Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler announces new 'Complete Collection' of solo material

Geezer Butler unveils details of Manipulations Of The Mind – The Complete Collection, the Black Sabbath bassist's entire solo works all in one place.

Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler announces new 'Complete Collection' of solo material
Emily Carter

Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler has announced details of his new mammoth, career-spanning release, Manipulations Of The Mind – The Complete Collection.

The bassist's entire solo works (three records – Plastic Planet (1995), Black Science (1997), and Ohmwork (2005) – plus a bonus disc of "rare material") will be shared as part of a four-CD boxset on July 30 via BMG, with an additional The Very Best Of Geezer Butler standalone CD also out on the same day. See the full tracklists for both collections below.

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Recalling his debut solo album Plastic Planet – which featured Burton C. Bell on vocals – Geezer explains: "I was listening to Fear Factory at the time and liked what Burton was doing – heavy vocals but with melodic choruses when required. So, I asked him if he’d be interested in singing on the album, and he agreed. Importantly, he was great to work with, and had a similar sense of humour to Pedro and me. And didn’t sound anything like Ozzy or Ronnie Dio, which was important to me.”

Of the record's follow-up, 1997's Black Science, Geezer details, "I wasn’t looking for plaudits. I doubt that many people got any of the lyrical references, and as before, it was just music I enjoyed making. Again, it was a great fun time, writing about personal things, and doing music I loved making with Pedro and Clark in a relaxed atmosphere, without any pressure. Much fun was had.”

Check out the full Manipulations Of The Mind – The Complete Collection tracklist:

CD1 – Plastic Planet (featuring Burton C. Bell on vocals)

1. 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

CD2 – Black Science

1. 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

CD3 – Ohmwork

1. 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

CD4 – Bonus

1. Pseudocide (No Intro)
2. Prisoner 103 (Demo)
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 (Alt Take)
10. Misfit (Rough Mix)
11. I Believe (Demo)
12. Four Feathers Fall (Demo)
13. Drive Boy, Shooting (Live)
14. Detective 27 (Live)
15. House Of Clouds (Live)

And here's The Very Best Of Geezer Butler tracklist:

1. Drive Boy, Shooting
2. Man In A Suitcase
3. Misfit
4. The Invisible
5. Box Of Six
6. Pardon My Depression
7. House Of Cards
8. Mysterons
9. Aural Sects
10. Detective 27
11. Number 5
12. I Believe
13. Catatonic Eclipse
14. Among The Cybermen
15. Prisoner 103
16. Plastic Planet
17. Area Code 51

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