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

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Symptom of the Universe: The Original Black Sabbath 1970–1978
SOU.PNG
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)The Best of Black Sabbath2000
Symptom of the Universe: The Original Black Sabbath 1970–1978
(2002)
Black Box
(2004)Black Box2004
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 have been remastered for this compilation. 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]

All songs written by Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward, Ozzy Osbourne, except where noted.

Disc one[edit]

No. Title Original album Length
1. "Black Sabbath" Black Sabbath, 1970 6:19
2. "N.I.B." Black Sabbath 6:07
3. "The Wizard" Black Sabbath 4:24
4. "Warning" (The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation cover; Aynsley Dunbar, Alex Dmochowski, Victor Hickling, John Moorshead) Black Sabbath 10:32
5. "Evil Woman†" (Crow cover; Larry Weigand, Dick Weigand, David Wagner) Black Sabbath 3:25
6. "Paranoid" Paranoid, 1970 2:47
7. "Iron Man" Paranoid 5:58
8. "War Pigs" Paranoid 7:55
9. "Fairies Wear Boots" Paranoid 6:13
10. "Sweet Leaf" Master of Reality, 1971 5:05
11. "Children of the Grave" Master of Reality 5:18
12. "Into the Void" Master of Reality 6:13
13. "Lord of This World" Master of Reality 5:27

† - Previously unavailable in the US

Disc two[edit]

No. Title Original album Length
1. "After Forever" Master of Reality 5:25
2. "Snowblind" Black Sabbath, Vol. 4, 1972 5:33
3. "Laguna Sunrise" Black Sabbath, Vol. 4 2:55
4. "Changes" Black Sabbath, Vol. 4 4:44
5. "Tomorrow's Dream" Black Sabbath, Vol. 4 3:11
6. "Supernaut" Black Sabbath, Vol. 4 4:49
7. "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, 1973 5:45
8. "Fluff" Sabbath Bloody Sabbath 4:11
9. "Sabbra Cadabra" Sabbath Bloody Sabbath 5:56
10. "Am I Going Insane (Radio)" Sabotage, 1975 4:16
11. "Symptom of the Universe" Sabotage 6:29
12. "Hole in the Sky" Sabotage 3:59
13. "Rock 'n' Roll Doctor" Technical Ecstasy, 1976 3:30
14. "Dirty Women" Technical Ecstasy 7:13
15. "Never Say Die" Never Say Die!, 1978 3:50
16. "A Hard Road" 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.