Pride and Glory (album)

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Pride & Glory
Pride and Glory Cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 7, 1994
Recorded1994
GenreSouthern rock
Length70:08
LabelGeffen (Original Release)
Spitfire (Reissue)
ProducerRick Parashar
Pride & Glory chronology
Pride & Glory
(1994)
Book of Shadows
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Pride and Glory is Zakk Wylde's first self-fronted album. It has more of a Southern rock sound than Zakk Wylde's other albums incorporating the likes of banjo, harmonica and mandolin.

Upon its release, their one and only album was seen as an almost complete departure from the music Zakk was known for with Ozzy, but the album's dominant Southern rock sound proved to remain a prevalent influence on Zakk's own music up to and including the debut Black Label Society album Sonic Brew. Zakk's songwriting skills come to the forefront on the album; there is a great deal of variety and the songs themselves are very dynamic, with a very loose jam-band feel to a number of them, namely "Shine On" and "Toe'n the Line."

Both "Losin' Your Mind" and "Horse Called War" were released as promotional singles with accompanying music videos, whilst "Troubled Wine" was also released as a promo single but without a video.

The album was reissued in 1999 on Spitfire Records with a bonus disc of rare and unreleased material.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Zakk Wylde, except where noted.

No.TitleLength
1."Losin' Your Mind"5:28
2."Horse Called War"5:00
3."Shine On"6:44
4."Lovin' Woman"3:46
5."Harvester of Pain"5:06
6."The Chosen One"6:49
7."Sweet Jesus"3:48
8."Troubled Wine"5:39
9."Machine Gun Man"4:56
10."Cry Me a River"4:37
11."Toe'n the Line"5:19
12."Found a Friend"6:03
13."Fadin' Away"4:56
Total length:70:08
Japanese bonus track
No.TitleLength
14."The Wizard" (Black Sabbath cover)4:44
15."Hate Your Guts"4:36

Reissue Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Zakk Wylde, except where noted.

Disc One[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Losin' Your Mind"5:28
2."Horse Called War"5:00
3."Shine On"6:44
4."Lovin' Woman"3:46
5."Harvester of Pain"5:06
6."The Chosen One"6:49
7."Sweet Jesus"3:48
8."Troubled Wine"5:39
9."Machine Gun Man"4:56
10."Cry Me a River"4:37
11."Toe'n the Line"5:19
12."Found a Friend"6:03
13."Fadin' Away"4:56
14."Hate Your Guts"4:36
Total length:74:41

Disc Two[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."The Wizard" (Black Sabbath cover)4:44
2."Torn and Tattered"5:45
3."In My Time of Dyin'" (As made famous by Led Zeppelin)7:30
4."The Hammer & the Nail"2:38
5."Come Together" (The Beatles cover)3:55
Total length:24:32

Notes[edit]

  • On the original 14-track single-disc Geffen prints of the album, the song "Found A Friend" was track 12 on the record. Apparently on some copies of the reissued double disc set by Spitfire Records in 1999 the song was accidentally deleted off the album, although still listed on the sleeve. Instead, the outro for "Toe'n The Line" had been programmed as track 12. In order to address the error, subsequent prints of the double disc version have had "Found a Friend" included on the second disc. A 2009 reissue on Armoury Records restores the original album's 14-song track listing.
  • An unreleased song from the recording sessions entitled "Mother Mary" (a live version of which was performed during Pride & Glory's set at the Donington Monsters of Rock Festival in 1994) later emerged on the debut Black Label Society album, Sonic Brew, four years later. The final version is almost completely different both musically and lyrically from the original Pride & Glory song but both do share the same basic chorus lyrics.
  • "Cry Me a River" was re-recorded after the recording of the original album was complete.
  • "Toe 'n the Line" is faded out. The studio version originally ended the way the band ended the song live.
  • The cover art is a photograph called "Waiting Till the Cows Come Home" taken by Gale Wrausmann, from the Women in American Photography Exhibition in 1985.

Personnel[edit]

Pride & Glory

Additional musicians

Production

  • Produced by Rick Parashar
  • Engineered and mixed by Rick Parashar and Jon Plum
  • "Losin' Your Mind" and "Toe'n the Line" mixed by Kelly Gray, Rick Parashar, and Jon Plum
  • "Cry Me a River" produced by Pride & Glory and Greg Goldman, engineered and mixed by Greg Goldman with assistant engineer John Aguto
  • Mastered by George Marino

Charts[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[2] 173

Legacy[edit]

In 2017 and 2018, the CBC News reported on a Canadian citizen of the province of Newfoundland, Josh Cook, a pizza delivery driver, whose vehicle and music collection was stolen while delivering pizza. Cook's reportedly extensive music collection was not recovered, but the thieves later abandoned the vehicle in a nearby location, damaged, with the album Pride and Glory, selected from Cook's music collection, and loaded inside the vehicle's Compact Disc player.[3] Cook described the album as "really good". Cook could not claim the auto-insurance, and lost his ability to do his job. Cook later said that "Zakk Wylde’s son got word of what happened,” and a “massive box” of Black Label Society merchandise was later delivered.[4] A few days later, a similar box arrived from Ozzy Osbourne, including a signed photo and his entire back-catalog of solo and Black Sabbath albums.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Black Label Society Pride & Glory review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-05-21.
  2. ^ "Pride Glory Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  3. ^ Bartlett, Geoff (Jan 24, 2017). "Pizza delivery driver's car stolen, returned with full tank and used lotto ticket". CBC News.
  4. ^ a b Cooke, Ryan (Feb 28, 2019). "How Ozzy Osbourne helped a pizza delivery driver after car theft near infamous St. John's home". CBC News.

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