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The Eternal Idol
The Eternal Idol cover
Studio album by Black Sabbath
Released November 1, 1987
Recorded 1987
Genre Heavy metal
Length 42:42
Label Warner Brothers
Producer(s) Jeff Glixman, Vic Coppersmith-Heaven & Chris Tsangerides
Professional reviews
Black Sabbath chronology
Seventh Star
(1986)
The Eternal Idol
(1987)
Headless Cross
(1989)

The Eternal Idol is the thirteenth studio album by Black Sabbath. It was recorded and released in 1987. It is the first of several Black Sabbath albums to feature longtime vocalist Tony Martin. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (940x922, 111 KB)The album cover of Black Sabbaths 1987 effort, The Eternal Idol. ... A Studio Album is an album of regular studio recordings. ... For other uses, see Black Sabbath (disambiguation). ... November 1 is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 60 days remaining. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... Heavy metal is a genre of rock music that emerged as a defined musical style in the 1970s, having its roots in hard rock bands which, between 1969 and 1974,[1] mixed blues and rock music to create a hybrid with a thick, heavy, guitar-and-drums-centered sound, characterised... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Warner Bros. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links 3_stars. ... For other uses, see Black Sabbath (disambiguation). ... Seventh Star is the twelfth studio album by the rock band Black Sabbath. ... Headless Cross is the fourteenth album by heavy metal band Black Sabbath, released in 1989 (see 1989 in music). ... For other uses, see Black Sabbath (disambiguation). ... Tony Martin (born April 19, 1957) was the seventh and final vocalist for the legendary rock band Black Sabbath before the eventual reunion of their original lineup. ...


The album was originally recorded with vocalist Ray Gillen, who quit the band shortly after the sessions. Martin was hired and re-recorded the vocals shortly before production ended. Most tracks were written by Tony Iommi and bassist/lyricist Bob Daisley, although lyrics were modified in some cases by Geoff Nicholls and Tony Martin after he joined the band. Ray Gillen Ray Gillen (May 12, 1959 - December 1, 1993) was a singer best known for his work with the bands Black Sabbath and Badlands. ... Robert Bob Daisley (born February 13, 1950) is from Sydney, Australia. ...


The album cover was intended to feature a picture of an Auguste Rodin sculpture also called "The Eternal Idol." However, the album cover actually features two naked models covered in paint and positioned to resemble the piece of art because, legend has it, permission to photograph the actual sculpture could not be secured. Auguste Rodin. ...


Track listing

  1. "The Shining" – 5:38
  2. "Ancient Warrior" – 5:34
  3. "Hard Life to Love" – 5:00
  4. "Glory Ride" – 4:48
  5. "Born to Lose" – 3:43
  6. "Nightmare" – 5:17
  7. "Scarlet Pimpernel" – 2:07
  8. "Lost Forever" – 4:00
  9. "Eternal Idol" – 6:35

All songs written by Tony Iommi


Credits

Tony Martin (born April 19, 1957) was the seventh and final vocalist for the legendary rock band Black Sabbath before the eventual reunion of their original lineup. ... Frank Anthony Tony Iommi (born February 19, 1948) is a guitarist from Birmingham, England, who is best known as a member of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath. ... Geoff Nicholls is a keyboardist who is best known as the longtime sideman for the metal legends Black Sabbath. ... The layout of a typical musical keyboard A musical keyboard is the set of adjacent depressible levers on a musical instrument which cause the instrument to produce sounds. ... Dave The Beast Spitz - Bass player for Black Sabbath from 1985 to 1997, appearing on the albums Seventh Star (1986) and The Eternal Idol (1987). ... Robert Bob Daisley (born February 13, 1950) is from Sydney, Australia. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Bev Bevan was the drummer, as well as one of the original members of the Electric Light Orchestra and served as the drummer for Black Sabbath from 1983-1984. ...

External links

  • Eternal Idol at Black Sabbath Online
  • Sample tracks at Rolling Stone
Black Sabbath
Ozzy Osbourne | Tony Iommi | Geezer Butler | Bill Ward
Dave Walker | Ronnie James Dio | Vinny Appice | Ian Gillan | Bev Bevan | David Donato | Glenn Hughes | Dave Spitz | Eric Singer | Ray Gillen | Tony Martin | Bob Daisley | Jo Burt | Terry Chimes | Laurence Cottle | Cozy Powell | Neil Murray | Bobby Rondinelli | Mike Bordin | Geoff Nicholls
Discography
Studio albums: Black Sabbath | Paranoid | Master of Reality | Black Sabbath, Vol. 4 | Sabbath Bloody Sabbath | Sabotage | Technical Ecstasy | Never Say Die! | Heaven and Hell | Mob Rules | Born Again | Seventh Star | The Eternal Idol | Headless Cross | Tyr | Dehumanizer | Cross Purposes | Forbidden
Live albums: Live Evil | Cross Purposes Live | Reunion | Past Lives
Compilations: We Sold Our Soul for Rock 'n' Roll | Under Wheels of Confusion | The Sabbath Stones | Symptom of the Universe: The Original Black Sabbath 1970-1978 | Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath (1970-1978) | Greatest Hits 1970-1978

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The Eternal Idol - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (242 words)
The Eternal Idol is the thirteenth studio album by Black Sabbath.
Most tracks were written by Tony Iommi and bassist/lyricist Bob Daisley, although lyrics were modified in some cases by Geoff Nicholls and Tony Martin after he joined the band.
The album cover was intended to feature a picture of an Auguste Rodin sculpture also called "The Eternal Idol." However, the album cover actually features two naked models covered in paint and positioned to resemble the piece of art because, legend has it, permission to photograph the actual sculpture could not be secured.
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