The 1996 DEP Sessions

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The 1996 DEP Sessions
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 28, 2004 (U.S.) October 4, 2004 (UK)
Recorded1996 (rerecorded in 2004)
Genre
Length37:46
Label Sanctuary (U.S.), Mayan (UK)
Producer Tony Iommi
Tony Iommi feat. Glenn Hughes chronology
Seventh Star
(1986)
The 1996 DEP Sessions
(2004)
Fused
(2005)
Tony Iommi chronology
Iommi
(2000)
The 1996 DEP Sessions
(2004)
Fused
(2005)
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The 1996 DEP Sessions is a collaborative studio album by British musicians Tony Iommi and Glenn Hughes, released through Sanctuary and Mayan Records in 2004.

Tony Iommi British guitarist

Anthony Frank Iommi is an English guitarist, songwriter and producer. He was lead guitarist and one of the four founder members of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath. He was the band's primary composer and sole continual member for nearly five decades.

Glenn Hughes British singer-songwriter

Glenn Hughes is an English rock bassist and vocalist, best known for playing bass and performing vocals for funk rock pioneers Trapeze, the Mk. III and IV line-ups of Deep Purple, as well as briefly fronting Black Sabbath in the mid-1980s.

Sanctuary Records british record label

Sanctuary Records Group Limited is a record label based in the United Kingdom and a subsidiary of BMG Rights Management. Until June 2007, it was the largest independent record label in the UK and the largest independent music management company in the world. It was also the world's largest independent owners of music intellectual property rights, with over 160,000 songs.

Contents

Material for The 1996 DEP Sessions was originally recorded in 1996, and was circulated among fans as a bootleg recording dubbed Eighth Star, where two of the tracks were missing, but instead a track called "Shaking My Wings" was included, which did not feature Tony Iommi (its real name is To Cry You A Song, still sung by Hughes but from the Jethro Tull tribute album A Collection Of Tull Tales).[ citation needed ] The album title "The 1996 DEP Sessions" reflects the fact that the tracks were recorded in the DEP International Studios in Digbeth, Birmingham. The album's drum tracks were originally performed by ex-Judas Priest drummer Dave Holland, who was convicted of attempted rape several years later. [2] Iommi had the drum tracks re-recorded by Jimmy Copley eight years later, as he did not want the album to be associated with a sex offender. [3]

Bootleg recording

A bootleg recording is an audio or video recording of a performance that was not officially released by the artist or under other legal authority. The process of making and distributing such recordings is known as bootlegging. Recordings may be copied and traded among fans of the artist without financial exchange, but some bootleggers have sold recordings for profit, sometimes by adding professional-quality sound engineering and packaging to the raw material. Bootlegs usually consist of either unreleased studio recordings, live performances or interviews with an unpredictable level of quality.

Jethro Tull (band) British rock band

Jethro Tull are a British rock band formed in Blackpool, Lancashire, in 1967. Initially playing blues rock, the band later developed their sound to incorporate elements of hard and folk rock to forge a progressive rock signature. The band is led by vocalist/flautist/guitarist Ian Anderson, and has featured a revolving door of lineups through the years including significant members such as guitarists Mick Abrahams and Martin Barre, keyboardist John Evan, drummers Clive Bunker, Barriemore Barlow, and Doane Perry, and bassists Glenn Cornick, Jeffrey Hammond, John Glascock, and Dave Pegg.

Track listing

No.TitleLength
1."Gone"4:29
2."From Another World"5:55
3."Don't You Tell Me"4:14
4."Don't Drag the River"4:34
5."Fine"5:05
6."Time Is the Healer"4:16
7."I'm Not the Same Man"4:20
8."It Falls Through Me"4:46
Total length:37:46

Personnel

Don Airey English rock musician

Donald Smith Airey is an English keyboardist who has been the keyboardist in the rock band Deep Purple since 2002, after the retirement of Jon Lord. He has had a long and productive career, playing with such acts as Gary Moore, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Jethro Tull, Whitesnake, Saxon, Wishbone Ash, Steve Vai, Colosseum II, Ten, Sinner, Michael Schenker, Rainbow, Empire, Thin Lizzy, Brian May, Divlje jagode and Living Loud. He has also worked with Andrew Lloyd Webber.

James Frank Copley was an English rock drummer.

Geoff Nicholls English musician

Geoffrey James Nicholls was a British musician and keyboardist, and longtime member of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath, until 2004. Nicholls also played in the NWOBHM band Quartz, before joining Black Sabbath. In the 1960s/early 1970s, Geoff played lead guitar for the Birmingham bands The Boll Weevils, The Seed, Johnny Neal and the Starliners and keyboards for World Of Oz.

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References

  1. The DEP Sessions: 1996 Tony Iommi Allmusic.com Eduardo Rivadavia
  2. Former Judas Priest Drummer, Dave Holland, Convicted of Attempted Rape http://www.knac.com/article.asp?ArticleID=2755
  3. "BLABBERMOUTH.NET - TONY IOMMI Erases Sex Offender From 'DEP Sessions'". Roadrunnerrecords.com. Retrieved 2011-08-16.[ permanent dead link ]