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. The album cover painting was by Drew Struzan by the direction of Pacific Eye & Ear’s Ernie Cefalu. 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, synthesizer and mellotron, handclaps, nose flute
  • Bill Ward– drums, bongos, timpani, handclaps
  • Rick Wakeman– piano and Minimoog
  • Will Malone– conductor, arranger
  • The Phantom Fiddlers – strings
  • Engineered by Mike Butcher
  • Coordination: Mark Forster Biatch
  • Direction: Patrick Meehan
  • Tape Operator: George Nicholson

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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