Black Sabbath / The Eternal Idol Instrumental Demos / 1CD

Black Sabbath / The Eternal Idol Instrumental Demos / 1CD/ Zodiac

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Unreleaesd instrumental demos For “The Eternal Idol”

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Completely unpublished · The world’s first published superb studio album is a miracle discovery. It is a demonstration album of “THE ETERNAL IDOL” that that Bob Daysley was treasured!
Originally “THE ETERNAL IDOL” that no one had heard was flowing out of the “Cozy Tape” nesting “Daisies Tape”. This album includes officialized Ray · Guillain version, the trilogy of the prestigious BONDAGE label “THE RAY GILLEN YEARS” “COMPLETE RAY GILLEN YEARS” “MAXIMUM RAY GILLEN YEARS” and our “THE ETERNAL IDOL WORKING TRACKS (Zodiac 073) “and many other demonstrations have flowed out. However, this work is an initial install version which does not even appear as Ray. First of all, let’s organize the demo according to the process of “THE ETERNAL IDOL”.

● A: initial installation / demo

● B: Initial temporary song demo
“WORKING TRACKS” (most part)

● C: With song / without guitar solo Demo

● D: Demo with song / guitar solo
Official “THE ETERNAL IDOL: Deluxe Edition”

And, it is like this. Demo tape sometimes does not make a conclusion because there are times when the recordings of different periods are mixed in the vacant part, but it seems that the flow is roughly like this. This work is the earliest even until now.
And, quality preeminent. Although Iomi and Bob are the two who played the core of “THE ETERNAL IDOL” production, this work is what Bob is supposed to treasure. As a result, neither dubbing traces nor aged deterioration are seen, ultra superb stereo sound board. Of course, not a regular track but a rough mix, but the performance itself is screwed from the ear to the brain. If it is about omake of the box set, it is the sound quality that can be officially commercialized as it is.
The original “THE ETERNAL IDOL” drawn with such a sound is amazing. The tape is divided into three sections, so let’s introduce each.

【World’s First Instrument Version (3 Songs)】
Take the impact from the beginning. “The Shining” “Lost Forever” “Nightmare” is a complete instrument version. In the demonstrations so far, all three songs only entered. It is a hidden treasure in a treasure that nobody has heard in the world other than just the members of those days.
However, here is the mystery “The Shining”. Actually, even with the above “C demo”, “D demo” close to the finished form, this song was “without songs + no guitar solos”. On the contrary, this work is true / reverse “without songs + solo”. There is also a base solo different from “B demo”, which may not be the order of production as above.

【Instruction Demo of Take Difference (2 Songs)】
The next two songs “Born To Lose” and “Ancient Warrior” had instrumental versions recorded in “THE ETERNAL IDOL WORKING TRACKS”, but this work is another take. Both songs were light and somewhat fancy performances at “WORKING TRACKS”, but this is also a serious condition for heavy use. Especially “Ancient Warrior” is completely different guitar solo and bass track.
While talking about such a detailed story, the taste is superb because it is simply an instrument. Guitar, bass, drums turned out to be exciting, fine ricks hiding in song melodies were round naked. I can see well that I was playing a very stiff backing. Bob’s base line is especially masterpiece. Writing singing melodies and lyrics was widely known, but his singing base is perfectly equivalent to Iomi, digging deep into the song and building up a skeleton with a guitar riff. Not only is it melodic, but the base that digs into the formation of songs is probably the first since Giza Butler.

【Freshness upgrade upgrade · take (4 songs)】
Four songs that were in the rest of the tape are “Black Moon” which is rewritten with “Glory Ride”, “Some Kind Of Woman”, “Black Moon”, “Eternal Idol.” HEADLESS CROSS “and VAN HALEN like” Some Kind Of Woman “was the B side of the single” The Shining “.
These four tracks (perhaps) played the same as “WORKING TRACKS”. I just could not find a difference in performance, so it may be a different take, but …. However, even though the performance is very similar, the sound is different. The freshness of the tape is completely different upgrade version. One step Genes sounds young to each, but the biggest difference is “Black Moon”. The sound of the snare that disappeared in “WORKING TRACKS” is also beautiful, different from mastering. Even though there are parts of a momentary spot in both parts, their positions are also different. Either way, the sound quality is higher for this work, and there is no doubt that this work is the highest peak master even if it was the same performance.

Fourth, the first “THE ETERNAL IDOL” demo. Tony Martin, Ray Guillain or earlier original instrument version. A studio album that shows how Bob Daysley was an excellent musician. It is a treasure in the treasure that reprinted it from our “Daysie Tape”. It is the world’s first public release with a press CD that leaves cultural heritage permanently!

完全未発表・世界初公開の極上スタジオ・アルバムが奇跡の発掘です。なんと、あのボブ・デイズリーが秘蔵していたという『THE ETERNAL IDOL』のデモ・アルバムです!
“コージー・テープ”ならぬ“デイズリー・テープ”から流れ出たのは、誰も聴いたことのなかった原初の『THE ETERNAL IDOL』。このアルバムは公式化されたレイ・ギラン・バージョンも含め、名門BONDAGEレーベルの3部作『THE RAY GILLEN YEARS』『COMPLETE RAY GILLEN YEARS』『MAXIMUM RAY GILLEN YEARS』や当店の『THE ETERNAL IDOL WORKING TRACKS(Zodiac 073)』等々、数々のデモが流出してきました。しかし、本作はレイさえも登場しない初期インスト・バージョン。まずは、『THE ETERNAL IDOL』制作過程に沿ってデモを整理してみましょう。




公式『THE ETERNAL IDOL: Deluxe Edition』

そして、クオリティのバツグン。『THE ETERNAL IDOL』制作の中核を担ったのはアイオミとボブの2人ですが、本作はそのボブが秘蔵していたとされるもの。それだけにダビング痕も経年劣化も見られず、超極上のステレオ・サウンドボード。もちろん、正規トラックではなくミックスも荒いのですが、演奏そのものが耳から脳へとねじ込まれる。ボックスセットのオマケ程度であれば、そのまま公式商品化できるサウンド・クオリティです。
そんなサウンドで描かれる原初の『THE ETERNAL IDOL』こそが凄い。テープはおおよそ3つのセクションに分かれておりますので、それぞれご紹介していきましょう。

冒頭から衝撃のテイク。「The Shining」「Lost Forever」「Nightmare」の完全インスト・バージョンです。これまでのデモでは、いずれも歌入りしかなかった3曲。まさしく当時のメンバー以外、世界で誰も聴いたことのない秘宝中の秘宝です。
ただし、ここで謎なのは「The Shining」。実は、上記の「Cデモ」はおろか完成形に近い「Dデモ」でも、この曲は「歌入り+ギターソロなし」でした。それに対し、本作は真逆の「歌なし+ソロ入り」。「Bデモ」とは異なるベースソロもあり、上記通りの制作順ではないのかも知れません。

続く2曲「Born To Lose」「Ancient Warrior」は、『THE ETERNAL IDOL WORKING TRACKS』にもインスト・バージョンが収録されていましたが、本作は別テイク。両曲とも『WORKING TRACKS』では軽快でやや淡泊な演奏でしたが、こちらはヘヴィで緩急も利いている。特に「Ancient Warrior」はギターソロやベース・トラックがまったく別です。

テープの残りに入っていた4曲は「Glory Ride」「Some Kind Of Woman」「Black Moon」「Eternal Idol。『HEADLESS CROSS』で再録される「Black Moon」やVAN HALEN的な「Some Kind Of Woman」はシングル『The Shining』のB面曲でした。
この4トラックは(恐らく)『WORKING TRACKS』と同演奏。演奏の違いを発見できなかっただけですので、本当は別テイクかも知れませんが……。しかし、演奏は酷似していてもサウンドは異なる。テープ鮮度がまるで違うアップグレード版なのです。それぞれに1段階ジェネが若いように聞こえますが、特に差が大きいのは「Black Moon」。『WORKING TRACKS』では消えていたスネアの鳴りも美しく、マスタリングからして異なる。どちらにも部分的に一瞬のヨレ箇所があるものの、その位置も異なっています。いずれにせよ、サウンド・クオリティは本作の方が上であり、同じ演奏だったにしても本作こそが最高峰マスターなのは間違いありません。

4つめにして最初期の『THE ETERNAL IDOL』デモ。トニー・マーティンか、レイ・ギランか以前の原初インスト・バージョンです。いかにボブ・デイズリーが優れた音楽家であったかを如実に示してくれるスタジオ・アルバム。それを当の“デイズリー・テープ”から復刻した秘宝中の秘宝。文化遺産を永久に残すプレスCDで世界初公開決定です!


1. The Shining (Backing Track & Solo)
2. Lost Forever (Backing Track)
3. Nightmare (Backing Track)
4. Born To Lose (Alternate Backing Track)
5. Ancient Warrior (Alternate Backing Track & Solo)
6. Glory Ride (Backing Track)
7. Some Kind Of Woman (Backing Track & Solo)
8. Black Moon (Backing Track)
9. Eternal Idol (Backing Track)

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