The 1970’s were a good time for Black Sabbath. The band announced that they will be releasing a new box set, highlighting the hits of their catalog from that decade. Titled ‘Supersonic Years – The Seventies Singles Box Set,’ fans can indulge on a variety of hits from Black Sabbath’s self-imposed ban on releasing singles in the 70’s.
“Sabbathhave decided to place a ‘ban’ on singles in the future. Their hit, ‘Paranoid’, as far as they are concerned is their first and last single. They will also oppose any attempt to draw singles material from future albums,” as was reported in a Record Mirror article from November, 1970.
“We didn’t intend to make a single in the first place,” said Tony Iommi to the Disc And Music Echo in 1971. “But after we’d completed the album, the ‘Paranoid’ track was sufficiently short to be a ‘trailer’ for the LP. We really didn’t expect it to do anything at all. We don’t go into the studio to make singles. We make LPs only. But if there is anything suitable as a result of the recordings, it would be considered, of course.”
The new Black Sabbath box set will be released on June 8th via BMG. Fans can look to pre-order their set here.
Box Set Singles:
Disc 1: Evil Woman (Don’t Play Your Games With Me) / Wicked World – 1970
Disc 2: Paranoid / The Wizard – 1970
Disc 3: Iron Man (Single Edit) / Electric Funeral – 1970
Disc 4: Tomorrow’s Dream / Laguna Sunrise – 1972
Disc 5: Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (Edited Version) / Changes – 1973
Disc 6: Am I Going Insane (Radio) (Single Edit) / Hole In The Sky – 1975
Disc 7: Gypsy / She’s Gone – 1976
Disc 8: It’s Alright / Rock ‘N’ Roll Doctor – 1976
Disc 9: Never Say Die / She’s Gone – 1978
Disc 10: Hard Road (Single Edit) / Symptom Of The Universe (German Single Edit) – 1978
JT “Doc” Berry \m/