the thirteenth full-length studio album by legendary British Heavy/Doom Metal band.
“The Eternal Idol” is a funny album. Going into the recording for Black Sabbath’s 13th album, the unlucky number foreshadowed what was about to happen to the group’s ranks. It started out with Tony Iommi on guitar as always along with Ray Gillen donning the microphone with Eric Singer and Dave Spitz on the drums and bass respectively. By the time “The Eternal Idol” was finished, Spitz and Gillen were out and the reliable Bob Daisley and little known Tony Martin would wrap up the recording sessions. With the sudden line-up changes, Iommi still managed to make a cohesive record with heavier guitars than “Seventh Star.” There are some elements of glam thrown in as well, letting it be known this is indeed came out in the eighties. The most notable aspect is the new comer behind the microphone with Martin. He is blessed with the powers to resemble Ronnie James Dio at times and nail all the high notes. His ominous tone in the title track can send shutters down your spine and the grandmaster Iommi provides the necessary tools in “Ancient Warrior” to let Martin’s voice shine.
Album spent six weeks on the Billboard 200 chart, peaking at 168. It was also the last full-length album of new material by Black Sabbath to be released by Warner Bros. Records (in North America).
This actually is one of the better albums put out by Black Sabbath.
Gimcastle Ltd./Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., 1987/2004 (SMRCD077). Made in Germany.


1. The Shining 05:58
2. Ancient Warrior 05:28
3. Hard Life to Love 05:00
4. Glory Ride 04:49
5. Born to Lose 03:43
6. Nightmare 05:19
7. Scarlet Pimpernel 02:05
8. Lost Forever 04:03
9. Eternal Idol 06:33
Total playing time: 43:06 min.


Price: 11.90 €
Weight: 0.15 Kg
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