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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

Black Sabbath: 13

On June 10, 2013, “Vertigo” label released “13”, the nineteenth and final Black Sabbath studio album. It was recorded August 2012-January 2013, at “Shangri La Studios” in Malibu, California, “Tone Hall” in Lapworth, Warwickshire, UK, and was produced by Rick Rubin. The album was certified Platinum in Brazil by “Pro-Musica Brazil”, Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada” and Platinum in Poland by “ZPAV”.

Personnel:

  • Ozzy Osbourne– vocals, harmonica
  • Tony Iommi– acoustic and electric guitars
  • Geezer Butler– bass guitar
  • Brad Wilk– drums, percussion
  • Greg Fidelman– engineer
  • Mike Exeter – additional engineering
  • Dana Nielsen– additional engineering
  • Andrew Scheps– mixing
  • Stephen Marcussen– mastering
  • Stewart Whitmore – mastering
  • Nick Dart, Neil Bowen – design

Track listing:

All lyrics written by Geezer Butler, all music  by Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler.

  1. End of the Beginning
  2. God is Dead
  3. Loner
  4. Zeitgeist
  5. Age of Reason
  6. Live Forever
  7. Damaged Soul
  8. Dear Father

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.

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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 18, 1970.

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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.

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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.

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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

On February 13, 1970.

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On February 13, 1970, “Vertigo” label released the debut self-titled Black Sabbath studio album. It was recorded on October 16, at “Regent Sound Studios” in London, and was produced by Rodger Bain. In 1989, magazine “Kerrang!” ranked “Black Sabbath” at number 31 on its list of “100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time”.In 2000, magazine “Q” included “Black Sabbath” in its list of the “Best Metal Albums of All Time”. In 2005, magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked the album at number 238 on its  list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”, and at number 44 in its list of the “100 Best Debut Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Ozzy Osbourne– vocals, harmonica
  • Tony Iommi– guitar
  • Geezer Butler– bass
  • Bill Ward– drums
  • Marcus Keef – graphic design, photography

Track listing:

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

  1. Black Sabbath
  2. The Wizard
  3. Behind the Wall of Sleep
  4. I.B.
  5. Evil Woman – Larry Weigand, Dick Weigand, David Wagner
  6. Sleeping Village
  7. Warning – Aynsley Dunbar, Alex Dmochowski, Victor Hickling , John Moorshead