Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath


9 | 1522 votes |
Release date: 13 February 1970
Style: Doom metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

Owners:

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Disc I
01. Black Sabbath
02. The Wizard
03. Wasp / Behind The Wall Of Sleep
04. Bassically / N.I.B.
05. Evil Woman (Don't Play Your Game With Me) [Crow cover]
06. A Bit Of Finger / Sleeping Village
07. Warning [Aynsley Dunbar's Retaliation cover]
08. Wicked World [bonus]

Disc II [2009 Deluxe Edition Bonus CD]
01. Wicked World [Single B-side]
02. Black Sabbath [Studio Out-take]
03. Black Sabbath [Instrumental version]
04. The Wizard [Studio Out-take]
05. Behind The Wall Of Sleep [Studio Out-take]
06. N.I.B. [Instrumental version]
07. Evil Woman [Alternative version]
08. Sleeping Village [Intro]
09. Warning [Part 1]

Top 20 albums of 1970: 2
Top 200 albums of all time: 24

Line-up
John Michael Osbourne - vocals, harmonica
Anthony Frank "Tony" Iommi - guitars
William Thomas Ward - drums
Terence Michael Joseph Butler - bass

Additional info
Produced by Roger Bain.

The tracklist of the more common American release (June, 1970) combines several tracks into one and incorrectly switches the titles around, as well substitutes Evil Woman for Wicked World, the B-Side to the original Evil Woman single, resulting in:
1. Black Sabbath
2. The Wizard
3. Wasp/Behind the Wall of Sleep/Bassically/N.I.B.
4. Wicked World
5. A Bit Of Finger/Sleeping Village/Warning

The '96 Castle remaster uses the original track-listing, plus "Wicked World" as track 8, being the only release with both songs on one disc.

Some versions of the album contain a live version of "Tomorrows Dream" as track #8.

Following the release of the expanded Paranoid set, Universal issue a further two classic Black Sabbath albums in the Deluxe format with an additional CD of goodies.

Guest review by
HS
Rating:
10
Black Sabbath is not an ordinary album. It's the one that gave birth to our beloved metal genre. It was recorded back in 1970. At that time, although the spotlight was on the popular rock'n'roll groups which were constantly producing new "hits", Black Sabbath managed to compose the first heavy metal album ever.

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published 02.09.2003 | Comments (10)

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16.02.2019 - 19:00
Rating: 9
Maco
Classless
It's a doom metal saturday. Gonna jam this an other classics.

I actually love the bluesy elements, makes this one quite unique in their discography.
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01.09.2019 - 13:47
Rating: 10
wimplord
Every metal band's goal is to write songs like Sabbath in their own unique way.
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13.02.2020 - 22:35
Rating: 9
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Today, it's the 50th anniversary of this masterpiece. Staff should staff pick this.
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14.02.2020 - 07:31
Rating: 10
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 13.02.2020 at 22:35

Today, it's the 50th anniversary of this masterpiece. Staff should staff pick this.

I think we did something even better
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- Dying?
- Running.




2020 goodies
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14.02.2020 - 08:50
Rating: 9
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Written by RaduP on 14.02.2020 at 07:31

Written by Cynic Metalhead on 13.02.2020 at 22:35

Today, it's the 50th anniversary of this masterpiece. Staff should staff pick this.

I think we did something even better


I think SSUS's article came after my post.

It's a sweet pot.
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16.02.2020 - 14:52
Rating: 9
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Written by Maco on 16.02.2019 at 19:00

It's a doom metal saturday. Gonna jam this an other classics.

I actually love the bluesy elements, makes this one quite unique in their discography.


My fav from that band and it means to metal a lot , its like a day when you lose your virginity, we all remember it , it means a lot, its same whit this album, metal lost its virginity
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I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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20.07.2020 - 19:18
Rating: 7
Jope of Steele
Kind of good debut for such an early metal album. I've given the album a few extra shots to turn out as better than how I'm see it right now, and as a conclusion it hasn't improved. Some of the songs are rather good: the S/T song, "Behind The Wall Of Sleep" and "N.I.B.", but I cannot see The Wizard, Evil Woman, Sleeping Village and Warning as very good songs at all. IN overall the album's songs aren't that amazing; they're not quite BS classics in quality, but still there is something enjoyable to listen every now and then. So I don't think it's superb album, and the band's following releases make this album look clearly weaker. Similar case is with earliest Manilla Road which isn't very far from early BS musically.
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20.07.2020 - 19:28
Rating: 6
Metal Rambo
Feels embarrassing to admit, but I have never enjoyed this album beyond the title track. Yes, it's raw and intense and all kinds of stuff and even has some historical value, but I just don't like it, too much blues for my taste. When I was a teenager and didn't have access to internet, I even thought that Paranoid was their debut. I guess I wasn't alone, since nobody I knew really enjoyed or talked about this either.
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Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
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