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Black Sabbath [CD]

Black Sabbath Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
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Black Sabbath has been so influential in the development of heavy metal rock music as to be a defining force in the style. The group took the blues-rock sound of late '60s acts like Cream, Blue Cheer, and Vanilla Fudge to its logical conclusion, slowing the tempo, accentuating the bass, and emphasizing screaming guitar solos and howled vocals full of lyrics expressing mental anguish and ... Read more in Amazon's Black Sabbath Store

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  • Audio CD (1 April 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • ASIN: B00359XZIW
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,837 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Black Sabbath
2. The Wizard
3. Behind The Wall Of Sleep
4. N.I.B.
5. Evil Woman, Don't Play Your Games With Me
6. Sleeping Village
7. Warning

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46 of 47 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Ok first off let's not confuse this release with the single cd available as this is a new remaster and what a remaster at that!
I was a tad skeptical about this release and one reason i didn't rush straight out and buy because i wasn't sure if it was just the same as the single cd,but after reading on the black sabbath forum about the unbelievable quality i had to get it asap.
Ok onto the review.
Well Many cds these days are so poorly re-mastered that great dynamic sounding music seems to be becoming a rarity these days with many artist's back catalogues and indeed new music being butchered and ruined so it fills me with enormous happiness to say this deluxe edition is really quite superb,in fact it's one of the best cds ive ever heard.
Everything about this cd is brilliant,one because it was the first and highly influential album from sabbath and two ive never heard it sound better.
From the opening of black sabbath to the final track of disc one warning i was amazed at how dynamic and powerful sounding this is.
The second cd has outtakes and instrumentals from the album which i found to be excellent especially the studio outtake of black sabbath,at the start you hear ozzy say (and i'll leave out certain words lol) "i dont understand it....i can't remember the words" really is priceless and in my opinion worthy of purchase on this reason alone.
Seriously though this is a masterclass in remastering and one that all engineers should take note and learn from.
So if you are a fan of heavy metal or sabbath and you are not quite sure whether to get it then don't wonder anymore just go for it.
Comparing this to the single cd version is like comparing gold to dirt,the single cd is louder,harsh sounding and brittle,this deluxe edirion is pure gold,not at all loud very smooth and rich.
Absolutely brilliant and a pleasure to award it 5 stars!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A new beginning for ROCK............ 3 Feb 2001
Format:Audio CD
....'What is this that stands before me......' This album was the type of sound the youth then and now were/are looking for.The lyrics,Ozzy's distinctive voice,Iommi's heavy guitar work-those brilliant rifts-Geezers great bass playing and Wards'thumping drums. Although the lyrics are simple enough,it is clear that they hold great meaning about this 'system'and the evil within said system and within individuals. This album is a work of genius:in all its glorious aspects. this album will be around forever.A definite must for any collector of hard/heavy rock.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Getting into Sabbath 28 Oct 2011
By Smartin
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I am new into Black Sabbath and have been really surprised by how quickly I have got into them. This Album rates between 3-4 overall with my personal favourites being Black Sabbath, The Wizard and NIB.

I was trying to imagine how people would have reacted when they first heard the intro to the song Black Sabbath, on the album Black Sabbath by a band called Black Sabbath. What a way to announce yourself to the world.

Looking forward to increasing my collection.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Length: 5:54 Mins
Check out the video below where I talk about the release. I show you a complete unboxing, showing everything that is inside there, speak to the sound quality, the extras on the second CD, etc, etc... The real review is in the video, not in this text. :)

Minor updates to my review. The book I mention towards the end is not Mark Weiss, he was the photographer, I believe. And the poem from the original release *IS* here, but not the upside down cross. That was my error.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sublime, Metallic Originality 25 Jan 2013
By Hellion
Format:Audio CD
There is no point reviewing the music because it has all been said so many times, suffice to say that yes, Black Sabbath's debut is compelling in extremis.

To paraquote Gillan, I don't just love it, I genuinely need it. At least once a week.

However, as is mentioned elsewhere but less trumpeted as a bonus, is the sound quality of an album made on a budget by blokes, just about in shoes but for whom at the time, laces were little more than an effeminate peccadillo.

Not just made for buttons but famously recorded in a few hours, almost in the context of a 'jam,' the clarity of what chimes forth from a decent hi-fi's speakers is nothing short of astonishing: it genuinely sounds as though you're physically present at that ubiquitous Parisienne gig (the one always shown from 'back in the day.')

If you roll forward to the next three albums where the production quality varies between all three, you have to accept a three year hiatus before 'Sabbath Bloody Sabbath' and a return to this kind of audio pleasure.

What a record; WHAT A RECORD. Sheer bliss...
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heavy Rock Comes Of Age 21 Aug 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is a blinding debut from the Godfathers of Metal. From here, they went on to conquer the world with a quartet of metal masterpieces -Paranoid, Master of Reality, Vol 4 and Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - which set the agenda for all aspiring heavy rockers for the next 20 years.
Each song on this album is a classic. My favourite is Behind The Wall Of Sleep, a dreamy, dank tale of drugs and death. The riffs are splendiforous, elegaic and very, very heavy. The lyrics are sparse and taut, with Ozzy's unmistakable whining rising up like a phoenix from the flames. This song is a relatively unknown classic, and one of many anti-heroin songs that the band wrote. Others include the fabulous Hand Of Doom from Paranoid, which prove that they were, in fact, a bunch of quiet and loveable cider drinkers...
If you're into Soundgarden circa 'Superunkown' or Metallica pre 'Load' then get into this. It'll make your ears bleed and you'll love every second of it. I guarantee you'll fall in love with this album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Top stuf
This rating is totally justified. An excellent album and arguably the greatest heavy metal album ever! Read more
Published 1 day ago by Dan
5.0 out of 5 stars Blue Sabbath
Cool blues from early '70s . . .psychedelic overtones to some really catchy interplay between the musicians . . .Some really beautiful soundscapes on offer here . . .Timeless . . .
Published 3 days ago by allaboutmadonna
2.0 out of 5 stars Not what I hoped for!
Maybe I expected to much. But this album without...Gatefold-sleeve...The sleeve isn't as bright as it should... Read more
Published 23 days ago by Bent Pedersen
1.0 out of 5 stars Illegal pirate copy
This is an illegal pirate copy of this album.


This is a complete and utter rip-off.
Published 1 month ago by AGB
5.0 out of 5 stars true music magic
this is one of the best all time albums and i have owned it many times on cd since the mid 90s and that was the worse cd ever they just had taken the tapes and turned into a fast... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Nawaf Ahmed Albardooli
5.0 out of 5 stars Black Sabbath CD
Bought this for my Son for Christmas as he is a huge Black Sabbath fan. He was very happy to receive it and I know it will get many hours of play time.
Published 3 months ago by S. Holt
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
An absolute classic we all know and love. A big part of my formative years that set my musical tastes for decades.But few ever beat it.
Published 4 months ago by Andrew Jenner
5.0 out of 5 stars Black Sabbath
Great album for any Black Sabbath fans. Love the fact it has a gatefold sleeve with comments by the group.
Published 6 months ago by mark baron
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Sabbath
Its been 40 years & now I remember why this was a great album, they really are very good musicians & this SHM-SACD version is the most realistic I've heard with good power in the... Read more
Published 6 months ago by M. A. Birch
5.0 out of 5 stars Massive Sabs album
Bought because I had just sold my 1970's vinyl copy of this album, I was very happy with this indeed.
Published 7 months ago by A. J. Potter
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