30 years ago

Posted: April 24, 2019 in Classic Rock, Cool stuff, Deep Purple Family, My photographs

Black Sabbath´s 14th studio album “Headless Cross” was released 30 years ago today. It was the second album to feature singer Tony Martin and the first to include drummer Cozy Powell. Ex-Whitesnake bassist Neil Murray joined for the tour that followed. At this time, Sabbath had lost the American market, but this line-up did well elsewhere (not least in Germany and the soon to fall Soviet Union). I think it is a masterpiece and they were absolutely brilliant live. Saw them in Stockholm (interview is on this blog – see December 2012), and got some pretty decent shots, some of which was later used in Sabbath books by Martin Popoff and Garry Sharpe-Young. Still has a real soft spot for the Tony Martin era of Sabbath.

(My image of said album, seen here with a shot from Stockholm that I have on display in the old man cave)

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Comments
  1. Joerg Planer says:

    Hi Mike, does your album has a stencil of the cross (twice the album size) in it, which you could use to do graffiti of the album?

    https://www.black-sabbath.com/discography/blacksabbath/headlesscross/

    I had a discussion with Joe Siegler today, if this was a Germany only item…

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