BAND EMERALD SABBATH
ALBUM NINTH STAR
OUR RATING 80/100
The 'Ninth Star' album is a great an ambitious epic rock & classical music tribute to BLACK SABBATH, that features 10 former members of Black Sabbath and several amazing players:
Adam Wakeman (Black Sabbath/Ozzy Osbourne), Bev Bevan (Black Sabbath/ELO), Neil Murray (Black Sabbath/Whitesnake), Terry Chimes (Black Sabbath/The Clash), Laurence Cottle (Black Sabbath/The Alan Parsons Project), Ron Keel (Black Sabbath/Ron Keel Band), Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath/Heaven & Hell), Dave Walker (Black Sabbath/Fleetwood Mac), Bobby Rondinelli (Black Sabbath/Rainbow), Tony Martin (Black Sabbath/Headless Cross), Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne/Whitesnake) and The English Chamber Choir.
Other Emerald Sabbath contributors include Will Malone and Mike Lewis (Sabotage/Technical Ecstasy) Mike Exeter (Black Sabbath/Judas Priest), Jeremy J. Lewis (Headless Cross), Mike Lewis (She's Gone) Skaila Kang (Royal Academy Of Music) and Black Sabbath album graphic designers Richard Manning and Colin Elgie (Technical Ecstasy) and Hugh Gilmour (Born Again). Adam Wakeman was the first to contribute to the project, with keyboards on ‘Changes’, and then it snowballed into this final product.
A lot of the artists also played on the originals (such as Vinny Appice, who joined Sabbath on drums for the Heaven And Hell tour, and The English Chamber Choir on Supertzar).
1. EMBYRO Adam Wakeman: Keyboards Bev Bevan: Percussion Laurence Cottle: Bass Anneka Sutcliffe: Violin Sarah Tobias: Flute/Clarinet 2. DIE YOUNG Ron Keel: Vocals Vinny Appice: Drums Rudy Sarzo: Bass DC Cothern: Guitar Pete Rinaldi: Guitar Ellen Morgan: Keyboards 3. FLUFF Sarah Tobias: Flute/Clarinet Ardeton String Quartet Pete Rinaldi: Guitar 4. TRASHED Ron Keel: Vocals Vinny Appice: Drums Bev Bevan: Percussion Laurence Cottle: Bass Pete Rinaldi: Guitar 5. STONEHENGE Adam Wakeman: Keyboards Laurence Cottle: Bass Pete Rinaldi: Guitar Sarah Tobias: Flute 6. SHE’S GONE Dave Walker: Vocals Bill Dwyer: Guitars Neil Murray: Bass Chris Cundy: Keyboards Steve Owers -- Drums Ardeton String Quartet Lisa Ljungberg: Backing Vocals 7. IN FOR THE KILL Tony Martin: Vocals Laurence Cottle: Bass Bobby Rondinelli: Drums Pete Rinaldi: Guitars Adam Wakeman: Keyboards 8. ORCHID Neil Murray: Bass Sarah Tobias: Flute/Clarinet Ardeton String Quartet Pete Rinaldi: Guitar 9. HOLE IN THE SKY Ron Keel: Vocals Bobby Rondinelli: Drums Laurence Cottle: Bass Pete Rinaldi: Guitar 10. CHANGES Michael Suilleabhain: Vocals Adam Wakeman: Keyboards Laurence Cottle: Bass Bev Bevan: Percussion Queenie May: Backing Vocals Annela Sutcliffe: Violin Sarah Tobias: Flute/Clarinet 11. SUPERTZAR English Chamber Choir Adam Wakeman: Keyboards Terry Chimes: Drums Laurence Cottle: Bass Pete Rinaldi: Guitar Skaila Kang: Harp Elen Morgan: Glockenspiel #pressagent Stampede Press Uk