Greatest Hits 1970–1978

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Greatest Hits 1970–1978
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Greatest hits album by Black Sabbath
Released 14 March 2006
Recorded 1969–1978
Genre Heavy metal
Length 79:28
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 from 1970's self-titled debut album to 1978's 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]

All songs written by Black Sabbath (Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler, and Bill Ward).

No. Title Original album Length
1. "Black Sabbath" Black Sabbath, 1970 6:16
2. "N.I.B." Black Sabbath 5:22
3. "The Wizard" Black Sabbath 4:20
4. "War Pigs" Paranoid, 1970 7:54
5. "Paranoid" Paranoid 2:48
6. "Iron Man" (Single version) Paranoid 3:29
7. "Sweet Leaf" Master of Reality, 1971 5:03
8. "Children of the Grave" Master of Reality 5:15
9. "Changes" Black Sabbath, Vol. 4, 1972 4:43
10. "Snowblind" Black Sabbath, Vol. 4 5:27
11. "Supernaut" Black Sabbath, Vol. 4 4:41
12. "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, 1974 5:42
13. "Hole in the Sky" Sabotage, 1975 4:02
14. "Rock 'n' Roll Doctor" Technical Ecstasy, 1976 3:26
15. "Never Say Die" Never Say Die!, 1978 3:48
16. "Dirty Women" Technical Ecstasy 7:13

Personnel[edit]

Black Sabbath

Production[edit]

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.