Black Sabbath ‎– Born Again

Essential ‎– ESM CD 334, Essential ‎– GAS 0000334ESM
CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered


1 Trashed 4:17
2 Stonehenge 1:58
3 Disturbing The Priest 5:49
4 The Dark 0:45
5 Zero The Hero 7:36
6 Digital Bitch 3:39
7 Born Again 6:34
8 Hot Line 4:53
9 Keep It Warm 5:36

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Recorded at The Manor Studio, Shipton on Cherwell, Oxfordshire, England. Remastered at Whitfield Street Studios.

Mastered on Ampex Tapes.

Made in England.

℗ 1983 Gimcastle Ltd
© 1996 Gimcastle Ltd/Castle Communications PLC
Original sound recording made by Gimcastle Ltd. Released under exclusive license by Castle Communications PLC.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 017615 833423
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5017615833423
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, 2 Mirrored): MASTERED BY MAYKING ESMCD334 ·
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 Mould Ring): A26
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): ifpi4B09
  • ASIN: B000005RFQ
  • Label Code: LC 6448

Other Versions (5 of 101) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VERL 8, 814 271-1 Black Sabbath Born Again(LP, Album) Vertigo, Vertigo VERL 8, 814 271-1 UK 1983 Sell This Version
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



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July 1, 2008

This actually is a very underrated release, IMO.
It does sound DIFFERENT from most Black Sabbath releases, but it has a very distinctive, haunted sound.
It seems more focused on atmosphere than clean sounds, and that's exactly why this album has made such an impression on me since it's release.
The album has been built up brilliantly up to 'digital bitch'; after that the tension collapses, as the next songs fall out of style being much softer.
I think this could have been a really dark and almost disturbing mini-album if the last 3 songs would have been left off...
There's an 'unmixed' version of this album to be found on the internet, and a lot of people like this better as it has a cleaner sound. But i think Robin Black has done a hell of a job with the mix of this album and made all the right decisions...
Some of the tracks were made shorter ('stone henge') to keep them interesting and the 'glammier' and softer tracks were put at the end the album.
So the first half belongs with my all-time favourites, and the last 3 songs are like a preview of (glamrock hairband) times ahead...