Black Sabbath - Paranoid

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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

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
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!

published 26.04.2004 | Comments (12)

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Comments: 32   Visited by: 1920 users
01.09.2019 - 13:50
Rating: 10
Whoever doesn't get Sabbath or at least doesn't understand their significance in music history shouldn't discuss about music with me seriously.
19.11.2019 - 19:49
Rating: 7
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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