According to singer Tony Martin, the albums he sang for BLACK SABBATH will soon be officially reissued
Speaking with The Metal Voice, Tony spoke about the previously announced plans to reissue the albums he recorded with the band. He said: “Honestly, I have no idea what’s happening with it. I know it’s gonna be next year, but that’s all I know.”
This past summer, Tony discussed the project with “The Rock And Metal Profs: The History And Philosophy Of Rock And Metal“, saying: “I don’t know when, and I don’t know what it’s gonna look like,” he said. “There was some suggestion a while back that we might be able to put extra tracks and stuff on it. I did offer, and I went to see [BLACK SABBATH guitarist] Tony Iommi and offered some things. And then he said we can’t use anything new ’cause nothing new can be released under the BLACK SABBATH name. It can only be stuff that’s got the original four members on it.
“I’m expecting it to be a remixed version of whatever the original was; that’s what I’m expecting,” Tony added. “So I await as you do to find out. Let me know if you hear it first.”
When asked if the set would include live recordings from the Tony Martin era of BLACK SABBATH, Tony said: “I recorded the writing session with… Eddie Van Halen came over and helped us write one of the tracks [for 1994’s ‘Cross Purposes‘ album]. And I had an eight-track recorder at the time in the 1980s, and I used to take it everywhere, this thing. I’ve got all of the writing sessions and rehearsals recorded. So I sent [Iommi] this, and he went, ‘Wow! That’s fucking great.’ And I said, ‘Well, you’re welcome to use it, if you wanna put that on.’ So, I don’t know… Maybe you’ll get that on there.”
BLACK SABBATH released six albums with Tony Martin: “The Eternal Idol” (1987), “Headless Cross” (1989), “Tyr” (1990),” Cross Purposes” (1994), “Cross Purposes Live” (1995) and “Forbidden” (1995).