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Black Sabbath / Vol 4 box sets

4CD and 5LP super deluxe editions with outtakes & live material

Black Sabbath‘s 1972 album Vol 4 will be reissued early next year as expansive CD and vinyl super deluxe edition box sets.

The band’s fourth album (obviously…) features tracks like ‘Supernaut’, ‘Changes’, and ‘Snowblind’ and has been newly remastered for this reissue.

However, there’s some exciting bonus material available in both the 4CD and 5LP super deluxe editions (both formats feature exactly the same audio).

First off, there’s six previously unreleased studio outtakes on the second disc of both sets. These have been newly mixed by remixmeister Steven Wilson using the analog multi-tracks.

Additionally, the Vol 4 box sets feature 11 additional studio recordings that spotlight alternative takes, false starts and snippets of studio dialogue. Again, these have been remixed by Steven Wilson and include several alternative takes for ‘Wheels Of Confusion’ as well as outtakes for ‘The Straightener’ and ‘Snowblind’. These are contained within CD 3 of the CD box and are spread across LPs two and three in the vinyl set.

 
Black Sabbath Vol 4 5LP vinyl super deluxe edition (click image to enlarge)

Finally, the last CD (or LPs four and five) brings together live recordings of the era, recreating a typical setlist from Black Sabbath’s tour for Vol 4. Recorded in March 1973 at various stops along the band’s U.K. tour, these recordings were originally slated for a live album that was ultimately shelved and this represents the first time a full 1973 Sabbath show has been recreated. The live audio has been newly mixed by Richard Digby Smith using the original 16-track analog tapes.

Both versions of the Vol 4 box sets come with extensive booklets featuring liner notes, rare photos, and a poster with previously unpublished early artwork of the album using the working title Snowblind.

These Vol 4 box sets will be released on 12 February 2021.

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Vol 4 4CD super deluxe

CD 1: Original Album Remastered

  1. “Wheels Of Confusion / The Straightener”
  2. “Tomorrow’s Dream”
  3. “Changes”
  4. “FX”
  5. “Supernaut”
  6. “Snowblind”
  7. “Cornucopia”
  8. “Laguna Sunrise”
  9. “St. Vitus Dance”
  10. “Under The Sun / Every Day Comes And Goes”

CD 2: Outtakes – New Mixes

  1. “Wheels Of Confusion / The Straightener” *
  2. “Changes” *
  3. “Supernaut” *
  4. “Snowblind” *
  5. “Laguna Sunrise” *
  6. “Under The Sun” (Instrumental) *

CD 3: Alternative Takes, False Starts & Studio Dialogue

  1. “Wheels Of Confusion” (False Start with Studio Dialogue) *
  2. “Wheels Of Confusion” (Alternative Take 1) *
  3. “Wheels Of Confusion” (Alternative Take 2) *
  4. “Wheels Of Confusion” (Alternative Take 3) *
  5. “Wheels Of Confusion” (Alternative Take 4) *
  6. “The Straightener” (Outtake) *
  7. “Supernaut” (Outtake) *
  8. “Supernaut” (Alternative Takes with False Starts) *
  9. “Snowblind” (Alternative Take 1 – Incomplete) *
  10. “Under The Sun” (False Start with Studio Dialogue) *
  11. “Under The Sun” (Alternative Take with Guide Vocal) *

CD 4: Live In The UK 1973

  1. “Tomorrow’s Dream” *
  2. “Sweet Leaf” *
  3. “War Pigs”
  4. “Snowblind” *
  5. “Killing Yourself To Live”
  6. “Cornucopia”
  7. “Wicked World” (Includes Excerpts of:)
  8. Guitar Solo
  9. “Orchid”

iii.                       “Into The Void”

  1. “Sometimes I’m Happy”
  2. “Supernaut” / Drum Solo
  3. “Wicked World” (Reprise)
  4. “Embryo”
  5. “Children Of The Grave”
  6. “Paranoid”

Vol 4 5LP vinyl super deluxe

LP 1: Original Album Remastered

Side One

  1. “Wheels Of Confusion / The Straightener”
  2. “Tomorrow’s Dream”
  3. “Changes”
  4. “FX”
  5. “Supernaut”

Side Two

  1. “Snowblind”
  2. “Cornucopia”
  3. “Laguna Sunrise”
  4. “St. Vitus Dance”
  5. “Under The Sun / Every Day Comes And Goes”

LP 2: Outtakes – New Mixes

Side Three

  1. “Wheels Of Confusion / The Straightener” *
  2. “Changes” *
  3. “Supernaut” *
  4. “Snowblind” *

Side Four

  1. “Laguna Sunrise” *
  2. “Under The Sun” (Instrumental) *

Alternative Takes, False Starts & Studio Dialogue

  1. “Wheels Of Confusion” (False Start with Studio Dialogue) *
  2. “Wheels Of Confusion” (Alternative Take 1) *
  3. “Wheels Of Confusion” (Alternative Take 2) *
  4. “Wheels Of Confusion” (Alternative Take 3) *

LP 3: Alternative Takes, False Starts & Studio Dialogue

Side Five

  1. “Wheels Of Confusion” (Alternative Take 4) *
  2. “The Straightener” (Outtake) *
  3. “Snowblind” (Alternative Take 1 – Incomplete) *
  4. “Supernaut” (Outtake) *

Side Six

  1. “Supernaut” (Alternative Takes with False Starts) *
  2. “Under The Sun” (False Start with Studio Dialogue) *
  3. “Under The Sun” (Alternative Take with Guide Vocal) *

LP 4: Live in the UK 1973

Side Seven

  1. “Tomorrow’s Dream” *
  2. “Sweet Leaf” *
  3. “War Pigs”

Side Eight

  1. “Snowblind” *
  2. “Killing Yourself To Live”
  3. “Cornucopia”

LP 5: Live in the UK 1973

Side Nine

  1. “Wicked World” (Includes Excerpts of:)
  2. Guitar Solo
  3. “Orchid”

iii.                       “Into The Void”

  1. “Sometimes I’m Happy”

Side Ten

  1. “Supernaut” / Drum Solo
  2. “Wicked World” (Reprise)
  3. “Embryo”
  4. “Children Of The Grave”
  5. “Paranoid”

* previously unreleased

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