Black Sabbath MQA USB crucifix included in limited edition Ten Year War remastered vinyl box set

posted on Friday, 23rd June 2017 by Steve May

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A Black Sabbath limited edition vinyl box set will ship with a wearable crucifix USB featuring the band’s first eight albums encoded in MQA format.

The Ten Year War, to be released September 29,  features all eight Ozzy fronted Sabbath albums, (Black Sabbath, Paranoid, Master of Reality, Vol 4, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, Sabotage, Technical Ecstasy and Never Say Die!), plus a a collection of rarities, within exclusive artwork created by graphic designer Shepard Fairey. It will retail for £199.

The collection is named after a brochure from the band, reproduced inside, which reflected their relationship with the media during their early days. 

Gold On Black Box

The vinyl LPs, reproduced in their original sleeves, have been re-mastered by mastering engineer Andy Pearce from the original tapes and pressed on 180 gram splatter-coloured vinyl, each album with unique and individual colouring.

Also included are two rare 7-inch singles, again reproduced in their original sleeves: the Japanese version of Evil Woman (Don’t Play Your Games With Me)/Black Sabbath, and the Chilean version of Paranoid/The Wizard (only 100 copies of the original radio promo were pressed).

The Crucifix shaped Black Sabbath USB stick, complete with chain so that it can be worn round the neck , is exclusive to the set. and contains MQA high definition audio of the first eight Black Sabbath albums. 

There’s also a hardback book, featuring iconic photography of the band during their 1970s tours, recording sessions and photo-shoots; a Tenth Anniversary World Tour 1978 Official Programme, and reprinted tour poster from the 1972 Seattle Centre Arena show.
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Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology journalist, who also writes for T3, TechRadar, Home Cinema Choice and ERT (amongst others).

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