BLACK SABBATH - We Sold Our Soul for Rock and Roll 12" Vinyl 2LP ALbum

- Spanish Release incl. Poster

Immerse yourself in the raw power of Black Sabbath's legendary "We Sold Our Soul for Rock and Roll" with this rare Spanish 2LP vinyl release. This sought-after edition not only delivers the band's iconic sound in its purest analog form, but also includes a striking poster, adding an extra layer of collectible value for any Black Sabbath enthusiast. This is more than just an album, it's a piece of heavy metal history.

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Album Description:

In the realm of iconic rock and roll, few bands hold the same revered status as Black Sabbath. Their music has stood the test of time, captivating generations of listeners with its dark and powerful sound. Among their impressive discography, "We Sold Our Soul for Rock and Roll" stands out as a testament to their mastery and influence in the world of heavy metal. The Spanish Edition of this album, with its unique nuances, adds a layer of intrigue to an already legendary piece of musical history.

A Glimpse into the Album's Visual World

The allure of vinyl records lies not only in the music they carry, but also in the tangible experience they provide. The Spanish Edition of "We Sold Our Soul for Rock and Roll" takes this experience to another level with its captivating gatefold cover design. The gatefold, also known as the Fold-Out Cover (FOC), opens up like a book, revealing a canvas of artwork and photos that delve into the essence of the music within.

Inside the gatefold cover, fans are treated to a visual feast of artwork and photographs that serve as a visual accompaniment to the music. This immersive experience allows listeners to connect on a deeper level with the music and the band's creative vision. It's as if each image carries a piece of the band's soul, echoing the sentiment that rock and roll isn't just about sound, but a way of life.

The Maestros Behind the Music

No exploration of "We Sold Our Soul for Rock and Roll" is complete without acknowledging the talents that brought this masterpiece to life. Produced by the legendary Rodger Bain, the album's sound is a testament to his ability to capture the raw energy and intensity that defined Black Sabbath's music.

The band lineup reads like a who's who of rock and metal history:

- Ozzy Osbourne: The unmistakable voice of Ozzy Osbourne, the lead vocalist, harmonica player, and even synthesizer enthusiast, is synonymous with Black Sabbath's sound. His haunting vocal delivery and charismatic stage presence have left an indelible mark on the world of rock.

- Tony Iommi: Tony Iommi's guitar prowess knows no bounds. As the guitarist and even a keyboardist and flutist on the album, his riffs have become the foundation of heavy metal. His innovative approach to playing and his signature sound have made him an icon among guitarists.

- Geezer Butler: The bassist and mellotron player, Geezer Butler, contributes a layer of depth to the band's sound that cannot be overlooked. His intricate basslines and melodic sensibilities complement the heaviness of the music, creating a dynamic interplay of sonic textures.

- Bill Ward: The rhythmic backbone of the band, Bill Ward, brings his skills as a drummer, percussionist, and backing vocalist to the mix. His tight grooves and rhythmic patterns are the driving force that propels Black Sabbath's music forward.

The Spanish Edition: A Rarity Worth Celebrating

The Spanish Edition of "We Sold Our Soul for Rock and Roll" is a treasure for collectors and fans alike. Its unique gatefold cover design, coupled with the captivating visual elements, offers a fresh perspective on an album that has already left an indelible mark on rock history. This edition serves as a testament to the global impact of Black Sabbath's music and the enduring appeal of vinyl records.

Album Production information:

  The album: "We Sold Our Soul for Rock 'n' Roll" was produced by: Rodger Bain

Rodger Bain is a British music producer who has been working with Rodger Bain is a British music producer and engineer who is best known for his work on early Black Sabbath albums. He worked as a producer and engineer on the first three Black Sabbath albums: "Black Sabbath" (1970), "Paranoid" (1970), and "Master of Reality" (1971). Bain is credited with helping to shape the sound of heavy metal and hard rock, and his work with Black Sabbath is considered influential in the development of the genre.

;Bain's production style was characterized by his use of raw, powerful sound, and his ability to bring out the best in the artists he worked with. He is regarded as one of the pioneers of heavy metal production and is highly respected in the music industry for his contributions.

After his work with Black Sabbath, Bain went on to work with other influential rock bands of the 1970s, including Judas Priest and UFO. He continued to work as a producer and engineer throughout his career, and his work has been recognized and celebrated by music fans and industry professionals alike.

Record Label Information:

  Victoria Records VLP 106 / 40.470
Packaging: Gatefold/FOC (Fold Open Cover) Album Cover Design with artwork / photos on the inside cover pages.

Media Format:

  12" Vinyl Stereo Full-Length Long-Play  Gramophone Record
Album weight: 400 gram  

Year & Country:

  1984 Made in Spain
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Ozzy Osbourne - lead vocals, harmonica, synthesizer

    Step into the world of the Prince of Darkness. Ozzy Osbourne, the heavy metal legend, has lived a life as wild as his music. From his Black Sabbath days to his outrageous solo career, explore the triumphs, the controversies, and the music that shaped a generation. Get ready for a journey into the heart of metal!

  • Tony Iommi - guitar, keyboards, flute

    Tony Iommi (Full-name: Anthony Frank Iommi) an English guitarist and songwriter, best known as the lead guitarist and one of the founding members of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath. Iommi is widely regarded as one of the most influential and important figures in the history of heavy metal, and is credited with helping to shape the sound and style of the genre.

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    Iommi was born in Birmingham, England in 1948 and began playing guitar at a young age. In 1969, he formed Black Sabbath with singer Ozzy Osbourne, bassist Geezer Butler, and drummer Bill Ward. The band's self-titled debut album, released in 1970, is considered one of the first heavy metal albums and is widely regarded as a classic of the genre. Over the course of their career, Black Sabbath released numerous hit albums, including "Paranoid" (1970), "Master of Reality" (1971), and "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" (1973).

    Iommi's guitar playing is characterized by his heavy, driving riffs, intricate solos, and use of distortion and feedback. He is widely recognized as one of the greatest guitarists in the history of rock music and has been awarded numerous accolades for his contributions to the genre. In 2005, he was ranked number 25 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time.

    In addition to his work with Black Sabbath, Iommi has also collaborated with numerous other artists and released several solo albums. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Black Sabbath, and his contributions to heavy metal and rock music continue to be celebrated and recognized by fans and industry professionals alike.

    Anthony Frank Iommi was born in Birmingham, City and Borough of Birmingham, England, United Kingdom on 19 February 1948. He is the first child of Anthony Frank Iommi Sr. and Sylvia Maria Valenti.

    One of his partners was Valery Iommi 1987. He married Susan Snowdon in 1973. He married Melinda Diaz in 1980. He married Maria Sjöholm in 2005. He was 25 years old when he married Susan Snowdon. He was 32 years old when he married Melinda Diaz. He was 57 years old when he married Maria Sjöholm. He got divorced from Valery Iommi in 1993. He got divorced from Susan Snowdon in 1976. He got divorced from Melinda Diaz in 1985. He has one daughter with Melinda Diaz: Toni-Marie Iommi.

    During 1980 he works as a musician in "Heaven and Hell", Black Sabbath. He was 32 years old at that point. During 1989 he works as a musician in "Headless Cross", Black Sabbath. He was 41 years old at that point. During 1989 he works as a musician in "Headless Cross", Black Sabbath. He was 41 years old at that point. His occupation is guitarist.

  • Geezer Butler - bass, mellotron

    Terry "Geezer" Butler (Full-name: Terence Michael Joseph "Geezer" Butler) is an English bassist and songwriter, best known as the bassist and primary lyricist for the heavy metal band Black Sabbath. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential and important bassists in the history of heavy metal, and is credited with helping to shape the sound and style of the genre.

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    Butler was born in Birmingham, England in 1949 and formed Black Sabbath in 1969 with singer Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi, and drummer Bill Ward. The band's self-titled debut album, released in 1970, is considered one of the first heavy metal albums and is widely regarded as a classic of the genre. Over the course of their career, Black Sabbath released numerous hit albums, including "Paranoid" (1970), "Master of Reality" (1971), and "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" (1973).

    Butler's bass playing is characterized by his heavy, driving basslines, innovative use of distortion and effects, and his ability to create memorable melodies and grooves. He is widely recognized as one of the greatest bassists in the history of rock music and has been awarded numerous accolades for his contributions to the genre. In 2005, he was ranked number 90 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 greatest bassists of all time.

    In addition to his work with Black Sabbath, Butler has also collaborated with numerous other artists and released several solo albums. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Black Sabbath, and his contributions to heavy metal and rock music continue to be celebrated and recognized by fans and industry professionals alike.

  • Bill Ward - drums, percussion, backing vocals

    Bill Ward (Full-name: William Thomas Ward) an English drummer and percussionist, best known as a founding member of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath. He played with Black Sabbath from their formation in 1969 until 1980 and again from 1983 to 1985 and from 1990 to 1992. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Black Sabbath.

    Ward was born in Birmingham, England in 1948, and began playing drums at a young age. In 1969, he co-founded Black Sabbath with guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler, and singer Ozzy Osbourne. Over the course of their career, Black Sabbath released numerous hit albums and became one of the biggest and most influential heavy metal bands of all time.

    Ward's drumming is characterized by its power, precision, and versatility, and he is widely recognized as one of the greatest drummers in the history of heavy metal. He is known for his innovative use of syncopation, his ability to create complex rhythms, and his use of unconventional drumming techniques, such as using drumsticks and bare hands.

    In addition to his work with Black Sabbath, Ward has also collaborated with numerous other artists, including Vinny Appice, Max Cavalera, and Chris Slade. He has been awarded numerous accolades for his contributions to the genre, and his contributions to heavy metal and rock music continue to be celebrated and recognized by fans and industry professionals alike.

Track Listing of: "We Sold Our Soul for Rock 'n' Roll"

The Songs/tracks on "We Sold Our Soul for Rock 'n' Roll" are

    Side One:
  1. Black Sabbath
  2. The Wizard
  3. Warning (Aynsley Dunbar, John Moorshead, Alex Dmochowski, Victor Hickling)
    Side Two:
  1. Paranoid
  2. War Pigs
  3. Iron Man
  4. Wicked World (from U.S. release of Black Sabbath/ B-side to UK Evil Woman single)
    Side Three:
  1. Tomorrow's Dream
  2. Fairies Wear Boots
  3. Changes
  4. Sweet Leaf
  5. Children of the Grave
    Side Four:
  1. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
  2. Am I Going Insane
  3. Laguna Sunrise
  4. Snowblind
  5. N.I.B.
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BLACK SABBATH - Live Evil 2LP Netherlands
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BLACK SABBATH - Master of Reality ( Canada )
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Victoria Records VLP 106 / 40.470 , 1984 , Spain

Black Sabbath's "We Sold Our Soul for Rock and Roll" gets the royal treatment in this Spanish 2LP vinyl release. Not only do you get the band's iconic sound in pure analog, but also a collectible poster to complete the experience. A must-have for any serious Sabbath fan or vinyl enthusiast.

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