Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath 12" Vinyl 8 Vertigo (British rock label) 6366 101
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath 12" Vinyl 8 NEMS (UK label, 1976-1983) 16L0144 5 [none]
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath 12" Vinyl 8 WWA Records WWA 005 [none]
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath 12" Vinyl 8 WWA Records ACB 00166 [none]
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath 12" Vinyl 8 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) BS 2695 [none]
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath CD 9 Castle Communications (primary imprint of Castle Communications PLC) NELCD 6017 5013428706176
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath CD 8 Castle Communications (primary imprint of Castle Communications PLC) CLACD 201 5017615620122
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath CD 8 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 2695-2 075992727228
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath CD 8 Vertigo (British rock label) 23PD-125 4988011314513
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath CD 8 METAL MANIA (Teichiku sub-label) TECP-23937 4988004033322
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath CD 8 Castle Legends CLC 5039 4010946503929
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath CD 8 Essential! Records (division of Castle Communications) ESM CD 305 5017615830521
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath CD 8 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) CD 2695 075992727228
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath 12" Vinyl 8 Earmark 41012 [none]
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath CD 8 Teichiku Records TECI-24032 4988004081361
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (LP Replica Reissue) CD 8 Castle Music (subsidiary of Sanctuary Records Group Ltd.) CMTCD028 5050159102822
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (Japanese Digital Remaster) CD 8 Victor (Japanese “His Master’s Voice” imprint) VICP-61281 4988002413317
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath CD 8 Sanctuary Midline SMRCD035 5050749203526
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath CD 8 Strange Days Records POCE-1101 4988005459145
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath CD 8 Sanctuary Records (UK 1996-present) 2716846 602527168463
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath SHM-SACD 8 Sanctuary Records (UK 1996-present) UIGY-9087 4988005701541
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath Digital Media 8 Rhino (reissue label)
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath CD 8 Rhino (reissue label) RR2 2695 081227946654
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath CD 8 Creative Sounds Ltd. (US) 6005-2 016726600523

Relationships

included in: Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath (1970–1978)
Cross Box
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath / Black Sabbath
The Complete 70’s Replica CD Collection: 1970–1978
The Ozzy Years: Complete Albums Box Set
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000194838 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/1109 [info]
Wikidata: Q756135 [info]
Wikipedia: en: Sabbath Bloody Sabbath [info]
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reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/9r3n [info]

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There must have been a few Sabbath fans running scared when they heard that Birmingham's finest doom merchants had released an album that included gentle acoustic guitars, synthesisers and - hell forbid - string arrangements! What the blazes were they thinking? Surely this departure from the tried and true was a signal of the imminent decline of their metal masters. It would have no doubt come as welcome relief to hear the familiar guttural grind of Tony Iommi opening the title track with one of his best riffs yet. The discovery of this classic phrase by Iommi apparently helped kick the band out of a songsmithing quagmire as well and set the band on course for the production of their fifth and most progressive album to date.

"Killing Yourself to Live" is churning heavy rock masterpiece, "Fluff" a gentle instrumental and "Looking for Today" is given the orchestral treatment. A diverse range indeed when compared with earlier 'meat and spuds' efforts but apart from the too heavily synth drenched "Who Are You?" it all pulls together and makes for an superbly uplifting experience. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath is not as ultimately arresting as the likes of Paranoid but its a great album in its own right, highlighting a creatively more mature band, and deserves to be given a jolly good thrashing on any self respecting stereo system.