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Black Sabbath - Paranoid   

Though most of Black Sabbath's classic material from this album ("War Pigs," "Iron Man," "Fairies Wear Boots," and the title track) can also be found on the collection We Sold Our Soul for Rock & Roll, Paranoid is essential for the completist. One of the best albums from one of the bands to define heavy metal, this album is chock-full of the best stuff from Sabbath's Ozzy Osbourne years. (Where else will you be able to hear "Rat Salad?") The music isn't exactly complex, but it doesn't need to be; its importance lies in its evocative power, with which any teenager will be able to identify. --Genevieve Williams

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  • A1)   War Pigs
  • A2)   Paranoid
  • A3)   Planet Caravan
  • A4)   Iron Man
  • B1)   Electric Funeral
  • B2)   Hand Of Doom
  • B3)   Rat Salad
  • B4)   Fairies Wear Boots
  • C1)   War Pigs (Instrumental)
  • C2)   Paranoid (Alternative Lyrics)
  • C3)   Planet Caravan (Alternative Lyrics)
  • C4)   Iron Man (Instrumental)
  • D1)   Electric Funeral (Instrumental)
  • D2)   Hand Of Doom (Instrumental)
  • D3)   Rat Salad (Alternative Mix)
  • D4)   Fairies Wear Boots (Instrumental)

Track listing above is from 2009-Jan-01 | UK | Sanctuary Records - 1782453 / 1782455 LP

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