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Paranoid

Black Sabbath

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
September 18th, 1970
Catalog ID:
6360 011
Label:
Vertigo
Format:
12" vinyl (33⅓ RPM)
Reviews:
27 reviews (avg. 92%)
Side A
1. War Pigs 07:55   Show lyrics
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2. Paranoid 02:50   Show lyrics
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3. Planet Caravan 04:30   Show lyrics
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4. Iron Man 06:00   Show lyrics
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Side B
5. Electric Funeral 04:50   Show lyrics
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6. Hand of Doom 07:10   Show lyrics
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7. Rat Salad 02:30   instrumental
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8. Fairies Wear Boots 06:15   Show lyrics
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Band members
Ozzy Osbourne Vocals, Lyrics (track 8)
Tony Iommi Guitars
Geezer Butler Bass, Lyrics (tracks 1-6, 8)
Bill Ward Drums
Guest/Session
Tom Allom Piano (Track 3)
Miscellaneous staff
Brian Humphries Engineering
Keef Design, Photography
Rodger Bain Producer
Tony Allom Engineering
Ozzy Osbourne Vocals, Lyrics (track 8)
Tony Iommi Guitars
Geezer Butler Bass, Lyrics (tracks 1-6, 8)
Bill Ward Drums
Tom Allom Piano (Track 3)
Brian Humphries Engineering
Keef Design, Photography
Rodger Bain Producer
Tony Allom Engineering
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Read Solidified my metalhead... 91% SirMetalGinger October 27th, 2012
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Read Simply one of the finest... 94% Goldblaze September 26th, 2011
Read Rat Salad Tastes Good! 100% Slasher666 August 31st, 2011
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Read Nice cool tunes to jam to... 78% firebee1 January 15th, 2005
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Read Decent and of course... 72% UltraBoris December 24th, 2002
Read A legendary release. 75% Nightcrawler November 9th, 2002

Issued in a gatefold sleeve.

The album was originally supposed to be titled "War Pigs", and the cover art was designed with that title in mind, but the record company objected (presumably due to the Vietnam War), and so it was re-titled "Paranoid".

"Paranoid" was the last song composed and recorded for the album, at the behest of the producer, who thought they needed an extra track.

According to popular belief, the name for doom metal came from the song "Hand of Doom".

"Fairies Wear Boots" was inspired by a time when Ozzy and Geezer were hassled by skinheads, thus an insult to the boot-wearing "fairy" skinheads.

"Iron Man" is based on a fictional character thought up by Ozzy and Geezer, and not the Marvel comics hero of the same name.

On the North American edition of the album, the songs "War Pigs" and "Fairies Wear Boots" were entitled "War Pigs/Luke's Wall" and "Jack The Stripper/Fairies Wear Boots", respectively.

A "Classic Albums" documentary has been made for "Paranoid", chronicling its inception, recording process and legacy.

Recording information:

Recorded at Regent Sound and Island Studios.
All songs by Osbourne, Iommi, Butler and Ward.

Identifiers:

Matrix / Runout (Side A Variant 1): 6360011 1Y//1 420 1 2 1
Matrix / Runout (Side B Variant 1): 6360011 2Y//1 420 1 1 5
Matrix / Runout (Side A Variant 2): 6360011 1Y//2 420 1 2 4
Matrix / Runout (Side B Variant 2): 6360011 2Y//2 420 1 1 1
Matrix / Runout (Side A Variant 3): 6360011 1Y//▽420 12 12
Matrix / Runout (Side B Variant 3): 6360011 2Y//▽420 11 17
Matrix / Runout (Side A Variant 4): 6360011 1Y//▽420 12 7
Matrix / Runout (Side B Variant 4): 6360011 2Y//▽420 12 19
Matrix / Runout (Side A Variant 5): 6360011 1Y//2▽420 12 10
Matrix / Runout (Side B Variant 5): 6360011 2Y//1▽420 11 33
Matrix / Runout (Side A Variant 6): 6360011 1Y//▽420 15 17
Matrix / Runout (Side B Variant 6): 6360011 2Y//▽420 11 27

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