Black Sabbath ‎– Black Sabbath

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Vertigo ‎– VO 6, Vertigo ‎– 847 903 VTY
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A1 Black Sabbath
Composed By – Ward*, Butler*, Osborne*, Iommi*
6:22
A2 The Wizard
Composed By – Ward*, Butler*, Osborne*, Iommi*
4:25
A3 Behind The Wall Of Sleep
Composed By – Ward*, Butler*, Osborne*, Iommi*
3:37
A4 N.I.B.
Composed By – Ward*, Butler*, Osborne*, Iommi*
6:07
B1 Evil Woman, Don't Play Your Games With Me
Composed By – Waggoner*, Wiegand*, Wiegand*
3:27
B2 Sleeping Village
Composed By – Ward*, Butler*, Osborne*, Iommi*
3:46
B3 Warning
Composed By – Dunbar*
10:33

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Produced by Roger Bain of Tuesday Productions, for Tony Hall Enterprises.

First issue released on the ''swirl'' Vertigo label with big logo above spindle hole and the wording ''Vertigo'' below spindle hole and 'A PHILIPS RECORD PRODUCT' text.
Comes in a gatefold cover and with a ''swirl'' inner bag. The gatefold cover is slightly textured compared to later issues and has different upper-case only credits on inner gatefold.

Vertigo inner sleeve reports: 'MADE IN ENGLAND British Patent No. 800513 & 973939 - PLASTIC BAGS CAN BE DANGEROUS - TO AVOID SUFFOCATION KEEP THOS BAG AWAY FROM BABIES AND CHILDREN'

The first issue (this release) had an erroneous copyright warning stating that “Copyright subsists in all Stereo recordings…”. Subsequent ''swirl'' Vertigo reissues corrected copyright warning to “Copyright subsists in all Vertigo recordings…”

The first (this release) and 2nd versions had band member and production credits in capital letters throughout. Subsequent ''swirl'' Vertigo reissues changed all credits into upper and lower case and also adds in composition and publishing credits.
All issues released on the ''swirl'' Vertigo misspell Ozzy Osbourne as Ossie Osborne.

The 2nd UK press
The 3rd UK press
The 4th UK press

Track B1 is a Crow cover and track B3 is a The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation cover.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side B (Label)): 847 903 2Y
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped, variant 1): VO 6 1Y * 1 420 12 12
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped, variant 1): VO 6 2Y * 1 420 12 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped, variant 2): VO 6 1Y * 1 420 19 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped, variant 2): VO 6 2Y * 1 420 19 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped, variant 3): VO 6 1Y * 1 420 12 8
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped, variant 3): VO 6 2Y * 1 420 12 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped, variant 4): VO 6 1Y * 1 420 12 7
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped, variant 4): VO 6 2Y * 1 420 12 7

Other Versions (5 of 339) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
L 35861, L-35,861, NEL 6002 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath(LP, Album, RE) NEMS, NEMS, NEMS L 35861, L-35,861, NEL 6002 Australia 1976 Sell This Version
SFX-7203 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath(LP, Album, 200) Philips SFX-7203 Japan 1970 Sell This Version
NEC 6002 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath(Cass, Album, RE) NEMS NEC 6002 UK 1976 Sell This Version
NEC 6002 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath(Cass, Album, RE) NEMS NEC 6002 Ireland Unknown Sell This Version
5847903 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath(LP, Album, RE, Ufo) Vertigo 5847903 New Zealand 1972 Sell This Version

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StevieD2014

StevieD2014

August 4, 2018
I have a copy of the NEMS reissue NEL 6002 and when you open out the gatefold sleeve everything is upside down. So the crucifix is on the left hand side, not inverted, with all the credits etc upside down. Has anyone else ever seen a copy like this?
LuciferSam10029

LuciferSam10029

July 27, 2018
Hello, I just got a US copy that I can't seem to identify on here. It has the moss green labels.
Matrix info:
Side 1: T I WS-1871 39728-1 [artisan logo]
Side 2: T I WS-1871 39729-3 [artisan logo]
I saw this info with the palm trees label or as it was noted, "burbank" labels. But, my copy just has plain moss green labels. Could it be like a really early press right before they switched to the palm trees label because that's my best guess.
markimarkftm

markimarkftm

March 29, 2018
I have a copy which has a thin white sticker with red text which states "SAMPLE RECORD NOT for SALE Warning :He who offers this record for sale infringes copyright"
mikorotin

mikorotin

March 15, 2018
My copy:
matrix side 1: ( stamped): VO6 1Y x 1 420 12 4
matrix side 2: (stamped) : VO6 2Y x 1 420 12 8

Large Vertigo/ No "Philips record product" on label, looks like second press.

Any ideas?
andreasabrahamsson

andreasabrahamsson

June 23, 2017

My copy got:
VO 6 847 903 VTY
847 903 2Y

Side B: VO 6 2Y * 1420 19 34
Side A: VO 6 1Y * 1420 19 23

Inner sleave says: Made in Great Britain, patent Nos. 1.125.656.

How early is this, any ideas?

BTOUSAFAN

BTOUSAFAN

June 20, 2017
I never could understand why Evil Woman left off the US pressing?
nviper2011

nviper2011

June 11, 2017
Was going through my mom's collection and found this album. It has never been opened and has the white Vertigo on the front. On the back it has VO 6, 847 903 VTY D. Any ideas to it worth?
Swanedog

Swanedog

January 7, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
Trying to verify if the copy I have is the Pitman pressing or not. If not, which? Everything (including labels) is the same as the Pitman pressing, except it is missing the A 01 P/A 02 P stamped markings. Thoughts? Looks like the two lines on the label is the Pitman plant. Thanks!

https://www.discogs.com/Black-Sabbath-Black-Sabbath/release/6280888
strungout

strungout

July 27, 2016
Which is better UK 2009 2LP or UK 2015 LP w/CD sanctuary release?
Which is better UK 2009 2LP or US 2016 2LP?

Thanks!
larrydart

larrydart

May 13, 2016
The extra song titles on the US releases is due to gaining maximum publishing royalties from an album. Ten titles on an album gets your 100% royalties. This changed sometime in 1972 I believe. You'll notice a lot of prog albums with side long songs with "including I Get Up" etc.