Not just "The Eternal Idol": "Headless Cross", "Týr" and "Cross Purposes" were also awesome. Even "Forbidden" had its good moments, despite being the only album in the Tony Martin era I would personally skip.
даже не подозревая об этом, изобрели несколько жанров митала сразу в 1969 году и предопределили маршрут охуенных и просто известных групп разных ниш. к тому же, обладатели самой крутой эстетики из всех групп батярока 70-х, загодя утвердившей их незыблемую уникальность и актуальность.
listening to their 1999 reunion right now, i forgot just how great that recording was. highly recommended to anyone reading who hasn't heard it. really brings back memories, i'm so glad i got to see them live twice. most important band ever.
Одна из наиболее великих рок-групп за всё время с величайшим наследием, тут и говорить нечего, правда сразу после Born Again она для меня закончилась, увы, но даже работы 2013-2016 гг с вернувшимся Оззи не подарили ностальгического удовольствия, хотя воссоединение состава было историческим событием.
Depends what you consider "early." There are plenty of great bootlegs from all eras of Sabbath, but as far as officially released live records there's Live at Last, which was recorded in 1973. Sound is kind of rough but the performances are good. It's got some awesome Vol 4 stuff, great renditions of some Paranoid classics, a jam on "Wicked World" that includes parts of "Into the Void" and "Changes," a cool take on "Sweet Leaf," and a version of the then-unreleased (at the time of the recording, not the album's release -- it was put out in 1980) "Killing Yourself to Live."
I don't have Past Lives, so I didn't realize Past Lives includes the Live at Last release on one of its discs. D'oh! That's pretty much it as far as officially released Ozzy era Sabbath goes. Live Evil and the Hammersmith Odeon disc are both pretty cool but they're from the Dio era so I don't think you'd consider them to be "early," exactly.
Okay, I wasn't sure of that either. Yeah, Sweet Leaf kills on that recording and that Wicked World jam is amazing. The additional disc on Past Lives that's not Live at Last is really worth it and has a show from 1970 on it.
Not to mention that all remastered versions sound atrocious. They have strong compression, modulated bass, treble and aggressive noise reduction that makes the sound plastic and cheap. Take, for example, a heavy metal group Iron Maiden, the bass line on all their albums sound crumpled and undefined. Not to mention the drum, Bruce Dickinson's voice and the sound of electric guitars that has a ping-pong effect thanks to this procedure. Listening to these remastered albums is like listening to a tape that you recorded with a dbx Noise Reduction filter on a non-dbx machine that exhibited large amounts of dynamic error, with audio levels going up and down constantly. That is how all remastered albums sound to me; it's also a clipping mess, to be honest. Most of them sound more flat and harsh. They don't have a good dynamic, and they rely on the loudness method. If the production is good, then don’t touch it! Leave it as it is.
I have 2 songs on my albums that are my own. Queen Mesmira and Welcome to Hell. I wrote Welcome To Hell when I was 12. No Venom relation. I also own the rights to The Pharoah or Metal and The Ayotollah of Sock and rolla.