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Great Pressing of the Classic 70's LP Paranoid by Black Sabbath, Black (not Blue) Vinyl (Warner RR1 3104, 2016), Single 33
on September 29, 2017
Of course this is one of Black Sabbath's great classic albums (Paranoid, 1970, can it be that long!), so you already know what the scoop is music-wise. The thing to note (purchased from Amazon.ca) is this is BLACK vinyl (marked "180 Gram Vinyl") and NOT the limited run Blue vinyl (marked "Limited Edition 180 Gram Blue Vinyl"). The Blue vinyl is no longer in production and has been replaced by the Black version (confusion results from the UPC & Record Catalog # being the same). The great news is the Black and Blue versions are exactly the same in all other respects (180 gram, 2012 Remaster, Gatefold Packaging). Cover art is well reproduced too. Both versions are also made by the well regarded Quality Record Pressings in the US (although their usual gold decal is not applied to the album cover in these cases). Bottom line is this 2016 release (black or blue) is a great premium vinyl record pressing of the classic 70's Paranoid with excellent sound that will delight! Enjoy listening!