- Audio CD (1 Jan. 1987)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: CD
- Label: Castle/Collectors
- ASIN: B000006ZDN
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 200,881 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
The Sabbath Collection CD
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This review is for the earliest of those compilations, "The Sabbath Collection". Released in 1985 on Castle Communications (CCSCD 109), this is the one with black cover artwork featuring the title text in red above a silver "SS" logo.
Right. Now that's out of the way, let's get down to business...
"The Sabbath Collection" is an excellent compilation ruined by thoughtless mastering. Allow me to explain.
The opening track of the CD is Paranoid, which on this collection is quite bassy and slightly muffled. It's obviously not taken from first generation tapes, but it's fine for what it is. However, the compiler made a huge error of judgement in choosing to follow Paranoid with three tracks from the bands' debut album, Behind The Wall Of Sleep, Sleeping Village and Warning. In comparison to Paranoid these three have such a vastly superior clarity it's like a veil has been lifted from the speakers....and with a MAJOR leap in volume. If you have this CD cranked loud from the start you'll probably leap out of your skin when the second track begins....
But that ain't the end of the sonic rollercoaster ride provided by this disc. The tracks following the three from the debut album have a volume level closer to that of Paranoid.Read more ›
It also has the Classic Tracks such as "Paranoid", "War Pigs", "Funeral", and "Iron Man". There is a poster inside of the Black Sabbath Logo.
It consists of 58 tracks, as "War Pigs" is on 2 LPS in this set. Produced by Castle in 1985!
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Why do you only need two? It is very simple, this and 'We Sold Our Soul For Rock & Roll'. Job done! Unless you are an ardent fan, which I'm not really, all you need is the latter... Read morePublished on 24 July 2013 by Possum Pie