The Collection (Black Sabbath album)

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The Collection
Black Sabbath The Collection.jpg
Compilation album by Black Sabbath
Released Jul 1, 1992
June 28, 1999 (reissue)
Recorded 1969-1978
Genre Heavy metal, blues rock
Length 72:13
Label Castle
Black Sabbath compilations chronology
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The Collection
The Sabbath Stones
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

The Collection is a compilation album released by English heavy metal band Black Sabbath in 1992. It is one of the strangest compilations of the band. The album was released on the label Castle, who released two CD versions of this album in the UK,[2] both with the same cover art and songs.[3] The album includes greatest songs of Black Sabbath with Ozzy Osbourne prior to his dismissal in 1979, from the eponymous album to Never Say Die!. The album has 15 tracks, two from Black Sabbath, two from Paranoid, one from Master of Reality, two from Black Sabbath Vol. 4, two from Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, two from Sabotage, two from Technical Ecstasy and two from Never Say Die!.

Track listing[edit]

All songs credited to Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward.

  1. "Paranoid" – 2:52
  2. "Tomorrow's Dream" – 3:09
  3. "Back Street Kids" – 3:47
  4. "Symptom of the Universe" – 3:49
  5. "Never Say Die" – 3:49
  6. "Junior's Eyes" – 6:43
  7. "Dirty Women" – 7:09
  8. "Am I Going Insane (Radio)" – 4:16
  9. "Supernaut" – 4:43
  10. "The Wizard" – 4:25
  11. "A National Acrobat" – 6:13
  12. "Electric Funeral" – 4:52
  13. "Into the Void" – 6:12
  14. "Spiral Architect" – 5:31
  15. "Wicked World" – 4:43



Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[4] Gold 100,000^

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


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "The Collection Overview". allmusic. Retrieved 17 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "The Collection by Black Sabbath". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 17 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "British album certifications – Black Sabbath – The Collection". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter The Collection 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