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Black Sabbath - Vol 4 album

Black Sabbath - Vol 4 album
  • Performer Black Sabbath
  • Title Vol 4
  • Country UK
  • Style Heavy Metal
  • Other formats VOC AAC XM MIDI MP3 MMF AHX
  • Genre Rock
  • Size MP3 1620 mb
  • Size FLAC 1380 mb
  • Rating: 4.2
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4 is the fourth studio album by English rock band Black Sabbath, released in September 1972. It was the first album by Black Sabbath not produced by Rodger Bain; guitarist Tony Iommi assumed production duties. Patrick Meehan, the band's then-manager, was listed as co-producer, though his actual involvement in the album's production was minimal. In June 1972, Black Sabbath began work on their fourth album at the Record Plant studios in Los Angeles.

4 is the fourth studio album by Black Sabbath, released in September 1972. Snowblind was the album’s working title, but Vertigo Records executives were reluctant to release an album with such an obvious drug reference. It was the first album by Sabbath not produced by Rodger Bain; guitarist Tony Iommi assumed production duties. Patrick Meehan, the band’s then-manager, was listed as co-producer, though his actual involvement in the album’s production was minimal. The following are the back CD images for the 1996 & 2009 releases respectively.

4 is the point in Black Sabbath's career where the band's legendary drug consumption really starts to make itself felt. And it isn't just in the lyrics, most of which are about the blurry line between reality and illusion. Vol. 4 has all the messiness of a heavy metal Exile on Main S. and if it lacks that album's overall diversity, it does find Sabbath at their most musically varied, pushing to experiment amidst the drug-addled murk

Band Name Black Sabbath. Released date 25 September 1972. Labels Vertigo Records Sanctuary Midline. Music StyleHeavy Metal. Members owning this album711.

If Black Sabbath's fourth album shows us anything, it's that even the so-called "fathers of metal" can hit a rut. Despite the reverence shown towards the record, Vol. 4 can be described as nothing more than a stale, meek offering from a tired, worn out band. It isn't quite as utterly atrocious as any of the post-Mob Rules albums (particularly Seventh Star), but Vol. 4 not only sounds extremely dated and fails in asserting itself as a competent album, but when compared to its predecessors it's just disappointingly bad.

Tracklist

1 Wheels Of Confusion / The Straightener 8:02
2 Tomorrow's Dream 3:13
3 Changes 4:46
4 FX 1:43
5 Supernaut 4:39
6 Snowblind 5:34
7 Cornucopia 3:55
8 Laguna Sunrise 2:56
9 St. Vitus Dance 2:30
10 Under The Sun / Every Day Comes And Goes 5:51

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – Warner Communications
  • Record Company – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
  • Manufactured By – WEA Manufacturing

Credits

  • Arranged By – Black Sabbath
  • Design – Bloomsbury Group
  • Engineer – Colin Caldwell, Vic Smith*
  • Photography By – Keith McMillan*
  • Producer – Black Sabbath, Patrick Meehan

Notes

Recorded At – Record Plant, Los Angeles

Released after 1994 as it has IFPI codes

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 075992725927
  • Matrix / Runout: 1 2602-2 SRC+04 M553
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 2U3D

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
6360 071 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Vol 4 ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Vertigo 6360 071 UK 1972
NEL6005, STAR 5030, 6360 071 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Vol 4 ‎(LP, Album, RE, Gat) NEMS, NEMS, NEMS NEL6005, STAR 5030, 6360 071 South Africa 1978
C-30.469, VLP-105 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Vol 4 ‎(LP, Album, RE) Victoria, Victoria C-30.469, VLP-105 Spain 1984
LP-55-5897 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Vol. 4 ‎(LP, Album, RE, RP) PGP RTB, Vertigo LP-55-5897 Yugoslavia 1985
BS 2602 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Vol. 4 ‎(LP, Album, RP, Gat) Warner Bros. Records BS 2602 US 1973