Black Sabbath - Paranoid


9.2 | 1852 votes |
Release date: 18 September 1970
Style: Doom metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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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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01.09.2019 - 13:50
Rating: 10
wimplord
Whoever doesn't get Sabbath or at least doesn't understand their significance in music history shouldn't discuss about music with me seriously.
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19.11.2019 - 19:49
Rating: 7
LedZep
Overrated a bit imo, not top 3 of Sabbath. It's influential, sure, but not as much as the debut or Master of Reality, and Heaven & Hell is just a better record
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17.12.2019 - 14:39
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Donkey Hotte
Love this album, even though the title-track is and overrated and overplayed one. Also, I can't possibly be the only one who thinks J. Hetfield drew inspiration from War Pigs for MoP.
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I am not nor have I ever been a musician or a member of a one-man band, especially a band that has a name that starts with "D".
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17.12.2019 - 15:01
Metren
Donkey Hotte
Written by LedZep on 19.11.2019 at 19:49

Overrated a bit imo, not top 3 of Sabbath. It's influential, sure, but not as much as the debut or Master of Reality, and Heaven & Hell is just a better record


Heaven And Hell is the overrated one IMO. Not a bad album by any means, but it relies too heavily on Dio's godlike vocals and less on atmosphere and Tony's riffing.
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I am not nor have I ever been a musician or a member of a one-man band, especially a band that has a name that starts with "D".
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05.03.2020 - 01:59
Rating: 10
Metal Rambo
This album is crazy good, I love it. Nearly every track here is a classic of some sort, like War Pigs, Iron Man, Planet Caravan... Electric Funeral also has that one awesome "whang whang" -effect that hits me every time just in the right place. The title track is overrated as hell, maybe it's just so simple and catchy that pretty much everybody can get into it and learn to sing and play it regardless of age or taste.
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Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
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05.03.2020 - 07:58
Rating: 8
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Tage Westerlund
Written by Metal Rambo on 05.03.2020 at 01:59

This album is crazy good, I love it. Nearly every track here is a classic of some sort, like War Pigs, Iron Man, Planet Caravan... Electric Funeral also has that one awesome "whang whang" -effect that hits me every time just in the right place. The title track is overrated as hell, maybe it's just so simple and catchy that pretty much everybody can get into it and learn to sing and play it regardless of age or taste.

Their 2. Best same whit ozzy, only self titeled are better
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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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02.07.2020 - 14:07
Rating: 10
Paulh
01. War Pigs - 10/10
02. Paranoid - 10/10
03. Planet Caravan - 9/10
04. Iron Man - 10/10
05. Electric Funeral - 10/10
06. Hand Of Doom - 9.5/10
07. Rat Salad - 9/10
08. Fairies Wear Boots - 10/10

Overall: 9.7/10
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