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Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler Announces Solo Album Boxed Set

  • Axl Rosenberg

Geezer Butler — bassist for Black Sabbath, self-professed creator of the devil horns, Cardi B. aficionado, and AARP Middleweight Bar Fighting Champion of the World — has announced a July 30 release date for Manipulations of the Mind – the Complete Collection, a boxed set of his entire solo output.

Those three albums — Plastic Planet (1995), Black Science (1997), and Ohmwork (2005) — were originally released as GZR or G/Z/R or g/z/r, all of which of which I find to be hilarious. That GZR never collaborated with RZA seems like a wasted opportunity.

The set will also include a fourth disc, described as “a treasure trove of unreleased demos, studio outtakes, single edits and three live tracks captured at the Majestic Theatre, Detroit, MI, February 1996, alongside the song ‘Beach Skeleton,’ only previously heard on the Japanese edition of Black Science.”

I feel obligated to mention that Plastic Planet features vocals by former Fear Factory frontman Burton Seabell. There. I mentioned it.

There will also be a 17-song, single disc edition of the set, The Very Best of Geezer Butler, released the same day, in case you want the CliffsNotes overview of the bassist’s solo career.

You can pre-order/pre-save Manipulations of the Mind here and The Very Best of Geezer Butler here.

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