Black Sabbath ‎– Sabotage

Rhino Vinyl ‎– R1 2822, Warner Bros. Records ‎– R1 2822, Rhino Records (2) ‎– R1 2822
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, 180 gram

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Recorded at Morgan Studios London and Brussels
Mastered at Sterling Sound New York

All original packaging replicated.
'Mastered At' RTI means 'Processed/Plated At".

Credits for Rainbo Records, Record Technology Incorporated, and Chris Bellman derived from runout.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 81227 97656 9
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched): R1-0282-A S-77231 CB 19911.1(3)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched): R1-0282-B-RE-1 S-77232 RE-1 CB 20285.2(3)...

Other Versions (5 of 226) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
9119 001 Black Sabbath Sabotage(LP, Album) NEMS 9119 001 UK 1975 Sell This Version
NEL 6018-2, NEL 6018 Black Sabbath Sabotage(LP, Album, RE) Castle Communications, NEMS NEL 6018-2, NEL 6018 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
1735 Black Sabbath Sabotage(LP, Album) Max (3) 1735 Turkey 1975 Sell This Version
6366 115 A Black Sabbath Sabotage(LP, Album) Vertigo 6366 115 A Italy 1975 Sell This Version
NELMK 6018 Black Sabbath Sabotage(Cass, Album, RE) NEMS NELMK 6018 Finland 1980 Sell This Version


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July 10, 2018

this 2011 Rhino version have the hide track "BLOW ON A JUG" after The Writ ?? Thanks.


April 17, 2018
I was never a fan of the sound quality of this lp as it is one of my favorite albums. I thought, “fuck! Why not just put the c.d on!” I got the 2016 press and listening to it now , so far I’m quite happy


January 17, 2018
dont know what problems people talk about .. the record is fucking amazing


July 24, 2017
Compared to the original this repress sounds pretty lame. I returned mine back to Amazon and got an original.


October 2, 2016
I just received this and did not have any of the pressing problems listed below. Sounds bloody great.


August 11, 2016
While this is an excellent sounding repress of (imo) Black Sabbath's return to form following the filler-laden "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath," side two of my copy is marred by constant loud pops and clicks that render the LP unlistenable. Based on other reports indicating similar problems, I recommend avoiding this 2016 press by Rhino. I'm returning my copy and don't plan on gambling on another.


March 28, 2016
edited over 3 years ago
Great sounding master at a very reasonable price. However, I can not recommend this edition. I am very disappointed in the careless lack in quality of this release especially for a reputable label such as Rhino. I have had some excellent LP's from them before so I am pointing the finger at Rainbo Records as it is the pressing itself which is awful.

There is a moderate amount of surface noise which can only be heard during the quieter sections, though this is the least concerning of the various issues. The disc itself is pressed noticeably off-center and is warped in multiple areas. The brief static heard during the intro riff to "The Thrill of it All" is present, and although it is only a couple seconds it still interrupts one of the best guitar riff intros in rock history. This is a known issue with this particular edition and affects every copy.

On side 2 there is a very loud low-frequency 'thud' that occurs at every rotation for most of the playing time which is extremely distracting. Besides the moderate surface noise and occasional loud clicks/pops there is also a lot of "non-fill" issues on side 1 - if you inspect the surface in the light you can clearly see the silver lines/dots that represent the non-fill areas in the grooves. This causes audible distortions during playback that can not be remedied in any way.

List a potential defect that is possible with vinyl records and this pressing has it. I am only rating it 2 stars for an incredible sounding master with rich clear bass, good dynamics, and overall lively and accurate reproduction of the original LP. Docking 3 stars for the absolutely careless and poor quality record pressing. I may have just received a dud, but I'm not willing to try again.