Black Sabbath discography

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Black Sabbath discography

The original Black Sabbath, from left to right: Geezer Butler, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Bill Ward
Releases
Studio albums19
Live albums7
Compilation albums11
Singles28
Video albums11
 
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Black Sabbath discography

The original Black Sabbath, from left to right: Geezer Butler, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Bill Ward
Releases
Studio albums19
Live albums7
Compilation albums11
Singles28
Video albums11

The discography of Black Sabbath, a heavy metal band from Birmingham, UK, consists of 19 studio albums, 7 live albums, 26 singles, 11 compilation albums, and 11 video albums. This list does not include solo material released by members of Black Sabbath or the related group Heaven & Hell.

The band was formed in 1969 by Ozzy Osbourne (vocals), Tony Iommi (lead guitar), Terence "Geezer" Butler (bass guitar), and Bill Ward (drums). The band has since experienced multiple lineup changes.[1] Though the second most recent line-up of the band to work together were Ronnie James Dio, Vinny Appice, Iommi and Butler, for three new songs for a compilation in 2007, the original line-up was still considered the "current" lineup at the time and had been since their reunion in 1997. The 2007 sessions were deemed a one-off which led to the Heaven and Hell side project, resulting in a new studio album in 2009 entitled The Devil You Know. In June 2013, a partial reformation of the original line-up released 13, which was the first album to feature Osbourne on vocals since 1978's Never Say Die!

Studio albums[edit]

YearAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsCertifications
[2][3][4]
UK
[5]
AUT
[6]
FIN
[7]
GER
[8]
NLD
[9]
NOR
[10]
NZ
[11]
SWE
[12]
SWI
[13]
US
[14]
1970Black Sabbath88623
  • UK: Gold
  • US: Platinum
  • CAN: Gold
Paranoid
  • Released: 18 September 1970
  • Label: Vertigo, Warner Bros.
  • Format: CD, CS, LP, OR
121512
  • UK: Gold
  • US: 4×Platinum
  • CAN: Platinum
1971Master of Reality
  • Released: 21 July 1971
  • Label: Vertigo, Warner Bros.
  • Format: CD, CS, LP, OR
59510128
  • UK: Silver
  • US: 2×Platinum
  • CAN: Platinum
1972Black Sabbath Vol. 4
  • Released: 25 September 1972
  • Label: Vertigo, Warner Bros.
  • Format: CD, CS, LP, OR
814713
  • UK: Silver
  • US: Platinum
  • CAN: Platinum
1973Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
  • Released: 1 December 1973
  • Label: World Wide Artists, Warner Bros.
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
449611
  • UK: Silver
  • US: Platinum
  • CAN: Gold
1975Sabotage
  • Released: 28 July 1975
  • Label: Nems, Warner Bros.
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
794463328
  • UK: Silver
  • US: Gold
1976Technical Ecstasy
  • Released: 25 September 1976
  • Label: Vertigo, Warner Bros.
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
133351
  • US: Gold
1978Never Say Die!
  • Released: 28 September 1978
  • Label: Vertigo, Warner Bros.
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
123769
  • US: Gold
1980Heaven and Hell
  • Released: 25 April 1980
  • Label: Vertigo, Warner Bros.
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
93722442528
  • UK: Gold
  • US: Platinum
  • CAN: Gold
1981Mob Rules
  • Released: 4 November 1981
  • Label: Vertigo, Warner Bros.
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
1247453029
  • UK: Silver
  • US: Gold
  • CAN: Gold
1983Born Again
  • Released: 7 August 1983
  • Label: Vertigo, Warner Bros.
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
4371444739
1986Seventh Star
  • Released: 28 January 1986
  • Label: Vertigo, Warner Bros.
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
2751171178
1987The Eternal Idol
  • Released: 1 November 1987
  • Label: Vertigo, Warner Bros.
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
66168
1989Headless Cross
  • Released: 1 April 1989
  • Label: I.R.S.
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
3118712223115
1990Tyr
  • Released: 20 August 1990
  • Label: I.R.S.
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
242412772424
1992Dehumanizer
  • Released: 22 June 1992
  • Label: I.R.S.
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
287311463121344
1994Cross Purposes
  • Released: 31 January 1994
  • Label: I.R.S.
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
41233285941122
1995Forbidden
  • Released: 8 June 1995
  • Label: I.R.S.
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
714035861948
20131312211011111
  • UK: Gold
  • AUT: Gold[16]
  • CAN: Gold[17]
  • GER: Gold[18]
  • BRA: Platinum
  • POL: Gold
"—" denotes albums that did not chart.

Live albums[edit]

YearAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsCertifications
[2][3][4]
UK
[5]
FIN
[7]
FRA
[19]
GER
[8]
NLD
[9]
NZ
[11]
SWE
[12]
US
[14]
1980Live at Last
  • Released: 1980
  • Label: NEMS
  • Format: CD, LP
526
1982Live Evil
  • Released: December 1982
  • Label: Vertigo, Warner Bros.
  • Format: CD, LP
133734341537
1995Cross Purposes Live
  • Released: 1995
  • Label: I.R.S.
  • Format: CD
1998Reunion
  • Released: 20 October 1998
  • Label: Epic
  • Format: CD
412965401111
  • US: Platinum
  • CAN: Platinum
2002Past Lives
  • Released: 20 August 2002
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • Format: CD
114
2007Live at Hammersmith Odeon
2013Live... Gathered in Their Masses[20]
  • Released: 25 Nov 2013
  • Label:
  • Format: CD, DVD, Blu-Ray
11
"—" denotes albums that did not chart.

Compilation albums[edit]

YearAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsCertifications
[2][3]
UK
[5]
AUS
[21]
DEN
[22]
FIN
[7]
NOR
[10]
NZ
[11]
SWE
[12]
US
[14]
1976We Sold Our Soul for Rock 'n' Roll352148
  • UK: Silver
  • US: 2×Platinum
1992The Collection
1996The Sabbath Stones
2000The Best of Black Sabbath2445251363812
  • UK: Gold
  • AUS: Platinum[23]
2002Symptom of the Universe: The Original Black Sabbath 1970–1978
2004Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath (1970–1978)
2006Greatest Hits 1970–197896
2007Black Sabbath: The Dio Years151[24]353254
2008The Rules of Hell
2009Greatest Hits19123
  • UK: Gold
2012Iron Man: The Best of Black Sabbath27
"—" denotes albums that did not chart.

Singles[edit]

YearSinglePeak chart positionsAlbumB-SideCertifications
UK
[5]
AUT
[6]
CAN
[14]
GER
[8]
NOR
[10]
SWI
[13]
US
[14]
US Main
[14]
1970"Evil Woman"Black Sabbath"Wicked World"
"The Wizard" (France)"Evil Woman, Don't Play Your Games With Me"
"Paranoid"4316261Paranoid"The Wizard"
"Iron Man"52"Electric Funeral"
1971"After Forever"Master of Reality"Fairies Wear Boots"
1972"Tomorrow's Dream"Black Sabbath Vol. 4"Laguna Sunrise"
1973"Sabbath Bloody Sabbath"Sabbath Bloody Sabbath"Changes"
1975"Am I Going Insane (Radio)"Sabotage"Hole in the Sky"
1978"Never Say Die!"21Never Say Die!"She's Gone"
"A Hard Road"33"Symptom of the Universe"
1980"Neon Knights"22Heaven and Hell"Children of the Sea" (live)
"Die Young"41"Heaven and Hell" (live)
1981"The Mob Rules"46Mob Rules"Die Young" (live)
1982"Turn Up the Night"3724"Lonely Is the Word"
"Voodoo"46
1983"Trashed"Born Again
1986"No Stranger to Love"Seventh Star
1987"The Shining"The Eternal Idol
1989"Headless Cross"62Headless Cross"Cloak and Dagger"
"Devil and Daughter"81[25]
1990"Feels Good to Me"79[26]TYR"Paranoid" (live)
1992"TV Crimes"33Dehumanizer"Letters from Earth" / "Time Machine"
1994"The Hand That Rocks the Cradle"Cross Purposes
1998"Psycho Man"3Reunion
1999"Selling My Soul"17
2007"The Devil Cried"38Black Sabbath: The Dio Years
2013"God Is Dead?"145[27]7999813
"End of the Beginning"38
"Loner" [28]
"—" denotes singles that did not chart.

Videos[edit]

YearVideoCertifications
[4][29][30]
1978Never Say Die
  • Released: 1978
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • Format: VHS, LaserDisc, DVD
1980Black and Blue
  • Released: 1980
  • Label:
  • Format: VHS, LaserDisc
1992The Black Sabbath Story, Vol. 1
  • Released: 1992
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • Format: VHS, LaserDisc, DVD
  • US: Platinum
  • CAN: Gold
  • AUS: Gold
The Black Sabbath Story, Vol. 2
  • Released: 1992
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • Format: VHS, LaserDisc, DVD
  • US: Gold
1995Cross Purposes Live
  • Released: 1995
  • Label: Picture
  • Format: VHS
1999The Last Supper
  • Released: 1999
  • Label: Sony
  • Format: VHS, DVD
  • UK: Gold
2005Madman Live in Athens
  • Released: 2009
  • Label: Showtime
  • Format: DVD
  • Catalog No: SHOW002DVD
  • UK: Gold

Unofficial/other discography[edit]

The albums in this section are not official, as they were not released with the cooperation of band management.

See also[edit]


References[edit]

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