Set for release on June 11th is Black Sabbath's super deluxe edition of 1975's Sabotage album. The collection will be issued as both a four-CD and a four-LP set on 180-gram vinyl, with the vinyl version including a bonus seven-inch 45 r.p.m. with the single edit for “Am I Going Insane (Radio)” and “Hole In The Sky” on the flipside. The single's artwork will replicate the rare Japanese release of the single.
According to the box set's official announcement:
(The collection includes) 16 live tracks (13 of which are previously unreleased) that were recorded in 1975 during the quartet’s U.S. tour for the album. The performances include songs that span the group’s career, from the title track to its 1970 debut Black Sabbath to “Spiral Architect” and “Sabbra Cadabra” from its previous album, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1973). Sabotage is represented as well with live takes of “Hole In The Sky” and “Megalomania.”
The music is accompanied by in-depth liner notes that tell the story of the album through quotes from band members and the music media along with rare photos and press clippings from the era. Also included is a 1975 Madison Square Garden replica concert book and Sabotage 1975 tour color poster.
In 2006, Metallica inducted Black Sabbath into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 2006 and frontman James Hetfield spoke at the time about their impact: “Never have I known a more timeless and influential band. They have spread their wonderful disease through generations of musicians. They are always listed as an influence by heavy bands to this day, (and) they are loved and highly respected as the fathers of heavy music.”