Black Sabbath Release Past Lives


Black Sabbath’s two-CD live set, Past Lives, comes out in the U.S. Aug. 20 on Sanctuary.

It is the band’s first live album released domestically with the original lineup, which also includes bassist Geezer Butler, guitarist Tony Iommi and drummer Bill Ward. (Sabbath’s Stateside live debut came courtesy of 1982’s Live Evil, on which the band was fronted by Ozzy’s replacement Ronnie James Dio.)

The first of two discs comprising Past Lives was initially issued in the U.K. as Live at Last in 1980, but the sound quality � not to mention uninspired artwork and liner notes that misspelled Osbourne’s first name as “Ossie” � was rejected by the band and, subsequently, many of its fans.

Remastered and with new cover art and liner notes, Past Lives, set for release August 20, features such Sabbath favorites as “Sweet Leaf,” “War Pigs” and “Paranoid,” along with gems like a 19-minute, improvised version of “Wicked World.”

Track list for Past Lives, according to the album’s publicist:

Disc 1
“Tomorrow’s Dream”
“Sweet Leaf”
“Killing Yourself to Live”
“Children of the Grave”
“War Pigs”
“Wicked World”

Disc 2 “Hand of Doom”
“Hole in the Sky”
“Symptom of the Universe”
“Iron Man”
“Black Sabbath”
“Behind the Wall”
“Fairies Wear Boots”

Joe D’Angelo courtesy of VH1