Black Sabbath – Never Say Die! Japan LP with obi


Free U.S. shipping!  A Japanese pressing of Never Say Die! by Black Sabbath, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Never Say Die! by Black Sabbath, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Never Say Die! is a 1981 pressing on the Vertigo “spaceship” label of an album that was originally released in 1978.

The cover is M-.  The obi is M-.  The insert is M-.

The disc is M- with a few spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!

A beautiful copy of a rare Black Sabbath LP and the only copy we’ve ever had for sale.

Background: Released in 1978, Never Say Die! was the eighth album by Black Sabbath, and the last album to feature the entire original band before singer Ozzy Osbourne left for a solo career.

The album reached #12 on the UK charts and #69 in the U.S. gave Never Say Die! this review:

After going their separate ways for a brief period following the emotionally taxing and drug-infested Technical Ecstasy tour, Black Sabbath and singer Ozzy Osbourne reconciled long enough to record 1978’s Never Say Die! — an album whose varied but often unfocused songs perfectly reflected the band’s uneasy state of affairs at the time. Even the surprisingly energetic title track, which seemed to kick things off with a promising bang, couldn’t entirely mask the group’s fading enthusiasm just beneath the surface after a few repeated listens. … So even though those same die-hard Black Sabbath fans and completists will likely find some redeeming value in Never Say Die! after all these years, the original lineup’s final gasp will hold little interest to the average heavy metal fan.


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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Vertigo
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1981
Format: Stereo
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Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in