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Black Sabbath - Mob Rules (1981)

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2010-03-16 : Release date changed to 2010-04-21

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Black Sabbath - Mob Rules

UICY-94474 (2010)

Universal Music : Cardboard sleeve reissue from BLACK SABBATH featuring the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (fully compatible with standard CD players). This edition features the 2010 remastering and includes a serial numbered card, Japanese Obi, description, and lyrics. Part of a four-album BLACK SABBATH SHM-CD cardboard sleeve (mini LP) reissue series featuring the albums "Never Say Die," "Heaven And Hell," "Mob Rules," and "Live Evil." Features UK 2010 remastering.

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ChrisGoesRock  (Wed, 05 May 2010 (15:18))
Mob Rules is Black Sabbath's tenth studio album, released in 1981 following the success of Heaven and Hell. It peaked at number 29 on the charts.

It was the first album to feature Vinny Appice on drums, who had replaced original member Bill Ward on the tour in support of the previous year's Heaven and Hell. This led to Ozzy Osbourne dubbing the line-up "Geezer and the three Wops".

It is rumoured that the cover art for this album, by famed artist Greg Hildebrandt, contains a heavily-disguised message that reads "KILL OZZY,". It is apparently located toward the bottom of the picture, on the ground, written in a dark, crimson colour. However, the message is barely legible, and it is widely believed that the purported text is coincidental. The artwork was not created specifically for the album, for one thing, having been done in the 1970s, but was licensed for use.

The lyrical themes are dark, notably on tracks such as "The Sign of the Southern Cross" and "Falling Off the Edge of the World".

The Live Evil album was recorded on the Mob Rules tour.

The album is included in the Black Sabbath box set The Rules of Hell.

01."Turn Up the Night" 3:42
02."Voodoo" 4:32
03."The Sign of the Southern Cross" 7:46
04."E5150" 2:54
05."The Mob Rules" 3:14
06."Country Girl" 4:02
07."Slipping Away" 3:45
08."Falling Off the Edge of the World" 5:02
09."Over and Over" 5:28

CD 2 [Live]
01. E5150
02. Neon Knights
03. N.I.B.
04. Children Of The Sea
05. Country Girl
06. Black Sabbath
07. War Pigs
08. Slipping Away
09. Iron Man
10. The Mob Rules
11. Heaven & Hell
12. Paranoid
13. Voodoo
14. Children Of The Grave

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Release Details
Manufacturer: Universal
Mastering:DSD (2010)
Format:SHM-CD ( 2)
This version released:2010-04-21

Reprinted on or about: 2011-12-29

Original LP release:1981.12
Genre:British Metal
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