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Black Sabbath - Vol 4 Album
Performer: Black Sabbath
Title: Vol 4
Style: Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
Year 1996
Country UK
Label Essential
Catalog Number ESM CD 304, GAS 0000304ESM
Genre: Rock
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 456
MP3 size: 1307 mb
FLAC size: 1270 mb
WMA size: 1464 mb
Record From: CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered

Black Sabbath - Vol 4 Album


1Wheels Of Confusion8:14
2St. Vitus Dance2:30
5Laguna Sunrise2:53
6Tomorrows Dream3:12
10Under The Sun5:50


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
6360 071Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Vol 4 ‎(LP, Album, Gat)Vertigo6360 071UK1972
4105015-2Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Vol 4 ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM)Essential, Abril Music, Castle Music4105015-2Brazil1999
C-30.469, VLP-105Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Vol 4 ‎(LP, Album, RE)Victoria, VictoriaC-30.469, VLP-105Spain1984
BS 2602Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Vol. 4 ‎(LP, Album, RP, Gat)Warner Bros. RecordsBS 2602US1973
NEL 6005Black Sabbath Vol. 4 ‎(LP, Album)Vertigo, NEMSNEL 6005PhilippinesUnknown


  • Arranged ByBlack Sabbath
  • Design [Cover]Bloomsbury Group
  • Design [Re-issue], Liner NotesHugh Gilmour
  • EngineerColin Caldwell, Vic Smith
  • Photography ByKeith McMillan
  • Photography By [Additional]Chris Walter, Ross Halfin
  • ProducerBlack Sabbath, Patrick Meehan
  • Remastered ByRay Staff
  • Written-ByWard, Butler, Osbourne, Iommi


silver sticker on the front reads:

Apparently, some copies come without the sticker.

Released with additional photos, artwork, lyrics and notes.


  • Barcode (Text): 5 017615 830422
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5017615830422
  • Label Code: LC 6448
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 - 3): DISCTRONICS S ESMCD 304 02
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1 & 3): IFPI L502
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L135
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 8779
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 0423
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 8778
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4): DISCTRONICS ESMCD 304 02
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4): MADE IN THE UK BY DISCTRONICS
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI L136
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 0417


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Castle Copyrights Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Castle Communications PLC
  • Recorded At – Record Plant, Los Angeles
  • Remastered At – Whitfield Street Studios
  • Glass Mastered At – Disctronics S


4 is the fourth studio album by English rock band Black Sabbath, released in September 1972. It was the first album by Black Sabbath not produced by Rodger Bain guitarist Tony Iommi assumed production duties. Patrick Meehan, the band's then-manager, was listed as co-producer, though his actual involvement in the album's production was minimal. In June 1972, Black Sabbath began work on their fourth album at the Record Plant studios in Los Angeles. Формируйте собственную коллекцию записей Black Sabbath. Black Sabbath Vol 4 LP, Album, Gat. Warner Bros. Sabbath - Vol. Black Sabbath. Released September 25, 1972. 4 Tracklist. Wheels of Confusion Lyrics. 4 is the fourth studio album by Black Sabbath, released in September 1972. Snowblind was the albums working title, but Vertigo Records executives were reluctant to release an album with such an obvious drug reference. It was the first album by Sabbath not produced by Rodger Bain guitarist Tony Iommi assumed production duties. Patrick Meehan, the bands then-manager, was listed as co-producer, though his actual involvement in the albums production was minimal. The following are the back CD images for the 1996 & 2009 releases respectively. Album 1972 10 Songs. Such craziness was standard-issue for the era, and the trippy-indulgent instrumental FX, the warped time signatures of Cornucopia, and the cocaine-praising Snowblind further exposed and reflected the tenor of the times. Black Sabbath Vol. 4 often shortened to Volume 4 is the fourth album by the British heavy metal band Black Sabbath, released in 1972. The album was originally to be titled Snowblind, after one of several songs referring to cocaine use, and features several Sabbath classics, such as Tomorrow's Dream, Snowblind, Supernaut and Changes. Volume 4 demonstrates Black Sabbath beginning to experiment with the heavy sound they had become known for. Although some songs are in their trademark style, others demonstrate a soft, orchestral approach. The album title appears as Black Sabbath Vol. 4 on the vinyl labels. All tracks by Osbourne, Iommi, Butler, and Ward. This was originally supposed to be called 'Snowblind', but that name was rejected by the record company due to the song's obvious references to cocaine. Recording information: Recorded at Record Plant, Los Angeles. Identifiers: Matrix, Runout Side A Variant 1: 6360071 1 1 11 15 PORKY Matrix, Runout Side B Variant 1: 6360071 2 1 21 12 PECKO Matrix, Runout Side A Variant 2: 6360071 1Y1 PORKY 1 21 19 Matrix, Runout Side B Variant 2: 6. As I said it's a cocaine album, enough said lol Always stands to my mind as one of their best records and one my personal favourites. Album Rating: 10 by Patrick Meehan & Black Sabbath. Engineered by Colin Caldwell & Vic Smith. Recorded at Record Plant Los Angeles, CA. Heres an old image of an 8 Track of the Volume 4 album from Warner Bros in the 70s. The first video was when Black Sabbath played Changes live in 1995, which was the first time theyd played it in 23 years in concert. Wheels of Confusion. Long ago I wandered through my mind In the land of fairy tales and stories Lost in happiness I knew no fears Innocence and love was all I knew It was an illusion. 4 is the point in Black Sabbath's career where the band's legendary drug consumption really starts to make itself felt. And it isn't just in the lyrics, most of which are about the blurry line between reality and illusion. 4 has all the messiness of a heavy metal Exile on Main St. and if it lacks that album's overall diversity, it does find Sabbath at their most musically varied, pushing to experiment amidst the drug-addled murk. As a result, there are some puzzling choices made here not least of which is the inclusion of FX, and the album often con