Live at Last is a 1980 live album by English heavy metal band Black Sabbath. Despite its wide distribution and success (it peaked at No. 5 on the UK Albums Chart), the album was released without the permission or knowledge of the band, and is thus regarded in some quarters as an unofficial bootleg live album. The album was, however, released legally by the band's former manager Patrick Meehan who owned the rights to the recording.
Black Sabbath is the debut studio album by the English rock band Black Sabbath. Released on 13 February 1970 in the United Kingdom and on 1 June 1970 in the United States, the album reached number eight on the UK Albums Charts and number 23 on the Billboard charts. Black Sabbath is widely considered the first heavy metal album. Additionally, the opening track of the album-Black Sabbath-is widely considered to be the first doom metal song.
In 1997, Iommi, Butler, Ward, and Osbourne reunited, touring and releasing a live album in 1998, although a long-rumored studio release did not appear (the group attempted to record a new album in 2001 with producer Rick Rubin but the sessions were scrapped). After that, the group periodically reunited to tour with Ozzy's "Ozzfest" tour.
Performer: Black Sabbath Album: Live At Last Label: Castle Communications. Performer: Black Sabbath Album: Live At Last Label: Castle Communications.
The Black Sabbath album cover features a depiction of Mapledurham Watermill, situated on the River Thames in Oxfordshire, England. Standing in front of the watermill is a figure dressed in black. The name of the woman pictured on the front cover is forgotten, though guitarist Iommi says that she once showed up backstage at a Black Sabbath show and introduced herself. According to feelnumb. com, which featured an article on the album cover, "Not much is known about the eerie woman used in the photo other then she was a model/actress hired for the day and her name was Louise.
Now, Black Sabbath has made plans for its last show, too. Black Sabbath will play its final show on Nov. 22, headlining the second day of Ozzfest at Japan’s Makuhari Messe venue, outside Tokyo. Sabbath’s lineup will include Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler, but not drummer Bill Ward, though Ozzy has stated he hopes the original member rejoins for the last tour. Black Sabbath Planning Final Album & Tour For Next Year.
Is there any singular musical entity in heavy metal as far-reaching and as influential as the genre's progenitors? No, there's not. Metal may not have existed would if not for a mishap at a metal factory where guitarist Tony Iommi (who turned out to be a metal factory of his own) lost the tips of his fingers during his last day on the job. With plastic tips outfitted on his fretting hand, he down-tuned his guitar as the slack on the strings made it easier to play with the impairment and there we have it - metal was born. On the other end, the band has been responsible for a few duds, all of which have their respective ups and downs.
|1-3||Into The Void|
|1-4||Under The Sun|
|1-7||Behind The Wall Of Sleep|
|1-8||Bassically / N.I.B.|
|2-1||Fairies Wear Boots|
|2-3||Sympton Of The Universe (Instrumental)|
|2-6||God Is Dead?|
|2-7||Children Of The Grave|
|2-8||Sabbath Bloody Sabbath Riff / Paranoid|
- Recorded At – Makuhari Messe