Paranoid (album)

Paranoid is the breakthrough album by British heavy metal band Black Sabbath, released in January of 1971 (see 1971 in music); it soon topped the British music charts. Widely regarded as one of the pioneering recordings in heavy metal, the album established some of the conventions of the genre.

Paranoid peaked at #12 on Billboard's Pop Albums chart (North America). The singles "Paranoid" and "Iron Man" peaked at #61 and #52, respectively, on the Pop singles chart.

Tracks

  1. "War Pigs/Luke's Wall" (Butler/Iommi/Osbourne/Ward) - 7:55
  2. "Paranoid" (Butler/Iommi/Osbourne/Ward) - 2:50
  3. "Planet Caravan" (Butler/Iommi/Osbourne/Ward) - 4:30
  4. "Iron Man" (Butler/Iommi/Osbourne/Ward) - 6:00
  5. "Electric Funeral" (Butler/Iommi/Osbourne/Ward) - 4:50
  6. "Hand of Doom" (Butler/Iommi/Osbourne/Ward) - 7:10
  7. "Rat Salad" (Butler/Iommi/Osbourne/Ward) - 2:30
  8. "Jack the Stripper/Fairies Wear Boots" (Butler/Iommi/Osbourne/Ward) - 6:15

Personnel

  • Ozzy Osbourne - Harmonica, Vocals
  • Tom (Colonel) Allom - Engineer
  • Rodger Bain - Producer
  • Geezer Butler - Bass, Guitar (Bass)
  • Brian Humphries - Engineer
  • Tony Iommi - Guitar
  • Bill Ward - Drums, Vocals
  • Keef - Design, Photography, Cover Design
  • Tony Allom - Engineer
  • Bill Ward - Drums

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