We didn’t think anything about the music business could shock us anymore but today, Black Sabbath’s classic catalog, including their debut album from 1970 all the way to Never Say Die, is finally out on iTunes.
Tony Iommi, a longtime friend of Epiphone—check out his hard to find limited edition signature Tony Iommi G-400
said in a statement that it’s “great news, been a long time trying to explain to fans why the music wasn't available.” Or as Ozzy put it, “It’s about #$#$#@ time.”
The remastering job on the Black Sabbath catalog is excellent and though it was a long wait, it was probably worth it to make sure that the digital transfers were done right. Black Sabbath's debut packs just as much punch as ever. Check out the Paris concert from 1970 below. Black Sabbath will kick up a North American tour starting March 31 in Brooklyn which will mostly cover Canada but will wind up at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on April 26. It’s not out of the question they might appear at SXSW in Austin but for now, there’s no confirmation. Be sure to check out the live album and DVD Black Sabbath: Love…Gathered in their Masses