Black Sabbath discography

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Black Sabbath discography

The original Black Sabbath, from left to right: Geezer Butler, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Bill Ward
Releases
Studio albums 19
Live albums 6
Compilation albums 8
Singles 28
Video albums 11

The discography of Black Sabbath, a heavy metal band from Birmingham, UK, consists of 19 studio albums, 6 live albums, 26 singles, 8 compilation albums, and 11 video albums. This list does not include solo material released by members of Black Sabbath or the related group Heaven & Hell.

The band was formed in 1969 by Ozzy Osbourne (vocals), Tony Iommi (lead guitar), Terence "Geezer" Butler (bass guitar), and Bill Ward (drums). The band has since experienced multiple lineup changes.[1] Though the second most recent line-up of the band to work together were Ronnie James Dio, Vinny Appice, Iommi and Butler, for three new songs for a compilation in 2007, the original line-up was still considered the "current" lineup at the time and had been since their reunion in 1997. The 2007 sessions were deemed a one-off which led to the Heaven and Hell side project, resulting in a new studio album in 2009 entitled The Devil You Know. In June 2013, a partial reformation of the original line-up released 13, which was the first album to feature Osbourne on vocals since 1978's Never Say Die!

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
[2][3][4]
UK
[5]
AUT
[6]
DEN
[7]
FIN
[8]
GER
[9]
NLD
[10]
NOR
[11]
NZ
[12]
SWE
[13]
SWI
[14]
US
[15]
1970 Black Sabbath 8 8 6 23
  • UK: Gold
  • US: Platinum
  • CAN: Gold
Paranoid
  • Released: 18 September 1970
  • Label: Vertigo, Warner Bros.
  • Format: CD, CS, LP, OR
1 2 1 5 12
  • UK: Gold
  • US: 4×Platinum
  • CAN: Platinum
1971 Master of Reality
  • Released: 21 July 1971
  • Label: Vertigo, Warner Bros.
  • Format: CD, CS, LP, OR
5 5 10 12 8
  • UK: Silver
  • US: 2×Platinum
  • CAN: Platinum
1972 Vol. 4
  • Released: 25 September 1972
  • Label: Vertigo, Warner Bros.
  • Format: CD, CS, LP, OR
8 14 7 13
  • UK: Silver
  • US: Platinum
  • CAN: Platinum
1973 Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
  • Released: 1 December 1973
  • Label: World Wide Artists, Warner Bros.
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
4 49 6 11
  • UK: Silver
  • US: Platinum
  • CAN: Gold
1975 Sabotage
  • Released: 28 July 1975
  • Label: Nems, Warner Bros.
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
7 9 14 44 6 33 28
  • UK: Silver
  • US: Gold
1976 Technical Ecstasy
  • Released: 25 September 1976
  • Label: Vertigo, Warner Bros.
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
13 33 51
  • US: Gold
1978 Never Say Die!
  • Released: 28 September 1978
  • Label: Vertigo, Warner Bros.
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
12 37 69
  • US: Gold
1980 Heaven and Hell
  • Released: 25 April 1980
  • Label: Vertigo, Warner Bros.
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
9 37 22 44 25 28
  • UK: Gold
  • US: Platinum
  • CAN: Gold
1981 Mob Rules
  • Released: 4 November 1981
  • Label: Vertigo, Warner Bros.
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
12 47 45 30 29
  • UK: Silver
  • US: Gold
  • CAN: Gold
1983 Born Again
  • Released: 7 August 1983
  • Label: Vertigo, Warner Bros.
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
4 37 14 44 7 39
1986 Seventh Star
  • Released: 28 January 1986
  • Label: Vertigo, Warner Bros.
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
27 51 17 11 78
1987 The Eternal Idol
  • Released: 1 November 1987
  • Label: Vertigo, Warner Bros.
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
66 168
1989 Headless Cross
  • Released: 1 April 1989
  • Label: I.R.S.
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
31 18 71 22 23 115
1990 Tyr
  • Released: 20 August 1990
  • Label: I.R.S.
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
24 24 12 77 24 24
1992 Dehumanizer
  • Released: 22 June 1992
  • Label: I.R.S.
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
28 7 31 14 63 12 13 44
1994 Cross Purposes
  • Released: 31 January 1994
  • Label: I.R.S.
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
41 23 32 85 9 41 122
1995 Forbidden
  • Released: 8 June 1995
  • Label: I.R.S.
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
71 40 35 86 19 48
2013 13 1 2 1 2 1 10 1 1 1 1 1
  • UK: Gold
  • AUT: Gold[17]
  • CAN: Platinum[18]
  • GER: Gold[19]
  • BRA: Platinum
  • POL: Platinum
"—" denotes albums that did not chart.

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
[2][3][4]
UK
[5]
FIN
[8]
FRA
[20]
GER
[9]
NLD
[10]
NZ
[12]
SWE
[13]
US
[15]
1982 Live Evil
  • Released: December 1982
  • Label: Vertigo, Warner Bros.
  • Format: CD, LP
13 37 34 34 15 37
1995 Cross Purposes Live
  • Released: 1995
  • Label: I.R.S.
  • Format: CD
1998 Reunion
  • Released: 20 October 1998
  • Label: Epic
  • Format: CD
41 29 65 40 11 11
  • US: Platinum
  • CAN: Platinum
2002 Past Lives
  • Released: 20 August 2002
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • Format: CD
114
2007 Live at Hammersmith Odeon
2013 Live... Gathered in Their Masses[21]
  • Released: 25 Nov 2013
  • Label:
  • Format: CD, DVD, Blu-ray
173 11
"—" denotes albums that did not chart.

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
[2][3]
UK
[5]
AUS
[23]
DEN
[24]
FIN
[8]
NOR
[11]
NZ
[12]
SWE
[13]
US
[15]
1976 We Sold Our Soul for Rock 'n' Roll 35 21 48
  • UK: Silver
  • US: 2×Platinum
1996 The Sabbath Stones
2002 Symptom of the Universe: The Original Black Sabbath 1970–1978
2004 Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath (1970–1978)
2006 Greatest Hits 1970–1978 96
2007 Black Sabbath: The Dio Years 151[25] 35 32 54
2008 The Rules of Hell
2009 Greatest Hits 19 12 3
  • UK: Gold
"—" denotes albums that did not chart.

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album B-Side Certifications
UK
[5]
AUT
[6]
CAN
[15]
GER
[9]
NOR
[11]
SWI
[14]
US
[15]
US Main
[15]
1970 "Evil Woman" Black Sabbath "Wicked World"
"The Wizard" (France) "Evil Woman, Don't Play Your Games With Me"
"Paranoid" 4 3 1 6 2 61 Paranoid "The Wizard"
"Iron Man" 52 "Electric Funeral"
1971 "After Forever" Master of Reality "Fairies Wear Boots"
1972 "Tomorrow's Dream" Vol. 4 "Laguna Sunrise"
1973 "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" Sabbath Bloody Sabbath "Changes"
1975 "Am I Going Insane (Radio)" Sabotage "Hole in the Sky"
1978 "Never Say Die!" 21 Never Say Die! "She's Gone"
"A Hard Road" 33 "Symptom of the Universe"
1980 "Neon Knights" 22 Heaven and Hell "Children of the Sea" (live)
"Die Young" 41 "Heaven and Hell" (live)
1981 "The Mob Rules" 46 Mob Rules "Die Young" (live)
1982 "Turn Up the Night" 37 24 "Lonely Is the Word"
"Voodoo" 46
1983 "Trashed" Born Again
1986 "No Stranger to Love" Seventh Star
1987 "The Shining" The Eternal Idol
1989 "Headless Cross" 62 Headless Cross "Cloak and Dagger"
"Devil and Daughter" 81[26]
1990 "Feels Good to Me" 79[27] TYR "Paranoid" (live)
1992 "TV Crimes" 33 Dehumanizer "Letters from Earth" / "Time Machine"
1994 "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle" Cross Purposes
1998 "Psycho Man" 3 Reunion
1999 "Selling My Soul" 17
2007 "The Devil Cried" 38 Black Sabbath: The Dio Years
2013 "God Is Dead?" 145[28] 79 99 8 13
"End of the Beginning" 38
"Loner" [29]
"Loner (live)" Live... Gathered in Their Masses
2014 "Age of Reason" 13

"—" denotes singles that did not chart.

Videos[edit]

Year Video Certifications
[4][30][31]
1978 Never Say Die
  • Released: 1978
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • Format: VHS, LaserDisc, DVD
1980 Black and Blue
  • Released: 1980
  • Label:
  • Format: VHS, LaserDisc
1992 The Black Sabbath Story, Vol. 1
  • Released: 1992
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • Format: VHS, LaserDisc, DVD
  • US: Platinum
  • CAN: Gold
  • AUS: Gold
The Black Sabbath Story, Vol. 2
  • Released: 1992
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • Format: VHS, LaserDisc, DVD
  • US: Gold
1995 Cross Purposes Live
  • Released: 1995
  • Label: Picture
  • Format: VHS
1999 The Last Supper
  • Released: 1999
  • Label: Sony
  • Format: VHS, DVD
  • UK: Gold
2005

Unofficial/other discography[edit]

The albums in this section are not official, as they were not released with the cooperation of band management.

  • 1969 – Earth Studio Sessions (unreleased demo songs, England)
  • 1970 – Come to the Sabbath (A bootleg of their Paris concert from the same year.)
  • 1980 – Live at Last (Live from 1973 – Iommi, Osbourne, Butler, Ward); #5 UK. Eventually remastered and officially released as one of the two Past Lives discs.)
  • 1977 – Greatest Hits (Not to be confused with the official release Greatest Hits 1970–1978, this 10-track compilation only spans the first five albums and used a section of Pieter Brueghel the Elder's "El triunfo de la muerte" ("The Triumph of Death") for the front cover.)
  • 1974 – Bagdad (live recording from California Jam, Germany)
  • 1976 – The Original (compilation, Germany)
  • 1978 – Rock Heavies (compilation, Germany)
  • 1978 – Rock Legends (compilation)
  • 1983 – The Best Of (compilation, Australia) Platinum (AUS)
  • 1983 – Born Again Demos (unmixed Born Again demo, England)
  • 1983 – Purple Sabbath (live with Ian Gillian, Born Again tour)
  • 1983 – The Very Best of Black Sabbath (compilation, South Africa)
  • 1984, 1987 – The Kings of Hell (compilation, Brazil)
  • 1985 – The Sabbath Collection (compilation, UK) Gold (UK)
  • 1985 – Star of India (Seventh Star demo sessions)
  • 1986 – Turn to Glenn (Glenn Hughes vocals final live rehearsals, Hollywood, CA)
  • 1989 – Black Sabbath (compilation, USSR). Release by the state-owned soviet label Melodiya. Contain songs from the band's first and second albums.)
  • 1989 – Blackest Sabbath: Black Sabbath 1970–1987 (compilation, Vertigo/Phonogram). Songs covering Black Sabbath discography from "Black Sabbath" to "The Eternal Idol".)
  • 1991 – Backtrackin (compilation, Australia, NZ #5)
  • 1991 – Children of the Grave (essentially the Vol. 4 album with an added live version of "Children of the Grave")
  • 1991 – Dehumanizer Demo (Dehumanizer demos, featuring many different versions of songs that appeared on the Dehumanizer album and songs that didn't make the cut)
  • 1992 – Ozzy Meets the Priest (Live Rob Halford vocals tracks 1–9 Ozzy vocals 10–13)
  • 1994 – The Ozzy Osbourne Years (3 disc set from Japan, containing all of the songs from the first six studio albums, minus the instrumentals and including "Evil Woman" in place of "Wicked World")
  • 1995 – Best Ballads
  • 1995 – Between Heaven and Hell (1970–1983)
  • 1995 – Forbidden Rough Mix (Forbidden instrumental demo)
  • 1996 _ The Collection
  • 1996 – Under Wheels of Confusion (4 disc compilation spanning 1970–1987, which were the band's years on Warner Bros. Records)
  • 2000 – The Best of Black Sabbath (two other compilations were released under this title, in 1973 and 1976) Gold (UK)
  • 2005 - Summer Bloody Summer (Live In Athens Greece,Rockwave 25-06-2005)
  • 2006 – Paranoid (DVD)
  • 2006 - Club Sonderauflage

See also[edit]


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