The Black Sabbath reissue series rolls on with the deluxe, expanded version of 1976’s Technical Ecstasy set for release on October 1st. The collection will be available as four-CD and five-LP versions, featuring a new remix by Steven Wilson, along with previously unreleased outtakes, alternative mixes, and live tracks.
The new version of Technical Ecstasy “comes with an extensive booklet featuring artwork, liner notes, rare memorabilia and photos from the era, plus a replica of the 1976-77 world tour concert book and a large color poster.”
Co-founder and guitarist Tommy Iommi spoke a while back about the respect that Sabbath earned over the years: “For a while, nobody would take us seriously. But as we went on, the more we carried on, the more we proved, the more we stayed there, y’know? And I think we got the respect from that.”
Backstage at their 2006 Rock Hall induction Ozzy Osbourne told us Black Sabbath fans have always rallied around the band’s outsider status: “We’ve never had anything good said about us since we started — and we kind of like that. ‘Cause the press and the media put us down, the fans got really united, y’know? I mean, our fanbase is incredible.”