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The Black Sabbath Story, Vol. 1

The Black Sabbath Story, Vol. 1: 1970–1978
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Video by
ReleasedVHS - 1991; DVD - 2002
GenreHeavy metal
LengthVHS 60:00; DVD 85:00
Black Sabbath video chronology
Black and Blue
The Black Sabbath Story, Vol. 1: 1970–1978
The Black Sabbath Story Vol. 2 - 1978-1992
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

The Black Sabbath Story Vol. 1 - 1970-1978: is a documentary video about the biography of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath, that recounts their history from the days of "Earth" (one of their first names), to the separation with Ozzy. It's possible to see and hear many of the songs of the quartet played live, including a live appearance at the 1978 Top Of The Pops, where they played "Never Say Die". A DVD version has been released in 2002, with 35 min of never-seen footage, including a promo video of "A Hard Road", not included in the previous VHS version.

Track listing

  1. "N.I.B."
  2. "Paranoid"
  3. "War Pigs"
  4. "Children Of The Grave"
  5. "Snowblind"
  6. "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath"
  7. "Symptom Of The Universe"
  8. "It's Alright"
  9. "Rock 'n' Roll Doctor"
  10. "Never Say Die"
DVD bonus track
  1. "A Hard Road"


Sales accomplishments

RIAA certification[2] (United States)

Date Designation Total Sales
November 12,
Gold 50,000
November 12,
Platinum 100,000

CRIA certification[3] (Canada)

Date Designation Total Sales
March 14,
Gold 5,000


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "RIAA Gold & Platinum database longform video". Retrieved February 8, 2009.
  3. ^ "CRIA certified awards". Archived from the original on July 31, 2012. Retrieved February 8, 2009.