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Vol. 4 [Import, Original recording remastered]

Black SabbathAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (219 customer reviews)

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Black Sabbath is credited with creating heavy metal. The success of their first two albums - Black Sabbath and Paranoid - marked a paradigm shift in the world of rock. Not until Black Sabbath upended the music scene did the term “heavy metal” enter the popular vocabulary to describe the denser, more thunderous offshoot of rock over which they presided.

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  • Audio CD (September 22, 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Essential/Castle Music UK
  • ASIN: B000005RFK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (219 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #69,805 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Wheels Of Confusion
2. Tomorrows Dream
3. Changes
4. FX
5. Supernaut
6. Snowblind
7. Cornucopia
8. Laguna Sunrise
9. St. Vitus Dance
10. Under The Sun

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Digitally remastered edition of this 1972 album from the veteran Heavy Metal maniacs. By the time Black Sabbath began work on what was to be their fourth album in `72, they were very much in the ascendant. Musically, the band weren't prepared to superglue themselves back into a comfort zone and just do what was expected of them. They wanted to go beyond the darkness and gloom which seemed to surround so much of their music until that point. Here was an opportunity to open Sabbath out to unexplored worlds, to be the band who led, rather than one of the many who merely followed. And they succeeded, as there's an elegance about Volume 4 which underscores the way in which the band had matured and developed, both as songwriters and musicians. This remastered and sumptuous gatefold digipak edition of the album boasts comprehensive story of the album sleeve-notes by renowned Rock critic Malcolm Dome and a plethora of rare and previously unseen photographs and items of memorabilia. Sanctuary. 2009.

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77 of 87 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Metal! December 3, 2002
By Samhot
Format:Audio CD
_Black Sabbath Vol. 4_ was the first album where classic sludge-rockers Black Sabbath (Ozzy Osbourne-vocals, Bill Ward-drums, Geezer Butler-bass and Toni Iommi-guitar) started experimenting - which possibly foreshadowed what would be more emphasized on the following album, _Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath_. I just want to make a clarification before I move on: Black Sabbath's music is not about satanism or devil worshipping - it's subject matter is mainly about the harsh realities of life (i.e., crime, war, drugs, mental illness and more), which is rather "dark". Moving onto the tracks:
The album opens with "Wheels Of Confusion/The Straightener", which is a sludgy/heavy powerhouse. This is arguably the heaviest on the album. The lyrics are reflective and sad. "Tomorrow's Dream" is a r&b-rocker with groove. "Changes" is a beautiful piano-based ballad. The combination of Ozzy Osbourne's emotive vocals and the sad orchestral backdrops make this a somewhat painful track to listen to at times. "FX" is a short experiment featuring eerie guitar feedback from Toni Iommi. "Supernaut" (to me) proves that music is a transcendent force without limits or boundaries. The mix of boogie, classic psychedelic r&b and metal, shows that unlikely combinations can work - which almost makes it seem like it was never "unlikely" to begin with. "Snowblind" is a slow heavy rocker. Tony Iommi does some of his best soloing on this track. The end features some orchestral backdrops (possibly from synthesizers). "Cornucopia" is probably the most ominous sounding on here (check out the opening section). The dark lyrics contribute to this aspect as well. "Laguna Sunrise" is the beautiful and evocative acoustic guitar instrumental.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Underrated Black Sabbath Classic July 17, 2000
Format:Audio CD
THE BAND: Tony Iommi (guitars), Ozzy Osbourne (vocals), Geezer Butler (bass), Bill Ward (drums).

THE DISC: (1972) 10 songs clocking in at approximately 43 minutes. The Warner Bros issue has 2-pages of liner notes and no artwork to speak of (basically the cover artwork and song titles inside). The remastered version is now considered an import from Castle Communications (1996)... this one has the digitally remastered sound from the original master tapes, as well as the "faithfully restored artwork" - 10 pages including all band photos that the original vinyl had, song credits and lyrics. I got lucky and found a used copy of the remastered version for a fraction of the cost.

COMMENTS: While maybe not their strongest effort in many a critic's mind, this is STILL one of my all-time favorites from Black Sabbath. Tony Iommi's muffled and distorted guitar(s) are in rare form on this album... almost a constant electric buzz (except for one heartfelt acoustical masterpiece that is probably Iommi's best ballad to date - "Laguna Sunrise"). "Vol. 4" was original titled "Snowblind"... due to the obvious reference to cocaine it was considered an unsuitable album title by Warner Bros. The songs that opened my eyes to Sabbath were "Snowblind", "Supernaut", the 8 minute "Wheels of Confusion" and "Tomorrow's Dream" (the first hit released from the album). These stand out among the others and are hard rocking Sabbath classics. "Cornucopia" and "Under The Sun" are underrated deep album rockers. The music seems varied, complex, and open to a little experimentation - much more so than on previous Sabbath albums. Sabbath's debut (1970), "Paranoid" (1970) and "Masters Of Reality" (1971) were equally brilliant early metal classics... and "Vol.4" showed a different side to the band. That's why I fell in love with this album... it was just a tad different than anything we'd heard before from Ozzy & Co. Great disc (4.5 stars).
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24 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sabbath's 'Dark Side Of The Moon' March 6, 2000
Format:Audio CD
1972 was a watershed year for hard rock and Black Sabbath both. Luckily, the maturing group was able to spearhead the next part of the Proto-metal Revolution they'd founded with 'Master of Reality' in the form of this, their best work. 'Volume Four' was a functional, utilitarian name that was used to try and capture something whose essence could not be described with any adjective except, perhaps, 'shifting'. Unlike any of their previous three albums, the Sabs were able to keep their distance from a formula [more or less homogenous doom rock with the occasional 'let up' (although their first LP is a mish-mash of blues and the beginnings of their 'doom rock')] and make this effort become an entire soundscape filled with moving atmospheres - the ultimate in a heterogeneous texture.
'Wheels of Confusion/The Straightener' - THE STORYTELLER. The whining guitar notes, basic chord structures and past tense narrative lyrics find an experimental-minded band. The shifts in tempo were something they'd become very familiar with by this time but it never had sounded this good. Instrumental 'The Straightener' kicks in to round out the epic. Geezer's bass text is used as a canvas by Iommi here as he spatters riff spirals and twists all over the place. 'Laguna Sunrise' - THE MIND CREATES A FANTASY. Pretty number written for the beachfront where the Sabs were staying during their work on 'Volume Four'. A very haunting superimposition of Spanish guitar over a strings backing.
'F.X.' - THE UNKNOWN REALM. 1 3/4 minutes of sound effects, particularly picking noises. Probably very useful if you're doped up but much better when sober. 'Snowblind' - ROCK REFLECTION ON LIFESTYLE. The 'best' rock track of the album, 'Snowblind' was a single.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice follow up, but doesn't match previous albums.
While professional critics apparently didn't see the fascination with Black Sabbath's sound it didn't stop the group from kicking out one new album after another, and nor did it... Read more
Published 15 days ago by Luquillo
5.0 out of 5 stars vol.4 is a masterpiece
saw them long time ago and vol.4 is a great cd of music my band does supernaut if I spelled that right and we add some rhythm to it
Published 22 days ago by tenstring
4.0 out of 5 stars Rock!!!
I grew up listening to and loving Black Sabbath. Paranoid was the second album I ever bought in my life. Alice Cooper Love It To Death was my first. Read more
Published 27 days ago by Scott
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
This was Black Sabbath's 4th release (duh) which came out in 1972. Every Black Sabbath Fan needs this in their collection.
Published 1 month ago by Ted Quam
5.0 out of 5 stars hard to choose
ok the debate to what sabbath album is the best depends what day it is. i bought the first 9 albums when they came out [ think about that kiddies] this has the best song they ever... Read more
Published 1 month ago by GOBBLYGOO
4.0 out of 5 stars Wheels Of Confusion as to what to say
Ok probably a bad joke, but really, as long as this album has been out and as far back as reviews on this site go what new ca I possibly say aobut this album? Read more
Published 1 month ago by Metalhammer
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
Always good to listen to this Classic,top notch here.Ozzy and the crew at their best,good memories too.Add this to your collection,if you don't have.
Published 2 months ago by DrumAlot
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album considering they were coked up at the time.
A great album from start to finish. Knowing the history of the band, this was around the time that they really started to get into heavy drug use and were almost unable to finish... Read more
Published 2 months ago by E. Brubaker
5.0 out of 5 stars Its Freakin' Black Freakin' Sabbath!
Black Sabbath is the greatest Metal Band of all time. They are the very definition of Heavy! Black Sabbath's music reaches in my soul, and slaps its Grandma on Thanksgiving Day,... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Big Al in Florida
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it now
Sabbath only had seven albums so if you loved 1-3 & 5-7 this is needed. If you dont like Sabbath then dont buy it so a true rock pupil can enjoy.
Published 2 months ago by Robert A. Croskey
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