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Black Sabbath en concert à Londres (Audio / 1975)

Publié le 21 octobre 2007 par Nico

On tour after the release of Sabotage, Sabbath hit London
We have a very nice Audience Master for this date. I'll focus here on the Gardener remaster version, which I personnaly find to be the best version for this date.


Band : Black Sabbath
Date : 10th October 1975
Venue : Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK

Touring personnel

  • Tony Iommi - Guitars
  • Ozzy Osbourne - Vocals
  • Geezer Butler - Bass
  • Bill Ward - Drums
  • Gerald Woodruffe - Keyboards

Setlist

  1. Supertzar
  2. Killing Yourself to Live
  3. Hole in the Sky
  4. Snowblind
  5. Symptom of the Universe
  6. War Pigs
  7. Light Goes Off
  8. Sabbra Cadabra
  9. Drum Solo
  10. Jam
  11. Guitar Solo
  12. Jam II
  13. Guitar Solo II
  14. Guitar Solo III
  15. Sometimes I'm Happy
  16. Drum Solo II
  17. Supernaut
  18. Drum Solo III
  19. Iron Man
  20. Jam III
  21. Orchid
  22. Guitar Solo IV
  23. Rock and Roll Doctor (Jam version)
  24. Guitar Solo V
  25. Black Sabbath
  26. Spiral Architect
  27. Embryo
  28. Children Of The Grave
  29. Paranoid

Version Info

The text below is mainly taken from the original text file that came with this version, widely available over the Internet.

First of all, many thanks to John Y. for originally sending me this priceless treasure.

This Very good audience recording has been mainly uncirculated for over thirty years. It has surfaced in mp3 form just a month or two ago and now here you go with the real deal, straight from the master ! This was the famous Hammersmith show when the power went off for 2 minutes between "War Pigs" and "Sabbra Cadabra". The performance is thrilling as were almost every shows from the "Sabotage" tour (even if Ozzy's vocals from the beginning of the show aren't really in key due to the flu).

In this torrent you will find both the raw master rip and the remaster I did. The original recording, while brillant, is a little boomy and muffled on some places so I cleaned it up and boosted the sound a little. I also rectified the balance as the right channel was a little overwelmed by the left. This version sounds a lot sharper and clearer than the original. As I know some will prefer the remaster while other will prefer the sound of the raw master better, I decided to share both.

Here are my personnal notes on the remaster version.

The recording cuts 20s into the first song : it gets clearer after the start of KYTD. After KYTD, Ozzy explains his voice is gonna be crap tonight. After HITS someone says near the taper "fucking hell". It sounds like there's a cut at the end of Snowblind, but no music is loss. The lights go off after War Pigs, and the bans starts getting into "Brazil". The show continues nicely until the last song.

As far as recording quality is concerned, the band sounds a bit distant. The bass is very present, but not overloaded, Ozzy's voice is clearly audible. The drums are a bit far back in the mix (you can hardly hear the bas drum).
The audience is very disciplined near the taper, you can hardly hear anyone during the songs, just a few hand claps here and there.
A bizarre feeling about tape speed though, but i might be wrong : the recording seems a bit slow...
Overall, an excellent rendering of a nice show.

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Samples

Two mp3 samples of the first two songs :

  • Hole in the sky
  • Snowblind

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