BLACK SABBATH Drummer BILL WARD Talks To KERRANG! Magazine; Video Available

BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward recently joined the Kerrang! podcast team to discuss the re-releases of the band's first three albums — "Black Sabbath", "Paranoid" and "Masters Of Reality" — the highs and lows of his career, and "those" red tights as seen on the cover of "Sabotage". Watch the 12-minute chat below.

The BLACK SABBATH back catalog was made available digitally for the first time in the U.K. on Monday, March 30 following a deal struck by Universal Music Catalogue U.K., a division of Universal Music U.K.

The release of this key digital catalog is a major event for the digital market, and for the first time sees the BLACK SABBATH catalog available for digital download and streaming services outside of North America.

Brian Rose, Managing Director, Commercial Division of Universal Music U.K., said: "The BLACK SABBATH catalog is one of the most iconic catalogues to be missing from the digital market. We are delighted that from 30th March music fans will finally be able to download and stream BLACK SABBATH's music from our digital partners. This is a significant step for us, and will be happening alongside the physical release of 'Paranoid' as a deluxe edition, showing our commitment to providing music fans with the very best both physically and digitally."

Beginning March 30, 18 titles from the BLACK SABBATH catalog are available for download from retailers including iTunes; Amazon.com MP3 store; Tesco Digital; 7 Digital; Play.com, HMV.com MP3 stores and Lost Tunes.com. The albums are also available from streaming partners such as Spotify, Napster and We7. Also available for the first time will be ringtones of classic tracks "Paranoid", "War Pigs" and "Iron Man" — featuring some of the most memorable riffs in rock history.
The release of the digital catalogue on March 30 coincides with the physical release of "Paranoid" deluxe edition.

Digital catalog (available from March 30):

* Black Sabbath (1970)
* Paranoid (1971)
* Master Of Reality (1971)
* Black Sabbath, Vol 4 (1972)
* Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1973)
* Sabotage (1975)
* Technical Ecstasy (1976)
* Never Say Die! (1978)
* Heaven And Hell (1980)
* Live At Last (1980)
* Mob Rules (1981)
* Live Evil (1982)
* Born Again (1983)
* Seventh Star (1986)
* The Eternal Idol (1987)
* Past Lives (2002)
* The Singles (2000)
* We Sold Our Soul For Rock 'N' Roll (2006)

On April 6, Universal Music in the U.K. will release the deluxe expanded edition of "Paranoid.

"Paranoid" is the first release in a set of BLACK SABBATH deluxe expanded editions. Each remastered album includes an additional disc of previously unheard outtakes, demos and instrumental tracks taken from the original studio sessions.

"Paranoid" is expanded to a triple-disc containing the extremely rare 1974 Quadraphonic mix of the album. The album also includes deluxe digipak gatefold packaging with expanded booklets containing rare and previously unseen photographs, comprehensive sleeve-notes telling the story behind each album and include images of rare single covers and memorabilia from the period.

"Paranoid" is the second album by the British heavy metal band BLACK SABBATH. It was released in the United Kingdom during September 1970, and contains some of their most famous work, including the songs "Iron Man", "War Pigs" and the title track. The album is regarded as a classic of the heavy metal genre and one of the most influental heavy metal albums. It has been certified four-times-platinum, having sold over four million copies in the U.S. alone, making it BLACK SABBATH's best-selling album.

The "Paranoid" single, released before the album, reached No. 4 in the U.K. Pushed by its success, the album hit number one in the U.K., and is the only BLACK SABBATH album to have done so. The U.S. release was held until January 1971, as the "Black Sabbath" album was still on the charts at the time of "Paranoid"'s U.K. release. The album broke into the top ten in the U.S. in March 1971, and would go on to sell four million copies in the U.S. alone, with virtually no radio airplay.

"Paranoid" deluxe expanded edition track listing:

Disc 1 (Original Album):

01. War Pigs
02. Paranoid
03. Planet Caravan
04. Iron Man
05. Electric Funeral
06. Hand Of Doom
07. Rat Salad
08. Fairies Wear Boots

Disc 2 (1974 Quadrophonic Mix):

01. War Pigs
02. Paranoid
03. Planet Caravan
04. Iron Man
05. Electric Funeral
06. Hand Of Doom
07. Rat Salad
08. Fairies Wear Boots

Disc 3 (Previously Unreleased Bonus Tracks):

Tracks 1-8 recorded at Regent Sound Studios, June 16-17, 1970:

01. War Pigs (instrumental)
02. Paranoid (alternative lyrical version)
03. Planet Caravan (alternative lyrical version)
04. Iron Man (instrumental)
05. Electric Funeral (instrumental)
06. Hand Of Doom (instrumental)
07. Rat Salad (instrumental)
08. Fairies Wear Boots (instrumental)

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