|Song by Black Sabbath from the album Sabbath Bloody Sabbath|
January 1974 (US)
|Label||Castle Records (UK)
Warner Bros. Records (US)
|Writer||Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward|
|Sabbath Bloody Sabbath track listing|
"Sabbra Cadabra" is a song from Black Sabbath's fifth studio album Sabbath Bloody Sabbath which was released in 1973. The song has never been released as a single, but nonetheless has remained one of the most famous songs from the album. The song was written by all the members of the band. One of the heaviest tracks on the album, themes presented in the song are love and hope. It is written in the key of C# Minor. (Starting with Master of Reality, the band tuned their guitars down 1 1/2 steps.)
- The heavy metal band Metallica covered this song and "A National Acrobat" on their Garage, Inc. cover album in one condensed song entitled "Sabbra Cadabra".
- American punk rock band Hed PE covered "Sabbra Cadabra" for the tribute album Nativity in Black II.
- Ozzy Osbourne – vocals
- Tony Iommi – all guitars, piano
- Geezer Butler – bass guitar
- Bill Ward – drums
- Rick Wakeman – synthesizer, piano
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