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 - Black Sabbath - 3rd - UK - vinyl LP - £95.00, $129.20, €106.40 (New Item) (arrived 25-Feb-2021 10:18)on February 26, 2021 at 6:14 pm
BLACK SABBATH Black Sabbath (Rare 1972 UK third issue of the 1970 7-track LP on the Vertigo label with a small 'swirl' logo, matt gatefold picture sleeve complete with swirl inner. The sleeve shows minimal shelfwear with just a little scuffing to the corners & the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play VO6)
- Black Sabbath - Heaven And Hell - 180gm Test Pressing - US - vinyl LP - £195.00, $265.20, €218.40 (New Item) (arrived 08-Feb-2021 13:16)on February 26, 2021 at 6:14 pm
BLACK SABBATH Heaven & Hell (Super Rare Test Pressing for the 2009 US 8-track LP pressed on 180gram Virgin Vinyl, the classic fully remastered Ronnie James Dio led album from 1980 with custom Rainbo Records studio labels with no annotations & hand scratched matrices in the run-offs. Very few of these would have been made & even fewer would have escaped the pressing plants into the hands of the general public. The vinyl is in near 'as new' condition! R13372)
- Black Sabbath - Vol. 4 - 180gm - US - vinyl LP - £34.99, $47.59, €39.19 (New Item) (arrived 18-Jan-2021 15:21)on February 26, 2021 at 6:14 pm
BLACK SABBATH Vol. 4 (2006 US limited edition 10-track LP pressed on HIGH DEFINITION PREMIUM 180gram VIRGIN VINYL, originally released in 1972, including the classic Snowblind and the original version of Changes, housed in a picture sleeve and remains factory sealed in the hype stickered shrink)
- Black Sabbath - The Collection - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £25.00, $34.00, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 20-Jan-2021 17:25)on February 26, 2021 at 6:14 pm
BLACK SABBATH The Collection (1985 UK 18-track 'The Collector Series' compilation double LP, featuring classic tracks including Warpigs, Electric Funeral, Wheels Of Confusion, Snowblind, Killing Yourself To Live and more, glossy gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve displays some storage wear and the vinyl remains excellent with only a few light surface marks to indicate play CCSLP109)
- Black Sabbath - Sabotage - German - vinyl LP - £15.00, $20.40, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 20-Jan-2021 17:27)on February 26, 2021 at 6:14 pm
BLACK SABBATH Sabotage (1985 West German issue of the 1975 8-track LP, including Hole In The Sky and Symptom Of The Universe. The picture sleeve displays some minor general wear and has a light sticker mark on the front, whilst the vinyl looks barely played NEL6018)