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Technical Ecstacy [Original recording remastered]

Black Sabbath Audio CD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (30 Mar 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • ASIN: B00022TPUC
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 31,426 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
By Xodiak
Format:Audio CD
This album has often attracted luke warm reviews but I think it is marked down just because it is not as raw as Sabbath's early albums. I actually love it and am writing this (my very first Amazon review) to defend it and urge you to give it a chance.

Iommi's guitar sound on this album is awesome. Ozzy's vocals are as emotional as ever and match the newer Sabbath sound perfectly. There are some fantastic songs too, You Won't Change Me, Gypsy and Dirty Women particularly. She's Gone and Rock N Roll Doctor provide a bit of variety and are also excellent. If you haven't heard this album, buy a remastered version and give it a chance.

I've been playing all the Ozzy era Sabbath albums for more than 25 years and I'd personally rate Technical Ecstasy in my top 3. Finally, you ought to do yourself a favour and also buy Sabotage. Their finest offering which again does not always get the recognition it should.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Open your mind 27 Nov 2009
Format:Audio CD
I first owned this album at the age of 13 on vinyl back in 1983. Back then i played all the early Sabbath albums to death but only give this album a couple of listens. I was too young to understand what a classic album it really is and didn't discover it properly until i bought it on the 96 remastered disc. I bought all the albums on these reissues as they were and still are my favorite band. I put them in my Cd player in order of release necking the beer and getting more merry as the sabbath years blasted into my happy head. When Sabotage finished it left me wanting more, more Sabbath and more beer, the two do go together very well, so do i start back from the rain, thunder and bell, or do i put Technical Ecstasy on, well i bought it so i may as well put it on once before it gathers dust. i put it in the player, okay it sounded different to the other albums but it sounded better than i remembered it. back street kids, you won't change me, gypsy and dirty women sounded really good. The rest of the album i still wasn't sure, but have since got into she's gone and all moving parts (stand still). It's alright and rock 'n' roll doctor i will never like but the rest of the album grew on me with time to the point were it is one of my most played Sabbath albums.
Give this album a chance, its a gem of an album and is there to be enjoyed. I'm sure you will love it if you open your mind. Putting it in that Cd player was one of the best things i ever did and i will be buying it yet again on this new release soon.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Technical Ecstacy? it is for me. 2 July 2010
By Mr Blackwell TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
From the general perception of this album thru other reviewers,ratings in anthologies,music magazines etc you would be forgiven for thinking this album is a complete turkey.You couldnt be further from the truth,this is a fantastic album,hampered i must say by a lethargic production that for the most part muffles the rythmn section in comparison to earlier albums.

However once you put your predjudices away and give this a chance you'll be pleasantly surprised,opening with a traditional rocker 'Back Street Kids' the band rock your world as normal and repeat the trick later with the excellent 'Rock N Roll Docter' (is that riff the inspiration for Saxon's Wheels of Steel? i wonder),we also have the traditional paranoia/sinister lyrics of 'You Wont Change me' a superb piece which always makes me think of Floyd with the fade in,while 'All Moving Parts Stand Still' is a lost classic,one of the few tracks were Butlers funky Bass is to the fore ,the highlight of the disc for most is the stunning 'Dirty Women' with Iommi's Guitar sounding fantastic.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ignore what you've heard, this is a classic 4 Dec 2006
Format:Audio CD
There are two other reviews of this record, both saying its underated, but then only giving it 4 stars? Don't be shy lads, there's nothing wrong with Tech Ec at all. The band had been experimenting with new sounds and production ever since Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, and whilst I accept the band were in meltdown with Ozzy's behaviour, they still came up with another great LP. More great riffs and fantastic songs with Ozzy's finest ever vocal performance. Songs like Rock'n'Roll Doctor were a little more commercial, but no more so than Am I going Insane from the previous release, Sabotage. You Won't Change Me, Gypsy and Dirty Women are chock full of everything you'd expect from Sabbath - great, great songs, and its sad that they never get played live. Even the inevitable ballad, She's Gone is one of the most amazing things they ever did. If they'd wanted to cash in, this would have topped the charts as a single, and would be talked about in the same hushed tones as Nilsson's Without You. It's just a great LP, and why it ever got such a bad press is beyond belief.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
perfect
Published 1 month ago by Virgilijus
1.0 out of 5 stars Vinyl remaster very poor
This is one of my favourite Black Sabbath albums - but my old vinyl copy is a bit worn.

So I thought I would upgrade with the brand spanking new Sanctuary... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Fred Says
5.0 out of 5 stars Unfathomable
In the great canons of Metallic theory, Technical Ecstasy and Never Say Die receive a broadly harsh, critical dismissal. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Hellion
3.0 out of 5 stars Ermmmmm.....
Yes it's not great. Yes it's slightly underrated. But it makes great background listening. Gypsy is a stand out track for me. Read more
Published on 18 May 2012 by Mr Gav 77
5.0 out of 5 stars A part of my history
The tunes on Technical ecstasy defined my teenage years and kind of summed up the darker parts of that time. Read more
Published on 2 May 2012 by John
5.0 out of 5 stars Hindsight is
Hindsight is a wondrful thing. I was introduced to this album after my mate Steve had split with his girlfriend of the time and was playing "She's gone" on repeat. Read more
Published on 20 Dec 2010 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars love or hate it.
This is without doubt in the top 3 Sabs all time greats..Suberb album,their marmite album!Worth the money just for Dirty Women!!
Published on 24 Oct 2009 by Buzzin'
3.0 out of 5 stars Not that ecstatic
I first heard this album on vinyl which frankly, sounded a lot better. The mix on this CD just isn't that good - Ozzy's voice is irritating and even the great Iommi's solos don't... Read more
Published on 13 Oct 2009 by Debz
5.0 out of 5 stars Exquisite Ecstasy
What can I say? Probably the finest album in the world. Superb artwork, superb music, superb lyrics, superb attitude. Read more
Published on 12 Mar 2009 by Spin
4.0 out of 5 stars Rifferama
In my opinion this album is worth having if only for the main riff in 'Dirty Women'; possibly the greatest and heaviest Sabbath riff ever. Read more
Published on 3 Dec 2008 by L. Griffiths Taylor
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