Although it does somewhat sound like they set up the perfect mix and then decided to drape a tarpaulin over the speakers before re-recording the muffled playback, Born Again always sounded good at high volumes.
No surprise there, perhaps, but the remastered CD version also lends a degree of crispness to what is an extremely bass-heavy mix. It reached No. It also entered the top 40 in the U. To those who still rue giving Gillan the keys to the microphone cabinet, I offer this thought: would Born Again really have been improved if the band had plumped for either of their other options, namely Robert Plant or David Coverdale? Although released on August 7, delivery times meant that I finally got my hands on a shiny vinyl copy of Born Again one week later, courtesy of local music emporium Chartbound, and, as it happens, on my birthday.
Despite being confronted by so many changes, I loved Born Again from the outset. From the replica stage production of Stonehenge, which was too large for some of the venues on the world tour, to the employment of a dwarf to dress up and play the part of the "devil-baby" from the LP front cover, the world of BLACK SABBATH took on a distinct air of the surreal.
While the well-received "Born Again" album and live dates succeeded in stoking the embers and kept the SABBATH flames burning, this would ultimately be a marriage built more on friendship and respect as opposed to any long-standing and compatible musical association. After one tour, Ian Gillan would eventually bid farewell and re-join his old sparring partners for the Mk. Gillan 's approach to songwriting bespoke a lighter-hearted approach to what had, until then, been the primary concern of Butler.
Album opener "Trashed" , for instance, was inspired by Gillan 's boozed-up race around the Manor 's grounds in Bill Ward 's car that ended in near-catastrophe and a wrecked vehicle. Archived from the original on 29 August Retrieved 3 September Archived from the original on 27 August I Am Ozzy. Grand Central Publishing.
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Book Category. A raw, dirty rock album. I love this album. The production sucks, but the songs are great. Shaun Ferguson says. April 6, at am. May 24, at pm. July 4, at pm. Gary says. July 19, at pm.
Eric says. June 20, at am. Matt Dennett says. June 21, at pm. James says. November 11, at am. January 4, at am. January 9, at pm. The cover was as original a concept as the music contained within. John Buck , Jan 31, Location: New York City.
Curveboy , Jan 31, Location: UK. Having read this thread I have just gone and dug out this album. Have always loved it and still do. Great album. Quite a sinister creepy feel to it. Deluxe version is well worth picking up. Remasterd album, live concert, a couple of unreleased tracks and a really good informative booklet. Scott6 , Jan 31, Location: Canada.View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Jacksonville Vinyl release of Born Again on Discogs. Label: Warner Bros. Records - ,Warner Bros. Records - 9 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album Jacksonville • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Heavy Metal/5().