Black Sabbath – Vol. 4 Japan LP with obi


A 1980 Japanese pressing of Vol. 4 by Black Sabbath, complete with original obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese issue of Vol. 4 by Black Sabbath, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Vol. 4 is a 1980 Japanese issue of an LP that was originally released in 1972.  Unlike the original issue, this edition does not have a gatefold cover.

The cover is M-, with a couple of very tiny corner dents.

The obi and insert are M-.

The disc is M- and looks like it might have been played once.   This one’s a beauty!

A beautiful copy of a terrific record and an album that has become quite difficult to find in good condition.

Background: As the title suggests, Vol.4 was the fourth studio album by Black Sabbath.  Released in 1972, the album reached #8 on the UK charts and #13 in the U.S. gave Vol. 4 a 5 star review:

Vol. 4 is the point in Black Sabbath’s career where the band’s legendary drug consumption really starts to make itself felt. And it isn’t just in the lyrics, most of which are about the blurry line between reality and illusion. Vol. 4 has all the messiness of a heavy metal Exile on Main St., and if it lacks that album’s overall diversity, it does find Sabbath at their most musically varied, pushing to experiment amidst the drug-addled murk. …Add all of this up, and Vol. 4 is a less cohesive effort than its two immediate predecessors, but is all the more fascinating for it. Die-hard fans sick of the standards come here next, and some end up counting this as their favorite Sabbath record for its eccentricities and for its embodiment of the band’s excesses.

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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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Additional information

Weight 24 oz
Dimensions 15 × 13 × 1 in