℗ 1973 Warner Records Inc
 

Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (2014 Remaster)

Black Sabbath

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Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (2014 Remaster)
Black Sabbath
5:42
2
A National Acrobat (2014 Remaster)
Black Sabbath
6:16
3
Fluff (2014 Remaster)
Black Sabbath
4:10
4
Sabbra Cadabra (2014 Remaster)
Black Sabbath
5:55
5
Killing Yourself to Live (2014 Remaster)
Black Sabbath
5:40
6
Who Are You? (2014 Remaster)
Black Sabbath
4:10
7
Looking for Today (2014 Remaster)
Black Sabbath
4:59
8
Spiral Architect (2014 Remaster)
Black Sabbath
5:29
Total Playing Time    42:21
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath is the fifth studio album by English rock band Black Sabbath, released in December 1973. It was produced by the band and recorded at Morgan Studios in London in September 1973.

Following Black Sabbath's 1972–1973 world tour in support of their album, Vol. 4, the group returned to Los Angeles to begin work on its successor. Pleased with Vol. 4, the band sought to recreate the recording atmosphere, and returned to the Record Plant Studios. The band rented a house in Bel Air and began writing in the summer of 1973 but, due in part to substance abuse and fatigue, were unable to complete any songs.

After a month in Los Angeles with no results, the band opted to return to the UK, where they rented Clearwell Castle in The Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England, which the likes of Led Zeppelin, Mott the Hoople and Deep Purple wrote and recorded in.

The medieval surroundings may have revitalised the band musically, but also left a sinister impression; in the liner notes to the 1998 live album Reunion, Iommi recalls, "We rehearsed in the armoury there and one night I was walking down the corridor with Ozzy and we saw this figure in a black cloak ... We followed this figure back into the armoury and there was absolutely no one there. Whoever it was had disappeared into thin air! The people that owned the castle knew all about this ghost and they said, 'Oh yes, that's the ghost of so and so. We were like 'What!?'"
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Rhino/Warner Records Studio Masters

Tracks 1-8 – contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source

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