Black Sabbath Paranoid 180g LP
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 131/500!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time - "Iron Man" - Rated 317/500, "Paranoid" - Rated 253/500!
Featured as one of the 'Records to Die For' in the February 2011 issue of Stereophile!
Starting with Sabbath's eponymous 1970 debut album, the menacing and
masterful music made by Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward -
youthful friends from Northern England - laid the blueprint for, and ultimately
defined, heavy metal. Throughout the '70s, this stellar original lineup - whose
signature sound fused crushing minor key intensity, indelible riffs, and a blues
rock foundation - delivered eight landmark albums. At the decade's end, Ozzy
departed for astronomical solo fame, but his lead vocals on this astounding
octet set the standard for every head banger to come.
High Quality 180g Remastered Vinyl from Warner
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Mastered from the original analog tapes at RTI, pressed on 180 gram heavy vinyl!
"...nearly every heavy-metal and extreme rock band of the last three decades — from Metallica and Nirvana to Marilyn Manson, Slipknot and all of those acts lining up each year to play Ozzfest — owes a debt of worship to Tony Iommi's crushing, granite-fuzz guitar chords, the Visigoth rhythm machine of Bill Ward and Geezer Butler, and Ozzy Osbourne's agonized bray in "Para-noid," "Iron Man" and "War Pigs."" - www.rollingstone.com
"When an accident left guitarist Tony Iommi without the tips of two fingers, it seemed like the end of the road for Black Sabbath. But, inspired by the great, handicapped guitarist Django Reinhardt, Iommi fashioned thimbles out of plastic, and developed a heavy playing style that would define metal forever." - Rolling Stone
"After Sabbath’s first U.S. tour, Iommi was at Regent Studios in London trying to write one more song for their next album. 'I started fiddling about on the guitar and came up with this riff,' he said. 'When the others came back [from lunch], we recorded it on the spot.'" - Rolling Stone
1. War Pigs / Luke's Wall
3. Planet Caravan
4. Iron Man
5. Electrical Funeral
6. Hand Of Doom
7. Rat Salad
8. Fairies Wear Boots