Black Sabbath ‎– Forbidden

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18th studio album by Black Sabbath. This album reunites the line-up that appeared on the band's 1990 release, Tyr. This marks only the 2nd time that the same line-up appeared on a 2nd Black Sabbath record since original vocalist Ozzy Osbourne left the band.

Versions (53)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
7243 8 30620 2 7, EIRCD 1072 Black Sabbath Forbidden(CD, Album) I.R.S. Records, I.R.S. Records 7243 8 30620 2 7, EIRCD 1072 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
IKPD-0016 Black Sabbath Forbidden(CD, Album) I.R.S. Records IKPD-0016 South Korea 1995 Sell This Version
72434-98852-2-6 Black Sabbath Forbidden(CD, Album) I.R.S. Records 72434-98852-2-6 US 1995 Sell This Version
X2 7243 8 30620 2 7 Black Sabbath Forbidden(CD, Album) I.R.S. Records X2 7243 8 30620 2 7 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
72438 30620 27 Black Sabbath Forbidden(CD, Album) I.R.S. Records 72438 30620 27 US 1995 Sell This Version
TOCP-8586 Black Sabbath Forbidden(CD, Album) I.R.S. Records TOCP-8586 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
8 30620 2, 368 830620 2 Black Sabbath Forbidden(CD, Album) I.R.S. Records, EMI 8 30620 2, 368 830620 2 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
7243 8 30620 2 7, EIRSCD 1072 Black Sabbath Forbidden(CD, Album) I.R.S. Records, I.R.S. Records 7243 8 30620 2 7, EIRSCD 1072 UK 1995 Sell This Version
7243 8 30620 2 7 Black Sabbath Forbidden(CD, Album) I.R.S. Records 7243 8 30620 2 7 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
7243 8 30620 2 7, EIRCD 1072 Black Sabbath Forbidden(CD, Album) I.R.S. Records, I.R.S. Records 7243 8 30620 2 7, EIRCD 1072 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
30620, DPRO-10806 Black Sabbath Forbidden(CD, Album, Promo) I.R.S. Records, I.R.S. Records 30620, DPRO-10806 US 1995 Sell This Version
7243 8 30620 2 7 Black Sabbath Forbidden(CD, Album, Unofficial) I.R.S. Records (2) 7243 8 30620 2 7 Bulgaria 1995 Sell This Version
7243 8 30620 2 7 Black Sabbath Forbidden(CD, Album, Unofficial) I.R.S. Records (2) 7243 8 30620 2 7 Russia 1995 Sell This Version
07243 8306204 1 Black Sabbath Forbidden(Cass, Album) I.R.S. Records 07243 8306204 1 Indonesia 1995 Sell This Version
72438 30620 41 Black Sabbath Forbidden(Cass, Album) I.R.S. Records 72438 30620 41 US 1995 Sell This Version
72438 30620 41 Black Sabbath Forbidden(Cass, Album) I.R.S. Records 72438 30620 41 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
7243 8 30620 4 1 Black Sabbath Forbidden(Cass, Album) I.R.S. Records 7243 8 30620 4 1 UK 1995 Sell This Version
7243 8 30620 4 1 Black Sabbath Forbidden(Cass, Album, Dol) I.R.S. Records 7243 8 30620 4 1 Italy 1995 Sell This Version
7243 8 30620 4 1 Black Sabbath Forbidden(Cass, Album, Dol) I.R.S. Records 7243 8 30620 4 1 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
none Black Sabbath Forbidden(Cass, Album, Promo) I.R.S. Records none US 1995 Sell This Version
none Black Sabbath Forbidden(Cass, Album, Promo) EMI none 1995 Sell This Version
WT-546 Black Sabbath Forbidden(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Western Thunder Records WT-546 Ukraine 1995 Sell This Version
072 Black Sabbath Forbidden(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Audio Max 072 Russia 1995 Sell This Version
none Black Sabbath Forbidden(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Black Sabbath) none Bulgaria 1995 Sell This Version
068 830620 1 Black Sabbath Forbidden(LP, Album) I.R.S. Records 068 830620 1 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
890620 1A1BHRW, 880319510717 Black Sabbath Forbidden(LP, Album, Ltd, Unofficial) I.R.S. Records, I.R.S. Records 890620 1A1BHRW, 880319510717 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
72438 30620 27, 72438 30620 2 7 Black Sabbath Forbidden(CD, Album, Unofficial) I.R.S. Records (2), I.R.S. Records (2) 72438 30620 27, 72438 30620 2 7 Russia 1996 Sell This Version
UICY-92508 Black Sabbath Forbidden(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial, Pap) I.R.S. Records (2) UICY-92508 Russia 2011 Sell This Version
890620 1A2BHR Black Sabbath Forbidden(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Cel) I.R.S. Records (2) 890620 1A2BHR Italy 2014 Sell This Version
890620 1A2BHR Black Sabbath Forbidden(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Gre) I.R.S. Records (2) 890620 1A2BHR Italy 2014 Sell This Version
890620 1A2BHR Black Sabbath Forbidden(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Gre) I.R.S. Records (2) 890620 1A2BHR Italy 2014 Sell This Version
890620 1A2BHR Black Sabbath Forbidden(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Gre) I.R.S. Records (2) 890620 1A2BHR Italy 2014 Sell This Version
830620 1 Black Sabbath Forbidden(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Mar) I.R.S. Records (2) 830620 1 2014 Sell This Version
890620 1A2BHR Black Sabbath Forbidden(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Mil) I.R.S. Records (2) 890620 1A2BHR Italy 2014 Sell This Version
830620 1 Black Sabbath Forbidden(LP, Album, Unofficial) I.R.S. Records (2) 830620 1 Brazil 2014 Sell This Version
830620 1 Black Sabbath Forbidden(LP, Album, Unofficial, Red) I.R.S. Records (2) 830620 1 Brazil 2014 Sell This Version
068 830620 1 Black Sabbath Forbidden(LP, Unofficial) Not On Label (Black Sabbath) 068 830620 1 Italy 2014 Sell This Version
8906201A1BHRW Black Sabbath Forbidden(LP, Unofficial) I.R.S. Records 8906201A1BHRW Italy 2014 Sell This Version
068 830620 1 Black Sabbath Forbidden(LP, Unofficial, Dar) Not On Label (Black Sabbath) 068 830620 1 Italy 2014 Sell This Version
none Black Sabbath Forbidden(11xFile, AAC, Album, RE) I.R.S. Records none US Unknown
7243 8 30620 2 7 Black Sabbath Forbidden(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) I.R.S. Records 7243 8 30620 2 7 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
7243 8 30620 2 7 Black Sabbath Forbidden(CD, Album, Unofficial) I.R.S. Records (2) 7243 8 30620 2 7 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
7243 8 30620 2 7 Black Sabbath Forbidden(CD, Album, Unofficial) I.R.S. Records (2) 7243 8 30620 2 7 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
7243 8 30620 2 7 Black Sabbath Forbidden(CD, Album, Unofficial) I.R.S. Records (2) 7243 8 30620 2 7 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
7243 8 30620 2 7 Black Sabbath Forbidden(CD, Album, Unofficial) I.R.S. Records (2) 7243 8 30620 2 7 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
7243 8 30620 2 7 Black Sabbath Forbidden(CD, Album, Unofficial) I.R.S. Records (2) 7243 8 30620 2 7 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
T-822, 822 Black Sabbath Forbidden(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Tango Music, Tango Music T-822, 822 Ukraine Unknown Sell This Version
1128 Black Sabbath Forbidden(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MR (2), M Records (14) 1128 Yugoslavia Unknown Sell This Version
none Black Sabbath Forbidden(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Moon Records (2) none Ukraine Unknown Sell This Version
0241 Black Sabbath Forbidden(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Black Sabbath) 0241 Unknown Sell This Version
none Black Sabbath Forbidden(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label none Bulgaria Unknown Sell This Version
830620, 890620 1A2BHR Black Sabbath Forbidden(LP, Album, Unofficial) I.R.S. Records (2), I.R.S. Records (2) 830620, 890620 1A2BHR Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
8906201A1BHRW Black Sabbath Forbidden(LP, Album, Unofficial) I.R.S. Records (2) 8906201A1BHRW Unknown Sell This Version

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tristanscross

tristanscross

November 8, 2018
referencing Forbidden, LP, Unofficial, 068 830620 1
It sounds good. I just got a copy of this tonight and listening to it now. I had to turn up the volume though as it is recorded very low.
jondubb35

jondubb35

January 1, 2018
referencing Forbidden, LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Gre, 890620 1A2BHR
Absolutely ridiculous that Discogs has blocked this from being sold! Who cares if it’s a bootleg. There are those of us that would like to have this on vinyl, and currently a bootleg is the only affordable option. I believe the only “official” vinyl pressing of this album is from Brazil. It’s not like we’re buying some counterfeit pressing meant to deceive the buyer into thinking it’s an original. I thought Discogs was a database for albums?? If any Discogs staff read this, please consider lifting the no-sale of bootleg records. We should be able to freely buy and sell bootleg records if we choose. If you’re worried about sellers trying to sell counterfeits instead of originals....well, that’s on the buyer for not doing their research before purchasing.
Snoopeadoo

Snoopeadoo

July 12, 2016
referencing Forbidden, LP, Album, Unofficial, 830620, 890620 1A2BHR
How does it sound? Who is playing / singing on the album?
kko65

kko65

May 27, 2016
referencing Forbidden, LP, Album, Unofficial, 830620, 890620 1A2BHR

I have this Lp, mine is blue marble.. No matrix, and above the Barcode is the catalog nr:890620 1A1BHR14.
Sergelenkov

Sergelenkov

February 6, 2016
referencing Forbidden, CD, Album, 7243 8 30620 2 7, EIRCD 1072
This album came as a dissillusion for the majority of the fans when it was released back in 1995. Production by Ernie C with "Cop Killer" sound in mind, rap by Ice-T in "Illusion of Power", members of the band didn't participated in the mixing process. Final result was questionable even for those who recorded the album. Drummer Cozy Powell said that he never listened to the final mix. Usually you can find negative reviews of Forbidden.
Give this album a second try. Believe me - it works.
I recommend you to start with the bootleg "Forbidden. Rough Mix". There you can find instrumental versions of the songs without involvement of Ernie C. Man, it could be one of most heavy and one of the most impressive albums of the band.
Ernie C did strange thing with this record. He blurred the sound of guitars and added drums with hollow wooden sound.
A kind of ethnic drums and Sabbath riffs. Idea was great in itself, simply it didn't work at that time.
If you wouldn't wait for Headless Cross II or for Cross Purposes II - the album will work for you and you'll love its dry unpolished doomish sound. Usually it grows after the third or the fourth listening.