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THE ETERNAL IDOL is the 13th studio full-lenght by Black Sabbath, released on November 23, 1987.

It is the first Black Sabbath job with Tony Martin on vocals The album was originally to be recorded with Spitz and vocalist Ray Gillen.

The first was replaced by BOB DAISLEY.

Tony Martin was hired and rerecorded vocals helped by Chris Tsangarides at Battery Studios.

Most tracks were written by Tony Iommi and Bob Daisley (the vinyl version saysbthat all songs were written only by Iommi), although some lyrics were modified by Geoff Nicholls.

Drummer Bev Bevan and Geezer Butler were hired to return for the 1987 tour in support of the album.

Butler backed out, however, upon learning that Sabbath had dates booked in South Africa, forcing Nicholls to bass for a few shows and eventually leading to the hiring of Jo Burt.

Bevan was replaced by The Clash drummer Terry Chimes, who appears in the music video for "The Shining". The album was re-issued on 1 November 2010 in Europe in a 2-disc expanded set.

Bonus content includes the aforementioned B-sides "Some Kind of Woman" and "Black Moon" on disc 1, while disc 2 contains the session for the album recorded with Ray Gillen on vocals. TRACKLIST

Side one 1."The Shining"6:00

2."Ancient Warrior"5:28

3."Hard Life to Love"5:00

4."Glory Ride"4:49

Side two

5."Born to Lose"3:43


7."Scarlet Pimpernel" (Instrumental)2:05

8."Lost Forever"4:03

9."Eternal Idol"6:33

2010 Deluxe Edition

Disc 1 bonus tracks

10."Black Moon" (Single B-side)

11."Some Kind of Woman" (Single B-side) 2010 Deluxe Edition

Disc 2 consists of the earlier recording sessions, with Ray Gillen performing vocals. 1."Glory Ride"

2."Born to Lose"

3."Lost Forever"

4."Eternal Idol"

5."The Shining"

6."Hard Life to Love"


8."Ancient Warrior"

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