Book of Shadows (album)

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Book of Shadows
Studio album by Zakk Wylde
Released 1996
Recorded 1996
Genre Southern rock, folk rock, acoustic
Length 51:25
Label Geffen (Original Release)
Spitfire (Reissue)
Producer Ron & Howard Albert
Zakk Wylde chronology
Pride & Glory (with Pride and Glory)
(1994)
Book of Shadows
(1996)
Sonic Brew (with Black Label Society) (1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Book of Shadows is the first solo album by the heavy metal guitarist Zakk Wylde. The album was first released in 1996, and was reissued by Spitfire in 1999 with the bonus disc containing "Evil Ways" (the Japanese bonus track from the album's original release), "The Color Green", and "Peddlers of Death" (an acoustic version of a track that features on Black Label Society's Sonic Brew).

Unlike his work with Ozzy Osbourne and Black Label Society, here Zakk Wylde shows a different side to his music; an introspective and mostly acoustic style recalling many of the lighter moments from his previous project, Pride & Glory as well as classic folk rock artists such as Neil Young.

Promotional singles were released for "Between Heaven and Hell" and "Way Beyond Empty", the latter of which also had an accompanying music video.

"Throwin' It All Away" was written about the death of Shannon Hoon from the band Blind Melon. Shannon and Zakk had lived together and become close friends a few months before he died of a drug overdose.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Zakk Wylde.

Disc One[edit]

  1. "Between Heaven and Hell" – 3:26
  2. "Sold My Soul" – 4:52 (feat. Guiggs)
  3. "Road Back Home" – 5:48
  4. "Way Beyond Empty" – 5:25
  5. "Throwin' It All Away" – 5:47
  6. "What You're Look'n For" – 5:31
  7. "Dead As Yesterday" – 2:51
  8. "Too Numb to Cry" – 2:23
  9. "The Things You Do" – 4:11
  10. "1,000,000 Miles Away" – 6:29
  11. "I Thank You Child" – 4:41

Disc Two[edit]

  1. "Evil Ways" – 4:13 (Original Japanese bonus track)
  2. "The Color Green" – 3:05
  3. "Peddlers of Death" – 5:51 (later re-arranged and re-recorded with Black Label Society for the Sonic Brew album)

Personnel[edit]

  • Additional background vocals on "Way Beyond Empty" by John Sambataro
Production
Management
  • Personal Manager: Gerry Tolman

References[edit]