Black Sabbath’s Limited Edition Vinyl Boxset Is Coming Soon

Black Sabbath have announced details of a new limited edition vinyl boxset called The Ten Year War, following a string of gigs earlier this year. It features all eight Ozzy Osbourne fronted albums in the package, and a host of rarities from the band with exclusive artwork created by the famous street artist, activist and founder of label Obey, Shepard Fairey.

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Says a press release announcing the boxset, “Despite Black Sabbath’s multi-million selling albums and rabid fan base throughout the seventies, this adulation wasn’t always mirrored by the music press at the time,”

“The band received more than their fair share of criticism, prompting them to publish ‘The Ten Year War’ brochure; a playful dig at journalists with the witty tagline ‘more good press than most – more bad press than any.'”

That same brochure is reproduced in full for the boxset and is one of a number of exclusive items featured, with each of the band’s eight albums with Ozzy reproduced in their original sleeves and remastered from the original tapes. Two rare 7″ singles also feature in the form of the Japanese version of Evil Woman (Don’t Play Your Games With Me)/Black Sabbath and the Chilean version of Paranoid/The Wizard with only 100 copies pressed.

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Below is the full list of what will be inside the individually numbered set, and you can pre-order here.

• Black Sabbath
• Paranoid
• Master of Reality [including original fold-out color poster]
• Vol. 4
• Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
• Sabotage
• Technical Ecstasy
• Never Say Die!

*Two rare 7” singles, reproduced in their original sleeves — Japanese version of “Evil Woman (Don’t Play Your Games With Me)”/”Black Sabbath” and the 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 Center Arena show.

Listen to The Ten Year War here:

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