Greatest Hits 1970–1978

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Greatest Hits 1970–1978
Greatest hits album by Black Sabbath
Released 14 March 2006
Recorded 1969–1978
Genre Heavy metal
Length 74:28
Label Rhino
Warner Bros.
Producer Black Sabbath, Rodger Bain, Patrick Meehan, Mike Butcher
Black Sabbath compilations chronology
Black Box
(2004)
Greatest Hits 1970–1978
(2006)
Black Sabbath: The Dio Years
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media 6.2/10.0 [2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars[3]

Greatest Hits 1970–1978 is a compilation album from Black Sabbath, released in 2006.

This album features only the original line-up of Black Sabbath with all the albums Ozzy Osbourne worked on presented. This compilation features songs from 1970's self-titled debut album to Never Say Die!.

The album debuted on the Billboard 200 album chart on 1 April 2006 at number 96.[4] It spent 10 weeks on the chart.[4]

It was released to coincide with the band's induction into the American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Black Sabbath" (originally from Black Sabbath) – 6:16
  2. "N.I.B." (originally from Black Sabbath) – 5:22
  3. "The Wizard" (originally from Black Sabbath) – 4:20
  4. "War Pigs" (originally from Paranoid) – 7:54
  5. "Paranoid" (originally from Paranoid) – 2:48
  6. "Iron Man" (shortened version originally from Paranoid) – 3:29
  7. "Sweet Leaf" (originally from Master of Reality) – 5:03
  8. "Children of the Grave" (originally from Master of Reality) – 5:15
  9. "Changes" (originally from Black Sabbath, Vol. 4) – 4:43
  10. "Snowblind" (originally from Black Sabbath, Vol. 4) – 5:27
  11. "Supernaut" (originally from Black Sabbath, Vol. 4) – 4:41
  12. "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" (originally from Sabbath Bloody Sabbath) – 5:42
  13. "Hole in the Sky" (originally from Sabotage) – 4:01
  14. "Rock 'n' Roll Doctor" (originally from Technical Ecstasy) – 3:26
  15. "Never Say Die" (originally from Never Say Die!) – 3:48
  16. "Dirty Women" (originally from Technical Ecstasy) – 7:13

Personnel[edit]

Black Sabbath

Production[edit]

  • Sharon Osbourne – executive production
  • Rodger Bain, Patrick Meehan, Mike Butcher – production
  • Dan Hersch, Bill Inglot – remastering

Release history[edit]

United Kingdom 14 March 2006 Rhino Records
United States  ??? Warner Bros. Records
Canada  ??? Warner Bros. Records

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Raposa, David (2006-05-02). "Greatest Hits 1970-1978 - Black Sabbath". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  3. ^ "Black Sabbath: Album Guide". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2012-06-06. 
  4. ^ a b "Black Sabbath chart history". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 19 August 2009.