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Black Sabbath To Release "Born Again" Deluxe 2-disc Set

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Sanctuary Records has anoounced that they will be releasing a 2-disc deluxe-edition reissue of Black Sabbath's "Born Again" on May 30, 2011. You can view the reissue's tracklisting below.

"Born Again" was the only album by Black Sabbath featuring Ian Gillan, who was at the time a solo artist and former singer for Deep Purple, on vocals.

Disc 1:
1. Trashed
2. Stonehenge
3. Disturbing The Priest
4. The Dark
5. Zero The Hero
6. Digital Bitch
7. Born Again
8. Hot Line
9. Keep It Warm

Disc 2:
1. The Fallen
2. Stonehenge
3. Hot Line
4. War Pigs
5. Black Sabbath
6. The Dark
7. Zero The Hero
8. Digital Bitch
9. Iron Man
10. Smoke On The Water
11. Paranoid

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1. Rychemn writes:

Saw this tour with Quiet Riot back in 83'....not a very popular album, but I liked it.....I wonder if some of these songs will be from the show, like Smoke on the water....I remember them playing it....guess we will find out.

# Apr 11, 2011 @ 11:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. R Tenney writes:

Rychemm you might be older school than me! I personally never cared for this album;and the cover art was absolutely hideous! Played a part in my youthful indoctrination into metal though! Loved the Dio sung albums and a few of the Martin albums;this one never really connected for me.

# Apr 11, 2011 @ 12:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Blindgreed1 writes:

Yeah Rychemn it is from that tour. godlike has all of this stuff already. Hit him up for it in email.

Tenny: Funny you mention the album cover. I think it was one of the reasons Ian quit. I liked it personally and I also fvcking LOVED Ian's vocal on Disturbing The Priest, Zero The Hero and a few others off the album.

# Apr 11, 2011 @ 1:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. hellrat writes:

aw come on Big R...you don't like the sweet baby satan??

hell, i always thought the silly cover was better than the music anyway...maybe i should give it another spin eh? its only been like 25 fvckin years since i last heard it...do definitely remember really hating Gillan's shreiking on that thing though...so, maybe not :)

# Apr 11, 2011 @ 2:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Rychemn writes:

Dio was always the better singer but Ian, I thought at the time wasn't that bad...they could have done worse...and yes BG....I recall how godlike had this album cover as his avatar when I first joined the mighty MU.....(and I do have his e-mail address)....disturbing and zero were not too shabby...Ian's vocals were/are awsome on those tracks......there is another song also but I can't recall at the moment....too many years of beers..hee, hee...

# Apr 11, 2011 @ 2:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. R Tenney writes:

Rychemm my respects to you for seeing Gillan Sabbath live;so you probably hear this record through differant ears! Its not one I reach for when I need a non Ozzy Sabbath fix. I always considered it with the G Hughes Seventh Star as the worst Sabbath Tough times for em I'm sure;I was just cutting my teeth on metal at this time. And HR ;the cover work of this one reminds me Of Exodus Classic Bonded by Blood! Horrible covers! Pretty cheesey! And laugh if u want but as far as vocals;I always loved R Gillens work on the first Badlands record. Complete with Jakes guitar work.

# Apr 11, 2011 @ 2:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Blindgreed1 writes:

Tenney: Ray and Ian weren't related BTW. Ray was a bada$$ though. godlike has all of the Badlands stuff too. I think his email is in his profile if you want a fix. All us old fvckers eat this sh!t up. \m/\m/

# Apr 11, 2011 @ 3:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. hellrat writes:

damn big R....methinks that maybe you just don't like babies?? :)

seriously, i don't much like em either, dang little alien gremlins...nope, NO thanks!

and yeh, i think Ray is a MUCH better singer than Ian, even if i don't much care for most of the sh!t he's been on

NP---Saints in Hell---'Priest

# Apr 11, 2011 @ 3:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Rychemn writes:

I too agree with you RT...it's not the album I reach for first when I need my Sabbath fix and it is one of the tough times for these guys......to me, it's way better than the Seventh Star record.....plus the fact that I would later see Ian Gillan regrouped with Deep Purple on the Perfect Strangers Tour leads me to like this album more than I should.....and lastly, no offense to Tommi and Geezer, but on that night in 83'....Quiet Riot were really on top of their game....slighty better of the two...(I was quite disappointed too, considering the fact Sabbath to this day is way, way better of a band....our founding fathers in my opinion...true pioneers!!!!...not QR)

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10. R Tenney writes:

Damn Greed I thought they were brothers! Really did! Dreams in the Dark! Dude had the pipes! Still bust that self titaled out as a under rated classic! Retard I am for thinking they were related! Oz needs to do em as a SOS if he hasn't already.

# Apr 11, 2011 @ 3:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Rychemn writes:

Yes indeed BG.......old rockers bang harder I always say!!!!

# Apr 11, 2011 @ 3:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. hellrat writes:

^ha! :)

# Apr 11, 2011 @ 3:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. R Tenney writes:

Jesus H Christ Rychemm. Quiet Riot! 8th grade ! c** on feel the Noize@ Metal Health ! Seriously its a lot easier for me to listen to Born Again now than it was back then! I respect Gillens work with em even though it was temporary! I have those damn Deep Purp 80s albums on cassette BTW. Still must have been sweet for ya to see QR then though! Metal because of MTV was blowing up !

# Apr 11, 2011 @ 4:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Cynic writes:

I love this album and Gillian is a much better singer for Sabbath than Tony Martin was if you ask me, to much 80s synth in Headless Cross and whatnot. Love the cover too! The title track is epic.

# Apr 11, 2011 @ 5:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. R Tenney writes:

Do you still break that album out Cynic? I don't. Album for me was so so @ dirgy. Nothing against Gillen! He had nothing to do with it.the Martin years were tough too. Some good stuff if you dig deep enough. Sabbath lite in some cases;but still some decent stuff if you dig deep enough.

# Apr 11, 2011 @ 5:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. hellrat writes:

ah yes Cynic! the dreaded synth period!! YUCK

somewhere in time....turbo...dream evil...headless cross...rage for order...etc and so forth...

still some good tunes outta a lot of them records, but man! they coulda done without all the frikken Velveeta :)

NP---Slumgullion---Creosote

# Apr 11, 2011 @ 6:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. spiral_architect writes:

i f***ing loved this tape when it came out. i cranked "disturbing the priest", "born again" and "keep it warm" for a week straight on my high school bus. this album ranks as one of my top 10 sabbath albums of all time, right at the bottom of the list after my ozzy and dio favorites.

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18. spiral_architect writes:

i also own an original 45 rpm pressing of "trashed".

# Apr 11, 2011 @ 6:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. R Tenney writes:

Damn HR. The albums you listed I saw all of em live for ; including god damned Turbo Tour! And that Somewhere in Time record weren't all that bad imo. Éarly 87 in Providence RI I saw Waysted open for the the mighty Maiden! Good times! A hiccup in time maybe but good times nonetheless!

# Apr 11, 2011 @ 6:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Cynic writes:

@hellrat - don't forget Power Windows! I think Iron Maiden did it fine actually, that's synth done right (I'm actually a massive fan of synths, just not sh**ty 80s dance ones). Velveeta - ha.

Yeah I break it out - Gillan's (no i or e lol...) screams are great and though there are some bits where it lulls the highs are pretty good. Had anyone done heavy natural harmonic riffing like in "Disturbing The Priest" before Sabbath? I'd be interested to know. That, the title track, and "Keep It Warm" keep me coming back, though I listen to the Dio stuff more of late.

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21. Blindgreed1 writes:

Agreed, Keep It Warm is one of those that get's stuck in your head all day long too.

# Apr 11, 2011 @ 6:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. hellrat writes:

^ha! :)

nah, a few of them records are all right...turbo was def. a bit overboard on the synths! and RFO was the major change in direction for Q-reich

ya R Ten, saw somewhere on tour as well! showed up late and almost missed the start of Maiden's set (buddy's sh!t car kept overheating!)...seen the dio show as well with Megadeth opening

NP---Neue Regal---Queensryche

# Apr 11, 2011 @ 6:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. R Tenney writes:

Gents you were all there. These albums were in response to the times! Easy to criticize now. I would much rather listen to Rage for Order than their latest ;Turbo;god save me as apposed to Nastradamus. And Maidens Somewhere in Time compared to their latest sleepfest.

# Apr 11, 2011 @ 6:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Blindgreed1 writes:

I missed Turbo. Intentionally. Saw Screaming and Defenders of the Fred though. Actually saw them the last time they ran through with the Nostradamus tour but they only played 2 songs off that piece of sh!t. \m/\m/ i don't think I missed a Maiden show until after Somewhere in time and I believe I've seen them twice since then. Seen Dio with Sabbath (once or twice I can't remember) and once as Heaven and Hell, Gillen with Sabbath and Ozzy with Sabbath as well. All great shows. But of all of the sabbs front men, Dio was the best live hands down. RIP you fvcking monster vocalist.

# Apr 11, 2011 @ 7:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. hellrat writes:

ya, dude was the complete package as far as vocal talent...no fvcking cheating, no fvcking fluff

also, the first real HEAVY singer...a MAJOR fvcking influence on metal vocals in general

# Apr 11, 2011 @ 7:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. R Tenney writes:

I was the retard in heavy metal parking lot with the 69 Camaro SS with jean jacket and embarrassing mullet! Saw Priest 3 times on Defenders tour! Turbo was in response to the Dokkens. Tour was great! In fact they toured with Dokken. Defenitly a old school thread here!

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27. 1989metalhead writes:

Now that Dio is gon (RIP) Tony Iommi should definetely team up with Tony Martin or Ian Gillan again and run thru some long-forgotten tracks!

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28. R Tenney writes:

89 metal head;a tip o the cap to ya for ya idea! I stand behind that!

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29. Cynic writes:

Anyone know what Iommi has planned? Honestly, anyone that can write an album like "Heaven And Hell" needs to continue to do so.

# Apr 11, 2011 @ 8:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. R Tenney writes:

Hopefully its not the rumored Ozzy reunion. I'd seriously settle for Martin synths and all. Hell scrap the synths;it was the mid 80s! No really I have not heard;other than ozzman comments saying hed like to record with Sabbath again.

# Apr 11, 2011 @ 8:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Rychemn writes:

Yes gentleman.....synths did change things a little...but like HR says...if done right, it added a little flair that made for some damn good music.....also HR....it may have been a major change for Queensryche, but you can't argue with the album "Operation Mindcrime"....absolutely, to this day, one of my all time favorites!!!!......and so is "Rage for Order".....by the way BG...you didn't miss much with the turbo tour....Priest and the boys with that goofy-ass hair and all....was very glad to see priest go back to the days of old with the "Ram it Down" tour.....but I missed the "Painkiller" show (and I'm still kicking my own a$$ over that one...but I won't miss their final tour....HELL NO!!!!)

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32. hellrat writes:

Yes indeed brother 'Ryche...am quite fond of both Rage and 'Mindcrime...in fact, listened to all of RFO today for the first time in a fair while because of this here discussion!

But yes, I think the departure it took from the Warning was maybe more pronounced (i hate the word 'extreme')
than possibly any of the others we listed from that period...and they fvcking pulled it off... big time!

Definitely will take Rage for Order over that insidious fvcking Black record that turned the Mighty Met into Sh!tallica....yessir, any day of the goddamned week! :)

NP---Country State of Mind---Hank II

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33. R Tenney writes:

Yea guys most bands in the mid 80s dabbled with the synths to some degree. Hell a lot of Dios best songs had em. Rainbow in the Dark? I don't think it hurt their live shows any. Yea that Black album ;all down hill from there. I also won't miss Priests last tour for anything. Kicking myself for not seeing them do British Steel in its entirety.

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34. Rychemn writes:

Sorry to hear that RT.....when Priest did the entire British Steel album live...there was no way I could miss that...definetly in my top ten all time greatest records....also, never got to hear them play "Steeler" live....worth the price of admission to me.....secondly, IMO, Rage is way better than the black album, even though it sold a helluva lot more copies...but that crap don't matter to me......its not a bad record at all...but it don't hold sh#t compared to Justice for All....

# Apr 12, 2011 @ 10:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. R Tenney writes:

Yes Rychemm;Rage for Order was a great record for me because I saw them live for the first time. Opening for Ozzy with Raven! Its not as good as Mindcrime or their first full length but it was pretty damn good imo. Yes missed Priest last time because of work;I won't miss em next time I assure you. Pretty important band for me. It will be a sad day when they pack it in. Hell I woulda loved to see em do United and Grinder!

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36. hellrat writes:

STEELER!!! fvck yeah, awesome tune! an all time fave

# Apr 12, 2011 @ 11:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. Rychemn writes:

I missed a few shows 'cause of work RT, so don't feel bad, even quit some jobs for a good concert......I did miss seeing Stevie Ray Vaughan, on his last tour because of work...yes, the same one he died on....and to this day it still haunts me.....over the years, seen Priest play Grinder and United a few times....but never Steeler, oh and also "The Rage".....so don't miss the next one, I'm sure they will have a few surprises if this is indeed the last tour. The show you saw with Ozzy and Raven, I didn't see...never seen Raven live, sounds like a damn good concert......I saw Ryche in a small club when they did the Rage tour......but in '09, on Soldier tour....they did a few songs from this album, they called it a "Suite"...also Empire too........but the highlight of the night for me was hearing them play "The Killing Words"...an all time fav that I haven't seen performed live since the eighties......and take it from me....I've seen these guys 12 times.....and looking forward to seeing them again later this year.


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38. R Tenney writes:

How's this for tragedy Rychemm. I had advanced tickets SRVs last tour. My car blew a head gasket day before show and I could not find anyone to take me to see Vaughn ;even for a free ticket. Gotta remember that tour was with J c***er! I still got the unused ticket btw! Wondering if you saw the Reich tour 5 years or so ago when they played Mindcrime in its entirety? Brought my ex to that one and she p***ed @ moaned they didn't play Silent Lucidity! Gotta admit that song broke them mainstream wise! NP: Take Hold of the Flame ; the mighty Reich!

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39. Rychemn writes:

And I thought me not seeing SRV was bad....if I was there RT, I would've had no problem getting you to the show......as for QR.....I did see that show.....it was either Friday, Oct.14 '05....or Sat. Aug.26 '06......at the House of Blues in Orlando.....and one of those two shows, I let this couple share the bench seat with me and my ex.....and this girl was ripped, and all I said was, no problem, as long as she doesn't puke....and sure enough she did......I don't suppose that was you two?....Hee, hee....I felt bad for the guy 'cause QR was his favorite band and he never got to see the whole show.....as for SRV....I thought he was with Clapton? (the show I was suppose to see)......and a few shows later, took a ride on a 'copter and the rest is history.

# Apr 12, 2011 @ 4:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. R Tenney writes:

Nah Rychemm;Vaughn was opening for ol Joe c***er in a show in Manchester NH on a concert by the river show! Shoulda walked the 60 miles to it! Died less than a week later! Sometimes you get f***ed! Got the unused ticks still;plus newspaper articles from Boston Globe and Herald in a scrapbook! Sad thing is SRV had gotten clean and sober prior and it reflected in his live playing! So yes dude I've missed some good ones!

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