Up the Downstair

Being a weeklie podcaste from Madison, Wisconsin featuring several remarkable curiosities therein occurring being a compendium of live music from divers artistes

New Live Sabbath Emerges

November 27th, 2006

From the Black Sabbath Live Project:

King Biscuit Flower Hour recorded Black Sabbath at Civic Arena in Pittsburgh on September 2nd, 1978. Strangely enough, only 4 songs were used in the original broadcast – “Snowblind”, “Black Sabbath”, “Iron Man”, & “Paranoid”. These tracks have been recycled in varying quality on numerous bootleg released since then.

As of 2006, Wolfgang’s Vault purchased the rights to much of the King Biscuit catalog. Among these newly acquired tapes is a nearly complete version of the long unheard Pittsburgh ‘78 show!! With a running time of 64:25, this tape lacks the show opener “Symptom Of The Universe”, but adds 5 previously unheard live tracks + the drum and guitar solos. With a only a handful of professionally recorded ‘78 shows in circulation (the disappointing London 6/19/78 and the incomplete Abilene 12/7/78), this should be something of a treat for the collectors.

Track Listing:

Snowblind
Black Sabbath
Dirty Women
Rock & Roll Doctor -> Drum Solo
Guitar Solo
Electric Funeral
Iron Man
Fairies Wear Boots
Children Of The Grave
Paranoid

Wolfgang’s Vault is still working out the rights issues to release recordings like this one, but you can actually listen to the extended version of this show here! You will need to register with Wolfgang’s Vault to listen to the show, but there is no cost to do so.

Additionally, the now legendary Asbury Park ‘75 show can also be heard at Wolfgang’s Vault. Click here for more information.

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