Black Sabbath ‎– Sabotage

NEMS ‎– 9119 001
Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 Hole In The Sky 4:01
A2 Don't Start (Too Late) 0:49
A3 Symptom Of The Universe 6:29
A4 Megalomania 9:46
B1 Thrill Of It All 5:55
B2 Supertzar 3:42
B3 Am I Going Insane (Radio) 4:13
B4 The Writ 8:17
B5 Blow On A Jug 0:30

Companies, etc.



1st U.K. Pressing.
Textured Cover.
Printed in England.

"Megalomania" is misspelled as "Meglomania" on center label.

Track B5 is not mentioned on release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Price Code: DE LUXE
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, side A): 9119.001.01
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, side B): 9119.001.02
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 - A-side runout stamped): 9119001 1Y//1 ST 12 5 STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 - B-side runout stamped): 9119001 2Y//2 ST 13 3 STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 - A-side runout stamped): 9119001 1Y//2 ST 11 21 STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 - B-side runout stamped): 9119001 2Y//2 ST 11 17 STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 - A-side runout stamped): 9119001 1Y//2 ST 11 3 STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 - B-side runout stamped): 9119001 2Y//2 ST 11 14 STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4 - A-side runout stamped ): 9119001 1Y/2 ST 1 3 4 STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4 - B-side runout stamped): 9119001 2Y/2 ST 1 4 1 STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5 - A-side runout stamped): 9119001 1Y//2 ST 1 1 7 STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5 - B-side runout stamped): 9119001 2Y//1 ST 1 1 7 STERLING

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
6003-2, 449802-2 Black Sabbath Sabotage(CD, Album, RE) Creative Sounds Ltd., Creative Sounds Ltd. 6003-2, 449802-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
BS 2822 Black Sabbath Sabotage(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records BS 2822 US 1975 Sell This Version
NEMS 3207 Black Sabbath Sabotage(Cass, Album) CSL NEMS 3207 Unknown Sell This Version
CWX-2822 Black Sabbath Sabotage(Cass, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records CWX-2822 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
7748 001 Black Sabbath Sabotage(8-Trk, Album) NEMS 7748 001 Europe 1975 Sell This Version


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October 9, 2020
I have read so many reviews about this album being the begining of the end for Sabbath and I can not understand why? This to me is Sabbaths best record, its more complex than previous released and with songs like Symptoms of the Universe, in my opinion probably the first thrash metal song ever made, Hole in The Sky, Megalomania, Thrill of it All, the Writ. This album is fantastic. To me this and Vol. 4 were their best released. Now I am not saying that the first 3 releases weren't great either but these were the best in my opinion. I never liked Sabbath Bloody Sabbath though. The song is legendary but none of the other tracks caught my attention.


June 6, 2020
Hey. absolutely agree with you. about sabotage. all are good. but sabotage. my emotions went wild. and not the best. but it doesn’t matter. the main thing is emotions. But music for emotions


May 22, 2020

I’m a fan of Saturday, in my opinion SABOTAGE is Sabbath the best Album and one of the best albums in rock history, of course Paranoid, bloody, Heaven and Hell are brilliant albums, like all Sabbath albums, but SABOTAGE is an incredible ALBUM, I can’t imagine how to compose such music is a masterpiece is the best music I've ever heard in my sixty. They are geniuses


September 10, 2019
My matrix/runout is Side 1: 9119001 1Y//2 ST 11 12 STERLING and Side B: 9119001 2Y//2 ST 11 22 STERLING! Is it safe to assume this first uk press?? The matrix are not listed..another variant?? Can someone confirm!!


June 21, 2019

This LP list - were is the sound are - a perfect !!!! : Sabotage ‎(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records BS 2822 US 1975, Sabotage ‎(LP, Album) Vertigo 6366 115 Germany 1975, Sabotage ‎(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records BS 2822 Canada 1975,Sabotage ‎(LP, Album) NEMS 9119 001 UK 1975, Sabotage ‎(LP, Album) Vertigo 6366 115 A Italy 1975, Sabotage ‎(LP, Album) Vertigo 6366 115 France 1975, Sabotage ‎(LP, Album) Vertigo 6366 115 Australia 1975 , Sabotage ‎(LP, Album, Club) Vertigo 64.359 Austria 1975 , Sabotage ‎(LP, Album, Promo) Vertigo, Vertigo RJ-7043, 6366 115 Japan 1975 , Sabotage ‎(LP, Album) Vertigo 6366 115 Scandinavia 1975 ,


June 21, 2019

I don `t know what happened with the master tape but I can say with 100% certainty what was released in Europe to America and Canada and Australia and Japan - but only in 1975 !!!! is the true sound of this album here is very good cymbals sound especially in the American and Canadian editions (Warner Lab-Alley), What was published in 1980 and later sounds disgusting (cream Warner) and NEMS in europpe except for England — it sounds acceptable but it has poor and light vinyl and very narrow and not muddy paths - saving in 1980 was an economy crisis, all subsequent editions - 1980 and on - rubbish, because the master tape got rid of the first thing that disappears is the high frequency - there are no cymbals, there is no sound transparency, something is pulled out of the CDs only on the black box, so forget about 180 g Remasters - take care of your ears - they are worthy of the first edition - 1975, In my opinion - three greatest albums - paranoid, sabotage and heaven and hell they are gorgeous - this is the pinnacle of heavy music where there is a melody and a heavy sound that is not in the metal ,,, ,,,, they call the Beatles of Heavy Rock - this is true


May 27, 2019
The album is just great and my personal favourite of these genious guys. This pressing so far is the best I have listened from this album but it doesn't sound as divine as it should be.


March 18, 2019
In my case with the 2016 Rhino/Warner's version skips the first song in side 1 HOLE IN THE SKY.


December 24, 2017
I am trying to find details on Black Sabbath Sabotage. my copy is on NEMS 9119 001 Deluxe but the label has the large silver NEMS label but not Record and Tapes below. I brought this copy circa 1978 but I cannot find any reference to this record. Any assistance or details would be greatly appreciated


June 27, 2017

Such great tracks with superb vocals, brilliant song writing, amazing arrangement, stunning guitar work, tight drumming and so much swagger, this LP is so fricking cool. This album oozes so much funk and soul its ridiculous. Class Hard Rock LP