Footwear brand Dr. Martens have hooked up with Black Sabbath to produce two pairs of unique footwear.
“Before there was metal, there was Black Sabbath,” proclaim the Wollaston-based cobblers. “It’s been 50 years since their groundbreaking debut records crash-landed on to the music scene. And changed the course of rock history.
“In our first collaboration with the ‘godfathers of heavy metal’, we celebrate Black Sabbath and Paranoid’s 50th anniversaries, and shine the spotlight on Keith McMillan’s “Keef’s” equally hard-hitting artwork.”
First up is a pair of Dr. Martens iconic 1460 8-hole boots which are emblazoned with the cover of Sabbath’s debut album, while the black 1461 Sabbath shoes feature the Paranoid artwork on the back heel with the words ‘Black Sabbath’ embossed across the toes.
Both pairs also feature Sabbath’s mascot Henry, with the flying demon badge attached through the laces.
Black Sabbath was originally released in February 1970, while Paranoid followed in September the same year. McMillan designed the cover artwork for both albums, and took the iconic photo that adorned their debut at Mapledurham Watermill in Oxfordshire.
Dr. Martens have a long history of musical collaborations, and have previously manufactured a range of Sex Pistols-themed boots, a range of footwear produced in collaboration with the iconic CBGB club, and a range of goods adorned by the Who’s target logo.
Black Sabbath’s Paranoid album has received a vinyl makeover for its 50th anniversary, and will be released in a package featuring two live albums and a rare mix. It’s out on October 10.
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- Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - Dutch - vinyl LP - £15.00, $16.95, €17.10 (New Item) (arrived 06-Oct-2022 09:00)on October 6, 2022 at 11:57 pm
BLACK SABBATH Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1980 Dutch issue of the 1973 8-track LP, including the classic title track & the synth heavy 'Sabbra Cadabra' guest starring Rick Wakeman, gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve does have some notable edge scuffing, whilst the vinyl shows only the lightest signs of play NEL6017)
- Black Sabbath - Live At Last - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $22.60, €22.80 (New Item) (arrived 23-Sep-2022 15:19)on October 6, 2022 at 11:57 pm
BLACK SABBATH Live At Last (1980 UK 9-track vinyl LP released by Nem Records with picture labels, considered unofficial at the time as it was released without permission from the band - Recorded at Manchester and The Rainbow Theatre in Londonduring March 1973, this was intended to be released but, being unhappy with the results, the band shelved the project until former manager, Patrick Meehan, arranged the release in 1980. The band eventually came to acknowledge the recording andissued the whole album as part of the two disc live compilation 'Past Lives' in 2002. The glossy picture sleeve shows a little shelfwear to the edges / corners but the vinyl itself has only light signs of play BS001)
- Black Sabbath - Neon Knights + Sleeve - UK - 7" vinyl - £15.00, $16.95, €17.10 (New Item) (arrived 20-Sep-2022 12:56)on October 6, 2022 at 11:57 pm
BLACK SABBATH Neon Knights (1980 UK injection moulded 7" vinyl single, also including a live recording of Children Of The Sea. The paper picture sleeve displays some light wear and the vinyl is Excellent with only light signs of play SAB3)
- Black Sabbath - Tomorrow's Dream - 1st - Wide - EX - UK - 7" vinyl - £18.00, $20.34, €20.52 (New Item) (arrived 20-Sep-2022 16:36)on October 6, 2022 at 11:57 pm
BLACK SABBATH Tomorrow's Dream (Classic original 1972 UK wide centred 7" vinyl single on the Vertigo 'swirl' label, also including Laguna Sunrise. The vinyl comes issued within the wavy-cut Vertigo 'swirl' company die-cut paper sleeve. The vinyl remains Excellent with a few cosmetic surface marks)
- Black Sabbath - Seventh Star - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $56.50, €57.00 (New Item) (arrived 22-Sep-2022 16:25)on October 6, 2022 at 11:57 pm
BLACK SABBATH Seventh Star (1986 UK 9-track vinyl LP - Chronologically, this was the twelfth studio album from Black Sabbath and is labelled 'featuring Tony Iommi', however, strictly speaking, Iommi is the only original band member to perform on this album, alongside long-time friend & former Deep Purple bassist Glen Hughes on vocals. Housed in a glossy glossy picture sleeve with lyric printed inner. The sleeve displays some light general wear mostly to to the edges & corners, whilstthe vinyl looks barely played)