Changes (Black Sabbath Song)

Changes (Black Sabbath Song)

"Changes" is a song by Black Sabbath. It first appeared on Black Sabbath, Vol. 4 which was released in 1972. It is a ballad about relationship loss, inspired mainly by Bill Ward's ongoing divorce at the time. The song was quite different from Black Sabbath's previous songs, given that this one was characterized by a melodic and downbeat soft rock vibe in sharp contrast to the hard guitar-driven sound the band had become famous for creating. More to the point, there are no drums or guitars on the track; the song is played solely with piano, bass and background mellotron accompanying Ozzy`s double tracked vocal.

Black Sabbath played this song live only twice, the first time in 1973 at The Great Ngaruawahia Music Festival, and a second time more than twenty years later in 1995 with Tony Martin on vocals. It was also played by Ozzy Osbourne on his Live & Loud album as a show closer with Zakk Wylde on piano and Mike Inez on bass.

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