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Black Sabbath was unraveling at an alarming rate around the time of their second to last album with original singer Ozzy Osbourne, 1976's Technical Ecstasy. The band was getting further and further from their original musical path, as they began experimenting with their trademark sludge-metal sound. While it was not as off-the-mark as their final album with Osbourne, 1978's Never Say Die, it was not on par with Sabbath's exceptional first five releases. The most popular song remains the album closer, "Dirty Women," which was revived during the band's highly successful reunion tour of the late '90s. Other standouts include the funky "All Moving Parts Stand Still" and the ...
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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Black Sabbath was unraveling at an alarming rate around the time of their second to last album with original singer Ozzy Osbourne, 1976's Technical Ecstasy. The band was getting further and further from their original musical path, as they began experimenting with their trademark sludge-metal sound. While it was not as off-the-mark as their final album with Osbourne, 1978's Never Say Die, it was not on par with Sabbath's exceptional first five releases. The most popular song remains the album closer, "Dirty Women," which was revived during the band's highly successful reunion tour of the late '90s. Other standouts include the funky "All Moving Parts Stand Still" and the raging opener, "Back Street Kids." The melodic "It's Alright" turns out to be the album's biggest surprise -- it's one of drummer Bill Ward's few lead vocal spots with the band Guns N' Roses covered the unlikely track on their 1999 live set, Live Era 1987-1993.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/22/2007
  • Label: Sanctuary Uk
  • EAN: 5050749203724
  • Catalog Number: 4920372

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Black Sabbath Primary Artist
Ozzy Osbourne Harmonica, Vocals
Geezer Butler Bass
Tony Iommi Guitar
Mike Lewis Conductor
Gerald Woodruffe Keyboards
Bill Ward Drums, Vocals
Technical Credits
Black Sabbath Arranger, Producer
Ozzy Osbourne Composer, Contributor
Robin Black Engineer
Geezer Butler Composer
Tony Iommi Composer, Mastering
Mike Lewis String Arrangements
Gerald Woodruffe Arranger
Bobby Hata Mastering
Bill Ward Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Technical, really...but no ecstasy...

    These tracks are too simple. There is only one good track and it is "She's Gone" which is a love song, very peaceful one. "Dirty Women" has good lyrics but it's too long.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Ecstacy is Ecstacy

    This album is easily one of their most mature. It combines some old Sabbath sounds with a futuristic, high-speed look at metal. Ozzy sounds fantastic on Back Street Kids and Iommi was technically excellent on his guitar writing. A far cry from the style of their previous studio album Sabotage. Though Ronnie James Dio and Ian Gillan were somewhat successful as Sabbath heads - Ozzy demonstrates what most fans would agree on - He is the man. In fact, I think he sounds better musically with them than he does solo.

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