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Black Sabbath - Paranoid album download
Black Sabbath - Paranoid album download
Performer: Black Sabbath
Title: Paranoid
Country: UK
Released: 1970
Style: Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
Rating: 4.8/5
Format: MP3 FLAC MP4 VQF WMA MP2 VOX AA MP3
FLAC size: 1555 mb | MP3 size: 1848 mb | WMA size: 1288 mb
Genre: Rock

Paranoid is the second studio album by the English rock band Black Sabbath. Released in September 1970, it was the band's only LP to top the UK Albums Chart until the release of 13 in 2013. Paranoid contains several of the band's signature songs, including "Iron Man", "War Pigs" and the title track, which was the band's only Top 20 hit, reaching number 4 in the UK charts. It is often cited as an influential album in the development of heavy metal music.

Paranoid is the second studio album by the English rock band Black Sabbath released on September 18th 1970 in the UK and on January 7th 1971 in the US, it was the band's only LP to top the UK Albums Chart until the release of 13 in 2013.

Six months after releasing Black Sabbath, they issued the song as Black Sabbath’s second single and demanded that the album’s title be changed from War Pigs to Paranoid. They wanted to remind potential customers of the song they’d seen four long-haired weirdos headbang to on Top of the Pops while avoiding the nasty business of saying something controversial in an era already fraught with civil unrest. But in the sprint to get the record into stores, Vertigo never bothered to commission an image that fit the new name. Propelled by its lead single, Paranoid was the only Black Sabbath album to top the British charts for the next four decades. where it nearly broke into the Top 10 mere months after the band’s small stateside debut, it has gone platinum four times.

Black Sabbath’s second album topped the UK Charts, containing the hit songs Paranoid, War Pigs and Iron Man. It is considered a classic and is one of the most influential albums in heavy metal history. The album is widely considered the best metal album of all time, but the whole record features songs classified in many genres, like Planet Caravan, a psychedelic rock classic.

Most of Black Sabbath's second album was written around the time of their first album. They recorded the whole "Paranoid" album in about two or three days, live in the studio. Though the band members were sent back to the studio to record one more song because the record company deemed the album was too short. Guitarist Tony Iommi recalled, "I sat there during the lunch break and came up with the main riff for 'Paranoid. Official music video. Black Sabbath performed "Paranoid" for German music program Beat Club (episode. It was shot shortly after the release of the album. The band performed the song on this TV soundstage with loaned equipment, leaving many viewers to believe that the band used Orange amps. This version is usually recognized as the official video for the song. Black Sabbath also filmed a music video for "Paranoid" in Belgium in 1970.

The song Paranoid was the last one written for the album, and was intended as a filler song. Only took about 25 minutes to write the whole thing. The album’s first recording session was June 1970. Paranoid was the first Black Sabbath album I bought on January 1, 1995 along with Metallica’s Black Album. I heard Headless Cross first which was given to my brother from a friend in 1993 then Live At Last in early 1994 then I got We Sold Our Souls For Rock and Roll as a Christmas present later in 1994. I couldn’t get into Planet Caravan at first because I thought it was too strange but I later got into it in time. I also loved Hand of Doom and Rat Salad.

Tracklist

A1 War Pigs
A2 Paranoid
A3 Planet Caravan
A4 Iron Man
B1 Electric Funeral
B2 Hand Of Doom
B3 Rat Salad
B4 Fairies Wear Boots

Companies, etc.

  • Produced For – Tony Hall Enterprises

Credits

  • Producer – Roger Bain*
  • Written-By – Ward*, Butler*, Osbourne*, Iommi*

Notes

Different cover to all other issues.
Liner notes in German and French on the back cover.
The disc is identical to the second British version as seen here: Black Sabbath - Paranoid.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout stamp side A): 6360011 1Y//2▼420 12 090 25
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout stamp side B): 6360011 2Y//2▼420 1 2 4

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
6360 011 Black Sabbath Paranoid ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Vertigo 6360 011 UK 1970
NEMS NEC 6003 NEMS Black Sabbath Paranoid ‎(Cass, Album, RE) NEMS NEMS NEC 6003 NEMS Ireland 1976
SFX-7266, 6360 011 Black Sabbath Paranoid ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Philips, Vertigo SFX-7266, 6360 011 Japan 1970
ESM CD 302, GAS 0000302ESM Black Sabbath Paranoid ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) Essential, Essential ESM CD 302, GAS 0000302ESM Russia Unknown
ESMCD 302-4 Black Sabbath Paranoid ‎(Cass, Album, RE, RM) Koch International Poland ESMCD 302-4 Poland 1999

Tracklist

A1 War Pigs / Luke's Wall
A2 Paranoid
A3 Planet Caravan
A4 Iron Man
B5 Electric Funeral
B6 Hand Of Doom
B7 Rat Salad
B8 Jack The Stripper / Fairies Wear Boots

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – WEA Music Of Canada, Ltd.

Notes

Distributed By WEA music of Canada

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
6360 011 Black Sabbath Paranoid ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Vertigo 6360 011 UK 1970
NEMS NEC 6003 NEMS Black Sabbath Paranoid ‎(Cass, Album, RE) NEMS NEMS NEC 6003 NEMS Ireland 1976
SFX-7266, 6360 011 Black Sabbath Paranoid ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Philips, Vertigo SFX-7266, 6360 011 Japan 1970
ESM CD 302, GAS 0000302ESM Black Sabbath Paranoid ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) Essential, Essential ESM CD 302, GAS 0000302ESM Russia Unknown
ESMCD 302-4 Black Sabbath Paranoid ‎(Cass, Album, RE, RM) Koch International Poland ESMCD 302-4 Poland 1999

Tracklist

A1 War Pigs 7:55
A2 Paranoid 2:47
A3 Planet Caravan 4:24
A4 Iron Man 5:53
B1 Electric Funeral 4:47
B2 Hand Of Doom 7:07
B3 Rat Salad 2:29
B4 Fairies Wear Boots 6:13

Companies, etc.

  • Published By – Westminster Music Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Castle Communications (Australasia) Limited
  • Copyright (c) – Castle Communications (Australasia) Limited
  • Produced For – Tony Hall Enterprises
  • Licensed From – Interworld Communications

Credits

  • Producer – Roger Bain*
  • Written-By – Ward*, Butler*, Osbourne*, Iommi*

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5019390120880

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
6360 011 Black Sabbath Paranoid ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Vertigo 6360 011 UK 1970
NEMS NEC 6003 NEMS Black Sabbath Paranoid ‎(Cass, Album, RE) NEMS NEMS NEC 6003 NEMS Ireland 1976
SFX-7266, 6360 011 Black Sabbath Paranoid ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Philips, Vertigo SFX-7266, 6360 011 Japan 1970
ESM CD 302, GAS 0000302ESM Black Sabbath Paranoid ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) Essential, Essential ESM CD 302, GAS 0000302ESM Russia Unknown
ESMCD 302-4 Black Sabbath Paranoid ‎(Cass, Album, RE, RM) Koch International Poland ESMCD 302-4 Poland 1999

Tracklist

A1 Paranoid
A2 War Pigs
A3 Planet Caravan
A4 Iron Man
B1 Electric Funeral
B2 Hand Of Doom
B3 Rat Salad
B4 Fairies Wear Boots

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
6360 011 Black Sabbath Paranoid ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Vertigo 6360 011 UK 1970
NEMS NEC 6003 NEMS Black Sabbath Paranoid ‎(Cass, Album, RE) NEMS NEMS NEC 6003 NEMS Ireland 1976
SFX-7266, 6360 011 Black Sabbath Paranoid ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Philips, Vertigo SFX-7266, 6360 011 Japan 1970
ESM CD 302, GAS 0000302ESM Black Sabbath Paranoid ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) Essential, Essential ESM CD 302, GAS 0000302ESM Russia Unknown
ESMCD 302-4 Black Sabbath Paranoid ‎(Cass, Album, RE, RM) Koch International Poland ESMCD 302-4 Poland 1999

Tracklist

A Paranoid 2:46
B The Wizard

Companies, etc.

  • Produced For – Tony Hall Enterprises

Credits

  • Composed By – Ward*, Butler*, Osbourne*, Iommi*
  • Producer – Roger Bain*

Notes

There are two versions of this single. This is the version with the "Essex" mark on the label

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
6059 010 Black Sabbath Paranoid ‎(7", Single) Vertigo 6059 010 UK 1970
6059 010 Black Sabbath Paranoid ‎(7", Single, RE) Vertigo 6059 010 UK Unknown
102 280 Black Sabbath Paranoid/Sabbath Bloody Sabbath ‎(7") Arabella 102 280 France 1977
422, 6059 010 Black Sabbath Paranoid ‎(7", Single) Philips, Philips 422, 6059 010 Venezuela 1970
none Black Sabbath Paranoico ‎(7", Promo) Not On Label (Black Sabbath) none Guatemala Unknown

Tracklist

A1 Iron Man
A2 Electric Funeral
B1 War Pigs
B2 Rat Salad
C1 Planet Caravan
C2 Fairies Wear Boots
D1 Paranoid
D2 Hand Of Doom

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
6360 011 Black Sabbath Paranoid ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Vertigo 6360 011 UK 1970
NEMS NEC 6003 NEMS Black Sabbath Paranoid ‎(Cass, Album, RE) NEMS NEMS NEC 6003 NEMS Ireland 1976
SFX-7266, 6360 011 Black Sabbath Paranoid ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Philips, Vertigo SFX-7266, 6360 011 Japan 1970
ESM CD 302, GAS 0000302ESM Black Sabbath Paranoid ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) Essential, Essential ESM CD 302, GAS 0000302ESM Russia Unknown
ESMCD 302-4 Black Sabbath Paranoid ‎(Cass, Album, RE, RM) Koch International Poland ESMCD 302-4 Poland 1999