Not the original but really good!!!
To those old enough to remember, "Warning" and "N.I.B." are here, just merged with other songs, as they are on the American edition of the first album, "Black Sabbath." Like it or not, and I don't particularly, that's the way the first album is. This is the only country in which it is this way.
The original vinyl just had "Warning" & "N.I.B" as single tracks. The cassette did as well. The 1988 CD removed "Warning" & "Laguna Sunrise" to make this album fit on 1 CD.
Obviously, the Sabbath albums were remastered in 2002 and again in 2012, then for digital release. In 2002, a different compilation with 13 additional tracks, "Symptom of the Universe" was released on CD. "Warning" stood alone as did "N.I.B" although not with Geezer's opening bass solo. I personally found the 2002 remasters to be superior. Because the albums were released in 2004 using the 2002 remasters, I was able to copy "N.I.B." onto a CD. I then made this album across 2 CDs, as it originally was. I still have it.
With all of this in mind, can you go wrong by purchasing the digital version? Absolutely not, although I recommend just buying the Complete Studio albums collection. Rather, I recommend you purchase the "Black Box" CD-set or "Complete Albums Box" CD-set, provided you can find the latter. I even recommend the "Symptom of the Universe" collection, which is 29 songs. If you have the capability, you can make "We Sold Our Soul" as I did using those remasters, or you can enjoy "Symptom of the Universe" as it is, the same as I do.
If "Symptom of the Universe" had been published first, we would regard it as the official Sabbath greatest hits. Anyway, this review is for the purpose of telling those who may not know what options are available. This record is phenomenal though, and I can't recommend it enough.
great old rock, PERIOD!!!!
i have this on vinyl which was played to death and now it will last forever on the iPhone.
these guys rocked back when they whereby metal and for 4 old guys they still do.
long live Black Sabbath or at least their music
I love this album!!! What a time to be a teenager it was back in the 80's🤘🤘🤘🤘
If you only buy one Black Sabbath Album...
..this is the one to get! An excellent selection of the best parts from their first 6 albums.
Great Album - happy to buy it for the 5th time Apple
Classic Album. So good I’ll probably buy it again when the new fruit company figures out a legal way to delete it off my computer again. No worries, my uncle runs a victrola station that no one knows about.
Elude the eye!
Kut My Teeth
By Piratey Pete
to black sabbath, NOT this album, but the originals. I can even (really ) appreciate the Ronnie James Dio years, may his soul be black sabbath forever.
Ozzy is BY FAR the most recognizable voice in R&R. I was fortunate enough to see him (Ultimate Sin tour) say what you want but the man is INSANITY on stage. I wish my eyes were open in the late 70s early 80s. Sweet leaf to all you all, because fairies wear boots and they dance with the trolls.
By chazman 67
Being a life long sabbath fan, I always chose this album for the early years of there songs..The fathers of metal rule. You won’t be disappointed!
The best songs from the best era of this excellent band. Anything but 5 stars is a crime.
First Black Sabbath Album I listened to as a kid.
I love N.I.B. But why the bloody hells does it always need to be merged with other songs? I would enjoy just the single.