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|1.||Black Sabbath||06:16||Show lyrics|
|2.||The Wizard||04:24||Show lyrics|
|3.||Behind the Wall of Sleep||03:38||Show lyrics|
|5.||Evil Woman (Don't Play Your Games with Me) (Crow cover)||03:25||Show lyrics|
|6.||Sleeping Village||03:46||Show lyrics|
|7.||Warning (Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation cover)||10:32||Show lyrics|
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Widely regarded as the first ever heavy metal album.
The cover photo was taken in front of Mapledurham Watermill in Oxforshire, England.
The original gatefold vinyl cover displays an inverted cross on the inside. The band members have always maintained that this was done by the record label, without their knowledge or permission.
This got the band some (unwanted) attention by occult groups, and they all wear crucifixes around their necks since to avoid being labelled as Satanists.
"N.I.B." does not stand for "Nativity in Black". It was referring to Bill Ward's facial hair, which looked like a pen nib.
"Evil Woman" and "Warning" are both blues covers, "Evil Woman" originally by the American band Crow (which was why publishing rights prohibited it from being on the American release), while "Warning" was originally by the short lived Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation, in a much shorter form. Ironically enough, Ozzy Osbourne misheard the song and sings "I was born without you baby" instead of "I was warned about you baby", which was the entire basis for the song and reason it was called "Warning".
The tracklist of the more common American release (June, 1970) combines several tracks into one and incorrectly switches the titles around, as well substitutes Evil Woman for Wicked World, the B-Side to the original Evil Woman single, resulting in:
1. Black Sabbath (06:21)
2. The Wizard (04:25)
3. Wasp / Behind the Wall of Sleep / Basically / N.I.B. (09:44)
4. Wicked World (04:47)
5. A Bit of Finger / Sleeping Village / Warning (14:19)
Castle Communications 80's version of the album contain a live version of "Tomorrows Dream" (03:04) as track 8 taken from "Live at Last" live album.
The '96 Castle Communications remaster uses the original tracklisting, plus "Wicked World" as track 8, being the only release with both songs on one disc.
Following the release of the expanded Paranoid set, Universal issued a further two classic Black Sabbath albums in the Deluxe format with an additional CD of goodies.
"Black Sabbath" album was re-released in 2009 as Deluxe Edition.
1. Black Sabbath
2. The Wizard
3. Behind the Wall of Sleep
5. Evil Woman, Don't Play Your Games With Me
6. Sleeping Village
1. Wicked World
2. Black Sabbath Minus Rain and with Alternative Lyrics
3. Black Sabbath Instrumental
4. The Wizard With Jocular Banter
5. Behind The Wall Of Sleep With "Dry" Vocal
6. N.I.B. Alternative Mix
7. Evil Woman, Don't Play Your Games With Me With Horns & Flute
8. Sleeping Village Alternative Mix
9. Warning Part 1
Re-released on Super Audio CD by Universal Music Japan at July 31, 2012 with original UK LP track list and without any bonuses.