Register Forgot login?

© 2002-2024
Encyclopaedia Metallum

Privacy Policy

Black Sabbath > Black Sabbath Vol. 4
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath Vol. 4
Black Sabbath discography (main)
< Master of Reality
(1971)
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
(1973)
>
Black Sabbath discography (all)
< Attention! Black Sabbath
(1972)
Changes
(1973)
>

Black Sabbath Vol. 4

Black Sabbath

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
September 25th, 1972
Catalog ID:
6360 071
Label:
Vertigo Records
Format:
12" vinyl (33⅓ RPM)
Reviews:
24 reviews (avg. 86%)
Side A
1. Wheels of Confusion 08:14   Show lyrics
  (loading lyrics...)
2. Tomorrow's Dream 03:12   Show lyrics
  (loading lyrics...)
3. Changes 04:46   Show lyrics
  (loading lyrics...)
4. FX 01:43   instrumental
  (loading lyrics...)
5. Supernaut 04:45   Show lyrics
  (loading lyrics...)
Side B
6. Snowblind 05:31   Show lyrics
  (loading lyrics...)
7. Cornucopia 03:54   Show lyrics
  (loading lyrics...)
8. Laguna Sunrise 02:53   instrumental
  (loading lyrics...)
9. St. Vitus Dance 02:29   Show lyrics
  (loading lyrics...)
10. Under the Sun 05:50   Show lyrics
  (loading lyrics...)
  43:17  
Band members
Bill Ward Drums, Songwriting
Ozzy Osbourne Vocals, Songwriting
Tony Iommi Guitars, Piano, Mellotron, Songwriting
Geezer Butler Bass, Mellotron, Guitars (12-string on 'Wheels of Confusion' outro), Songwriting, Lyrics
Miscellaneous staff
Colin Caldwell Engineering
Vic Coppersmith-Heaven Engineering
Patrick Meehan Producer
Ozzy Osbourne Cover model
Keith McMillan (R.I.P. 2012) Photography
Bill Ward Drums, Songwriting
Ozzy Osbourne Vocals, Songwriting
Tony Iommi Guitars, Piano, Mellotron, Songwriting
Geezer Butler Bass, Mellotron, Guitars (12-string on 'Wheels of Confusion' outro), Songwriting, Lyrics
Colin Caldwell Engineering
Vic Coppersmith-Heaven Engineering
Patrick Meehan Producer
Ozzy Osbourne Cover model
Keith McMillan (R.I.P. 2012) Photography
Read If 5 Rifftastic Heavy Metal... 97% Mercyful Trouble April 13th, 2022
Read Inconsistent in the best... 88% Luvers November 8th, 2021
Read They Were Going Through... 90% Sweetie October 14th, 2021
Read Speaking Volumes About... 50% TheHumanChair February 20th, 2020
Read Essential album. 92% Face_your_fear_79 April 4th, 2018
Read This signal comes through... 90% TrooperEd February 28th, 2018
Read Stepping stone to maturity 79% gasmask_colostomy January 31st, 2016
Read Further experimenting 94% Doominance January 11th, 2015
Read 40th Anniversary 100% FullMetalAttorney September 9th, 2013
Read A Slight Bump in the Road 90% TheZombieXecutioner January 1st, 2013
Read A few notches down from... 90% SirMetalGinger December 28th, 2012
Read One step back, two steps... 70% ConorFynes May 31st, 2012
Read Sabbath conquers the... 80% Warthur August 18th, 2011
Read Sabbath Goes Snowblind 90% rocknrolldoctor September 23rd, 2010
Read Simply metal 100% SleepingFinger May 8th, 2010
Read "I'm Going Through Changes" 98% Gothus November 15th, 2008
Read A Turning Point in the... 75% Nhorf July 30th, 2008
Read Sabbath’s train runs low on... 87% erickg13 May 31st, 2007
Read Heavy metal's origin, draft 4. 84% hells_unicorn October 29th, 2006
Read Snowblind in the Sun 70% Frankingsteins September 2nd, 2006
Read Mixed Sabbathry 84% westknife July 29th, 2004
Read a poor signal-to-noise ratio 67% UltraBoris June 5th, 2004
Read Transition to a different... 91% radiohater January 16th, 2004
Read Sabbath's Finest Indeed 97% SufferingOverdue April 24th, 2003

Issued in a gatefold sleeve.

All tracks by Osbourne, Iommi, Butler, and Ward.

The album title appears as "Black Sabbath Vol. 4" on the vinyl labels.

This was originally supposed to be called "Snowblind", but that name was rejected by the record company due to the song's obvious references to cocaine. Given this, the band put in the credits of the album "We wish to thank the great COKE-Cola".

"Wheels of Confusion" was originally called "Illusion".

In some North American pressings, the songs "Wheels of Confusion" and "Under the Sun" are titled "Wheels of Confusion/The Straightener" and "Under the Sun/Every Day Comes and Goes". The first is a coda to "Wheels of Confusion" whose guitar is played by Geezer Butler, while the second is a two-minute segment that serves as the bridge for "Under the Sun". These parts are not titled on original releases or any European release.

Recording information:

Recorded at Record Plant, Los Angeles.

Identifiers:

Matrix / Runout (Side A Variant 1): 6360071 1 // 1 11 15 PORKY
Matrix / Runout (Side B Variant 1): 6360071 2 // 1 21 12 PECKO
Matrix / Runout (Side A Variant 2): 6360071 1Y//1 PORKY 1 21 19
Matrix / Runout (Side B Variant 2): 6360071 2Y//1 11 25 PECKO
Matrix / Runout (Side A Variant 3): 6360071 1Y//1 PORKY 1 1 1 9
Matrix / Runout (Side B Variant 3): 6360071 2Y//1 PECKO 1 1 1 9
Matrix / Runout (Side A Variant 4): 6360071 1Y//1 PORKY 1 21 8
Matrix / Runout (Side B Variant 4): 6360071 2Y//1 11 2 PECKO
Matrix / Runout (Side A Variant 5): 6360071 1Y//1 PORKY 1 1 11
Matrix / Runout (Side B Variant 5): 6360071 2Y//1 1 21 12 PECKO

Added by: (Unknown user) Modified by: asphaalanx
Added on: N/A Last modified on: 2023-06-10 04:27:21