Black Sabbath ‎– Born Again

Vertigo ‎– VERL 8, Vertigo ‎– 814 271-1
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A1 Trashed 4:15
A2 Stonehenge 1:58
A3 Disturbing The Priest 5:48
A4 The Dark 0:48
A5 Zero The Hero 7:35
B1 Digital Bitch 3:38
B2 Born Again 6:35
B3 Hot Line 4:50
B4 Keep It Warm 5:39

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Recorded at The Manor Studio, Shipton on Cherwell Oxfordshire, England.

Inner sleeve with credits and lyrics.
Back cover with Phonogram logo & Catalogue numbers VERL 8, 814 271-1
Label A - VERL 8, 814 271-1, ℗ Phonogram Int B.V (Baarn).
Label B - VERL 8.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Side A run-out stamped - TOWNHOUSE 0 [Inverted]): VERL 8 A // 2 ∇ 420 H 1 1 1 0
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B run-out stamped - TOWNHOUSE [Inverted]): VERL 8 B // 1 ∇ 420 H
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814 271-2 Black Sabbath Born Again(CD, Album, RE) Vertigo 814 271-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
814 271-4 Black Sabbath Born Again(Cass, Album) Vertigo 814 271-4 Greece 1983 Sell This Version
SMRCD075 Black Sabbath Born Again(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Sanctuary, BMG SMRCD075 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
ESM CD 334, GAS 0000334ESM Black Sabbath Born Again(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Essential, Essential ESM CD 334, GAS 0000334ESM UK Unknown Sell This Version
VERL 8, 814 271-1 Black Sabbath Born Again(LP, Album, TP) Vertigo, Vertigo VERL 8, 814 271-1 UK 1983 Sell This Version


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November 16, 2018
Hugely underrated Sabbath album. Contains some of their best work, bringing the lyrics back to earth after RJD's #too fantasy for Black Sabbath# work. Don't get me wrong, RJD era had some great songs, but he was always up in the rafters with his lyrics, no matter who he was working with. Look - that produced the classic era Rainbow stuff, but Sabbath were too heavy for that.

I digress...

Sabbath and IG crossed paths at the right time. A real shame that Deep Purple came back to life (another horror story there, but at least DC made himself a band that really did suit him, after the near terminal damage....) otherwise we might have had another couple of albums from this lineup.


December 12, 2016
VERY underrated album, having a listen now and it sounds so good to me... come on the A side in whole is a classic at least...


April 6, 2016
Everybody always Born Again as Black Sabbath's WORST album,however i don't think so,it's a highly underrated sabbath album,even more underappreciated than the 2 Ozzy gems Technical Ecstasy and Never Say Die.Songs like Stonehenge,Disturbing The Priest,and Zero The Hero are the best songs from this album,all the other ones are somewhat good,not bad,nor great,but overrall,mixed with Gillan's great vocals,Purple Sabbath ain't so bad at all,just give it a listen and believe me what i tell you,this is a very underrated album and it isn't as bad as other people say!(RATING:7/10)


March 31, 2016
I respect your opinion,however i really think their WORST ALBUM is Forbidden..........And this album is not that bad,it's not great nor terrible,it's a pretty average album(7/10)


March 11, 2016
I keep listening to this album. Why? To take that dreadful modern phrase 'mashup', it works in the way that it shouldn't.
Many bands have switched vocalist, for various reasons, and regretted it. I'm not going to pick over those entrails, but when you listen to the sounds of Ian Gillan's 'Gillan' albums and compare them to 'Born Again', this is pretty much exactly where both he and Sabbath needed to go at the time.
Rainbow had made a (series of) horrible mistakes after Ronnie James Dio had jumped ship, though Graham Bonnet did find his more natural sound with MSG..... digressing......
Sabbath didn't, and its actually a shame that Ian Gillan abandoned ship after this. Well, yes, Deep Purple were calling, and he was never going to ignore that one, but all the same.....!

What you get here is Ian Gillan vocals blended to Tony Iommi power/doom/industrial guitar, which gives echoes of Sabbath's first outing, which I have never tired of listening to in 30 something years, and then 'Born Again', with its echoes of Deep Purple.

A very underrated album.


September 26, 2015
An under-rated Sabbath album.

Side 1 has 3 great doomy-metal slabs of rock with 2 moody atmospheric keyboard based instrumentals sandwiched in-between like aural palate cleaners.

Side 2. Has 3 straight-ahead hard rockers & the more moody Born Again.

It is strange to hear Ian Gillan singing for them, but he adds a certain something to the mix. They even managed to find an engineer/co-producer with the surname 'Black', although I find the mix a little muddy, more dark brown :-)