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Encyclopedia > Paranoid (album)
Paranoid
Studio album by Black Sabbath
Released 18 September 1970
7 January 1971 (U.S.)
Recorded Regent Sound Studios and Island Studios, London[1]
Genre Heavy metal
Length 42:06
Label Vertigo (UK)
Warner Bros. (U.S.)
Castle (UK, 1996)
Sanctuary (UK, 2004)
Producer Rodger Bain
Professional reviews
Black Sabbath chronology
Black Sabbath
(1970)
Paranoid
(1970)
Master of Reality
(1971)

Paranoid is the second album by British heavy metal band Black Sabbath, and contains some of their most famous work, including the songs "Iron Man", "War Pigs", and the title track "Paranoid." Cover of the Black Sabbath album Paranoid. ... A studio album is a collection of previously unreleased, studio-recorded tracks by a recording artist. ... For other uses, see Black Sabbath (disambiguation). ... is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... is the 7th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Sarm West Studios, orginally known as Basing Street Studios, were established by Chris Blackwell the founder of Island Records. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Heavy metal (sometimes referred to simply as metal) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Vertigo Records was the name Philips Records chose in the sixties for its label to counter the progressive labels of its rivals EMI (with Harvest Records), Decca Records (with Deram Records) and RCA (with Neon Records). ... Warner Bros. ... Castle Communications is a British record label, specialising in the back catalogue of folk and folk-rock artists. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Rodger Bain was the producer of Black Sabbaths first three albums and Judas Priests first one, Rocka Rolla. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links 5_stars. ... Blender is an American magazine that bills itself as the ultimate guide to music and more. ... Image File history File links 5_stars. ... Robert Christgau (2007) Robert Christgau (sometimes abbreviated in print to Xgau), born April 18, 1942, is an American essayist, music journalist, and the self-declared Dean of American Rock Critics[1] His first reviews were published by Esquire in 1967. ... This article is about the magazine. ... For other uses, see Black Sabbath (disambiguation). ... Black Sabbath is the self-titled debut album of the British heavy metal band Black Sabbath, released in the UK on Friday 13 February 1970. ... Master of Reality is the third album by heavy metal band Black Sabbath, released in 1971 (see 1971 in music). ... Heavy metal (sometimes referred to simply as metal) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s. ... For other uses, see Black Sabbath (disambiguation). ... Iron Man is a signature song of Birmingham heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath. ... War Pigs is an anti-war song by British heavy metal band Black Sabbath from their 1970 album, Paranoid. ... Paranoid is a song by Black Sabbath that appears on the bands breakthrough album Paranoid. ...


Released September 18, 1970 in the UK, only seven months after the band's debut, Paranoid is Black Sabbath's only UK #1 album, displacing Simon and Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water for one week. is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Bridge Over Troubled Water is an album by Simon and Garfunkel released on January 26, 1970. ...


Paranoid peaked at number 12 on Billboard's Pop Albums chart (North America). The singles "Paranoid" and "Iron Man" peaked at number 61 and number 52, respectively, on the Pop singles chart. "Paranoid" as a single went to number 4 in the UK. In 2003, the album was ranked number 130 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... This article is about the magazine. ... The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time is the cover story of a special issue of Rolling Stone magazine published in November 2003. ...


The original UK vinyl release was in a gatefold sleeve, with the generic Vertigo 'swirl' inner bag. The inner of the gatefold had a b/w photo of the band, posed outdoors on a grassy hill, being their first appearance on album artwork. To spread the original picture over the gatefold, Osbourne was separated from the other members of the band and a section of the grass was copied and dropped into the gap. This is only readily apparent when one sees that original promo photo, whereupon it is then easy to spot the added grass on the LP.


The album was originally titled "War Pigs" but it is said that the record company changed it to "Paranoid" because of sensitivity about the Vietnam War.[1] However, the band's visual interpretation of a "War Pig" was still featured on the cover. Nonetheless, the album's title and its picture of man with a sword jumping out from behind a tree meshed well together and the cover is now considered a classic album cover. The song "Iron Man" was voted number 1 on the TV music channel VH1's 40 Greatest Metal Songs. Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000...


The title-track was written, mixed and added to the album last at Island studios, in an old church. The band sensed at the time that the song was lighter, with the potential to become a single.[2]


In 2006, the album was ranked number 6 on Guitar World magazine's list of the greatest 100 guitar albums of all time.[3] Two issues of Guitar World featuring Jimmy Page, and Jimi Hendrix on the covers, and the accompanying CDs (May 2005, October 2005) Guitar World is a monthly music magazine devoted to guitarists. ...

Contents

Track listing

All tracks by Osbourne, Iommi, Ward, and Butler.


Side one

  1. "War Pigs/Luke's Wall" – 7:58
  2. "Paranoid" – 2:52
  3. "Planet Caravan" – 4:34
  4. "Iron Man" – 5:58

War Pigs is an anti-war song by British heavy metal band Black Sabbath from their 1970 album, Paranoid. ... Paranoid is a song by Black Sabbath that appears on the bands breakthrough album Paranoid. ... Planet Caravan is a psychedelic song by Black Sabbath. ... Iron Man is a signature song of Birmingham heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath. ...

Side two

  1. "Electric Funeral" – 4:52
  2. "Hand of Doom" – 7:09
  3. "Rat Salad" – 2:30
  4. "Jack the Stripper/Fairies Wear Boots" – 6:13

Electric Funeral was the fifth song off of Black Sabbaths second album Paranoid, released in 1970. ... Hand of Doom is an anti-heroin song by Black Sabbath from their breakthrough album Paranoid in 1970. ... Rat Salad is a two-and-a-half minute instrumental by Black Sabbath, from their 1970 album Paranoid. ... “Fairies Wear Boots” is a Black Sabbath song from their 1970 album Paranoid. ...

Personnel

Ozzy Osbourne (born John Michael Osbourne, December 3, 1948 in Aston, Birmingham, England) is the lead vocalist of the pioneering heavy metal band Black Sabbath, a popular solo artist, and the star of the reality show, The Osbournes. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... Frank Anthony Tony Iommi (born February 19, 1948, in Aston, Birmingham, England) is a guitarist best known for his tenure in the heavy metal band Black Sabbath. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The electric bass guitar (or electric bass) is a bass string instrument played with the fingers by plucking, slapping, or using a pick. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ...

Covers


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Paranoid (album) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (305 words)
Paranoid is the breakthrough second album by British heavy metal band Black Sabbath, released in 1970; it soon topped the British music charts.
The album was originally titled "War Pig" but the record company changed it to "Paranoid" because of sensitivity about the Vietnam War.
Paranoid peaked at #12 on Billboard's Pop Albums chart (North America), and #1 in the UK album charts.
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