Black Sabbath ‎– Black Sabbath

Warner Bros. Records ‎– WS 1871, Warner Bros. Records ‎– 1871
Vinyl, LP, Album, Pitman


A1 Black Sabbath 6:20
A2 The Wizard 4:22
Continuous Track (Jacket Listed) (9:44)
A3a Wasp
A3b Behind The Wall Of Sleep
A3c Bassically
A3d N.I.B.
B1 Wicked World 4:30
Continuous Track (Jacket Listed) (14:32)
B2a A Bit Of Finger
B2b Sleeping Village
B2c Warning

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Labels: WS 1871
Spine and front jacket: 1871

Label Variation: Same pressing as Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath but credits at bottom of A & B labels are typed in two lines instead of three and Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman press.

The tracks listed on this submission are from the back cover, where tracks A3 through A6 from the label were grouped as track A3 and tracks B2 through B4 on the label were grouped as track B2.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): S39728
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): S39729
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout [Hand-Etched]): WS-1871 39728-1 / artisan symbol
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout [Stamped]): [Artisan symbol] A 01 P
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout [Hand-Etched]): WS-1871 39729-2 / artisan symbol
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout [Stamped]): [Artisan symbol] A 02 P

Other Versions (5 of 357) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VO 6, 847 903 VTY Black Sabbath Black Sabbath(LP, Album, Gat) Vertigo, Vertigo VO 6, 847 903 VTY UK 1970 Sell This Version
M 81871 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath(8-Trk, Album) Warner Bros. Records M 81871 US 1970 Sell This Version
847 903 VTY Black Sabbath Black Sabbath(LP, Album, Gat) Vertigo 847 903 VTY Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
41004 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Earmark, Get Back 41004 Italy 2003 Sell This Version
449805-2, 6006 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath(CD, Album, RE) Creative Sounds, Creative Sounds 449805-2, 6006 Germany Unknown Sell This Version


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February 10, 2019
Mesmerizing, haunting and beautiful at the same time. Amazing debut. Awesome pressing.


December 8, 2018
Couldn't agree more with waxhoarder. Gave this a listen today and was blown away by how full it sounded. I recently sold the 2016 Rhino reissue because it seemed flat to me; not much depth in the bass at all. Highly suggest you seek out this Pitman release over the reissues.


November 3, 2018

Bought and will hold this one because it's of the finest pressings I've ever heard of Sabbath's debut. Just superb mastering across the board, amazingly wide stereo separation, super low noise floor, gorgeous treble, nice tight mids, and a well defined low end. Vocals are stunningly clear and haunting. Hard to imagine it could be done much better than this. If you come across another copy in great condition and are a fan, DO NOT pass it up.