TWO 'BLACK SABBATH STORY' HOME VIDEOS TO BE RELEASED ON DVD AND VHS BY
SANCTUARY ON SEPTEMBER 24, 2002
VOLUME 1 (1970-1978) AND VOLUME 2 (1978-1992)
EXAMINE THE TURBULENT HISTORY OF THE GROUNDBREAKING BAND;
BOTH TITLES INCLUDE BONUS FEATURES NOT FOUND
ON ORIGINAL VHS VERSIONS
Black Sabbath pioneered true heavy metal, and a fascinating look into the
British band's turbulent history is covered on two individual DVD and VHS
releases, 'The Black Sabbath Story: Volume One' and 'The Black Sabbath Story:
Volume Two,' coming from Sanctuary Records on September 24, 2002. Each DVD
and VHS is sold separately.
Each volume includes rare concert and television footage, music videos,
in-depth interviews and much more. These titles are being released on DVD for
the first time, and they include extras not present on the original VHS
versions. They have been reformatted for DVD in the 16:9 letterbox ratio, and
the audio has been remastered for both Dolby Digital 5.1 and stereo sound.
Bonus features on both titles include animated menus, an album gallery and
'The Black Sabbath Story: Volume One' covers 1970 to 1978, when the original
lineup of vocalist Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi, bass guitarist Geezer
Butler and drummer Bill Ward turned rock music upside down with its
blistering originality. Albums like 'Black Sabbath,' 'Paranoid,' 'Master of
Reality' and 'Volume 4' are still cited as metal milestones 30 years after
their release by successive generations of rock fans. Osbourne, Iommi, Butler
and Ward addressed the bleaker sides of life in their songs, and did so on a
volcanic musical foundation.
This 85-minute DVD includes 10 songs: "N.I.B.," "Paranoid," "War Pigs,"
"Children of the Grave," "Snowblind," "Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath," "Symptom of
the Universe," "It's Alright," "Rock 'N Roll Doctor" and "Never Say Die." One
special feature is an in-depth interview with Black Sabbath's original
manager, Jim Simpson, who describes the band's development.
'The Black Sabbath Story: Volume Two' picks up in 1978 prior to Osbourne's
departure and traces the strange periods of all-star, revolving-door lineups
up through 1992 during which Iommi was often the only remaining original
member. After Osbourne left, he was replaced by Rainbow vocalist Ronnie James
Dio for a brief, turbulent but artistically rewarding period which yielded
1980's brilliant 'Heaven and Hell.' Other vocalists included Deep Purple's
Ian Gillan and Glenn Hughes, and Tony Martin. Short-lived drummers included
Vinny Appice, Electric Light Orchestra's Bev Bevan, the late Cozy Powell and
future Kiss member Eric Singer. The DVD ends with the reunion of Dio, Iommi,
Butler and Appice for 1992's 'Dehumanizer.'
The 10 songs on the 72-minute second volume are: "Hard Road," "Die Young,"
"Neon Knights," "Trashed," "Zero the Hero," "No Stranger to Love," "The
Shining," "Headless Cross," "Feels Good to Me" and "TV Crimes." A bonus
interview with Black Sabbath expert Hugh Gilmour is part of this DVD.
'The Black Sabbath Story: Volume One' and 'The Black Sabbath Story: Volume
Two' are valuable historical documents that chronicle the career of one of
the most innovative rock bands in history.
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