Jazz Sabbath – Jazz Sabbath
According to the liner notes Jazz Sabbath was a jazz trio formed in 1968. This self-titled debut album should have been released in 1970, but disaster struck when bandleader Milton Keanes suffered a massive heart attack and the label decided to cancel the release. Shortly after, a fire destroyed the label warehouse, erasing the album from existence. Upon his release from hospital many months later, Milton found out that a band from Birmingham, conveniently called ‘Black Sabbath’, had since released two albums containing metal versions of what he claims were his songs.
With the recently discovered master tapes remixed, Milton set out to prove that the heavy metal band worshipped by millions around the world are in fact nothing more than musical charlatans, thieving the music from a bedridden, hospitalized genius. In truth; longtime Black Sabbath/Ozzy Osbourne keys and guitar player Adam Wakeman (as Milton Keanes), together with 6 other top musicians who only go by their 60’s pseudonyms as well, delivers an album with 7 Sabbath songs, reimagined as classic jazz tracks that surprised both the metal and the jazz critics (in a good way). Now for the first time, in a limited Translucent Blue vinyl edition ‘as originally intended in 1969’ in MONO.
A1. Fairies Wear Boots (06.05)
A2. Evil Woman (05.37)
A3. Rat Salad (04.29)
A4. Iron Man (07.14)
B1. Hand of Doom (07.15)
B2. Changes (05.53)
B3. Children of the Grave (07.11)
B4. Iron Man (Live in London, 1968) (05.20)*