Black Sabbath promised a big announcement today, and they have delivered. The heavy metal godfathers have announced that they will be releasing ‘The Ten Year War’ limited edition vinyl box set on September 29th via BMG. The set features Black Sabbath’s eight Ozzy fronted albums, plus a swathe of other rarities, all housed within exclusive artwork created by renowned street artist Shepard Fairey.
Here is the official breakdown of everything you’ll get:
8 x vinyl LPs meticulously reproduced in their original sleeves, remastered by renowned mastering engineer Andy Pearce from the original tapes and pressed on 180 gram splatter-colored vinyl, each LP with unique and individual colouring.
* Black Sabbath
* Master Of Reality (including original fold-out colour poster)
* Vol. 4
* Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
* Technical Ecstasy
* Never Say Die!
2 x rare 7″ singles, reproduced in their original sleeves:
* Japanese version of “Evil Woman (Don’t Play Your Games With Me)” / “Black Sabbath”.
* Chilean version of “Paranoid”/”The Wizard” (only 100 copies of the original radio promo were pressed).
Crucifix-shaped BLACK SABBATH USB stick, exclusive to this box set, which can be worn round the neck and contains MQA high definition audio of the first eight Black Sabbath albums.
The extremely rare “The Ten Year War” brochure, reproduced from the original publication.
Hardback book, featuring accolades from the cream of rock royalty, coupled with official and candid iconic photography of the band during their 1970s tours, recording sessions and photo shoots.
“Tenth Anniversary World Tour” 1978 official program, impeccably reproduced.
Reprinted tour poster from the 1972 Seattle Centre Arena show.
For more details, head to Tenyearwar.com!