Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Black Sabbath’s debut album – which was released on February 13, 1970, via Vertigo Records – guitarist Zakk Wylde will be re-recording the effort in full with his Zakk Sabbath act.
Statement from the press release:
“The original album was recorded in a single day in October 1969. And now, Zakk aims to fully recreate that vibe and release it under the title of “Vertigo.
“Our aim is to faithfully re-record the album in the spirit of the original recordings: live in a fully analog studio, direct to two-inch tape, in a single 24-hour period.”
The whole process will be documented by a film crew for a single album and DVD release limited to just 500 copies. The record will be out on February 13, 2020, and will never be available commercially or digitally in any other format beyond these initial 500.
The band stated:
“We’ve partnered with Magnetic Eye Records, a cornerstone of the industry strongly rooted in the very sub-genre spawned by Sabbath, to ensure maximum quality.
“We’re asking you to join us in our continued celebration of the greatest heavy metal band of all time and the record that started it all! Take this journey with us through this project and be among the 500 faithful to receive the total doom-filled package.”
The pre-orders were sold-out within two hours, with Zakk saying: “Thanks to everyone that pre-ordered. We will keep you updated on the progress of the album and documentary along the way.”