Black SabbathLive at Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA, Nov 1970

Label:Mind Control (5) – MIND790
Vinyl, LP, Unofficial Release, Translucent Pink
Style:Hard Rock, Heavy Metal


A3War Pigs
A4Black Sabbath
B1Iron Man
B2Behind The Wall Of Sleep
B3Hand Of Doom / Rat Salad
B4Fairies Wear Boots


FM Broadcast

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0634438169239
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side): 0985774-A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side): 0985774-B-1

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Live at Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA, Nov 1970 (LP, Unofficial Release, magenta)Mind Control (5)MIND790Europe2021
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Live at Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA, Nov 1970 (LP, Unofficial Release, Black Vinyl)Mind Control (5)MIND790Europe2021



  • AngelGoros's avatar
    sounds like doodoo. Listen to this on literally anything else.
    • hanocq's avatar
      Very very bad sound ! Trash can the disc, so poor ...
      • lukem5486's avatar
        Awesome music, horrible sound quality. If you want to hear this I’d recommend just listening on YouTube and saving money on the vinyl
        • ar2539's avatar
          This is definitely for fans only. That being said, fans will definitely enjoy it.

          2.5/5 for sound quality- It's a 52 year old audience tape, so it is definitely going to sound shoddy given degradation of the tape over time and the calibre of the equipment used to record it.

          5/5 for performance- This is one of the most solid Sabbath performances I've ever heard. The band is on top of their game, especially Tony, and Ozzy actually sounds like he's trying his best with the vocals. Setlist is beyond solid, lots of material from the first album and "Paranoid", and the highlights include the performance of "Black Sabbath" with the Super Fast end section (for a few minutes there, they step out of Proto-Metal and are actually playing genuine, real heavy metal in the year 1970!!!) and Tony's never-ending shred-tastic solo during "Wicked World" (Shredding like this wouldn't become this widespread amongst metal and rock-bands until the late 70's - it's kind of his own little "Marty McFly" moment).

          Overall, this is a prime example of what you come to expect when buying bootlegs. Sound quality on most releases is shoddy, but if you keep digging and searching, you're bound to find an audience tape with a performance so mind-bendingly epic that you don't even care how bad the sound quality is. If you're a big fan of Sabbath's first two albums and you are able to train yourself to stomach the bootleg tape quality, you're in for a treat. This one's a banger. A Dirty Banger.
          • blacksabbathforever's avatar
            This is a widely circulated audience recording. A pretty nice one for the era and band, and it has been available for free all over the internet for many years. Most definitely not an FM broadcast. Just pirates making money.
            • karamazovi's avatar
              FM broadcast my ass. Maybe AM broadcast. Very bad sound!
              • vinylsol's avatar
                The band are on form with, for the most part, faithful reproductions of material from 'Black Sabbath' and 'Paranoid' but the quality of the recording leaves much to be desired. There's a lack of presence and immediacy in the sound, as if we're listening to the band from outside the venue. As an historical document, it's an important artefact but not recommended for listening pleasure alone.


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