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I would sell my soul for Rock n’ Roll - 95%

Reaper, August 11th, 2004

The best of Black Sabbath needs no introduction. These are truly the best songs, the band put out until that point. The sons from the albums, Black Sabbath, Paranoid, Master of Reality, Vol. 4, and Sabbath Bloody Sabbath. These four excellent albums are summed up into one essential album.

The album is well organized rightfully beginning with the song Black Sabbath. From that point on, the best songs Sabbath has put out captivate the listener. The indispensable tracks, such as "War Pigs," "Paranoid," and "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, " are obviously included on this album, but also, lesser known tracks are put onto the compilation, such as Changes and Sweet Leaf. Also on the remastered, the song Laguna Sunrise is added onto the list, along with Warning and Wicked World. The first two being lesser know than the rest of the tracks.

This album is a crucial piece of the Black Sabbath discography. I suggest that if you are just getting into Black Sabbath that this is the album for you. If you are a die-hard fan, than you should get the first 5 albums first then get the best of, as it sums up the general atmosphere that Black Sabbath is known for, exceptionally well. This album is very well organized and the songs that were chosen are very worthy to be on this album. Some of the weaker songs are “Laguna Sunrise” and “Changes.” They are not as classic as the remainder of the tracks. This is the best of, and surely deserves the praise that it receives.