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Born Again

Black Sabbath

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
August 7th, 1983
Catalog ID:
814 271-1
Label:
Independent
Format:
12" vinyl (33⅓ RPM)
Reviews:
21 reviews (avg. 80%)
Side A
1. Trashed 04:16   Show lyrics
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2. Stonehenge 01:58   instrumental
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3. Disturbing the Priest 05:49   Show lyrics
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4. The Dark 00:45   instrumental
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5. Zero the Hero 07:35   Show lyrics
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Side B
6. Digital Bitch 03:39   Show lyrics
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7. Born Again 06:34   Show lyrics
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8. Hot Line 04:52   Show lyrics
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9. Keep It Warm 05:36   Show lyrics
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Band members
Ian Gillan Vocals
Geezer Butler Bass
Bill Ward Drums, Percussion
Tony Iommi Guitars, Flute
Guest/Session
Geoff Nicholls Keyboards
Miscellaneous staff
Steve Joule Artwork, Design, Cover art
Ross Halfin Photography
Steve Chase Engineering
Robin Black Producer, Engineering
Steve Barrett Artwork (assistand)
Ian Gillan Vocals
Geezer Butler Bass
Bill Ward Drums, Percussion
Tony Iommi Guitars, Flute
Geoff Nicholls Keyboards
Steve Joule Artwork, Design, Cover art
Ross Halfin Photography
Steve Chase Engineering
Robin Black Producer, Engineering
Steve Barrett Artwork (assistand)
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Read Reborn Again 88% MEGANICK89 November 13th, 2012
Read Atmosphere does not make up... 40% ConorFynes June 5th, 2012
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Read Excellent A-side, mediocre... 75% Miihkali123 August 22nd, 2009
Read The most underrated album... 95% adders11 June 3rd, 2009
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Read Underrated Masterpiece 92% Luvers666 June 26th, 2007
Read Deep Sabbath's one-hit wonder! 95% Satanwolf May 6th, 2007
Read Born Again Wicked. 88% hells_unicorn November 3rd, 2006
Read Underrated classic 95% BlackFuneral666 November 1st, 2006
Read Still Born 60% cronosmantas February 28th, 2006
Read It should be called "Born... 36% westknife August 14th, 2004
Read Wow...a lost classic! 90% Snxke July 3rd, 2004
Read The most maligned Sabbath... 85% desert_demon May 9th, 2004
Read Merde 35% OlympicSharpshooter January 10th, 2004
Read Amazing 95% SufferingOverdue June 27th, 2003
Read Oh yes, this is evil!! 77% UltraBoris August 26th, 2002

All tracks by Gillan, Iommi, Butler, Ward.

Bill Ward left after the recording of this album to be replaced by Electric Light Orchestra's Bev Bevan.

According to legend, the infamous cover art for this album was done by an artist who was working for both Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne, and the story goes that he made an intentionally poor job of it in the hope that Sabbath would reject it so that he could sever ties with them. As it turned out, Tony Iommi loved it (although Ian Gillan thought it was appalling).

It is a common misconception that the "Stonehenge" scene in This Is Spinal Tap was inspired by Black Sabbath's stage set for this album's tour. Black Sabbath used a huge Stonehenge set that often didn't fit the venues they played in, whereas Spinal Tap's Stonehenge prop was too small, and "in danger of being crushed by a dwarf." In actuality the concept for this scene was developed in 1982, well before the Sabbath tour in question.

No CD version of this album was ever released in the United States (although some imports can be found in some stores in that country).

Reissued on "Deluxe Expanded Edition" 2CD by Sanctuary in 2011, with a bonus disc:
1. The Fallen [Previously unreleased album session outtake] (04:27)
2. Stonehenge [Extended version] (04:43)
3. Hot Line (04:54)
4. War Pigs (07:25)
5. Black Sabbath (07:10)
6. The Dark (01:05)
7. Zero the Hero (06:54)
8. Digital Bitch (03:33)
9. Iron Man (07:40)
10. Smoke on the Water (04:56)
11. Paranoid (04:17)
Tracks 3-11 recorded live at the Reading Festival, Saturday August 27th 1983, for a BBC Friday Rock Show broadcast.

Recording information:

Recorded at The Manor Studio, Shipton on Cherwell, Oxfordshire. England
Mastered on Amper Tapes

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