Greatest Hits (Black Sabbath)

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For the Black Sabbath album with the same name, see Greatest Hits 1970-1978.
Greatest Hits
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Greatest hits album by Black Sabbath
Released 9 June 2009
Recorded 1969–1978
Genre Heavy metal
Length 72:28
Label Universal/UMC
Producer Black Sabbath, Rodger Bain, Patrick Meehan, Mike Butcher
Black Sabbath compilations chronology
The Rules of Hell
(2008)
Greatest Hits
(2009)
Iron Man: The Best of Black Sabbath
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Greatest Hits is a compilation album from Black Sabbath, released by Universal in 2009.

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

This compilations used the same masters from the Universal 2009 album remasters.

A similar compilation of the same name was released outside North America by NEMS Records in 1977.[2]

The album was re-released in 2012 as Iron Man: The Best of Black Sabbath with identical track listing but different artwork.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Original release Length
1. "Paranoid" Paranoid 2:48
2. "Iron Man" Paranoid 5:55
3. "Changes" Black Sabbath, Vol. 4 4:43
4. "Fairies Wear Boots" Paranoid 6:13
5. "War Pigs" Paranoid 7:54
6. "Never Say Die" Never Say Die! 3:48
7. "Children of the Grave" Master of Reality 5:15
8. "The Wizard"" Black Sabbath 4:20
9. "Snowblind" Black Sabbath, Vol. 4 5:27
10. "Sweet Leaf" Master of Reality 5:03
11. "Evil Woman" Black Sabbath 3:22
12. "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" Sabbath Bloody Sabbath 5:42
13. "Black Sabbath" Black Sabbath 6:16
14. "N.I.B." Black Sabbath 5:22

Personnel[edit]

Black Sabbath

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[3] Gold 100,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Europe & Australasia 9 June 2009 Universal Music

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thom Jurek (2009-06-09). "The Greatest Hits [Universal] - Black Sabbath | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 
  2. ^ "Black Sabbath - Greatest Hits at Discogs". Discogs.com. 2011-09-20. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 
  3. ^ "British album certifications – Black Sabbath – Greatest Hits". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Greatest Hits in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Gold in the field By Award. Click Search