The 1996 DEP Sessions

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The 1996 DEP Sessions
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 28, 2004 (U.S.) October 4, 2004 (UK)
Recorded1996 (rerecorded in 2004)
LabelSanctuary (U.S.), Mayan (UK)
ProducerTony Iommi
Tony Iommi feat. Glenn Hughes chronology
Seventh Star
The 1996 DEP Sessions
Tony Iommi chronology
The 1996 DEP Sessions
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars [1]

The 1996 DEP Sessions is a collaborative studio album by British musicians Tony Iommi and Glenn Hughes, released through Sanctuary and Mayan Records in 2004.

Material for The 1996 DEP Sessions was originally recorded in 1996, and was circulated among fans as a bootleg recording dubbed Eighth Star, where two of the tracks were missing, but instead a track called "Shaking My Wings" was included, which did not feature Tony Iommi (its real name is "To Cry You A Song", still sung by Hughes but from the Jethro Tull tribute album A Collection Of Tull Tales).[citation needed] The album title "The 1996 DEP Sessions" reflects the fact that the tracks were recorded in the DEP International Studios in Digbeth, Birmingham. The album's drum tracks were originally performed by ex-Judas Priest drummer Dave Holland, who was convicted of attempted rape several years later.[2] Iommi had the drum tracks re-recorded by Jimmy Copley eight years later, as he did not want the album to be associated with a sex offender.[3]

Track listing[edit]

2."From Another World"5:55
3."Don't You Tell Me"4:14
4."Don't Drag the River"4:34
6."Time Is the Healer"4:16
7."I'm Not the Same Man"4:20
8."It Falls Through Me"4:46
Total length:37:46



  1. ^ The DEP Sessions: 1996 Tony Iommi Eduardo Rivadavia
  2. ^ Former Judas Priest Drummer, Dave Holland, Convicted of Attempted Rape
  3. ^ "BLABBERMOUTH.NET - TONY IOMMI Erases Sex Offender From 'DEP Sessions'". Retrieved 2011-08-16.[permanent dead link]