Black Sabbath ‎– Black Sabbath

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Vertigo ‎– VO 6, Vertigo ‎– 847 903 VTY
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A1 Black Sabbath
Composed By – Ward*, Butler*, Osborne*, Iommi*
6:22
A2 The Wizard
Composed By – Ward*, Butler*, Osborne*, Iommi*
4:25
A3 Behind The Wall Of Sleep
Composed By – Ward*, Butler*, Osborne*, Iommi*
3:37
A4 N.I.B.
Composed By – Ward*, Butler*, Osborne*, Iommi*
6:07
B1 Evil Woman, Don't Play Your Games With Me
Composed By – Waggoner*, Wiegand*, Wiegand*
3:27
B2 Sleeping Village
Composed By – Ward*, Butler*, Osborne*, Iommi*
3:46
B3 Warning
Composed By – Dunbar*
10:33

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Produced by Roger Bain of Tuesday Productions, for Tony Hall Enterprises.

First issue released on the ''swirl'' Vertigo label with the wording ''Vertigo'' below the spindle hole and 'A PHILIPS RECORD PRODUCT' text. Comes in a gatefold cover and with a ''swirl'' inner bag.
The gatefold cover is slightly textured compared to later issues and has different upper-case only credits on inner gatefold.

Vertigo inner sleeve reports: 'MADE IN ENGLAND British Patent No. 800513 & 973939 - PLASTIC BAGS CAN BE DANGEROUS - TO AVOID SUFFOCATION KEEP THOS BAG AWAY FROM BABIES AND CHILDREN'

The first issue (this release) had an erroneous copyright warning stating that “Copyright subsists in all Stereo recordings…”.
The 2nd UK press corrected this to “Copyright subsists in all Vertigo recordings…”.
Both these versions had band member and production credits in capital letters throughout.

The 3rd UK press changed all credits into upper and lower case and also adds in composition and publishing credits. All versions (including subsequent reissues) all mis-spell Ozzy Osbourne as Ossie Osborne.

Track B1 is a Crow cover and track B3 is an Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation cover.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side B (Label)): 847 903 2Y
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A (Stamped)): VO 6 1Y * 1 420 12 12
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B (Stamped)): VO 6 2Y * 1 420 12 4
  • Matrix / Runout (side A, stamped, variant): VO 6 1Y * 1 420 19 5
  • Matrix / Runout (side B, stamped, variant): VO 6 2Y * 1 420 19 5

Other Versions (5 of 257) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
L 35861, NEL 6002 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath(LP, Album, RE) NEMS, NEMS L 35861, NEL 6002 Australia 1976 Sell This Version
SFX-7203, VO-6 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath(LP, Album, 200) Philips, Philips SFX-7203, VO-6 Japan 1970 Sell This Version
NEC 6002 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath(Cass, Album, RE) NEMS NEC 6002 UK 1976 Sell This Version
2700817 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath(2xCD, Album, Dlx, RE, RM) Sanctuary Records 2700817 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
VICP-61710 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath = 黒い安息日(CD, Album, Ltd, Promo, RE, RM, Gat) Victor, Vertigo VICP-61710 Japan Unknown Sell This Version

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strungout

strungout

July 27, 2016
Which is better UK 2009 2LP or UK 2015 LP w/CD sanctuary release?
Which is better UK 2009 2LP or US 2016 2LP?

Thanks!
larrydart

larrydart

May 13, 2016
The extra song titles on the US releases is due to gaining maximum publishing royalties from an album. Ten titles on an album gets your 100% royalties. This changed sometime in 1972 I believe. You'll notice a lot of prog albums with side long songs with "including I Get Up" etc.
mlukewall

mlukewall

August 15, 2015
This was the album that caught my ear. From childhood on, I have still loved Black Sabbath with Ozzy Osborne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward.
tarwater3

tarwater3

July 12, 2015
edited about 1 year ago

I have an early Brittish VO 6, 847 903 VTY with the following runout matrix numbers . Side 1 : V0 6 1Y * 1 420 11 14 , side 2 : V0 6 1Y * 1 420 11 17 , does anybody have any idea ???
schaerban

schaerban

June 5, 2015
anyone know something about the new BMG re-issues?
ElectroSteak

ElectroSteak

November 19, 2014

This is where it all started (and I predict, will also end); the Alpha & Omega of Heavy Metal
redheadphil

redheadphil

August 2, 2014

I have this version, but not with the black/white vertigo swirl on the labels, I got it with the UFO label?!?!?!?!? But this version isn`t listed... the UFO label is common in the years past 1973... Does anyone have an idea whats going on with this??? Help!
dprowse2

dprowse2

February 19, 2014
cannot have too many copies of this, i just picked up an aussie pressing from 1980 on powderworks label with gatefold sleeve
FINrock

FINrock

May 29, 2013
There is lot fake/copys from Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin nowadays. Today i hold my hands copy of Led Zeppelin House Of Holy with colored vinyl(yellow) and Black Sabbath's first record both are scruffy spanish copy's, fake or reissues, 15€ each!?
tolteke2007

tolteke2007

November 28, 2012
edited over 3 years ago
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath - LP, Album - There´s a pressing from Japan, Cat# RJ-7038 (VO 6). Year of release: 1975. Comes with b/w printed insert with informations in japanese language + lyrics in english language.
I own. Anybody else?