Title : Geezer Butler – Manipulations of the Mind – The Complete Collection. Format : 4CD. Label : BMG Rights Management Ltd / ADA. Cat Num / Barcode : 4050538673951
Release Date : July 30th 2021
Collected together for the first time, ‘Manipulations Of The Mind – The Complete Collection’, assembles the entire solo works of founding Black Sabbath bassist and lyricist Geezer Butler across four CDs, available via BMG. Featuring the albums ‘Plastic Planet’ (feat. Burton C. Bell of Fear Factory) (1995), ‘Black Science’ (1997), and ‘Ohmwork’ (2005), with a bonus 4th disc of rare and largely unreleased material, ‘Manipulations Of The Mind’ shines the spotlight on a creative force who, as chief master of the heavy metal originators heavyweight bottom-end and the lyrics that gave voice to the monolithic riffs, didn’t rest on his laurels and created three solo albums of forward-thinking new music throughout those years.
The 4th bonus disc is 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’. This brand-new collection brings together all three solo albums into one package for the first time and features a booklet which includes never-before-seen photos from the studio from when the original albums were recorded.
- Catatonic Eclipse / 2. Drive Boy, Shooting / 3. Giving Up the Ghost / 4. Plastic Planet / 5. The Invisible / 6. Séance Fiction / 7. House of Clouds / 8. Detective 27 / 9. X13 / 10. Sci-Clone / 11. Cycle of Sixty
- Man in a Suitcase / 2. Box of Six / 3. Mysterons / 4. Justified / 5. Department S / 6. Area Code 51 / 7. Has to Be / 8. Number 5 / 9. Among the Cybermen / 10. Unspeakable Elvis / 11. Xodiak / 12. Northern Wisdom / 13. Trinity Road
- Misfit / 2. Pardon My Depression / 3. Prisoner 103 / 4. I Believe / 5. Aural Sects / 6. Pseudocide / 7. Pull the String / 8. Alone / 9. Dogs of Whore / 10. Don’t You Know
- Pseudocide (No Intro) / 2. Prisoner 103 (Alt Take) / 3. The Invisible (Instrumental) / 4. Area Code 51 (Demo) / 5. Cycle of Sixty (Radio Mix) / 6. X13 (Radio Mix) / 7. Northern Wisdom (Demo) / 8. Beach Skeleton (Japanese Version) / 9. Pardon My Depression (Alternate Take) / 10. Misfit (Rough Mix) / 11. I Believe (Demo) / 12. Four Feathers Fall (Unused Demo) / 13. Drive Boy, Shooting (Live) / 14. Detective 27 (Live) / 15. House of Clouds (Live)