Audio Recordings

Black Sabbath
1977 & 1978 British Biscuit

Broadcast 1977-01-16:
1. Symptom of the Universe
2. War Pigs
3. Gypsy
4. Children of the Grave
Broadcast 1978-09-17:
5. Snowblind
6. Black Sabbath Introduction
7. Black Sabbath
8. Iron Man
9. Paranoid

I stole these reels from a radio station vault in southern Illinois that I had access to back in college. I did the transfers with a Teac A-2340R reel machine straight to my Phillips CD burner. I have no information on the actual show dates, the reels only came marked with the broadcast dates, which I have included. The 1977 reel had a cue sheet, which I scanned and included as well. The sound quality on these is incredible. This is the best Black Sabbath stuff that I have not seen in circulation. Enjoy...

Some additional info about the shows from the website:

Civic Arena Pittsburgh 8th December 1976 FM Source: (From “British Biscuit” FM Broadcast and WAR PIGS IN PENNSYLVANIA bootleg): Symptom Of The Universe, War Pigs, Gypsy, Children Of The Grave.
There are two sources for this show. The first is an excellent FM tape that was recorded for the King Biscuit Flower Hour (and British Biscuit) and an incomplete VG audience recording (approximately 80 minutes).

Civic Arena Pittsburgh 2nd September 1978 Original FM Broadcast: Snowblind, Black Sabbath, Iron Man, Paranoid
Radio Broadcasts: BRITISH BISCUIT (1978 D.I.R.): This is the best source available, but probably not so easy to find. This was distributed to radio stations on reel to reel. The original broadcast date was 9/17/78 and also included a set from Robin Trower.

1977 & 1978 British Biscuit

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1 CD
Transfer by Joe Fierce
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