Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 355/500!
The self-titled debut studio album was originally released in 1970. The album has been recognized as one of the main releases to be credited with the development of the heavy metal genre. Upon it's initial release in the U.S., the album reached number 23 on the Billboard 200 and remained there for over a year.
What is DMM mastering?
With Direct Metal Mastering, the groove is cut directly in copper metal. High-frequency loss, distortion and pre-echo associated with conventional lacquer mastering are eliminated and transient response is greatly improved. DMM record pressing sound brighter, cleaner, more detailed, with 15% more playing time than with lacquer technology. Stampers are plated directly from the DMM Copper Master, eliminating two of the three plating steps required for lacquers.
Special Direct Metal Mastering Edition
1. Black Sabbath
2. The Wizard
3. Wasp / Behind the Wall of Sleep / Bassically / N.I.B.
4. Wicked World
5. A Bit of Finger / Sleeping Village / Warning