Black Sabbath wasn't new to the music scene in 1973 when 'Sabbath Bloody Sabbath' was released it was their 5th studio album, nor was it...

' Sabbath Bloody Sabbath' LP, Wikipedia

Their most successful album, only having charted at #4 (U.K.), their most successful album was their previous album of three years 'Paranoid' charted at #1.

The significance of the album, 'Sabbath Bloody Sabbath' was the mark of things to come, as the band would add strings and keyboards and took advantage of the use of an orchestra.

All different types of mainstream media would give the album pretty good reviews (aside of Heavy Metal critics).

Black Sabbath 2013, YouTube




Original LP Track List:

  1. "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath"
  2. "A National Acrobat"
  3. "Fluff"
  4. "Sabbra Cadabra"

Side 2

  1. "Killing Yourself to Live"
  2. "Who Are You"
  3. "Looking for Today"
  4. "Spiral Architect"

Released in the U.S. December 1st, 1973 charted #11, released in U.K. December 28th, 1973 and charted at #4.

Happy 40th anniversary as we revisit 1973 with some great landmark classic rock releases.

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Black Sabbath performing, "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath":