Black Sabbath – Paranoid Japan LP with obi


Free U.S. shipping!  A 1980 Japanese pressing of Paranoid by Black Sabbath, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Paranoid by Black Sabbath, including the original obi and lyric insert.

About this copy: This copy of Paranoid is a 1980 pressing on the NEMS label of an album that was originally released in 1970.

The cover is M- with trace corner wear.  The obi is M-.  The lyric insert is M-.

The disc is VG++ and close to M- on side one, with a couple of spindle marks and a couple of very faint inaudible sleeve scuffs.  Side two is M- with a couple of spindle marks on the label, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a classic LP that rarely turns up for sale because no one wants to part with it!

Background: Released in 1970, Paranoid was the second album by Black Sabbath.

The album reached #1 on the UK charts and #12 in the U.S., where it has since sold more than four million copies. gave Paranoid a 5 star review:

Paranoid was not only Black Sabbath’s most popular record (it was a number one smash in the U.K., and “Paranoid” and “Iron Man” both scraped the U.S. charts despite virtually nonexistent radio play), it also stands as one of the greatest and most influential heavy metal albums of all time. Paranoid refined Black Sabbath’s signature sound — crushingly loud, minor-key dirges loosely based on heavy blues-rock — and applied it to a newly consistent set of songs with utterly memorable riffs, most of which now rank as all-time metal classics. … Everything adds up to more than the sum of its parts, as though the anxieties behind the music simply demanded that the band achieve catharsis by steamrolling everything in their path, including their own limitations. Monolithic and primally powerful, Paranoid defined the sound and style of heavy metal more than any other record in rock history.


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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: NEMS
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1980
Format: Stereo
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Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in