Digitally remastered and expanded two CD edition. Dehumanizer is the 16th studio album by hard rock band Black Sabbath, originally released in June 1992. It was Sabbath's first studio album in over a decade to feature vocalist Ronnie James Dio and drummer Vinny Appice, and their first in nine years to feature original bassist Geezer Butler. Black Sabbath is often cited as pioneers of heavy metal music. The band helped define the genre, were ranked by MTV as the "Greatest Metal Band" of all time, and placed second in VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock" list. Rolling Stone magazine ranked them number 85 in their "100 Greatest Artists of All Time". They have sold over 70 million records worldwide. Black Sabbath was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.
Original Album 1992
1-1 Computer God 6:16
1-2 After All (The Dead) 5:42
1-3 TV Crimes 4:03
1-4 Letters From Earth 4:18
1-5 Master Of Insanity 5:56
1-6 Time Machine 4:16
1-7 Sins Of The Father 4:47
1-8 Too Late 6:56
1-9 I 5:14
1-10 Buried Alive 4:52
2-1 Master Of Insanity (Single Edit) 4:09
2-2 Letters From Earth (B-Side Version) 4:42
2-3 Time Machine (Wayne's World Version) 4:19
Live At The Sundome, Tampa, Florida 25th July 1992
2-4 Children Of The Sea 6:23
2-5 Die Young 2:17
2-6 TV Crimes 4:24
2-7 Master Of Insanity 4:02
2-8 After All (The Dead) 3:39
2-9 Neon Knights 5:35
I purchased the Deluxe 2 CD set. I am not the kind of customer that loves everything Sabbath or Dio. I am critical of things I don't like and not all of Sabbath or Dio recordings are good.
This album is outstanding. I don't think I'd heard it since 1992 or 1993 and these songs all sound new to me.
The mix brings out all of the instruments with precision clarity. Whether at home or in the car the music is clear and gives the ear room to breath in the various instruments. I credit it this to the re-mastering. Fantastic effort that doesnt bring a ridiculous wall of noise.
The song writing is riff heavy and lyrically excellent. I love most of the songs and found some of them to be brilliant classics, like After All and I. Instant classics.
The second disc includes three variations from studio recordings which are nice to have for completeness sake. The six live songs are outstanding. Chrystal clear and mixed to perfection. My only minor gripe is including more of the live tracks from this album instead of including Die Young or other early Dio tracks. But beyond that I'll take this and not complain.
This may very well be my favorite Dio-Sabbath album. Classic heavy metal with an excellent production. The bonus disc is worth the extra cash. I can't believe I ignored this album for so long.