Originally Posted by El Gordo
I haven't gone back to compare, but haven't all these Sabbath sets been more or less identical? I know Ozzy's voice can't handle a lot of the Sabbath Bloody Sabbath/Sabotage stuff because they're basically out of his range now, but couldn't they throw in Electric Funeral, Hand of Doom, After Forever, Cornucopia...?
They certainly are on this European leg.
I know people assume Ozz can't sing anything after Volume 4 properly, but to be honest, the stuff on Volume 4 was just as high as the SBS and Sabotage stuff. All he's done with those songs is sing them in a lower key. I see no reason why he can't adjust the others in the same way.
Although frankly, given how I've now twice in a row at Sabbath shows been surrounded by people who have no idea what Snowblind and Into The Void are, let alone Under The Sun and Behind The Wall of Sleep, I can see why they're leaving that stuff out.
Just like in London, most people thought this set went:
In terms of changes next year, I think all we can expect is maybe something like Sweet Leaf gets back in. Personally, I'd go nuts for Never Say Die, Hole In The Sky, Symptom of The Universe, Shock Wave, Lord of This World, Supernaut, Wicked World, Psycho Man, Hand of Doom, A National Acrobat, Tomorrow's Dream, Spiral Architect, Johnny Blade, or After Forever, but it's just not going to happen.
To be honest, I'm amazed they've persisted with some of the ones they've kept. In the current set, that run from Into The Void through Age of Reason kills the crowd. It's probably my favourite part of the set, but people who go to these big shows just don't know the songs