The Black Sabbath reissue train keeps rolling! On June 11, the metal legends will reissue their 1975 album Sabotage as a CD or vinyl box set.
The package includes the remastered album, 16 live tracks from a North American tour undertaken in 1975 (13 of which are being released for the first time) and a collectible replica of the single "Am I Going Insane (Radio)," included as either a CD or a 7" and featuring the original Japanese sleeve artwork. It'll also include a book of liner notes with quotes from all four band members and replicas of original tour programs and posters.
The group's sixth studio album was one of their hardest-edged, thanks in part to issues that were going on in the members' lives. Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward were locked in legal disputes with their management and record company - a situation that resulted in the band members splitting studio time dealing with paperwork and even questioning from litigators. "It was probably the only album ever made with lawyers in the studio," Ward told rock magazine Circus afterward. Nevertheless, songs like "Am I Going Insane (Radio)" and "Symptom of the Universe" remain beloved by critics and fans alike. "Sabotage is not only Black Sabbath's best record since Paranoid," Rolling Stone enthused, "it might be their best ever."
Sabotage is the fourth Black Sabbath album to get the deluxe treatment this year alone, after a super deluxe edition of 1972's Vol. 4 and expansions of Heaven and Hell and Mob Rules, the band's two studio albums with vocalist Ronnie James Dio.
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