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Black Sabbath

Cross Purposes

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Category: Classic Metal

Year: 1994

Label: I.R.S.

Catalog Number: 72435-30413-2-8

Average Rating: 87 / 100 (7 ratings)

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Black Sabbath Cross Purposes Album Cover

Tony Martin vocals
Tony Iommi guitars
Geezer Butler bass
Bobby Rondinelli drums
Geoff Nicholls keyboards
1.  I Witness  4:56
2.  Cross of Thorns  4:32
3.  Psychophobia  3:15
4.  Virtual Death  5:49
5.  Immaculate Deception  4:15
6.  Dying for Love  5:53
7.  Back to Eden  3:57
8.  The Hand That Rocks the Cradle  4:30
9.  Cardinal Sin  4:21
10.  Evil Eye  5:58
Total Running Time:  47:26

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Blue Tequila Date: May 29, 2004 at 1:22
At times this almost sounds like early 80's Black Sabbath. For the most part, however, Cross Purposes lacks any big spark aside from the very cool "Cross of Thorns" and "Immaculate Deception", a song that could have easily fit on Heaven and Hell (containing a surprisingly inspired solo from Iommi!). Back To Eden is a funky sort of tune with some great bass playing. "Cardinal Sin" sounds like a leftover track from the Dehumanizer sessions. Not a bad album to pick up for 5 or 6 bucks.

From: SIXXSWINE Date: August 5, 2004 at 1:50
Tony Martin made this record, with his classy vocals & lyrics. Though, not the Sabbath from the Dio or Ozzy era, this is just as much a classic as Heaven & Hell or Black Sabbath. Though, by the time this record came out, Iommi had run the Sabbath name to the ground & very few fans cared. Take a risk, this will probably be the best $6.00 you've ever spent in your life. SIXXSWINE\m/

From: zld Date: April 23, 2005 at 4:50
This album is superb, but the japan pressing has a killer bonustrack called: "what's the use". A bloody fantastic rocker.This one is certainly worth checking out.9/10.

From: zld Date: April 23, 2005 at 4:56
..And i almost forgot. You should also check out the cross purposes live video & live cd box, which was released in 1995. A magic performance with Tony Martin and they play some other songs then the usuall set. Video+cd box is very hard to find these days.

From: 92 Date: April 25, 2005 at 7:38
After RJD left in 92 I was glad to hear TM was back. I love this cd. The bonus track from Japan is killer. I think TM was out to prove something on this one. The only song I didn't care for was Virtual Death.

From: underworld king Date: February 14, 2010 at 22:53
My third favorite from the Martin era Sabbath behind EI and HC. Like 92 I was ecstatic that TM had returned to BS after Dio had left and for Sabbath to follow up Dehumanizer with such a strong album was unprecedented. Dio is my favorite singer of all time but I think this album is better than Dehumanizer. Strong album from my favorite band.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 29, 2013 at 14:23
I have some sympathy for Tony Martin i must admit(and more as the only time i saw the Sabbaths live was during the Tour of the album "The Headless Cross" with Martin on vocals)...this record is quite a good one with that particular and unique way of Tony's singing...tracks 1,2,3,5,7,8 & 10 are strong cuts that would be appealing to any BS fan out of the Osbourne/Dio/Gillan era...87/100

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