Black Sabbath - Paranoid


9.2 | 1756 votes |
Release date: 18 September 1970
Style: Doom metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

Owners:

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Disc I
01. War Pigs
02. Paranoid
03. Planet Caravan
04. Iron Man
05. Electric Funeral
06. Hand Of Doom
07. Rat Salad
08. Fairies Wear Boots

Disc II [2009 Deluxe Expanded Edition DVD Audio]
01. War Pigs [1974 Quadraphonic Mix]
02. Paranoid [1974 Quadraphonic Mix]
03. Planet Caravan [1974 Quadraphonic Mix]
04. Iron Man [1974 Quadraphonic Mix]
05. Electric Funeral [1974 Quadraphonic Mix]
06. Hand Of Doom [1974 Quadraphonic Mix]
07. Rat Salad [1974 Quadraphonic Mix]
08. Fairies Wear Boots [1974 Quadraphonic Mix]

Disc III [2009 Deluxe Expanded Edition bonus]
01. War Pigs [Instrumental]
02. Paranoid [Alternative Lyrics version]
03. Planet Caravan [Alternative Lyrics version]
04. Iron Man [Instrumental]
05. Electric Funeral [Instrumental]
06. Hand Of Doom [Instrumental]
07. Rat Salad [Alternate mix]
08. Fairies Wear Boots [Instrumental]

Top 20 albums of 1970: 1
Top 200 albums of all time: 7

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

Additional info
Recorded at Regent Sound and Island Studios.
Released in the U.S. in January, 1971.
This was originally supposed to be called "War Pigs", but the record company objected due to the Vietnam War.
Reissued as a 3-disc set by Sanctuary in April 2009.
Produced by Rodger Bain.

Guest review by
Ozzy
Rating:
9.0
1970 was an intense and highly satisfying year for Black Sabbath. February of that year saw the release of their eponymous titled first album and, by the end of that year, they issued their second album, the legendary Paranoid.

The album contains some of the bands most enduring material. "War Pigs", "Iron Man", "Fairies wear Boots" and of course the title track On the cover, a futuristic looking soldier waving what looks like a lightsaber! What can I say, they though it looked good!

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published 26.04.2004 | Comments (12)

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Comments: 30   [ 2 ignored ]   Visited by: 1878 users
17.02.2010 - 13:04
Ellrohir
Heaven Knight
Listened to it just now...this is really legendary album
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My rest seems now calm and deep
Finally I got my dead man sleep


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03.03.2010 - 23:26
JÄY
Metal slave
With black sabbath ill always feel like im listening to a classic rock album...which isnt bad er anything
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04.03.2010 - 09:12
Reza
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Anyway there is no doubt that in this decade, Paranoid was awesome.
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04.03.2010 - 09:37
Ellrohir
Heaven Knight
It is still awesome even today...which is the thing, that is making this album so awesome
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My rest seems now calm and deep
Finally I got my dead man sleep


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04.03.2010 - 17:01
Reza
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Written by Ellrohir on 04.03.2010 at 09:37

It is still awesome even today...which is the thing, that is making this album so awesome

Well, totally Paranoid is a nice album but my favorite Black Sabbath vocalist is Dio and I hate Ozzy's voice so I just enjoyed from nice guitars in this album
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04.06.2011 - 21:19
John Shock
Written by Guest on 04.03.2010 at 17:01

Written by Ellrohir on 04.03.2010 at 09:37

It is still awesome even today...which is the thing, that is making this album so awesome

Well, totally Paranoid is a nice album but my favorite Black Sabbath vocalist is Dio and I hate Ozzy's voice so I just enjoyed from nice guitars in this album

Ozzy's as an excelent voice, not like Dio's voice but still a great voice!!! Well that's a mark in Heavy Metal from the 70's!!! I think you don't expect screams from a Doom album, not even close!
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18.06.2011 - 06:04
Rating: 6
HelloMe
Boring...
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18.06.2011 - 13:30
JohnDoe
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Written by HelloMe on 18.06.2011 at 06:04

Boring...


are you serious?
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24.06.2011 - 00:54
Death_95
This has to be the most overplayed album of all time.
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30.06.2011 - 22:26
Rating: 10
MickeyDeez79
I can't believe that three people gave this album a 1. If it weren't for this album, there would be no heavy metal
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09.07.2011 - 02:54
Rating: 9
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
I wonder now what Ozzy has to say about this album!!
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21.01.2012 - 18:04
Rating: 10
musicalkaratekid
This album is absolutely incredible. It also helped me write essays faster than i already can. Interesting...
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15.02.2012 - 21:18
Cuca Beludo
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Incredible, but not a masterpiece.
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01.03.2012 - 20:29
Rating: 10
Korah
Written by HelloMe on 18.06.2011 at 06:04

Boring...

Go listen to Madonna
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Don't cry for my English
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02.03.2012 - 19:17
Rating: 10
Pelagial
A masterpiece
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01.06.2012 - 02:38
Rating: 10
neiluria
Perfect!
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26.06.2012 - 00:43
Cuca Beludo
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Changed my mind This album is like a good wine: Gets better everytime.
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13.08.2012 - 02:29
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Funny how the best known song off the album is actually the filler song.

Yes it is filler because it was written in the studio while recording the album cause the band needed a couple of extra minutes to fill the album.
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07.09.2012 - 07:01
Rating: 10
Egigantea
The AK-47 of Metal, no matter how old it's still reliable and great!
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26.10.2012 - 21:36
ThunderAxe1989
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The best album Black Sabbath have ever put out! and the best album Ozzy has ever done too (I never cared for his music as a solo artist you see). It's amazing how good this album is.
I just learned last night what "Fairies Wear Boots" is about, it's about one time when Ozzy and Geezer got hassled by a couple skinheads. All this time, I thought the song was about an acid trip or something
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13.11.2012 - 04:18
Rating: 9
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 13.08.2012 at 02:29

Funny how the best known song off the album is actually the filler song.

Yes it is filler because it was written in the studio while recording the album cause the band needed a couple of extra minutes to fill the album.

Yep, that's why the sound of it is slightly off from the rest too. It doesn't matter though, it's still awesome.
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14.11.2012 - 20:29
Rating: 8
Bad English
Masterchief
Good album , I prefere 1th one better but this is good one, last so called doom album, because next isnt such doom anymore and like Marcel said best and best know song , maybe bands biggest hit(criated by media) was recordet to fill the space on album .....well I be happy other bands woulkd do same when need fill the space but .... other do crap
song is extremly overated , same time its good one
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Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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17.11.2012 - 11:20
erat
Don't you like this album? You must be a "Paranoid"
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Sick liaisons raised this monumental mark,
The sun sets forever over Blackwater Park!
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24.11.2012 - 13:48
megadeath13
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Their most popular cd. Legendary songs like Iron man, war pigs and the title track but also excellent ones like hand of doom and electric funeral are in this masterpiece. This is the true definition of heavy metal. Everyone should know this album
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14.05.2013 - 05:58
Rating: 10
Rsrdaman
Way ahead of it's time. Great album, spawning probably the most iconic and well known metal song of all time "Iron Man".
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14.05.2013 - 17:10
Rating: 10
Azarath
deficient
It is indeed quite good.
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06.08.2013 - 02:37
CobiWan1993
Secundum Filium
Though this album is overplayed for me and I do prefer the Dio era personally, I will never deny the groundbreaking influence that this album and all the other Ozzy albums have had on our beloved genre. I really like Planet Caravan on here, it's a lovely track.
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22.07.2015 - 01:31
Rating: 8
Bad English
Masterchief
Written by Paw!! on 10.04.2014 at 13:15

When people listened this album. They must love Black Sabbath.
For me "War Pigs" is coolest song in 1970.


does in 1970 is grammatically correct ? should it be from 1970?
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Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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24.07.2015 - 16:05
Rating: 9
Paw!!
Written by Bad English on 22.07.2015 at 01:31

Written by Paw!! on 10.04.2014 at 13:15

When people listened this album. They must love Black Sabbath.
For me "War Pigs" is coolest song in 1970.


does in 1970 is grammatically correct ? should it be from 1970?

Damn, that 'Autocorrect'. Sorry, yeah fuck my phone.
Sowrry English.
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22.04.2018 - 21:19
Rating: 8
Mountain King
K i K o
They paved the way for pure metal music but I don't like this album despite some goods songs and good parts in some songs. 1 or 2 songs from each Ozzy era album and that's it for me.

If a band is responsible for creating a genre or paving a way doesn't mean that their albums are 10/10 and 11/10. Taking the date of release aside, Heaven and Hell or Headless Cross are way way better than any Sabbath album from the 70's. I don't see why an album needs to be regarded as legendary just because some people thought it is and it went on for the next 50 years.

Edit:

I upped my rating from 5 (which was of course too harsh) to 7 because despite this not being in my top albums, some songs have finally grown on me for some reason (War Pigs and Fairies Wear Boots). It is also the most consistent and most enjoyable Ozzy Era album for me.
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