Black Sabbath Prepping Super Deluxe Edition of ‘Vol 4’


Black Sabbath's Super Deluxe Edition of "Vol. 4" will feature remastered songs off the original album, unreleased live tracks and more.

Black Sabbath, “Vol. 4,” cover art – Story by Cat Badra

Black Sabbath’s Super Deluxe Edition of “Vol. 4” will feature remastered songs off the original album and a bevy of other goodies

Black Sabbath will release a Super Deluxe Edition of their famed 1972 album, “Vol 4,” the record known for hits such as “Supernaut” and “Changes,” on Feb. 12. The release will arrive in various formats and include a newly remastered version of the original album and 20 never-before-released studio and live recordings. The package will also include physical goodies such as a booklet including rare photos and poster of previously unpublished early artwork of the album using the working title “Snowblind.”

Audio options for the Super Deluxe Edition include a four-CD collection, five-LP package pressed on 180-gram vinyl or digital download. All of the items are available for pre-order now, as is a remastered version of “Tomorrow’s Dream.”

The live recordings come from March 1973 and replicate Black Sabbath’s setlist during their “Vol 4” tour, with live versions of “Vol 4” songs such as “Cornucopia” and “Tomorrow’s Dream,” as well as Black Sabbath classics, including “Paranoid” and “War Pigs.” Richard Digby Smith mixed the live audio using the original 16-track analog tapes to “achieve a level of fidelity not heard on any previous incarnations,” according to a release.

The “Vol. 4” Super Deluxe Edition also boasts never-before-released studio outtakes of songs from the original album sessions, as well as false starts and alternative takes. For more information and to pre-order the set, head to

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