Book of Shadows (album)

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Book of Shadows
Zakk Wylde Book of Shadows.jpg
Studio album by
Released18 June 1996 (1996-06-18)
GenreSouthern rock, folk rock
LabelGeffen (Original Release)
Spitfire (Reissue)
ProducerRon & Howard Albert
Zakk Wylde chronology
Pride & Glory
Book of Shadows
Sonic Brew
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Book of Shadows is the first solo studio album by the heavy metal guitarist Zakk Wylde. The album was first released in 1996 by Geffen, 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 became 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
  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
  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)


  • Personal Manager: Gerry Tolman


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Zakk Wylde Book of Shadows review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-05-21.