Paranoid - 1st - EX

BLACK SABBATH Paranoid (1970 UK first issue 8-track vinyl LP on the Vertigo label with large 'swirl' logo, matt gatefold picture sleeve with 'Big Bear' credits printed on the inside of the gatefold, complete with poly 'swirl' inner. Please see more information below for details on condition)

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Price Info
Product Availability Currently Unavailable - You can request the next copy of this item
Release Year 1970 - 50 years ago
Condition Unless stated otherwise in the description above, all items are in at least excellent condition - so please read our descriptions carefully. We try to sell items as close to Mint condition as possible, and many will indeed be close to brand new and/or unplayed. Others may be 'used' - and all will meet our strict grading and are 100% guaranteed.
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Format vinyl LP album (LP record)
Record Label Vertigo
Complete Stock List Go to Black Sabbath
Product Catalogue No 6360011
Music Genre Rock, Heavy Metal
Country Comes from UK Comes from 'UK'
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More Details
The gatefold sleeve was designed and photographed by Marcus Keef. Originally to be titled 'War Pigs' this was changed at the last minute to avoid offending the US market due to their ongoing involvement in the Vietnam war, the original title makes more sense with Keef’s cover concept

The sleeve is unlaminated on the first pressing, with the credit to Jim Simpson/Big Bear Managament on the inner gatefold. This was immediately withdrawn as soon as it was issued due to contractual disputes between the band and Big Bear.

The sleeve was changed to a laminated finish (for 3rd and 4th reissue) due to substantial wear to the outer black finish on the 1st two matt versions – a greenish tinge and the edges of the outer cover where it has been ‘wrapped under’ and glued to the inner gatefold can be seen on many original sleeves.

The label design features the large swirl logo above the spindle hole, with 'VERTIGO' at the botton below spindle hole & band name.

This design was used for both the first issue (with Big Bear credit) and the second issue (without Big Bear credit). There are two further swirl reissues (with a laminated gatefold sleeve) with the smaller swirl logo and VERTIGO above the spindle.

The matt picture sleeve displays come minor general wear with a small amount of scuffing at the corners & edges.

The labels remain very clean with a few light marks around the spindle hole to show it had been played a few time.

The vinyl is clean with just a few cosmetic marks. We have professionally cleaned and play tested this example, and can confirm this still sounds mighty with no major deterioration in sound quality.

An excellent example of this first press at an advantageous price.

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Recording Artist Black Sabbath
Product Title Paranoid - 1st - EX
Product Information Black Sabbath Paranoid - 1st - EX UK vinyl LP album (LP record).
Language All tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
Additional info Deleted - A deleted or out-of-print item is one that is no longer manufactured. However, we stock thousands of out-of-print formats and we specialise in tracking down out-of-print, deleted and hard-to-find releases.
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