Black Sabbath - Forbidden album
Forbidden is the 18th studio album by English rock band Black Sabbath, released in June 1995. This recording saw the reunion of Black Sabbath's Tyr-era line-up from 1990, with the return of Neil Murray and Cozy Powell.
The final Black Sabbath album with Tony Martin and by far the worst received. Released in the mid-90s, when most of the metal genre was going through a tough time, both commercially and critically (with some notable exceptions of course), the album features some additional vocals by the rapper Ice-T on the first track. Almost everyone who worked on it called it terrible, with Tony Iommi even saying that it should have been forbidden.
Songwriter – Black Sabbath. Vocals – Tony Martin. Mould SID Code (Variant 1): ifpi 1537. Matrix, Runout (Variant 2): 830620 2 @ 2 1-1-10-NL. Forbidden (CD, Album). 830620, 890620 1A2BHR. Forbidden (LP, Album, Unofficial).
13 is the 19th and final studio album by English rock band Black Sabbath. The album was released on 10 June 2013 in Europe and 11 June 2013 in North America, via Vertigo Records and Republic Records in the United States, and via Vertigo Records worldwide.
Black Sabbath started working on Forbidden in Par Street Studios in Liverpool, England in 1994 and did the crux of the recording in 10 days in Los Angeles at Devonshire Studios with producer, Body Count guitarist Ernie C. The label had hoped the producer would provide the band with some fresh ideas, but listening back to the record it seems like the only. thing Ernie C did was muffle the mix and bring in his frontman Ice-T to provide guest vocals to the opening track The Illusion of Power. That was another mistake. We were kinda steered into a rap Sabbath album, Martin told Gibson in 2011. Then I was told that Ice-T was gonna be doing it and they couldn’t or wouldn’t tell me if he was doing the whole thing or just one track. I still didn’t know the answer to that when I was in the studio singing the tracks. They said they were gonna take it and see what Ice-T wanted to do.
But poor Black Sabbath named an album Never Say Die because they meant it, and this sad album is a reminder of how dim even the brightest lights can get. Where their last album was an uneven but pleasant return to form, this is just the band going through the motions. Get a Grip" takes its riff from Iommi's own "Zero the Hero" and totally wrecks it; "Can't Get Close Enough" is an awful power metal ballad; and "Shaking Off the Chains" might be the worst Tony Martin-fronted Sabbath song
|A1||The Illusion Of Power|
|A2||Get A Grip|
|A3||Can't Get Close Enough|
|A4||Shaking Off The Chains|
|A5||I Won't Cry For You|
|B1||Guilty As Hell|
|B2||Sick And Tired|
|B5||Kiss Of Death|
NotesLimited edition of 35 copies in plain green vinyl. Below, the press information taken from popsike listings from 2014.
Limited edition of 500 copies with the following colours and quantities:
Green Marble (150 made -2 different tones)
Dark Blue Marble (150 made -3 different tones)
Celestial Blue Marble (50 made)
Milky Blue Marble (50 made)
Plain White (50 made)
Plain Green (35 made)
Purple Marble (15 made)
|7243 8 30620 2 7, EIRSCD 1072||Black Sabbath||Forbidden (CD, Album)||I.R.S. Records, I.R.S. Records||7243 8 30620 2 7, EIRSCD 1072||UK||1995|
|IKPD-0016||Black Sabbath||Forbidden (CD, Album)||I.R.S. Records||IKPD-0016||South Korea||1995|
|830620, 890620 1A2BHR||Black Sabbath||Forbidden (LP, Album, Unofficial)||I.R.S. Records , I.R.S. Records||830620, 890620 1A2BHR||Brazil||Unknown|
|830620 1||Black Sabbath||Forbidden (LP, Album, Unofficial, Red)||I.R.S. Records||830620 1||Brazil||2014|
|830620 1||Black Sabbath||Forbidden (LP, Album, Unofficial)||I.R.S. Records||830620 1||Brazil||2014|