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Black Sabbath: Paranoid Classic Albums [NTSC DVD] [2010]

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  • Format: Anamorphic, Colour, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Italian, English, German, Spanish, French, Dutch, Portuguese
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Eagle Rock
  • DVD Release Date: 28 Jun 2010
  • Run Time: 97 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 67,817 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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The latest addition to the acclaimed & award winning Classic Albums series tells the story behind the making of one of Heavy Metal s greatest achievements: Paranoid by Black Sabbath. Released in the autumn of 1970, the band s second album is regarded by many as the finest Heavy Metal album of all time, is hugely influential and has come to define the Heavy Metal genre. The four original members of Black Sabbath: Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward talk us through the making of the album, together with the original engineer via interviews, demonstrations, archive videos and use of the original multi-track tapes.

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paranoid e' considerato come il migliore album hard rock di tutti i tempi e come l'album che ha fatto nascere il genere heavy metal. questo album ha distillato il sound oscuro e durissimo che ha reso famosi i black sabbath. paranoid fa un'analisi critica dell' album attraverso le parole di vari giornalisti e con le riflessioni di ozzy osbourne, geezer butler, tony iommi, neil murray e bobby rondinelli. il film contiene vario materiale live, con riprese televisive d'archivio, con scene del famoso concerto di parigi del 1970. contiene brani come war pigs, iron man, rat salad e fairies wera boots. troverete inoltre uno studio sullo stile chitarristico di tony iommi e sulla composizione dei brani.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
This is a fairly standard "rockumentary" looking at the first 2 Black Sabbath albums. The focus is on the music rather than the history of the band or its members. There is a lot of comment by "music experts" and some brief interviews with band members. There is video footage of the band playing live in the early seventies however the image quality is very poor. Extras include guitar technique tutorials on some of the tracks which is a nice idea but a bit simplistic and only looks at the basic riffs. Worth watching once.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Paranoid through the looking glass 20 Aug 2010
I enjoyed this documentary/making of video of Black Sabbath looking back on their second album "Paranoid".

This serves as a terrific companion piece to the recent Deluxe Edition package, and has some of the alternative takes on display, as lovingly shown and remembered by engineer Tom Allom, who worked on the album - and indeed dropped the bombshell that he played the piano on Planet Caravan - (that bit's on the special features section).

Interviews with the four original members of Sabbath, engineer Tom Allom, ex-manager Jim Simpson and other luminaries such as Henry Rollins, talk about the band and their music and how this album became a legend.

It has footage - looks like old news reel footage of the Vietnam War, old atom bomb tests, and "duck and cover" propaganda with the music playing over it - adds a slightly surreal and much darker vibe to the music, as it shows exactly what they were writing about on songs like War Pigs, Electric Funeral and Hand of Doom.

The story of how this came to be is probably an old chestnut by now, but it's an album clearly still fondly remembered by all four members, and it also has footage of guitarist Tony Iommi, drummer Bill Ward and bassist Geezer Butler playing various parts of the songs at different intervals (though Ozzy doesn't sing, sadly).

Sometimes it's hard to believe that this album is now 40 years old, but that just shows the timeless quality of the music, and just how far ahead of their time Black Sabbath were, and how relevant they are today.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An unalloyed delight 13 Oct 2011
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I have enjoyed several of the Classic Albums series but this one is by far the best.
The contributions from the band and the engineer are humble and modest while the guests and hacks handle the praise beautifully.
Paranoid (né War Pigs/ Walpurgis) is not my favourite Black Sabbath album, probably comes in at 3 or 4 but this documentary of it with supporting and evocative
footage from the late Sixties and early Seventies provides much needed context for what has to be a landmark album.
The sound was great, the extras were worth the full price on their own. History lesson, yes. Nostalgia fest, no.

Sadly there is nothing from the Albums producer - Mr Bain is no longer with us but access to the original tapes in the hands of engineer Tom Allom with his splendid studio memories
made this one of the most enjoyable music documentaries I have seen - and with the band still able to play - an inspiring one for old fans like me or nascent rockers.

The band come across without the faintest whiff of Rock Star grandiose syndrome - Bill and Tony were particularly fascinating and I loved their playing on the extras.

I wonder how many bands of their age can even play let alone play beautifully?

- In the words of Henry Rollins (plenty of Henry on here) "What a band!"
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For any Black Sabbath/ Heavy Metal fan this is essential viewing, its the complete story of Paranoid, how they invented a genre, and it takes you through each song, showing how they put their classic riffs together with lyrics and effects breaking each component down showing effects, vocals, lead guitar and bass. all in all a must see!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars black sabbath paranoid 24 Jan 2013
great blu ray just like the album black sabbath at its best, all about the history and the music on the album
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