Born Again is the 11th studio album by English heavy metal band Black Sabbath, which was released in August of 1983. It is the only album the group recorded with lead vocalist Ian Gillan, best known for his work with Deep Purple. It was also the last Black Sabbath album for nine years to feature original bassist Geezer Butler, and the last to feature drummer Bill Ward until he played a studio track on their 1998 live album Reunion
Born Again is the eleventh studio album by English rock band Black Sabbath, released in August 1983. In addition, it was also the last Black Sabbath album to feature original bassist Geezer Butler prior to his departure in November 1984, although he did return to the band in 1991 to record Dehumanizer. Black Sabbath began recording the album in May 1983 at The Manor Studio owned by Richard Branson in the Oxfordshire countryside. Producer Robin Black had previously worked with the band in the mid-1970s, serving as engineer for the album Sabotage. In his autobiography, Iommi recounts his surprise when Gillan informed him that during the sessions he planned to live outside the house in a marquee tent.
Born Again is the eleventh studio album by Black Sabbath. The album is an interesting anomaly in the band’s catalog as it was the first album after the hugely well received Ronnie James Dio line-up ended and also featured former Deep Purple vocalist Ian Gillan handling vocals. While originally being panned by critics on release, the album is somewhat popular among fans for memorable tracks such as Trashed, Disturbing the Priest and Zero the Hero.
Heavy Metal Black Sabbath. Band Name Black Sabbath. Album Name Born Again. 版公司 Warner Music Group.
The idea sure looked good on paper, but when former Deep Purple frontman Ian Gillan joined Black Sabbath for 1983's dreadful Born Again album, the grim reality was that Gillan's bluesy vocal style and oftentimes humorous lyrics were completely incompatible with the lords of doom and gloom
Born Again (1983) by Black Sabbath. Labels: Vertigo Records, Warner Bros. Genres: Heavy Metal, Hard Rock Members: Ian Gillan, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward. According to legend, the infamous cover art for this album was done by an artist who was working for both Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne, and the story goes that he made an intentionally poor job of it in the hope that Sabbath would reject it so that he could sever ties with them. As it turned out, Tony Iommi loved it (although Ian Gillan thought it was appalling). It is a common misconception that the "Stonehenge" scene in This Is Spinal Tap was inspired by Black Sabbath's stage set for this album's tour.
|A3||Disturbing The Priest||5:48|
|A5||Zero The Hero||7:35|
|B4||Keep It Warm||5:39|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Black Sabbath Inc.
- Copyright (c) – Phonogram Ltd.
- Recorded At – The Manor
- Artwork [Assistant] – Steve Barrett
- Bass, Effects [Bass] – Geezer Butler
- Coordinator [Album] – Paul Clark
- Cover, Artwork By – Steve Joule
- Drums, Percussion – Bill Ward
- Engineer [Assistant] – Steve Chase*
- Guitar, Effects [Guitar], Flute – Tony Iommi
- Management – David Arden , Don Arden
- Producer – Black Sabbath
- Producer, Engineer – Robin Black
- Technician [Equipment & Guitar] – Peter Restey*
- Vocals – Ian Gillan
- Written-By – Black Sabbath
NotesRecorded at The Manor Studio, Shipton on Cherwell, Oxfordshire, England
Mastered on Ampex Tapes
℗ 1983 Black Sabbath Inc., New York
© Phonogram Ltd., London
Made in Finland ℗ 1983
Same catalog number as in the German Vertigo release of Born Again.
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|VERL 8, 814 271-1||Black Sabbath||Born Again (LP, Album)||Vertigo, Vertigo||VERL 8, 814 271-1||UK||1983|
|814 271-2||Black Sabbath||Born Again (CD, Album, RE)||Vertigo||814 271-2||Europe||Unknown|
|814 271-4||Black Sabbath||Born Again (Cass, Album)||Vertigo||814 271-4||Greece||1983|
|SMRCD075||Black Sabbath||Born Again (CD, Album, RE, RM, RP)||Sanctuary, BMG||SMRCD075||Europe||Unknown|
|ESM CD 334, GAS 0000334ESM||Black Sabbath||Born Again (CD, Album, RE, RM, RP)||Essential, Essential||ESM CD 334, GAS 0000334ESM||UK||Unknown|