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BLACK SABBATH “Black Sabbath” /GLP/


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  • Product Code: BMGRM053LP
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50th Anniversary re-release of the debut full-length studio album by legendary British Heavy Metal band.
Black Sabbath's debut album is the birth of Heavy Metal as we now know it. Compatriots like Blue Cheer, Led Zeppelin, and Deep Purple were already setting new standards for volume and heaviness in the realms of Psychedelia, Blues Rock, and Prog Rock. Yet of these Metal pioneers, Sabbath were the only whose sound today remains instantly recognizable as Heavy Metal, even after decades of evolution in the genre.
The album is widely regarded as the first Heavy Metal album. Additionally, the opening track, "Black Sabbath", has been referred to as the first Doom Metal song. According to Black Sabbath's guitarist and founding member Tony Iommi, the album was recorded in a single twelve-hour session on 16 October 1969. Aside from the bells, thunder and rain sound effects added to the beginning of the opening track and the double-tracked guitar solos on "N.I.B." and "Sleeping Village", there were virtually no overdubs added to the album. The key to the band's new sound on the album was Iommi's distinctive playing style that he developed after an accident at a sheet metal factory where he was working at the age of 17 in which the tips of the middle fingers of his fretting hand were severed. Iommi created a pair of false fingertips using plastic from a dish detergent bottle and detuned the strings on his guitar to make it easier for him to bend the strings, creating a massive, heavy sound.
"Black Sabbath" is a revolutionary debut whose distinctive ideas merely await a bit more focus and development. Henceforth, Black Sabbath would forge ahead with a vision that was wholly theirs.
Upon release, the album reached number eight on the UK Albums Charts and number 23 on the US Billboard 200. In 1989, Kerrang! Magazine ranked "Black Sabbath" number 31 on their "100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time". In 1994, it was ranked number 12 in Colin Larkin's Top 50 Heavy Metal Albums. In 2000, Q Magazine included "Black Sabbath" in their list of the "Best Metal Albums of All Time". In 2003, it was ranked number 241 on Rolling Stone Magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, 243 in a 2012 revised list, and 355 in a 2020 revised list. Rolling Stone Magazine ranked "Black Sabbath" number 44 in their list of the 100 Best Debut Albums of All Time, describing the title track as the song that "would define the sound of a thousand bands". Additionally, in 2017, the magazine ranked it 5th on their list of "100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time". The album was also included in Robert Dimery's 2005 musical reference book "1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die".
Remastered re-release on 180g Heavyweight Black Vinyl.
Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., a BMG Company, 1970/2015 (BMGRM053LP). Made in Germany. 


Tracklist:

Side One
1. Black Sabbath 6:21
2. The Wizard 4:25
3. Behind The Wall Of Sleep 4:19
4. N.I.B. 5:25

Side Two
1. Evil Woman (Don't Play Your Games With Me) (Crow cover) 3:25
2. Sleeping Village 3:46
3. Warning (Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation cover) 10:32

Total playing time: 38:13 min.



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