Rare Early New Zealand Pressing On Vertigo Spaceship Label In GREAT Condition! Inner Opening Flipback Laminated Gatefold Cover .
Gatefold cover has pink swirl on top right corner on outside, with Black Sabbath in large print and inverted silver crucifix on black inside. Same catalogue number as New Zealand Vertigo swirl version. Track B1 is printed simply as “Evil Woman” on label (full title on cover).
Condition – Vinyl: EXCELLENT! Sounds MEGA Mean!
Condition – Cover: EXCELLENT! Some evidence of tape removed from edges. Tiny initial on one label.
Some might claim that this 1970 debut is the definitive Black Sabbath record. The gothic overtones of the opening track, “Black Sabbath” (thunderstorms and foreboding church bells introduce Ozzy Osbourne’s howl and Tony Iommi’s sludgy guitar), and the raucous defiling of Cream on “N.I.B.” were thrilling then — and remain so now. The blues-heavy riffs of “The Wizard,” and the powerful chord-progression stylings on “Warning” and more, allow it to stand as a solid testament to the deep and lasting influence the band has had over the years.
Geezer Butler – Bass
Tony Iommi – Guitar
Ozzy Osbourne – Vocals
Bill Ward – Drums
Behind The Wall Of Sleep
Evil Woman, Don’t Play Your Games With Me