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The Eternal Idol

Deluxe Edition

Double CD, Extra Tracks, Remastered, Digipack

4.5 out of 5 stars 32 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Audio CD (1 Nov. 2010)
  • Deluxe Edition edition
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Double CD, Original recording remastered, Extra tracks
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • ASIN: B004222UC8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD |  Audio Cassette |  Vinyl |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 32 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 40,263 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. The Shining (2009 Remastered Version)
  2. Ancient Warrior (2009 Remastered Version)
  3. Hard Life to Love (2009 Remastered Version)
  4. Glory Ride (2009 Remastered Version)
  5. Born to Lose (2009 Remastered Version)
  6. Nightmare (2009 Remastered Version)
  7. Scarlet Pimpernel (2009 Remastered Version)
  8. Lost Forever (2009 Remastered Version)
  9. Eternal Idol (2009 Remastered Version)
  10. Black Moon
  11. Some Kind of Woman

Disc: 2

  1. Glory Ride (Alternative Studio Recording)
  2. Born to Lose (Alternative Studio Recording)
  3. Lost Forever (Alternative Studio Recording)
  4. Eternal Idol (Alternative Studio Recording)
  5. The Shining (Alternative Studio Recording)
  6. Hard Life to Love (Alternative Studio Recording)
  7. Nightmare (Alternative Studio Recording)
  8. Ancient Warrior (Alternative Studio Recording)

Product description

Product Description

In th mid-1980s, Black Sabbath seemed to be suffering from an acute case of lead singer-itis, as Glenn Hughes became yet another (and the second Deep Purple) vocalist to swiftly depart the ranks. Hughes’ health was by this time suffering badly brought on by his years of cocaine addiction which was also having a devastating effect on his vocal performance.

Hughes’ replacement came in the shape of unknown American singer, Ray Gillen who was quickly air lifted in to fulfil the band's live commitments. Such was Gillen’s abilities that he was whisked into the studio to begin recording a new Black Sabbath album already titled, The Eternal Idol. The ensuing gestation of the new album was one mired in problems, however, as not one but three producers passed through the studio, resulting in band personnel changes that saw two bassists', two drummers' and the eventual departure of Ray Gillen who was in turn replaced by yet another unknown in vocalist Tony Martin. Martin’s style was not that dissimilar to Ronnie James Dio and he would re-record all of Gillen’s vocal takes for the final album release.

Issued on 1st November 1987, The Eternal Idol (Black Sabbath’s thirteenth studio album) was an altogether harder sounding record and brought back an ‘edge’ that had been missing from Seventh Star. Whilst there was much for the Sabbath fan to celebrate with tracks such as, "The Shining" (also released as a single), "Ancient Warrior", "Born To Lose’"and the title track, the album wasn’t as well received and settled at number 66 in the UK and a disappointing 168 in the US.

Over the years however, fans of Black Sabbath and hard rock in general have been re-discovering all that The Eternal Idol has to offer and this re-mastered Deluxe Expanded Edition adds two single b-sides from "The Shining": "Black Moon" and "Some Kind Of Woman", whilst the second disc brings to CD for the very first time the complete album session originally recorded by the late Ray Gillen.


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