The Wizard (Black Sabbath song)
Cover artwork for the single, as used in the Netherlands
|Single by Black Sabbath|
|from the album Black Sabbath|
|Released||13 February 1970|
|Genre||Heavy metal, blues rock|
|Length||4:24 album version
4:46 studio outtake
Warner Bros. (US)
|Black Sabbath singles chronology|
"The Wizard" is a song by the British heavy metal band Black Sabbath, taken from their 1970 album Black Sabbath. It is the second track on the record. The song was composed by all four members of the group and was produced by Rodger Bain."The Wizard" was the B side to the title track of the band's second album Paranoid.
"The Wizard" is about a wizard who uses his magic to encourage people he encounters. It was also believed to be about their drug dealer at the time.
- Ozzy Osbourne – vocals, harmonica
- Tony Iommi – guitar, slide guitar
- Geezer Butler – bass
- Bill Ward – drums