After a theatrical screening last month, Black Sabbath's The End is coming to home video next month.
The film, from the group's final concerts during February in its home town of Birmingham, England, will come out November 17 featuring the full performance as well as interviews and behind the scenes footage. The set will also include "The Angelic Sessions," which features bonus recordings of "The Wizard," "Wicked World," "Sweet Leaf," "Tomorrow's Dream" and "Changes" that the group recorded shortly after the concerts. A deluxe edition of "The End" will include the music on CD in addition to a book and other memorabilia.
In a statement, guitarist Tony Iommi says that, "Because it was Birmingham, it was a special night for us. It was great to look out and know that all these people have come to see us. What a great feeling. There's nothing like it."
Bassist Geezer Butler adds, "It will never be 'The End' for me. I'll always be a part of Sabbath, and Sabbath will always be a part of me."
Frontman Ozzy Osbourne, meanwhile, tells us that The End World Tour during 2016-17 helped he and his bandmates reclaim the group's legacy and brotherhood after some difficult times:
"We started off as four guys from Aston who had a dream and it became true beyond our wildest dreams, and then it all got...We were manipulated. We were ripped off. We were conned, all of the above. And at the end of the day...we lost each other within each other, if you like."
The tracklist for The End includes:
- Black Sabbath
2. Fairies Wear Boots
3. Under the Sun / Every Day Comes And Goes
4. After Forever
5. Into the Void
7. Band Intros
8. War Pigs
9. Behind the Wall of Sleep
10. Basically/ N.I.B.
11. Hand of Doom
12. Supernaut / Sabbath Bloody Sabbath / Megalomania
13. Rat Salad / Drum Solo
14. Iron Man
15. Dirty Women
16. Children of the Grave
THE ANGELIC SESSIONS
- The Wizard
2. Wicked World
3. Sweet Leaf
4. Tomorrow’s Dream
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.