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Greatest Hits (Black Sabbath album)

Greatest Hits
Black Sabbath GH 2009.jpg
Greatest hits album by
Released9 June 2009
Recorded1969–1978
GenreHeavy metal
Length72:28
LabelUniversal/UMC
ProducerBlack Sabbath, Rodger Bain, Patrick Meehan, Mike Butcher
Black Sabbath compilations chronology
The Rules of Hell
(2008)
Greatest Hits
(2009)
Iron Man: The Best of Black Sabbath
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

Greatest Hits is a compilation album from Black Sabbath, released by Universal in 2009.

This album features only the original line-up of Black Sabbath with most of the albums Ozzy Osbourne worked on presented. This compilation features songs from 1970's self-titled debut album to Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, as well as one song from Never Say Die!.

This compilations used the same masters from the Universal 2009 album remasters.

A similar compilation of the same name was released outside North America by NEMS Records in 1977.[2]

The album was re-released in 2012 as Iron Man: The Best of Black Sabbath with identical track listing but different artwork.

Track listing

No.TitleOriginal releaseLength
1."Paranoid"Paranoid2:48
2."Iron Man"Paranoid5:55
3."Changes"Black Sabbath, Vol. 44:43
4."Fairies Wear Boots"Paranoid6:13
5."War Pigs"Paranoid7:54
6."Never Say Die"Never Say Die!3:48
7."Children of the Grave"Master of Reality5:15
8."The Wizard"Black Sabbath4:20
9."Snowblind"Black Sabbath, Vol. 45:27
10."Sweet Leaf"Master of Reality5:03
11."Evil Woman"Black Sabbath3:22
12."Sabbath Bloody Sabbath"Sabbath Bloody Sabbath5:42
13."Black Sabbath"Black Sabbath6:16
14."N.I.B."Black Sabbath5:22

Personnel

Black Sabbath

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[3] Gold 100,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history

Europe & Australasia 9 June 2009 Universal Music

References

  1. ^ Thom Jurek (2009-06-09). "The Greatest Hits [Universal] - Black Sabbath | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  2. ^ "Black Sabbath - Greatest Hits at Discogs". Discogs.com. 2011-09-20. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  3. ^ "British album certifications – Black Sabbath – Greatest Hits". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Greatest Hits in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.