Symptom of the Universe: The Original Black Sabbath 1970–1978

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Symptom of the Universe: The Original Black Sabbath 1970–1978
Greatest hits album by Black Sabbath
Released 22 October 2002
Recorded 1969–78
Genre Heavy metal
Length 152:05
Label Rhino
Warner Bros.
Producer Sharon Osbourne
Black Sabbath compilations chronology
The Best of Black Sabbath
(2000)
Symptom of the Universe: The Original Black Sabbath 1970–1978
(2002)
Black Box
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars [2]

Symptom of the Universe: The Original Black Sabbath 1970–1978 is a compilation album released by heavy metal band Black Sabbath in 2002.

All songs are remastered. The Black Box set, which was released in 2004, contained versions of the band's first eight albums remastered during the same sessions as this compilation.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Black Sabbath" (Originally from Black Sabbath) - 6:19
  2. "N.I.B." (Originally from Black Sabbath) - 6:07
  3. "The Wizard" (Originally from Black Sabbath) - 4:24
  4. "Warning" (Originally from Black Sabbath) - 10:32
  5. "Evil Woman" (Originally from Black Sabbath)† - 3:25
  6. "Paranoid" (Originally from Paranoid) - 2:47
  7. "Iron Man" (Originally from Paranoid) - 5:58
  8. "War Pigs" (Originally from Paranoid) - 7:55
  9. "Fairies Wear Boots" (Originally from Paranoid) - 6:13
  10. "Sweet Leaf" (Originally from Master of Reality) - 5:05
  11. "Children of the Grave" (Originally from Master of Reality) - 5:18
  12. "Into the Void" (Originally from Master of Reality) - 6:13
  13. "Lord of This World" (Originally from Master of Reality) - 5:27

†Previously unavailable in the US

Disc two[edit]

  1. "After Forever" (Originally from Master of Reality) - 5:25
  2. "Snowblind" (Originally from Black Sabbath, Vol. 4) - 5:33
  3. "Laguna Sunrise" (Originally from Black Sabbath, Vol. 4) - 2:55
  4. "Changes" (Originally from Black Sabbath, Vol. 4) - 4:44
  5. "Tomorrow's Dream" (Originally from Black Sabbath, Vol. 4) - 3:11
  6. "Supernaut (Originally from Black Sabbath, Vol. 4) - 4:49
  7. "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" (Originally from Sabbath Bloody Sabbath) - 5:45
  8. "Fluff" (Originally from Sabbath Bloody Sabbath) - 4:11
  9. "Sabbra Cadabra" (Originally from Sabbath Bloody Sabbath) - 5:56
  10. "Am I Going Insane (Radio)" (Originally from Sabotage) - 4:16
  11. "Symptom of the Universe" (Originally from Sabotage) - 6:29
  12. "Hole in the Sky" (Originally from Sabotage) - 3:59
  13. "Rock 'n' Roll Doctor" (Originally from Technical Ecstasy) - 3:30
  14. "Dirty Women" (Originally from Technical Ecstasy) - 7:13
  15. "Never Say Die" (Originally from Never Say Die!) - 3:50
  16. "A Hard Road (Originally from Never Say Die!) - 6:04

Personnel[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label
United Kingdom 22 October 2002 Rhino Records
United States 15 October 2002[1] Warner Bros. Records
Canada  ??? Warner Bros. Records

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Black Sabbath: Symptom of the Universe: The Original Black Sabbath (1970-1978) > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 14 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Black Sabbath: Album Guide". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 6 June 2012.