Paranoid = 50th anni. remaster= 180g vinyl=
1 x LP
( 1970 ) - 2020 EU reissue on 180g LP = This legendary 1970's album Paranoid was not only Black Sabbath's most popular record (it was a number one smash in the U.K., and "Paranoid" and "Iron Man" both scraped the U.S. charts despite virtually non...
Release date 13-07-2020(Orginally released in 1970)
2020 EU reissue on 180g LP = This legendary 1970's album Paranoid was not only Black Sabbath's most popular record (it was a number one smash in the U.K., and "Paranoid" and "Iron Man" both scraped the U.S. charts despite virtually nonexistent radio play), it also stands as one of the greatest and most influential heavy metal albums of all time.
A1 War Pigs
A3 Planet Caveman
A4 Iron Man
B1 Electric Funeral
B2 Hand Of Doom
B3 Rat Salad
B4 Fairies Wear Boots
Paranoid was not only Black Sabbaths most popular record it was a number one smash in the UK and Paranoid and Iron Man both scraped the US charts despite virtually nonexistent radio play it also stands as one of the greatest and most influential heavy metal albums of all time Paranoid refined Black Sabbaths signature sound crushingly loud minorkey dirges loosely based on heavy bluesrock  and applied it to a newly consistent set of songs with utterly memorable riffs most of which now rank as alltime metal classics Where the extended multisectioned songs on the debut sometimes felt like aimless jams their counterparts on Paranoid have been given focus and direction lending an epic drama to nowstandards like War Pigs and Iron Man which sports one of the most immediately identifiable riffs in metal history The subject matter is unrelentingly obsessively dark covering both supernatural/scifi horrors and the reallife traumas of death war nuclear annihilation mental illness drug hallucinations and narcotic abuse
Yet Sabbath makes it totally convincing thanks to the crawling muddled bleakness and badtrip depression evoked so frighteningly well by their music Even the qualities that made critics deplore the album and the group for years increase the overall effect  the technical simplicity of Ozzy Osbournes vocals and Tony Iommis lead guitar vocabulary the spots when the lyrics sink into melodrama or awkwardness the lack of subtlety and the infrequent dynamic contrast Everything adds up to more than the sum of its parts as though the anxieties behind the music simply demanded that the band achieve catharsis by steamrolling everything in its path including its own limitations Monolithic and primally powerful Paranoid defined the sound and style of heavy metal more than any other record in rock history
Originally released: 1970
This release: 2015