On December 1, 1973.

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On December 1, 1973, “Vertigo” label released “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath”, the fifth Black Sabbath studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Morgan Studios” in London, and was produced by Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward. In 1986, the album was certified Platinum in the US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Ozzy Osbourne– vocals, synthesizer, handclaps
  • Tony Iommi– guitars, piano, synthesizer, harpsichord, organ, flute, handclaps, bagpipes
  • Geezer Butler– bass guitar, synthesize, mellotron, handclaps, nose flute
  • Bill Ward– drums, bongos, timpani, handclaps
  • Rick Wakeman– piano, Minimoog
  • Will Malone– conductor, arranger
  • The Phantom Fiddlers – strings
  • Engineered by Mike Butcher
  • Drew Struzan – cover painting (by the direction of Pacific Eye & Ear’s Ernie Cefalu)
  • Mark Forster Biatch – coordination
  • Patrick Meehan – direction
  • George Nicholson – tape operator

Track listing:

All tracks by Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward.

  1. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
  2. A National Acrobat
  3. Fluff
  4. Sabra Cadabra
  5. Killing Yourself to Live
  6. Who Are You
  7. Looking for Today
  8. Spiral Architect

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