The first in a series of eight books that explores every lyric from the band's 1970s can, Black Sabbath: The Illustrated Lyrics Vol 1 provides an in-depth examination of Black Sabbath's iconic debut album, including seven lost songs from their early days as Earth. Accompanying these are over 170 powerful and haunting images from some of the most acclaimed names in the world of art, from visionary contemporaries to arcane masters of old. For decades, Black Sabbath's lyrics have been misheard, misunderstood and misinterpreted. Here, at last, is the definitive analysis of the band's soul-searing message and themes, their dark warnings, strident protest songs, and apocalyptic visions of the future! Black Sabbath: The Illustrated Lyrics goes beneath the surface where few have gone before to uncover the truth behind the greatest musical force to ever storm the earth!