Black Sabbath ‎– Born Again

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Born Again is the eleventh studio album by Black Sabbath. Released in August of 1983, it is the first and only album the group recorded with lead vocalist Ian Gillan. It was also the last Black Sabbath album for nine years to feature original bassist Geezer Butler and the last to feature original drummer Bill Ward.

Tracklist

Trashed 4:15
Stonehenge 1:58
Disturbing The Priest 5:48
The Dark 0:48
Zero The Hero 7:35
Digital Bitch 3:38
Born Again 6:35
Hot Line 4:50
Keep It Warm 5:39

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VERL 8, 814 271-1 Black Sabbath Born Again(LP, Album) Vertigo, Vertigo VERL 8, 814 271-1 UK 1983 Sell This Version
25PP-101 Black Sabbath = ブラック・サバス* Black Sabbath = ブラック・サバス* - Born Again = 悪魔の落とし子(LP, Album) Vertigo 25PP-101 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
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VERLC 8 Black Sabbath Born Again(Cass, Album) Vertigo VERLC 8 UK 1983 Sell This Version
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814 271-1 Black Sabbath Born Again(LP, Album) Vertigo 814 271-1 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
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ado2002

ado2002

January 2, 2020
referencing Born Again, LP, Album, VERL 8, 814 271-1
Amazing album and even better tour! This line up should have lasted longer.
bwana

bwana

May 3, 2019
edited 9 months ago
referencing Born Again, LP, Album, VERL 8, 814 271-1
Far and away the worst Sabs Lp and I'm a big Ian Gillan fan...awful vapid lyrics, awful muddy production, few if any great Iommi riffs and a back cover that looks like it was laid out as a junior high graphics project.
The best thing about the record is the front cover image.
Never Say Die is an absolute masterpiece in comparison.
porehu

porehu

January 17, 2019
referencing Born Again, LP, Album, 814 271-1
I doubt this differs from the 'Australasian' pressing. No indication on cover or label that is made in NZ.
oldgoat

oldgoat

November 16, 2018
referencing Born Again, LP, Album, VERL 8, 814 271-1
Hugely underrated Sabbath album. Contains some of their best work, bringing the lyrics back to earth after RJD's #too fantasy for Black Sabbath# work. Don't get me wrong, RJD era had some great songs, but he was always up in the rafters with his lyrics, no matter who he was working with. Look - that produced the classic era Rainbow stuff, but Sabbath were too heavy for that.

I digress...

Sabbath and IG crossed paths at the right time. A real shame that Deep Purple came back to life (another horror story there, but at least DC made himself a band that really did suit him, after the near terminal damage....) otherwise we might have had another couple of albums from this lineup.
ssbilly

ssbilly

November 14, 2017
referencing Born Again, LP, Album, Unofficial, 814 271-1

This bootleg sounds much better than official release ( seems like miracles really happens ). I sold my official LP and bought this one,cause this sounds amazing!!! Only bad thing is that this is unofficial release, but at least it is cheap one!!!
MrSmith1960

MrSmith1960

June 3, 2017
referencing Born Again, CD, Album, RE + CD + Dlx, RM, Dig, 2770406
Worst Sabbath album ever. Gillian's overwrought vocals plus Spinal Tap lyrics make this dogs diner on an album. Includes bonus CD of disastrous Reading Festival gig. Avoid like the plague.
ivan100a

ivan100a

February 10, 2017
referencing Born Again, LP, Album, TP, 814 271-1

Of course, this album is not for everybody, but I think this is one of the best solo works Gillan.
rafika77

rafika77

December 12, 2016
referencing Born Again, LP, Album, VERL 8, 814 271-1
VERY underrated album, having a listen now and it sounds so good to me... come on the A side in whole is a classic at least...
cecirising

cecirising

April 6, 2016
referencing Born Again, LP, Album, VERL 8, 814 271-1
Everybody always Born Again as Black Sabbath's WORST album,however i don't think so,it's a highly underrated sabbath album,even more underappreciated than the 2 Ozzy gems Technical Ecstasy and Never Say Die.Songs like Stonehenge,Disturbing The Priest,and Zero The Hero are the best songs from this album,all the other ones are somewhat good,not bad,nor great,but overrall,mixed with Gillan's great vocals,Purple Sabbath ain't so bad at all,just give it a listen and believe me what i tell you,this is a very underrated album and it isn't as bad as other people say!(RATING:7/10)
cecirising

cecirising

March 31, 2016
referencing Born Again, LP, Album, VERL 8, 814 271-1
I respect your opinion,however i really think their WORST ALBUM is Forbidden..........And this album is not that bad,it's not great nor terrible,it's a pretty average album(7/10)