Reunion

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All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
Though it was conceived as a mere cash-in for the long-awaited return of the original Black Sabbath, 1998's Reunion is as close to an official live album as the band has had in their historic 30-year career. 1980's Live at Last was released without their permission, and 1982's Live Evil featured then-singer Ronnie James Dio. With this in mind, the band must be commended on the excellent quality of the recordings, which include their most enduring classics "War Pigs," "Paranoid," "Iron Man", as well as a few surprises "Dirty Women," "Behind the Wall of Sleep", and were culled from a series of concerts in their native Birmingham in December 1997. The real key to this ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
Though it was conceived as a mere cash-in for the long-awaited return of the original Black Sabbath, 1998's Reunion is as close to an official live album as the band has had in their historic 30-year career. 1980's Live at Last was released without their permission, and 1982's Live Evil featured then-singer Ronnie James Dio. With this in mind, the band must be commended on the excellent quality of the recordings, which include their most enduring classics "War Pigs," "Paranoid," "Iron Man", as well as a few surprises "Dirty Women," "Behind the Wall of Sleep", and were culled from a series of concerts in their native Birmingham in December 1997. The real key to this album, however, is the band's ability to avoid the most common pitfall of live recordings: speeding up the songs. This patience is crucial, since such Sabbath staples as "Sweet Leaf," "Black Sabbath," and "Snowblind" owe much of their unique personality and somber atmospherics to the band's trademark "snail's pace." "Children of the Grave" proves itself once again as one of the band's most dependable live favorites, and the massive riffs of "Into the Void" are simply timeless. The two brand new studio tracks are another treat for longtime fans, and while "Selling My Soul" is rather mundane, "Psycho Man" is absolutely incredible thanks to its slow intro and raging final riff.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/20/1998
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074646911525
  • Catalog Number: 69115
  • Sales rank: 45,424

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 War Pigs (8:27)
  2. 2 Behind the Wall of Sleep (4:06)
  3. 3 N.I.B. (6:44)
  4. 4 Fairies Wear Boots (6:19)
  5. 5 Electric Funeral (5:01)
  6. 6 Sweet Leaf (5:07)
  7. 7 Spiral Architect (5:40)
  8. 8 Into the Void (6:31)
  9. 9 Snowblind (6:07)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (4:36)
  2. 2 Orchid/Lord of This World (7:06)
  3. 3 Dirty Women (6:29)
  4. 4 Black Sabbath (7:29)
  5. 5 Iron Man (8:20)
  6. 6 Children of the Grave (6:30)
  7. 7 Paranoid (4:29)
  8. 8 Psycho Man (5:19)
  9. 9 Selling My Soul (3:09)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Black Sabbath Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Ozzy Osbourne Vocals
Geezer Butler Bass
Tony Iommi Guitar
Geoff Nicholls Keyboards
Bill Ward Drums, Rhythm
Technical Credits
Ozzy Osbourne Composer
Geezer Butler Composer
Barry Clempson Engineer, Remote Recording
David Coleman Art Direction
Tony Iommi Composer
Bob Marlette Producer, Engineer
Thom Panunzio Producer, Engineer
Glenn Wexler Artwork, Cover Design
Bill Ward Composer
Dave Collins Mastering
Andrew Garver Digital Editing
Phil Alexander Liner Notes
Greg Hackett Engineer, Remote Recording
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The True Metal Gods!!!!!

    Well, Psycho Man proves that these guys still have the ability to blow our minds.....What else can you say about Sabbath? Nobody can argue their contributions to Metal. With Ozzy or Dio, Butler and Iommi are without question the most influential musicians since Page, Clapton, and Hendrix hit the stage in the late 60's. This reunion is another attempt to revitalize the best heavy band ever. This album contains the core music that generated Metal as we know it today.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Like fine wine

    Great collection. Good work by all the members, with the usual standout performances by Ozzy and Tony Iommi. The songs sound as powerful as they ever did. If you aren't moved by Iommi's work on "Into The Void", you dont like guitar, brother.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best Sabbath Live!

    Good tracks in live! Ozzy gives his best! All the tracks can be well heard! Sabbath is like it was before!

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