Geezer Butler’s solo albums are finally getting the reissue treatment they deserve

From Loudersound.

Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler’s solo career has never had the commercial clout of Ozzy Osbourne’s, nor the pulling power of Tony Iommi, whose all-star 2000 album Iommi featured guest vocalists Dave Grohl, Serj Tankian, Billy Corgan and more, but three albums the bassist released between 1995 and 2005 remain cult modern metal classics.

Those three albums are finally getting long-overdue vinyl reissues. The trio includes 1995’s industrial metal-tinged Plastic Planet, released under the band name G/Z/R and featuring Fear Factory’s Burton C Bell on vocals, 1997’s sci-fi inspired Black Science and 2005’s back-to-basics Ohmwork.

While Geezer himself admits that none of albums set the world on fire, he’s rightly proud of them. “I’m always writing, it’s one of my hobbies,” he told Classic Rock in 2016. “And because Sabbath weren’t writing at the time, I had all this stuff to get out of my system. I’m proud of them. They sounded raw and pissed off.”

Plastic PlanetBlack Science and Ohmwork are released via BMG on October 30.

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    BLACK SABBATH The Best Of Black Sabbath (Rare 1971 Japanese-only 8-track 'swirl' label LP compilation, housed in a superb & unique textured gatefold picture sleeve with integral four-page booklet featuring a colour picture of the band, English lyrics & Japanese biographical details. The heavy duty sleeve is Excellent with a little faint natural foxing inside & the vinyl is clean & in Excellent to Near Mint condition with few signs of play - a really nice example of this rare pressing!FD-94)

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    BLACK SABBATH Paranoid (1972 UK third issue of the 1970 8-track LP on the small 'swirl' logo label with Vertigo lettering above the centre hole, front laminated gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear & the vinyl remains in excellent condition with just a couple of light surface hairlines to show for over fifty years in the wild)

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    BLACK SABBATH Paranoid (2009 UK Deluxe Edition Triple Disc [2CD/DVD] set, comprising the classic album expanded to include a DVD-Audio Disc featuring the 1974 Quadrophonic mix remastered in superior 5.1 Surround Sound Stereo, along with the Bonus 8-track Disc featuring alternate & instrumental recordings, fold-out digipak picture sleeve with picture booklet containing previously unseen photos, comprehensive notes telling the album's story, images of rare single covers & memorabiliafrom the period)

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    BLACK SABBATH Under Wheels Of Confusion 1970-1987 (Out Of Print 1996 UK 52-track 4-CD box set including Black Sabbath, Into The Void, The Writ & Turn Up The Night, housed in a superb 5" picture box with black hype sticker attached, with a 60-page glossy colour booklet detailing the band's career over this time period including a foreword from Ozzy Osbourne. This collector's item remains in Excellent condition with minimal shelf wear & few signs of play ESFCD419)

  • Black Sabbath - 10th National Jazz & Pop Festival - Signed - UK - tour programme - £150.00, $199.50, €175.50 (New Item) (arrived 25-Oct-2021 15:52)
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    VARIOUS 10th National Jazz & Pop Festival (Rare 1970 UK 12-page official programme for the festival at the Plumpton Race Track in Sussex, 6th-9th August. The line-up for the three-day festival was packed, including Black Sabbath, Fotheringay, Juicy Lucy, Wishbone Ash, Deep Purple, Van Der Graaf Generator, Groundhogs, Cat Stevens and more, featuring detailed text about the bands with black & images through-out, with a pink & white front cover. The page inside with an image of the Strawbs with Rick Wakeman, which has been boldly signed by Rick in a black ball point pen, along with what looks like a reprodiction of a flyer. Considering this is an item made of paper and is over fifty years old, finding an example is incredibly hard, and this remains in a really nice condition, with some light creases to the cover as you would expect, with just a little signs of age. A really nice example)

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