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Release date: 18 September 1970
Style: Doom metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

Rating:

9.1 | 1316 votes

Owners:

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105 want it
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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: 17

Review
Lyrics (8)


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.

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 (11)

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Ellrohir - 17.02.2010 at 13:04  
  Listened to it just now...this is really legendary album
JÄY - 03.03.2010 at 23:26  
  With black sabbath ill always feel like im listening to a classic rock album...which isnt bad er anything
Reza - 04.03.2010 at 09:12  
  Anyway there is no doubt that in this decade, Paranoid was awesome.
Ellrohir - 04.03.2010 at 09:37  
  It is still awesome even today...which is the thing, that is making this album so awesome
Reza - 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
John Shock - 04.06.2011 at 21:19  
 
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!
FXCK_YEAH - 18.06.2011 at 06:04  
  Boring...
JohnDoe - 18.06.2011 at 13:30  
Rating: 10
Written by FXCK_YEAH on 18.06.2011 at 06:04

Boring...


are you serious?
Death_95 - 24.06.2011 at 00:54  
Rating: 9 This has to be the most overplayed album of all time.
MickeyDeez79 - 30.06.2011 at 22:26  
Rating: 10 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
Cynic Metalhead - 09.07.2011 at 02:54  
Rating: 9 I wonder now what Ozzy has to say about this album!!
musicalkaratekid - 21.01.2012 at 18:04  
Rating: 10 This album is absolutely incredible. It also helped me write essays faster than i already can. Interesting...
Cuca Beludo - 15.02.2012 at 21:18  
  Incredible, but not a masterpiece.
Korah - 01.03.2012 at 20:29  
Rating: 10
Written by FXCK_YEAH on 18.06.2011 at 06:04

Boring...

Go listen to Madonna
Vod52 - 02.03.2012 at 19:17  
Rating: 10 A masterpiece
Neiluria - 01.06.2012 at 02:38  
Rating: 10 Perfect!
Cuca Beludo - 26.06.2012 at 00:43  
  Changed my mind This album is like a good wine: Gets better everytime.
Marcel Hubregtse - 13.08.2012 at 02:29  
Rating: 9 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.
Egigantea - 07.09.2012 at 07:01  
Rating: 10 The AK-47 of Metal, no matter how old it's still reliable and great!
ThunderAxe1989 - 26.10.2012 at 21:36  
Rating: 9 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
Boxcar Willy - 13.11.2012 at 04:18  
Rating: 9
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.
Bad English - 14.11.2012 at 20:29  
Rating: 8 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
erat - 17.11.2012 at 11:20  
Rating: 10 Don't you like this album? You must be a "Paranoid"
megadeath13 - 24.11.2012 at 13:48  
  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
Rsrdaman - 14.05.2013 at 05:58  
Rating: 10 Way ahead of it's time. Great album, spawning probably the most iconic and well known metal song of all time "Iron Man".
Azarath - 14.05.2013 at 17:10  
Rating: 10 It is indeed quite good.
Dentura - 06.08.2013 at 02:37  
  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.
Paw!! - 10.04.2014 at 13:15  
Rating: 9 When people listened this album. They must love Black Sabbath.
For me "War Pigs" is coolest song in 1970.

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