℗ 1970 Warner Records Inc
Released August 9, 2014
Duration 40m 16s
Record Label Rhino/Warner Records
Genre Rock (Hard Rock)

Black Sabbath (2014 Remaster)

Black Sabbath

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Black Sabbath (2014 Remaster)
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Wicked World (2014 Remaster)
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A Bit of Finger / Sleeping Village / Warning (2014 Remaster)
Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath is the debut studio album by the English rock band Black Sabbath. It is widely considered the first heavy metal album. Additionally, the opening track of the album—Black Sabbath—is widely considered to be the first doom metal song. According to Black Sabbath's guitarist and founding member Tony Iommi, the group's debut album was recorded in a single day on 16 October 1969. The session lasted twelve hours. Iommi said: "We just went in the studio and did it in a day, we played our live set and that was it. We actually thought a whole day was quite a long time, then off we went the next day to play for £20 in Switzerland." Aside from the bells, thunder and rain sound effects added to the beginning of the opening track, and the double-tracked guitar solos on "N.I.B." and "Sleeping Village", there were virtually no overdubs added to the album. Iommi recalls recording live: "We thought, 'We have two days to do it and one of the days is mixing.' So we played live. Ozzy (Osbourne) was singing at the same time, we just put him in a separate booth and off we went. We never had a second run of most of the stuff."
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Rhino/Warner Records Studio Masters

Tracks 1-5 – contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source
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Album average
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-0.76 to -0.29
-16.48 to -15.32
-14.00 to -12.50
10 to 11
Black Sabbath (2014 Remaster)
The Wizard (2014 Remaster)
Wasp / Behind the Wall of Sleep / Bassically / NIB (2014 Remaster)
Wicked World (2014 Remaster)
A Bit of Finger / Sleeping Village / Warning (2014 Remaster)

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