The album takes off with Tony Iommi, the founding guitarist, and the only member who has remained in all the band's lineups. Talking about Tony is a synonym for Black Sabbath; therefore, The Many Faces begins with him and his collaboration with Bobby Harrison. For most people, the name of Bobby Harrison could have little meaning, but for students of the confines of the world of rock, Bobby was the first drummer of Procol Harum, whom he abandoned shortly after recording A Whiter Shade of Pale, the band’s iconic track. Bobby retired because he wanted to start his own project: Freedom, a hard rock band who ended up having little success. In 1975, Bobby recorded Funkiest, a solo album for which he recruited a range of top collaborators such as guitarist Micky Moody (Whitesnake), bass player Herbie Flowers (Lou Reed, T. Rex, among many others), drummer Ian Paice (Deep Purple) and keyboardist Matthew Fisher (Procol Harum) and Tony Iommi, who does an excellent guitar work on King Of the Night, the track included here. In 1976, the British hard rock band Quartz, from Birmingham, embarked, as a support group, on a tour with their friends and fellow citizens Black Sabbath. To honor the friendship and good times shared, Tony Iommi produced their eponymous debut album, released in 1977, from where we included the song: Mainline Riders. Guitarist/Keyboardist Geoff Nicholls from Quartz left the band in 1979 to precisely join Black Sabbath with whom he stayed until 2004. Then in 2011, Quartz re-formed with a line-up consisted of Geoff Nicholls, Mike Hopkins, Derek Arnold, Malcolm Cope and former vocalist David Garner releasing the album Fear No Evil in 2016. Nicholls died in early 2017 but in his final days, he wrote and recorded with Quartz the song Highway to Madness' that has been unreleased until now. Thanks to the band, we have the exclusive on this special edition of The Many Faces of Black Sabbath. Cozy Powell was one of the most iconic musicians in the history of British rock. Member of Jeff Beck Group, Whitesnake, Rainbow and Black Sabbath, among many other projects, he is one of the pillars when talking about rock drummers. Cozy played in Black Sabbath’s albums Headless Cross (89), Tyr (90) and Forbidden (95). In The Many Faces we introduced him with a Bedlam song (I Believe In You), his own project, which released its only album in 1973. This version is a rare live recording that will be especially appreciated by Cozy’s fans. In the chaotic world of Black Sabbath, drummers have changed a lot following the split of the original lineup, after the departure of Ozzy Osbourne in 1978. In 1983, following the departure of Ronnie James Dio, Black Sabbath makes a strange move when it incorporated singer Ian Gillan, Deep Purples’ original vocalist. Together they recorded the album Born Again (83), that has many enjoyable moments. In The Many Faces we listen to Ian with its powerful track Finally The Finale, recorded for his own solo project. Next is Bev Bevan, drummer and founding member of two institutions of the British rock: the psychedelic group The Move and pop-rock symphonic band Electric Light Orchestra. Bev played with Sabbath in the tour for the album Born Again, and here we hear him in the song Flowers In The Rain, the psychedelic classic he recorded with The Move in 1967 and which reached #2 in the British singles chart. Drummer Eric Singer, has been a member of Kiss for more than 20 years. However, between 1986 and 1987 he was Black Sabbath's drummer and recorded with the band the albums Seventh Star and The Eternal Idol . He appears here doing a version of Ozzy Osbourne's hit Over The Mountain along Brad Gillis (Night Ranger), Mark Slaughter (Slaughter), Gary Moon and Paul Taylor. One of Black Sabbath's most iconic songs has been without a doubt Paranoid . We include here a version that features a superstar line-up including Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe, Dokken's guitar master George Lynch, bassist Stu Hamm (Steve Vai, Joe Satriani) and drummer Greg Bissonette (David Lee Roth, Steve Vai, Spinal Tap) Drummer Vinny Appice was part of Black Sabbath in four different occasions recorded multiple albums with the band between 1982 and 2010. In The Many Faces he appears along Marko Pukkila, Rowan Robertson and Andy Endberg doing a rockin' remake of Van Halen's And The Cradle Will Rock . The album Seventh Star from 1986 wasn't one of the band's more successful (actually, it was supposed to be Tony Iommi's solo debut). However, that line-up included (alongside Nicholls, Singer and Dave Spitz) legendary bassist and singer Glenn Hughes on vocals. Known by fans as The Voice Of Rock , he performs Freak Out Tonight with Chris Catena, Tony Franklin and Bruce Kulick from Kiss. LP2 of our collection is dedicated to Black Sabbath's stellar catalog. Most of their hits are included here: War Pigs , Into the Void , Iron Man , Children of The Grave and Snowblind among others, performer by bands that were heavily influenced by BS including Leaving Eden, High Voltage Cornivus and Fierce Atmospheres. Enjoy this journey through the darkest confines of Black Sabbath's world!