Black Sabbath ‎– Paranoid

Rhino Vinyl ‎– R1 78976, Warner Bros. Records ‎– R1 78976
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Gatefold, 180 gram

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Pressed on 180g vinyl, packaged in a gatefold sleeve. Mastered from the original analog tapes.

"Luke's Wall" and "Jack The Stripper" titles not printed on rear of sleeve, but printed on centre labels.

Produced for Tony Hall Enterprises.
Recorded at Regent Sound and Island Studios.

Originally issued as Warner Bros. #1887 (1/71)

© 1970 Warner Bros. Records Inc. Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Vinyl, 3400 W. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91505. A Warner Music Group Company.

Made in U.S.A.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Sticker On Outer Plastic Bag): 0 8122-78976-1 1
  • Barcode (Scanned): 081227897611
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Etching): RI-78976-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Etching): RI-78976-B2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Plating Facility Etching): 11592.1(3)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Plating Facility Etching): 11630.2(3)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Pressing Plant Etching): S-61360
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Pressing Plant Etching): S-61361
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A & B Mastering Engineer Initials/Mastering Facility Initials Etching): KPG @ ATM

Other Versions (5 of 447) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
6360 011 Black Sabbath Paranoid(LP, Album, Gat) Vertigo 6360 011 UK 1970 Sell This Version
NEMS NEC 6003 NEMS Black Sabbath Paranoid(Cass, Album, RE) NEMS NEMS NEC 6003 NEMS Ireland 1976 Sell This Version
SFX-7266, 6360 011 Black Sabbath Paranoid(LP, Album, Gat) Philips, Vertigo SFX-7266, 6360 011 Japan 1970 Sell This Version
ESM CD 302, GAS 0000302ESM Black Sabbath Paranoid(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) Essential, Essential ESM CD 302, GAS 0000302ESM Russia Unknown Sell This Version
ESMCD 302-4 Black Sabbath Paranoid(Cass, Album, RE, RM) Koch International Poland ESMCD 302-4 Poland 1999 Sell This Version


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July 22, 2019

Is this reissue cut from the analog tapes or is there a digital source involved in the pressing? I've heard conflicting things (trying to figure out which reissue pressing of this album to buy). Kevin Gray at AcousTech sounds like a great combo.


September 1, 2018

A shame so many seem to have received defective copies of this release. I have th rhino release of the first four Black Sabbath LPs, and every one of them is fantastic. No surface noise, no rumbling, no flat and/or sharp edges, no dimples. I'm yet to get an LP from Rhino that I didn't like.


January 13, 2018
edited about 1 year ago

Very clean, didn't notice any surface noise. Also I could feel the drums on Iron Man which is pretty cool. So far I've yet to be disappointed from Rhino Vinyl.


September 11, 2016
Piling on with the others...lots of surface noise on this pressing. Not to mention mine arrived cupped.


July 30, 2016
edited over 3 years ago
Man this sounds fantastic. Someone mentioned 'punchy' and that's 100% accurate. I feel like the bass is punching me hard in the chest at times and I like it. Big, full sound with stunning clarity. My copy is dead quiet where it should be. A few quiet clicks and pops but nothing terribly distracting. Get it! **Make sure to give this record a good wash first time out of its sleeve. Like most pressings these days it comes with a some debris that you'll want to clean off before playing.


May 18, 2016
Lots of low end rumble that can damage your speakers. My speakers were flexing in ways they probably shouldn't. Don't get this version.


January 27, 2016

Buying new 180g vinyl that is VG+ fresh out of the sleeve is frustrating. This reissues' SQ suffers from being NOISY. The volume increase is also there on my copy. Real bad cutting job (thin sharp/flat all around the lip) on my copy. Center hole was to small - had to bore out with x-acto. Another mediocre pressing by Rhino vinyl. They must have used recycled vinyl for this project.


December 20, 2015
I received two bad copies of this from Amazon. Both had dips in the vinyl. They are cool and will replace, but after the second album the same as the first I don't think so. Or maybe I should, I'll finally get a good pressing. lol


December 20, 2015
Very sad about this purchase. I ordered this album from Amazon and this is my second copy. This one and my first both have weird dips in the vinyl. I won't order another from them.


October 13, 2015
Rhino's release of this album is great. It sounds better than i expected. I recommend it.