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BLACK SABBATH “Mob Rules” /Deluxe 2LP/


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  • Product Code: R1 599497 / 603497850716
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BLACK SABBATH

40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition remastered re-release of the tenth full-length studio album by legendary British Hard Rock/Heavy Metal band.
The second and the final album to feature lead singer Ronnie James Dio until the "Mob Rules"-era line-up reunited for 1992's "Dehumanizer", and the first with drummer Vinny Appice, who had replaced original member Bill Ward in the middle of the Heaven And Hell Tour. Neither musician would appear on a Black Sabbath studio album again until the 1992 album "Dehumanizer".
After a steady decline in both inspiration, mental stability, and commercial appeal throughout the second half of the '70s, metal icons Black Sabbath were reborn with 1980s "Heaven And Hell". The album would be their first with new vocalist Ronnie James Dio, whose passionate, controlled wail broke new ground for the band and helped drive a comeback. 1981's "Mob Rules" was a quick follow-up to "Heaven And Hell", continuing the momentum of that record's energy as well as its shift away from Dark Metal to more commercial Hard Rock. Tony Iommi's signature guitar playing takes on new forms throughout the album, with Zeppelin-esque riffing on "Slipping Away", slithering Bluesy Rock playing on "Voodoo", and a strikingly different approach to soloing, shifting from the laser-focused slow burn of early Black Sabbath albums to a more frenetic, technically showy style on some tracks.
"Mob Rules" delved more into experimentation with keyboards and synthesizers, with auxiliary player Geoff Nicholls, adding cinematic synth bedding to the epic churn of "The Sign of the Southern Cross" and spacey atmosphere to "Falling Off the Edge of the World", among other synth contributions. New drummer, Vinny Appice, pushed the sound even further from the band's original sludgy approach. These changes, along with Dio's fantasy-based lyrics and a red-lined mix by producer Martin Birch, put "Mob Rules" closer in line with the emerging New Wave Of British Heavy Metal than the druggy "Devil-worshiping" Doom Metal, Black Sabbath first built their name on.
"Mob Rules"  reached #9 in the U.K. and #28 in the U.S.A., where it was also certified Platinum.
Singer Ronnie James Dio joined Black Sabbath in 1979 which resulted in two back-to-back classic albums: "Heaven And Hell" and "Mob Rules". On those memorable albums, Dio's soaring tenor and gothic songwriting were the perfect foil for the band's bone-crushing mix of razor-sharp riffs, intense grooves, and dark imagery. Here you can find the long shadow cast by this short-lived line-up with a newly remastered version of the album expanded with rare and unreleased music!
Deluxe Edition 180g 2LP in gatefold cover-sleeve includes bonus disc with rarities & live versions.
Warner Records Inc., a Warner Music Group Company/Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company, 1981/2021 (R1 599497 / 603497850716). Made in USA. Pressed in Czech.


Tracklist:

LP One “Mob Rules” (2021 Remaster)
Side One
1. Turn Up The Night 3:42
2. Voodoo 4:32
3. Sign Of The Southern Cross 7:50
4. E5150 2:49
5. Mob Rules 3:15
Side Two
1. Country Girl 4:03
2. Slipping Away 3:46
3. Falling Off The Edge Of The World 5:03
4. Over And Over 5:31
Running time: 40:25 min.

LP Two “Bonus Tracks”
Side Three
1. The Mob Rules (Heavy Metal Soundtrack Version) 3:14
2. Die Young (Live B-Side Of The Mob Rules)* 4:04
3. The Mob Rules (New 2021 Mix)** 3:24
4. The Sign Of The Southern Cross / Heaven And Hell - Reprise (Live In Portland, OR, U.S.A., April 22, 1982)** 7:30
Side Four
“Live at Hammersmith Odeon, London, U.K., December 31, 1981 - January 2, 1982”
1. Country Girl 3:59
2. Slipping Away 3:16
3. The Mob Rules 3:22
4. Voodoo 5:46
Running time: 34:35 min.

Total playing time: 75:00 min.

* Previously unreleased in U.S.A. & Canada.
** Previously unreleased.



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