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The general consensus is that they are very good remasters considering the rest of what is out there. It is practically a small miracle that they do NOT suck since they are remasters and modern releases in fact. Some say they are better than the 1986 Castles (more punch and power), some say they are a bit behind them (less natural sounding and slightly more compressed). The extras are essential of you are a huge fan just to hear the songs from a different angle. I am strongly thinking of getting all of the Deluxe versions just to have the extra material and because I will always have a place in my heart for Sabbath. My first real concert I went to, and I was never the same
Are these the SHM-CDs?
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Are these the SHM-CDs?
I am not sure about Paranoid, but I heard that the S/T and MOR will be for Japan. I am mighty tempted...

Edit: After having a look, no they are not the ones you are probably talking about. http://cgi.ebay.com/BLACK-SABBATH-JA...3%3A1|294%3A50

The SHM-CDs you are talking about cover the first five albums. I believe they are from the 2007 Sanctuary masters. I have read that they are not on the same level as the ones being released currently.
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Redcarmoose: Very cool. Let me know how you like them.
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Hi; I'm new around here but I've been searching the net for exactly this info, basically I'd like to ask anyone here who has heard them, which is the best sounding version between: Black Box, Japan 2007 Box or the new Deluxe Editions? of maybe a combination?
Thanks in advanced for the help.
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Hi; I'm new around here but I've been searching the net for exactly this info, basically I'd like to ask anyone here who has heard them, which is the best sounding version between: Black Box, Japan 2007 Box or the new Deluxe Editions? of maybe a combination?
Thanks in advanced for the help.
Not even close: The new Deluxe versions. Only the first three albums have been released, but it has been confirmed very recently by Andy Pearce (the person responsible for the new remixes) that the Ozzy era Sabbath will be remastered in its entirety.
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Redcarmoose: Please do not post images horizontally on the same line. It might be fine for viewing images but it makes reading text a royal pain. I'm using a 1900 x 1200 desktop and still have scroll horizontally to read text when you do this.

It would be better for everyone if you put your images on seperate lines so they can be viewed scrolling vertically.

Thank you.

--Jerome
post #39 of 62
RTN
Decided to place order for Deluxe 3 Disc version of Paranoid
Amazon sellers have it for $18 new

I have the Castle CD "album replica" boxset to compare it to

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Not even close: The new Deluxe versions. Only the first three albums have been released, but it has been confirmed very recently by Andy Pearce (the person responsible for the new remixes) that the Ozzy era Sabbath will be remastered in its entirety.
Thanks roadtonowhere08; I'll be getting those then, they will probably take some time to release the rest of the albums but it's great news.
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RTN
Decided to place order for Deluxe 3 Disc version of Paranoid
Amazon sellers have it for $18 new

I have the Castle CD "album replica" boxset to compare it to

Cool. If you have a chance, perhaps you can post impressions. I'd be interested to see what you think.
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Thanks roadtonowhere08; I'll be getting those then, they will probably take some time to release the rest of the albums but it's great news.
Cool. I am happy about the continuation of the series as well. Unfortunately, from here on out, we are only getting the albums proper and no extras. This is crummy, because I really wanted to see what they could dig up for Vol. 4 and Sabotage. Better than nothing though, that is for sure.
post #42 of 62
Hmm, things are starting to get interesting in figuring out exactly what tapes/masters were used for these new Deluxe issues. Andy Pearce does a great job, but there are interesting developments that strongly suggest that the same masters were used in both the 1996 Castles and the new Deluxe issues.

SH Forums - View Single Post - Black Sabbath Deluxe Editions out 6/29/09

SH Forums - View Single Post - Black Sabbath Deluxe Editions out 6/29/09

Here we go again...
post #43 of 62
Another Sabbath remaster question. This time regarding the rules of hell boxset and even newer dio sabbath releases.

The rules of hell came out in late 06 early 07. Now in 2008 it appears they remastered again. Check amazon. It says on the amazon site mob rules released by rhino records january 1, 2008. Or is it just a newer release of the same remastering? That seems to be the case. I just want it confirmed by you guys. Thanks.
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Black Sabbath Online: The Rules of Hell It only came out in 2008. I found the whole box set brand new for $20.00 usd ( a gift from God?} near my house. The Warner Bros LPs may have come out sooner? Just picked those up! I'm more Ozzy than Dio but trying to cross over a little. If you read the fine print at the bottom of the link that's here you will read that they are saying that this is a different remaster than for the Dio Years in 07. Is this what your asking?







Some fans refer to this release as "Black Box II", a reference to the Ozzy era studio album compilation in 2004.
Despite there being a new remastering work done for 2007's "The Dio Years", the tracks that appear here are an even newer remastering than the work done for the 2007 Dio Years package. If you count the 2003 Dio compilation, "Stand Up and Shout", that makes three times in the last 5 years that the the following tracks have been remastered! The tracks that appear on all three are: Neon Knights, Heaven & Hell, Turn up the Night, & The Mob Rules.
The following alternate tracks were not used in this box set. The Mob Rules (Heavy Metal version), Letters from Earth (Alternate Version - From CD Single for TV Crimes). The Mob Rules version from the Heavy Metal soundtrack was not on Warner/Rhino, so presumably it would have had to have been licensed. When queried by me about it, a producer at Rhino said they didn't even know the Alternate Letters from Earth existed! D'oh!
The name 'The Rules of Hell' was thought of by Geezer Butler. It is a reference to the inclusion of the first two Dio era Sabbath album names. Those being Heaven & Hell and Mob Rules. That is where the name comes from.
There was a "professional" review of the set posted here on IGN.com.
post #45 of 62
It was my oversite. I thought 07 and it was indeed 08. Thanks. And as far as the remastering question goes I don't know what to think. Sometimes I agree with the remastering version and sometimes the non remastered version in terms of sound quality. With the sabotage album I prefer the non remaster over the remaster. With the Sabbath Bloody Sabbath album and the Master of Reality album I think the opposite. I guess it's just one of those things.
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