Black Sabbath: Anno Domini 1989 – 1995 Box Set

$250.99

A 4-LP super deluxe edition featuring 3 albums newly remastered, 2024 remix by Tony Iommi of the album Forbidden, 1989 Headless Cross tour replica concert book, 40-page book with photos, artwork and liner notes, and Headless Cross poster.

We had to wait a long time for this, but now the time has finally come. The Black Sabbath albums Headless Cross, Tyr, Cross Purposes and Forbidden will be released as a 4-CD and 4-LP box set.

Anno Domini combines all 4 albums from 1989 to 1995 in which Tony Martin was the singer of Black Sabbath.

 

Black Sabbath’s history with singers Ozzy Osbourne and Ronnie James Dio has been chronicled extensively through the years in multiple collections. Until now, no boxed set has focused on Black Sabbath’s time with Tony Martin, the band’s second-longest-serving singer.

Rhino explores this prolific period from the godfathers of heavy metal in a new collection that brings four albums back into print after an extended absence. The ANNO DOMINI 1989-1995 4LP and 4CD sets contain newly remastered versions of HEADLESS CROSS (1989), TYR (1990), and CROSS PURPOSES (1994), plus a new version of FORBIDDEN (1995) that guitarist Tony Iommi remixed specially for the collection.

Several albums make their vinyl debut in the LP version of ANNO DOMINI, while the CD version contains three exclusive bonus tracks: the B-side “Cloak & Dagger” and the Japan-only releases “What’s The Use” and “Loser Gets It All.” A booklet comes with the set featuring photos, artwork, and liner notes by Hugh Gilmour. The collection also contains a Headless Cross poster and a replica concert book from the “Headless Cross Tour.”

ANNO DOMINI picks up Black Sabbath’s story in 1989, two decades and multiple lineup changes into the band’s groundbreaking career as metal originators. At the time, membership had solidified around riffmaster and founding member Tony Iommi, legendary drummer Cozy Powell (Jeff Beck, Rainbow, Whitesnake), singer Tony Martin, and longtime Black Sabbath collaborator and keyboardist Geoff Nicholls (Quartz, Bandy Legs).

The group originally released HEADLESS CROSS in 1989 on I.R.S. Records, the first of four albums Sabbath recorded for the label. Praised by fans and critics alike, the band’s 14th studio release produced three singles: “Devil And Daughter,” “Call Of The Wild,” and the title track. Bassist Neil Murray (Whitesnake, Gary Moore) joined for the “Headless Cross Tour” and stayed to record Sabbath’s next album, 1990’s Tyr. Named for the Norse god of war, the album explores similar mythological themes in songs like “The Battle Of Tyr” and “Valhalla.” On “The Sabbath Stones,” the band channels Old Testament fire and brimstone into a classic bruiser.

In 1992, following a successful world tour, this incarnation of Black Sabbath was put on hold when the band reunited temporarily with Ronnie James Dio. Two years later, Martin and Nicholls were back in the studio with Iommi to record 1994’s CROSS PURPOSES. The band was completed with the addition of founding Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler and drummer Bobby Rondinelli of Rainbow.

The Tyr-era Black Sabbath lineup reunited in 1995 when Powell and Murray returned to record FORBIDDEN. It was the band’s 18th studio album, and its last for nearly 20 years. (In 2013, Iommi, Osbourne and Butler released Black Sabbath’s final studio album, 13.) FORBIDDEN, produced by Ernie C of Body Count, the hard rock band fronted by rapper/actor/Sabbath fan Ice-T, who appears on the song “Illusion Of Power.” Since its release, sonically improving the album has been one of Iommi’s pet projects.

He explains, “I was never happy with the guitar sound, and Cozy was definitely never happy with the drum sound… So, I thought it would be nice to do it for him in a way.” He adds, “I just felt that, without changing any of the songs, there was an opportunity to go back and bring out some of the sounds and make it more what people would expect Sabbath to sound like.”

BLACK SABBATH – ANNO DOMINI 1989-1995

· 4LP Super Deluxe Edition Box Set
· Headless Cross, Tyr & Cross purposes newly Remastered
· Forbidden newly remixed by Tony Iommi
· 1989 Headless Cross tour replica concert book
· 40-Page Book with photos, artwork & new liner notes
· Replica colour tour poster

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Description

LP ONE – HEADLESS CROSS

Side One
The Gates of Hell
Headless Cross
Devil & Daughter
When Death Calls

Side Two
Kill In the Spirit World
Call of the Wild
Black Moon
Nightwing

LP TWO – TYR

Side One
Anno Mundi
The Law Maker
Jerusalem
The Sabbath Stones

Side Two
The Battle of Tyr
Odin’s Court
Valhalla
Feels Good to Me
Heaven In Black

LP THREE – CROSS PURPOSES

Side One
I Witness
Cross of Thorns
Psychophobia
Virtual Death
Immaculate Deception

Side Two
Dying for Love
Back to Eden
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle
Cardinal Sin
Evil Eye

LP FOUR – FORBIDDEN

Side One
Illusion of Power
Get a Grip
Can’t Get Close Enough
Shaking off the Chains

Side Two
Guilty as Hell
Sick and Tired
Rusty Angels
Forbidden
Kiss of Death

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