Four CD set. Emerging from the ashes of Southend-based late '60s psych-pop crew Cardboard Orchestra, heavy rock band ZIOR were one of the first acts to attach themselves at the turn of the decade to the occult-themed heavy rock element of the British underground scene. Although ZIOR never really threatened to replicate the commercial success of brand leaders Black Sabbath, their live shows were hugely theatrical events involving mock-sacrifices, staged fights and diabolic costumes and masks that terrified their young audiences and apparently freaked out other bands as well! They also left behind three albums that have been wildly collectable for many years. Their self-titled debut set ZIOR was issued in 1971 by the Nepentha label in a highly atmospheric gatefold sleeve design by the legendary Keef. A year or so later, Nepentha boss Larry Page put out the German-only release Every Inch A Man, an equally thrilling collection. Sandwiched between those two albums, ZIOR also pseudonymously recorded the LP The First Monument, which was promoted as the work of members of a witches' coven in downtown Essex. All three albums, plus ZIOR's 2018 reunion album Spirit Of The Gods, are now collected for the first time on Before My Eyes Go Blind, a 4-CD set that's presented in a clamshell box with replica album sleeve wallets, a lengthy new essay on the band and a number of evocative, previously unpublished photos.
Four CD set. Emerging from the ashes of Southend-based late '60s psych-pop crew Cardboard Orchestra, heavy rock band ZIOR were one of the first acts to attach themselves at the turn of the decade to the occult-themed heavy rock element of the British underground scene. Although ZIOR never really threatened to replicate the commercial success of brand leaders Black Sabbath, their live shows were hugely theatrical events involving mock-sacrifices, staged fights and diabolic costumes and masks that terrified their young audiences and apparently freaked out other bands as well! They also left behind three albums that have been wildly collectable for many years. Their self-titled debut set ZIOR was issued in 1971 by the Nepentha label in a highly atmospheric gatefold sleeve design by the legendary Keef. A year or so later, Nepentha boss Larry Page put out the German-only release Every Inch A Man, an equally thrilling collection. Sandwiched between those two albums, ZIOR also pseudonymously recorded the LP The First Monument, which was promoted as the work of members of a witches' coven in downtown Essex. All three albums, plus ZIOR's 2018 reunion album Spirit Of The Gods, are now collected for the first time on Before My Eyes Go Blind, a 4-CD set that's presented in a clamshell box with replica album sleeve wallets, a lengthy new essay on the band and a number of evocative, previously unpublished photos.
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Format: CD
Label: GRAPEFRUIT
Rel. Date: 09/06/2019
UPC: 5013929185708

Before My Eyes Go Blind: Complete Recordings (Uk)
Artist: Zior
Format: CD
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DISC: 1

1. I Really Do
2. Za Za Za Zilda
3. Love's Desire
4. New Land
5. Now I'm Sad
6. Give Me Love
7. Quabala
8. Oh Mariya
9. Your Life Will Burn 1
10. I Was Fooling 1
11. Before My Eyes Go Blind 1
12. Rolling Thunder 1
13. She's A Bad, Bad Woman 1
14. Entrance Of The Devil 1
15. The Chicago Spine 1
16. Have You Heard The Wind Speak 1
17. Time Is The Reason 1
18. She'll Take You Down 1
19. Dudi Judy 2
20. Strange Kind Of Magic 2
21. Ride Me Baby 2
22. Evolution 2
23. Every Inch A Man 2
24. Cat's Eyes 2
25. Suspended Animation 2
26. Angel Of The Highway 2
27. Dog Man 2
28. Stale Flesh 2
29. Don't Run Me Down 3
30. Give Me Life 3
31. The Metamorphis Tango 3
32. Boneyard Bumne 3
33. First Taste Of Love 3
34. And She Goes 3
35. Overture For Limp Piano In C 3
36. I'm Coming Back 3
37. Welcome To My World Of Darkness 3
38. The Wicca Maker 3
39. Crowman Rises 4
40. Demon Woman 4
41. Vampire Night 4
42. Earth Hell ; Fire 4
43. The Spirit Of India 4
44. Release The Dogs 4
45. Eastwood Bugsy 4
46. Sabbat 8 4
47. Scorpion 4
48. Storm Chaser 4
49. Entry Of The Devil Voices 5
50. Rue Chanoinesse 5
51. Data Bizarre 5
52. Inner Mind Vision (1971)

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Four CD set. Emerging from the ashes of Southend-based late '60s psych-pop crew Cardboard Orchestra, heavy rock band ZIOR were one of the first acts to attach themselves at the turn of the decade to the occult-themed heavy rock element of the British underground scene. Although ZIOR never really threatened to replicate the commercial success of brand leaders Black Sabbath, their live shows were hugely theatrical events involving mock-sacrifices, staged fights and diabolic costumes and masks that terrified their young audiences and apparently freaked out other bands as well! They also left behind three albums that have been wildly collectable for many years. Their self-titled debut set ZIOR was issued in 1971 by the Nepentha label in a highly atmospheric gatefold sleeve design by the legendary Keef. A year or so later, Nepentha boss Larry Page put out the German-only release Every Inch A Man, an equally thrilling collection. Sandwiched between those two albums, ZIOR also pseudonymously recorded the LP The First Monument, which was promoted as the work of members of a witches' coven in downtown Essex. All three albums, plus ZIOR's 2018 reunion album Spirit Of The Gods, are now collected for the first time on Before My Eyes Go Blind, a 4-CD set that's presented in a clamshell box with replica album sleeve wallets, a lengthy new essay on the band and a number of evocative, previously unpublished photos.