Emerald sabbath project

My name is Michael Suilleabhain Bundade. I am from Castletownbere in West Cork, Ireland. I have been a Black Sabbath fan since 1983 and in May 2015 I decided to do this project of Black Sabbath’s music in classical form. I got the idea while watching a performance of Swan Lake in January 2015 in the UK. It started with just the track Changes, and now has six songs and five instrumentals. Along with 11 ex Black Sabbath members, graphic designers, producer and string arrangers all of whom worked with Black Sabbath. It is done as a tribute to Black Sabbath and I hope you will all enjoy the album Ninth Star when released.

Along with 11 members of Black Sabbath, Emerald Sabbath has three ex-sabbath designers/artists in Richard Manning and Colin Elgie (Technical Ecstasy) and Hugh Gilmour (Born Again); 2 former string arrangers – Will Malone (Sabotage, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, Never Say Die) and Mike Lewis (She’s Gone, Technical Ecstasy).

Production of Ninth Star’s She’s Gone was done by former Black Sabbath producer Jeremy J Lewis (Headless Cross), current Black Sabbath engineer Mike Exeter (Heaven and Hell, Iommi Fused, Black Sabbath 13 and the End Tour, The Dio Years, Who Cares and the Dep Sessions) and Ellen Morgan of Dockside Studios.

The English Chambers Choir with a brand new recording of Supertzar with former Black Sabbath session harp player Skaila Kanja, and now Emerald Sabbath is proud to introduce a very special guest, legendary bass player Rudy Sarzo.

From left Neil Murray – Bass   Mike Exeter – Guitar Mixing  Michael Suilleabhain – Vocals  Bev Bevan – Drums and Percussion

Ninth Star tracklist

HOLE IN THE SKY

Ron Keel – vocals
Lawrence Cottle – bass
Bobby Rondinelli – drums
Pete Rinaldi – guitar

SHE’S GONE

Dave Walker – vocals
Chris Cundy – keyboards
Bill Dwyer – guitar
Neil Murray – bass
Ardeton String Quartet
Mike Lewis – string arrangement
Jeremy J Lewis – producer
Stephen Owers – drum mixing
Mark Owers – drum mixing

TRASHED

Ron Keel – vocals
Pete Rinaldi – guitar
Vinny Appice – drums
Laurance Cottle – bass
Bev Bevan – percussion

EMBYRO – INTRO

Adam Wakeman – keyboards
Laurence Cottle – bass
Bev Bevan – percussion
Annelka Sutcliffe – violin
Sarah Tobias – flute and clarinet

EMBYRO – OUTRO

Adam Wakeman – keyboards
Laurence Cottle – bass
Bev Bevan – percussion
Annelka Sutcliffe – violin
Sarah Tobias – clarinet and saxophone

IN FOR THE KILL

Tony Martin – vocals
Lawrence Cottle – bass
Pete Rinaldi – guitar
Bobby Rondineilli – drums
Adam Wakeman – keyboards

FLUFF

Sarah Tobias – flute and clarinet
Ardeton String Quartet
Pete Rinaldi – guitar

ORCHID

Sarah Tobias – flute and clarinet
Ardeton String Quartet
Pete Rinaldi – guitar

CHANGES

Michael Suilleabhain Bundade – vocals
Adam Wakeman – keyboards
Laurence Cottle – bass
Bev Bevan – drums
Queenie May – backing vocals
Anneka Sutcliffe – violin
Sarah Tobias – flute & clarinet

SUPERTZAR

English Chambers Choir
Laurence Cottle – bass
Terry Chimes – drums
Pete Rinaldi – guitar
Adam Wakeman – keyboards/piano
Skaila Kanga – harp
Will Malone – harp arrangement
Frank Ricotti – glockenspiel

STONEHENGE – In memory of Geoff Nichols 1944-2017

Adam Wakeman – keyboards
Pete Rinaldi – guitar
Laurance Cottle – bass
Sarah Tobias – flute

DIE YOUNG

Ron Keel – vocals
D C Cothern – Guitar
Vinny Appice – drums
Rudy Sarzo – bass
Ellen Morgan – keyboards
Pete Rinaldi – guitars

Further contributors will be added as the project progresses. Find out more about confirmed contributors here.

MICHAEL SUILLEABHAIN AND THE ENGLISH CHAMBERS CHOIR AT THE RE-RECORDING OF SUPERTZAR

ADAM WAKEMAN RECORDING PIANO FOR NINTH STARS CHANGES

VIEW FROM THE MIXING DESK WITH THE ENGLISH CHAMBERS CHOIR RE RECORDING SUPERTZAR

SKAILA KANJA RECORDING HARP FOR SUPERTZAR

GUY PROTHEROE CONDUCTS THE ENGLISH CHAMBERS CHOIR AT RE RECORDING OF SUPERTZAR

ANNEKA SUTCLIFFE FROM BRUNEL QUARTET RECORDING VIOLEN FOR CHANGES

Contributors

Contributors

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Contact

Contact

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