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!
How to Make a Noise: iPad Synthesizers Edition looks at how to create and control sounds using iPad synthesizers. The book introduces sound creation from first principles focusing on each element in turn: sound sources, filters, envelopes, low frequency oscillators and other modulation sources, FX, frequency modulation synthesis, and brings the pieces together as you begin to create and control your own sounds. It illustrates each aspect with examples using five synthesizers available for the iPad: BassLine, ReBirth, iELECTRIBE, iMS-20, and NLogSynth Pro.
Mere months after delivering one of the definitive examples of film noir with Kiss Me Deadly, Robert Aldrich brought a noir flavour to Hollywood with his classic adaptation of Clifford Odets stage play, The Big Knife. Charles Castle, one of Hollywood s biggest stars, looks like he has it all. But his marriage is falling apart and his wife is threatening to leave him if he renews his contract. Studio boss Stanley Shriner Hoff isn t taking the news too well, and he ll do anything he can to get his man to sign on the dotted line even if means exposing dark secrets... Winner of the Silver Lion at the 1955 Venice Film Festival, The Big Knife also boasts a remarkable cast list including Jack Palance (Shane) as Castle and Rod Steiger (On the Waterfront) as Hoff, plus Shelley Winters (The Night of the Hunter), Ida Lupino (On Dangerous Ground), Jean Hagen (Singin in the Rain) and Everett Sloane (Citizen Kane). SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS Brand-new 2K restoration from original film elements produced by Arrow Films exclusively for this release High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation Original uncompressed LPCM mono audio Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Commentary by film critics Glenn Kenny and Nick Pinkerton, recorded exclusively for this release Bass on Titles Saul Bass, responsible for The Big Knife s credit sequence, discusses some of his classic work in this self-directed documentary from 1972 Theatrical trailer Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sean Phillips FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Nathalie Morris
A virtuoso JAMES STEWART (Vertigo) plays a small-town Michigan lawyer who takes on a difficult case: that of a young Army lieutenant (The Killing of a Chinese Bookie’s BEN GAZZARA) accused of murdering the local tavern owner who he believes raped his wife (Days of Wine and Roses’ LEE REMICK). This gripping, envelope-pushing courtroom potboiler, the most popular film from Hollywood provocateur OTTO PREMINGER (Laura), was groundbreaking for the frankness of its discussion of sex—more than anything else, it is a striking depiction of the power of words. With its outstanding supporting cast— including a young GEORGE C. SCOTT (Patton) as a fiery prosecuting attorney and legendary real-life attorney JOSEPH N. WELCH as the judge—and influential jazz score by DUKE ELLINGTON, Anatomy of a Murder is a Hollywood landmark; it was nominated for seven Oscars, including best picture. Special Edition Features New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition New alternate 5.1 soundtrack, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray edition New interview with Otto Preminger biographer Foster Hirsch Critic Gary Giddins explores Duke Ellington’s score in a new interview A look at the relationship between graphic designer Saul Bass and Preminger with Bass biographer Pat Kirkham Newsreel footage from the set Excerpts from a 1967 episode of Firing Line, featuring Preminger in discussion with William F. Buckley Jr. Excerpts from the work Anatomy of “Anatomy”: The Making of a Movie Behind-the-scenes photographs by Life magazine’s Gjon Mili Trailer, featuring on-set footage PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Nick Pinkerton and a 1959 Life magazine article on real-life lawyer Joseph N. Welch, who plays the judge in the film