bootleg release by Bondage Music
release : Bondage Music - compact disc -
Tony Iommi (guitars, except track 13)
Eric Singer (drums)
Jeff Fenholt (vocals)
Lita Ford (lead vocals and guitars on track 13, probably guitars
on 14 - 16 ??)
Gordon Copley (bass)
Dave Spitz (bass)
Geoff Nichols (keyboards)
during January - May 1985 at Cherokee Studios, Hollywood, CA.
13 was actually recorded for a Lita Ford album! The song “The Thrill Is Gone” is a cover of an old
B.B. King blues classic. The track was recorded in Hollywood at the same studio where the band had been working on Tony’s solo project and includes Tony’s band (Spitz, Singer AND
The song was never actually used for her record and remains an “outtake”.
When Black Sabbath ended their relationship with Ian Gillan in the early part of 1984, so he could go back to Deep Purple, Iommi, Butler, and once again Bill Ward were out of a
vocalist. After a quick search, it was decided to hire an unknown vocalist by the name of Dave Donato
(also see White
to fill the empty vocal chair. But almost as soon as he was hired, he was fired due to his egotistical remarks that were printed in a British rock magazine.
In January 1985: Tony Iommi, with the help of his fiance Lita Ford's backing band, Eric Singer on drums & Gordon Copley on bass, planned out his very first solo album.
Between January and May of 1985, Tony Iommi started to write
his first ever solo album "Star Of India" together
with vocalist Jeff Fenholt.
Something happened between the two resulting in Iommi ending their working relationship. Also at this time Gordon Copley left the band to rejoin Lita Ford, and was replaced by Dave "The Beast" Spitz, but Copley did finish one complete bass line for what eventually would be "No Stranger To Love".
Jeff Fenholt became the singer of
"Surrender" album (Japan 1985, rest of the world