Published Oct 13, 2020Black Sabbath's self-titled debut album turned 50 earlier this year, and while the effort is surely a lock on any sensible list of influential metal albums, it is now being further immortalized in vinyl as a Funko POP! figurine.
Sabbath's album cover will be the focus of the second instalment in the toymaker's POP! Albums series, following a vinyl figurine of baby Notorious B.I.G. from the cover of Ready to Die that was announced in February.
More specifically, the cloaked woman who appears out front of the Mapledurham Watermill in Oxfordshire will be given the vinyl figurine treatment. Earlier this year, the model's identity was revealed to be Louisa Livingstone, who appeared on the cover in her teenage years.
As she recalled to Rolling Stone of the "freezing cold" cover shoot, "I had to get up at about 4 o'clock in the morning. [Photographer Keith Macmillan] was rushing around with dry ice, throwing it into the water. It didn't seem to be working very well, so he ended up using a smoke machine. I'm sure he said it was for Black Sabbath, but I don't know if that meant anything much to me at the time."
In other 50th anniversary milestone news, Sabbath recently treated their sophomore album Paranoid to an expanded box set reissue earlier this month.