First there was Sabotage! Black Sabbath in the Seventies, in which Martin
Popoff tells the tale of the first eight Sabbath albums, each fronted by Ozzy,
who stumbles out of the band at the turn of the following decade.
Now, in Born Again! Black Sabbath in the Eighties and Nineties, Popoff
indulges in 119,000 words of deep-dish analysis on every record from Heaven
and Hell through to the Reunion live album, which marks Ozzy’s return to the
band. Included as well are eight pages of colour plates plus at the end, a
As the back cover says…
In this scintillating sequel to Sabotage! Black Sabbath in the Seventies,
Martin Popoff blows up the kaleidoscopic narrative of the Sabs over the
ensuing 20 years, dissecting each and every of the band’s ten studio albums
and two (and-a-half) live albums produced over that time period.
So this is the book where we hear the gripes, snipes, swipes and thumbs-up
likes from Ronnie James Dio, Ian Gillan, Glenn Hughes, Tony Martin and finally
once more Ozzy Osbourne, as they remark upon this institution coddled by the
anchor of the band Tony Iommi, who valiantly held Black Sabbath together
through many years of blood, sweat and Tyrs.
Heaven and Hell, Mob Rules, Live Evil, Born Again, Seventh Star, The Eternal
Idol, Headless Cross, Tyr, Dehumanizer, Cross Purposes, Forbidden and finally,
extensively broken down, Reunion….they’re all here, song by song, the hirings
and the firings highlighted and explained.
Incorporating talk from over 60 interviews conductive with band members and
other relevant parties over 25 years, make no mistake—this is the most
in-depth examination of the band during this timeframe ever executed. So come
one and all, re-love modern-era Black Sabbath all over again—you’ll be
pleasantly surprised at how much dastardly doom there is from Tony Iommi that
you need to know and embrace once again.
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