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Weezer: Same

On January 24, 2019, “Crush Music” and “Atlantic” labels released the self-titled, twelfth Weezer studio album (known as Teal Album). It was recorded in 2018, and was produced by Mark Rankin, Rivers Cuomo, Patrick Wilson, Brian Bell and Scott Shriner.

Personnel:

  • Rivers Cuomo – lead and backing vocals, lead guitar, piano, keyboards
  • Brian Bell – lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards
  • Scott Shriner – bass, backing vocals
  • Patrick Wilson – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Mark Rankin – engineer, mixing
  • Jason Clark – engineer
  • Suzy Shinn – vocal engineer
  • Eric Boulanger – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Africa – David Paich, Jeff Porcaro
  2. Everybody Wants to Rule the World – Roland Orzabal, Ian Stanley, Chris Hughes
  3. Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) – Annie Lennox, David A. Stewart
  4. Take on Me – Magne Furuholmen, Morten Harket, Pål Waaktaar
  5. Happy Together – Alan Gordon, Garry Bonner
  6. Paranoid – Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osborne, Bill Ward
  7. Mr. Blue Sky – Jeff Lynne
  8. Np Scrubs – Kevin Briggs, Kandi Burruss, Tameka Cottle, Lisa Lopes
  9. Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
  10. Stand by Me – Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller

On January 10, 1990.

On January 10, 1990, “Chameleon” label released “Ward One: Along the Way”, the debut Bill Ward album. It was recorded in 1989, and was produced by Peter R. Kelsey.

Personnel:

  • Bill Ward – vocals, drums, keyboards,
  • Ozzy Osbourne – vocals
  • Lorraine Perry – vocals
  • Rue Phillips – guitar
  • Keith Lynch – guitar 
  • Zakk Wylde – guitar
  • Malcolm Bruce – guitar 
  • Lanny Cordola – guitar
  • Richard Ward – guitar
  • Mike Rodgers – keyboards
  • Malcolm Bruce – keyboards
  • Jimmy Yeager – keyboards
  • Jack Bruce – vocals, bass
  • Lee Faulkner – bass
  • Marco Mendoza – bass
  • Gordon Copley – bass
  • Bob Daisley – bass
  • Eric Singer – drums
  • Leonice – drums

Track listing:

  1. (Mobile) Shooting Gallery – Bill Ward, Rue Phillips, Keith Lynch
  2. Short Stories – Bill Ward, Malcolm Bruce
  3. Bombers (Can Open Bomb Bays) – Bill Ward, Rue Phillips, Keith Lynch
  4. Pink Clouds an Island – Bill Ward
  5. Light Up the Candles (Let There Be Peace Tonight) – Bill Ward, Rue Phillips, Jack Bruce
  6. Snakes & Ladders – Bill Ward, Rue Phillips
  7. Jack’s Land – Bill Ward, Jimmy Yeager
  8. Living Naked – Bill Ward, Keith Lynch
  9. Music For a Raw Nerve Ending – Bill Ward
  10. Tall Stories – Bill Ward, Keith Lynch
  11. Sweep – Bill Ward
  12. Along the Way – Bill Ward, Rue Phillips, Keith Lynch

On October 17, 2000.

On October 17, 2000, “Divine” and “Priority” labels released “Iommi”, the debut Tony Iommi solo album. It was recorded 1996 – 2000, at “A&M Studios”, “Chipping Norton”, “Long View Farm”, “Sunset Marquis Hotel” and “Olympic Studios”, and was produced by Bob Marlette.

Personnel:

  • Tony Iommi– lead and rhythm guitar
  • Martin “Ace” Kent – rhythm guitar
  • Brian May– lead guitar
  • Billy Corgan– rhythm guitar
  • Bob Marlette– keyboard, programming, engineer, mixing
  • Billy Corgan– vocals, bass
  • Peter Steele– vocals, bass
  • Ben Shepherd– bass
  • Laurence Cottle– bass
  • Terry Phillips – bass
  • Laurence Cottle – bass
  • Dave Grohl– vocals, drums
  • Bill Ward– drums
  • Matt Cameron– drums
  • Jimmy Copley – drums
  • Kenny Aronoff– drums
  • Jimmy Copley– drums
  • John Tempesta– drums
  • Philip Anselmo– vocals
  • Henry Rollins– vocals
  • Skin – vocals
  • Serj Tankian– vocals
  • Ian Astbury– vocals
  • Ozzy Osbourne– vocals
  • Billy Idol– vocals
  • Art Shoji – art direction
  • Maggie Magarian – art direction, design
  • William Hames, Ross Halfin, Mike Clement, Gene Kirkland – photography
  • JMO Design – logo
  • Ralph Baker – executive producer

Track listing:

  1. Laughing Man (In the Devil Mask) – Tony Iommi, Bob Marlette, Henry Rollins
  2. Meat – Tony Iommi, Bob Marlette, Skin
  3. Goodbye Lament – Tony Iommi, Bob Marlette, Dave Grohl
  4. Time is Mine – Tony Iommi, Bob Marlette, Philip Anselmo
  5. Patterns – Tony Iommi, Bob Marlette, Serj Tankian
  6. Black Oblivion – Tony Iommi, Billy Corgan
  7. Flame On – Tony Iommi, Bob Marlette, Ian Astbury
  8. Just Say No To Love – Tony Iommi, Bob Marlette, Peter Steele
  9. Who’s Fooling Who – Tony Iommi, Bob Marlette, Ozzy Osbourne
  10. Into the Night – Tony Iommi, Bob Marlette, Billy Idol

On December 1, 1973.

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On December 1, 1973, “Vertigo” label released “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath”, the fifth Black Sabbath studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Morgan Studios” in London, and was produced by Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward. In 1986, the album was certified Platinum in the US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Ozzy Osbourne– vocals, synthesizer, handclaps
  • Tony Iommi– guitars, piano, synthesizer, harpsichord, organ, flute, handclaps, bagpipes
  • Geezer Butler– bass guitar, synthesize, mellotron, handclaps, nose flute
  • Bill Ward– drums, bongos, timpani, handclaps
  • Rick Wakeman– piano, Minimoog
  • The Phantom Fiddlers – strings
  • Will Malone– conductor, arranger
  • Mike Butcher – engineer
  • George Nicholson – tape operator
  • Drew Struzan – cover painting
  • Mark Forster Biatch – coordination
  • Patrick Meehan – direction

Track listing:

All tracks by Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward.

  1. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
  2. A National Acrobat
  3. Fluff
  4. Sabra Cadabra
  5. Killing Yourself to Live
  6. Who Are You
  7. Looking for Today
  8. Spiral Architect

On September 28, 1978.

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On September 28, 1978, “Vertigo” label released “Never Say Die!” the eighth Black Sabbath studio album. It was recorded January–May 1978, at “Sound Interchange” in Toronto, Ontario, and was produced by Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward. It was the final Black Sabbath studio album until 2013, to feature Ozzy Osbourne prior to his departure from the band in 1979, and the last full studio album to feature the band’s original lineup.

Personnel:

  • Ozzy Osbourne– lead and backing vocals
  • Tony Iommi– guitar, backing vocals
  • Geezer Butler– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Bill Ward– lead and backing vocals, drums
  • Don Airey– keyboards
  • John Elstar – harmonica
  • Will Malone– brass arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, and Bill Ward.

  1. Never Say Day
  2. Johnny Blade
  3. Junior’s Eyes
  4. A Hard Road
  5. Shock Wave
  6. Air Dance
  7. Over to You
  8. Breakout
  9. Swinging the Chain

 

On September 25, 1976.

black-sabbath-technical-ecstasy

On September 25, 1976, “Vertigo” label released “Technical Ecstasy”, the seventh Black Sabbath studio album. It was recorded in June 1976, at “Criteria Studios” in Miami, and was produced by  Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward.

Personnel:

  • Ozzy Osbourne– lead vocals
  • Tony Iommi– guitar
  • Geezer Butler– bass guitar
  • Bill Ward– lead vocal, drums
  • Gerald “Jezz” Woodroffe– keyboards
  • Hipgnosis – cover art

Track listing:

.All tracks by Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward and Ozzy Osbourne, except where noted.

  1. Back Street Kids
  2. You Won’t Change Me
  3. It’s Alright – Bill Ward
  4. Gypsy
  5. All Moving Parts (Stand Still)
  6. Rock ‘n’ Roll Doctor
  7. She’s Gone
  8. Dirty Women

On September 25, 1972.

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On September 25, 1972, “Vertigo” label released “Vol. 4”, the fourth Black Sabbath studio album. It was recorded May 1972, at “Record Plant” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Patrick Meehan and Black Sabbath. In 1977, the album was certified Platinum in Canada by “CRIA”, and Platinum in the US by the “RIIA” in 1986.

Personnel:

  • Ozzy Osbourne– vocals
  • Tony Iommi– guitars, piano, mellotron
  • Geezer Butler– bass guitar, mellotron
  • Bill Ward– drums, percussion
  • Colin Caldwell, Vic Smith– engineer

Track listing

All music by Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne and Bill Ward; all lyrics by Geezer Butler.

  1. Wheels of Confusion/The Straightener
  2. Tomorrow’s Dream
  3. Changes
  4. FX
  5. Supernaut
  6. Snowblind
  7. Cornucopia
  8. Laguna Sunrise
  9. Vitus Dance
  10. Under the Sun/Every Day Comes and Goes

On September 18, 1970.

black_sabbath_-_paranoid

On September 18, 1970, “Vertigo” label released “Paranoid”, the second Black Sabath studio album. It was recorded in June 1970, at “Regent Sound Studios” and “Island Studios” in London, and was produced by Rodger Bain. In 1989, Kerrang! magazine listed the album at number 39 on its list of the “100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time”. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 130 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. In 2006, “Guitar World” magazine ranked “Paranoid” at number 6 on its list of “The Greatest 100 Guitar Albums of All Time. The album was certified Platinum in Canada by CRIA, and Platinum in the US by the “RIIA:.

Personnel:

  • Ozzy Osbourne– vocals
  • Tony Iommi– guitar, flute
  • Geezer Butler– bass guitar
  • Bill Ward– drums, congas
  • Tom Allom – piano, engineer
  • Brian Humphries – engineer
  • Marcus Keef – graphic design, photography

Track listing:

All lyrics by Geezer Butler, except where noted; all music by Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward and Ozzy Osbourne.

  1. War Pigs
  2. Paranoid
  3. Planet Caravan
  4. Iron Man
  5. Electric Funeral
  6. Hand of Doom
  7. Rat Salad
  8. Fairies Wear Boots – lyrics by Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler

On July 21, 1971.

Black_Sabbath_-_Master_of_Reality

On July 21, 1971, “Vertigo” label released “Master of Reality”, the third Black Sabbath studio album. It was recorded February – April 1971, at “Island Studios” in London, and was produced by Rodger Bain. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Master of Reality” at number 298 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. In 2001, the album was certified 2 x Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Ozzy Osbourne – lead vocals
  • Tony Iommi – acoustic and electric guitar, synthesizer, flute, piano
  • Geezer Butler– bass guitar
  • Bill Ward– drums, percussion
  • Mike Stanfod – art direction
  • Keef – photography, poster design

Track listing:

All music by Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Ozzy Osbourne and Bill Ward, except where noted.

  1. Sweet Leaf
  2. After Forever
  3. Embryo – lyrics by Geezer Butler, music by Tony Iommi
  4. Children of the Grave
  5. Orchid – lyrics by Geezer Butler, music by Tony Iommi
  6. Lord of This World
  7. Solitude
  8. Into the Void

On April 25, 1980.

Black_Sabbath_Heaven_and_Hell

On April 25, 1980, “Vertigo” label released “Heaven and Hell”, the ninth Black Sabath studio album.It was recorded October 1979 – January 1980, at “Criteria Recording Studios: in Miami, and “Studio Farber” in Paris, and was produced by Martin Birch.

Personnel:

  • Ronnie James Dio– lead vocals
  • Tony Iommi– guitar
  • Geezer Butler– bass guitar
  • Bill Ward– drums, percussion
  • Geoff Nicholls– keyboards
  • Martin Birch – engineer
  • Joe “C” Foglia – assistant engineer
  • Lynn Curlee – cover art (Smoking Angels)
  • Harry Carmean – back cover illustration
  • Richard Seireeni – art direction

Track listing:

All music by Geezer Butler, Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, and Bill Ward; all lyrics by Ronnie James Dio.

  1. Neon Knights
  2. Children of the Sea
  3. Lady Evil
  4. Heaven and Hell
  5. Wishing Well
  6. Die Young
  7. Walk Away
  8. Lonely is the Word