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Release date: 1 November 1987
Style: Heavy metal, Hard rock

Rating:

7.3 | 199 votes

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280 have it
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Disc I
01. The Shining
02. Ancient Warrior
03. Hard Life To Live
04. Glory Ride
05. Born To Lose
06. Nightmare
07. Scarlet Pimpernel
08. Lost Forever
09. Eternal Idol
10. Black Moon [Single B-side] [2010 Deluxe Edition bonus]
11. Some Kind Of Woman [Single B-side] [2010 Deluxe Edition bonus]

Disc II [2010 Deluxe Edition]
01. Glory Ride
02. Born To Lose
03. Lost Forever
04. Eternal Idol
05. The Shining
06. Hard Life To Love
07. Nightmare
08. Ancient Warrior

Lyrics (9)


Line-up
Tony Martin Harford - vocals
Anthony Frank "Tony" Iommi - guitars
Dave "The Beast" Spitz - bass (credited, but does not actually appear on the album)
Bob Daisley - bass
Eric Singer - drums
Bev Bevan - percussion (cymbal overdubs on "Scarlet Pimpernel" and "Eternal Idol")

Session musicians
Geoff Nicholls - keyboard


Additional info
Re-released on November 1, 2010 in Europe in a 2-disc expanded set.

2010 Deluxe Edition
This is the album session recorded with Ray Gillen performing vocals for the songs

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13Footlevel - 28.02.2010 at 01:05  
Rating: 10 It is really is too bad that the majority of people who think of Sabbath reflect on the Ozzy decade.. The 80's version of Sabbath is different but very intriguing if given the attention it deserves. This album in particular is in my opinion very underrated. The overall atmosphere of "The Eternal Idol" is very vivid and dark, A perfect combination.
This work was enjoyable in 1987 but it took 20 years for me to truly understand the impact that this album should of had.
scennkah - 11.06.2012 at 12:36  
Rating: 10 A totally underrated album. I don't understand why metal fans don't value Black Sabbath with Ozzy or Dio, this was an awesome achievement and Tony Martin stands up with a consistant vocal range. This album is dark, very well written and in my opinion is in the top 3 of 1987.
Only true metal fans and appreciators of good music would understand the detailed composition, particularly the self-titled track, which is dark, epic and if Dio or Ozzy would have done the vocals for it, I guarantee would have been a classic. So listen to it with no preconseptions and enjoy the album. 10/10
pkillerjp - 15.02.2014 at 01:21  
Rating: 8 Probably the most under rated work from a band, which I feel, has many great albums, but also many over rated works as well. This is easily my favorite of the Martin era, eclipsing the mysteriously over rated Headless Cross album. Some really great obscure, forgotten Sabbath tracks on here.

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