BLACK SABBATH- 1970-1978 -Symptom of the Universe -2 CD SETRHINO
NOTE: Archive copy previously owned by either the owner of ALIVE or BOMP , unsealed
CDs mint, slight corner crunch on box and cds.
This 29-track collection gathers the key tracks from Black Sabbath's earliest days and most popular era with Ozzy Osbourne as co-founder and frontman. Includes the rare ""Evil Woman,"" a non-LP single available on compact disc for the first time in the United States. Completely besting the once-classic and classically named best-of, We Sold Our Souls for Rock 'n' Roll, Symptom of the Universe captures one of rock's heaviest tidal forces in all their glory--and in some more compromising moments. Ranging from the eponymous dirge that opens the set to the boogie-laden energy of more minor Sabbath gems like "Evil Woman" and "After Forever," this two-disc overview doesn't skimp on stone-cold gems like "Paranoid," "War Pigs," "Iron Man," and "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath." The second CD serves up the solo acoustic "Snowblind," a piano-and-Ozzy interlude, "Laguna Sunrise" (from the album Black Sabbath, Vol. 4), and the silly, aptly named "Fluff." Here the quartet reaches beyond their grasp, eschewing the grinding, hefty sound that fit Ozzy's flat vocal delivery like a glove; this stuff isn't great, but it's revealing. Decades after their debut, Sabbath's dystrophic rejoinder to '60s and '70s rock still energize nearly all hard rock. So this is rock history, and a blast at that. --Andrew Bartlett