BLACK SABBATH Classic To Become A Soul Hit

Charles Bradley / Photo © Shayan AsgharniaThere’s a lot of unlikely things about Charles Bradley who shot to fame in his sixties and has been on the rise for the past few years. No stranger to a cover version, the singer – who channeled James Brown in the beginning before coming into his own – sometimes goes beyond the obvious with his choices that, to date, included a piece by NIRVANA. Yet tackling a BLACK SABBATH ballad “Changes” and making it a title track for the album, Bradley’s third, to be released on April 1st with no joke intended, is a shocker. As is the video to the song, the record’s first single which is available now.

Quite obvious, the classic is destined to cross over from hard rock’s soft underbelly to a soul train. That’s something to be admired.

Meanwhile, the hyped SABBATH reissues aren’t anything special: just a new edition of 2012 remasters, the ones that misleadingly called backing tracks “instrumental” versions…

January 6, 2016

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