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
Greatest Hits
Iron Man: The Best of Black Sabbath
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]

  1. "Paranoid" (originally from Paranoid, 1970) – 2:48
  2. "Iron Man" (originally from Paranoid) – 5:55
  3. "Changes" (originally from Black Sabbath, Vol. 4, 1972) – 4:43
  4. "Fairies Wear Boots" (originally from Paranoid) - 6:13
  5. "War Pigs" (originally from Paranoid) – 7:54
  6. "Never Say Die" (originally from Never Say Die!, 1978) – 3:48
  7. "Children of the Grave" (originally from Master of Reality, 1971) – 5:15
  8. "The Wizard" (originally from Black Sabbath, 1970) – 4:20
  9. "Snowblind" (originally from Black Sabbath, Vol. 4) – 5:27
  10. "Sweet Leaf" (originally from Master of Reality) – 5:03
  11. "Evil Woman" (originally from Black Sabbath) - 3:22
  12. "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" (originally from Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, 1974) – 5:42
  13. "Black Sabbath" (originally from Black Sabbath) – 6:16
  14. "N.I.B." (originally from Black Sabbath) – 5:22


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Region Certification Sales/shipments
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]


  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". 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