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Paranoid

Black Sabbath Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (246 customer reviews)
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1. War Pigs/Luke's Wall
2. Paranoid
3. Planet Caravan
4. Iron Man
5. Electric Funeral
6. Hand Of Doom
7. Rat Salad
8. Jack The Stripper/Fairies Wear Boots

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Though most of Black Sabbath's classic material from this album ("War Pigs," "Iron Man," "Fairies Wear Boots," and the title track) can also be found on the collection We Sold Our Soul for Rock & Roll, Paranoid is essential for the completist. One of the best albums from one of the bands to define heavy metal, this album is chock-full of the best stuff from Sabbath's Osbourne years. (Where else will you be able to hear "Rat Salad?") The music isn't exactly complex, but it doesn't need to be; its importance lies in its evocative power, with which any teenager will be able to identify. --Genevieve Williams

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Black Sabbath ~ Paranoid

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sounds Amazing Dec 12 2011
By BoBo
Format:Audio CD
I too have owned this album multiple times. As much as I love this album I always found the sound quality really poor unless being played through a really good sound system. I was waiting for them to reissue this for years but gave up after a while. I was excited to hear about the black box remasters but had no interest in all the recordings. Finally they released the individual albums from those remasters and I have to say I instantly noticed the difference in sound quality. Crisper, louder and less hiss than early CD releases. The rest of the package I could care less about, but the original recording is worth the price. Also Amazon shipped to me in 2 days!! AWESOME!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Started the Heavy Metal Era July 8 2004
By Jon
Format:Audio CD
All discussion aside, this is without a doubt the greatest album in metal history. Never since Black Sabbath has any metal band revolutionized rock music so much. Toni Iommi, the god of heavy metal guitar, is in his prime on this album, with some of his fastest and heaviest riffs ever, even with two butchered fingers. Ozzy Osbourne, revered as the Godfather of Modern Metal, is awesome here, seeing as no one could sing songs like these as well as the Ozzman himself did. Bill Ward truly rocks on this album, even having his own drum solo. And last, bust CERTAINLY not least, Geezer Butler, possibly the greatest bassist to ever grace the world of music, proves himself nowhere else better than on Paranoid, the primier heavy metal band's second musical effort.
1) War Pigs - This is Black Sabbath's best song, bar none. Absolutely breathtaking. 11/10
2) Paranoid - One of the rare moments when a filler becomes a band's most popular song ever. Short and sweet, this song never gets old. 10/10
3) Planet Caravan - I used to hate this song, but now i listen to it just as much as the others. A very underrated tune, this bizarre smoothe rocker displays some of Geezer's best work. Try the Pantera cover as well. 8/10
4) Iron Man - One of the heaviest, doomiest, and catchy of any Sabbath tune. Awesome distorted guitar, fast bass playing, clever drumming, vocals, everything on this track is sure to please any metalhead. 10/10
5) Electric Funeral - Starts off as a slow, sludgy, doomsday song, then slowly transitions into a quick and powerful blues/jazz tune. Good stuff. 9/10
6) Hand of Doom - Probably my second favorite Sabbath song. One of the few songs ever in which the bass does a good job at carrying the song, especially for 7 minutes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A bit overrated, but the songs are good. Aug. 19 2003
Format:Audio CD
One thing I love about the 1st Black Sabbath album was the fact that it sounds nothing like what they did later on in their career. If anything, it sounded like distorted blues with a few songs having dissonant riffs. Paranoid starts the 'classic' phase of Black Sabbath, and while every song on this is good, there are a few things that bother me.
1)Whoever did the remastering needs to be slapped in the face. The album really needs to be turned up in order to hear it, and the drums are so...distant. It's annoying. The production is almost as bad as Metallica's And Justice For All.
2)Since this is the popular album, I guess I have to talk about Iron Man. I am fine with this song, but it seems that you can't talk about Black Sabbath seriously without some punk middle schooler with a backwards cap and a Limp Bizkit shirt saying "Iron Man! Ozzy rules!" So, that pisses me off.
All problems aside, this isn't a bad album. The lyrics are better than any of the pretensious lyrics off the 1st album. Some songs are about Vietnam, heroin, and hoodlums. Some are just as dumb as the 1st album. However, there is a little more variety. Planet Caravan is a nice acoustic trippy song, and Rat Salad shows off the awesome drumming of Bill Ward.
If you want to start your Black Sabbath collection, than be my guest, get Paranoid. Just don't say it's their best.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A landmark in heavy metal June 28 2004
Format:Audio CD
Black Sabbath's Paranoid album is not only the band's finest hour but also one of the best heavy metal albums ever produced. Although there were many great moments on their first five albums, Paranoid is their only release that is fantastic from beginning to end. Also worth noting is that Paranoid, with the exception of AC/DC's Back In Black, is the best metal album ever recorded where the songs are based on heavy memorable riffs.
How great are the tracks here? Three of the greatest heavy metal songs ever, "War Pigs", "Iron Man", and the title track are all present here with the latter two being the band's only Top 100 hits. Lead singer Ozzy Osbourne still performs all of these songs regularly whether it's with his solo band or with Black Sabbath on the Ozzfest tours. "War Pigs" is arguably one of the greatest anti-war tracks recorded, which is astounding since these issues were typically touched on more by singer/songwriters like Bob Dylan and Neil Young than bands of their genre. "Iron Man" is still one of the coolest guitar riffs ever recorded and along with the title track still receives generous airplay on classic rock radio. Amazingly, the rest of the album is very strong as well. The tracks "Electric Funeral" and "Hand Of Doom" both feature slow memorable riffs in the chorus and verses and then go into killer jams during the middle of the track. The instrumental "Rat Salad" is also excellent, carried by Bill Ward's underrated energetic drumming. The heavy shuffle of "Fairies Wear Boots" and the moody "Planet Caravan" are also great tracks. This is also their most influential album as Paranoid encouraged literally thousands of teenagers to pick up a guitar and later form heavy metal bands. You can still hear this influence in many of today's heavy bands like Staind and Disturbed. An essential album for all heavy metal fans. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
you need this, no other words needed
Published 18 days ago by just another nobody
3.0 out of 5 stars great stereo remaster- terrible quad master
I never heard the CD version of this album before, only a store bought cassette many years ago. It seems to me that the best possible master was used and I couldn,'t be happier... Read more
Published 3 months ago by BRIAN BOYLE, Thunder Bay, Ont
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth buying
Even if you already own this album this is worth getting again. It comes with a fantastic booklet about the making of the album, along with a 2nd disc that has a quadraphonic mix... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Marcus Almighty
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Album!
I am a Black Sabbath fan and I love this album so much. Nice quality nice price, I am gonna recommend this to my friends.
Published 7 months ago by Vincent Zhai
5.0 out of 5 stars This is the Black Sabbath's "Paranoid!"
Ok, this is one of my two favourite Black Sabbath's albums (the other one has the same name as the band). Got this to replace my old CD (scratched over years of use). Read more
Published 10 months ago by C. Kopitin
4.0 out of 5 stars Old but still great
It is what I expected, and still have a raw energy today. I am going to take my son to the Gorge, his first concert, Black Sabbath, so a little primer before we go!
Published 15 months ago by British_eh
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome album!
This album is yet another great installment to the legacy that Black Sabbath has created. These guys really are the godfathers of Metal Music.
Published 16 months ago by gaterbait
4.0 out of 5 stars One Of My Teenage Favourites
One of my teenage favourites, this album has some good tracks, in particular the title track. The band had not fully developed their sound, as they would on their terrific... Read more
Published 23 months ago by brotagonist
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Only one word ( or more than one ) excellent in Quality, service and time, the item was exactly as expected, even if used it was exactly as new.
Published on Aug. 13 2012 by German G. Pecho Sanchez
3.0 out of 5 stars NOT an SACD
An excellent album, purchased for the SACD content that is unfortunately not present. There is however a DVD Audio mix that I can play - but don't be fooled by the title as listed... Read more
Published on Aug. 29 2010 by Rich Rootes
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