The Black Sabbath Story, Vol. 1

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The Black Sabbath Story, Vol. 1: 1970–1978
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ReleasedVHS - 1991; DVD - 2002
Genre Heavy metal
LengthVHS 60:00; DVD 85:00
Label Sanctuary
Black Sabbath video chronology
Black and Blue
(1980)
The Black Sabbath Story, Vol. 1: 1970–1978
(1991)
The Black Sabbath Story Vol. 2 - 1978-1992
(1992)
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The Black Sabbath Story Vol. 1 - 1970-1978: is a documentary video about the biography of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath, that recounts their history from the days of "Earth" (one of their first names), to the separation with Ozzy. It's possible to see and hear many of the songs of the quartet played live, including a live appearance at the 1978 Top Of The Pops, where they played "Never Say Die". A DVD version has been released in 2002, with 35 min of never-seen footage, including a promo video of "A Hard Road", not included in the previous VHS version.

Heavy metal is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom. With roots in blues rock, psychedelic rock, and acid rock, the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and overall loudness. The genre's lyrics and performance styles are sometimes associated with aggression and machismo.

Black Sabbath British heavy metal band

Black Sabbath were an English rock band, formed in Birmingham in 1968, by guitarist and main songwriter Tony Iommi, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler, drummer Bill Ward, and singer Ozzy Osbourne. Black Sabbath are often cited as pioneers of heavy metal music. The band helped define the genre with releases such as Black Sabbath (1970), Paranoid (1970), and Master of Reality (1971). The band had multiple line-up changes, with Iommi being the only constant member throughout its history.

Contents

Track listing

  1. "N.I.B."
  2. "Paranoid"
  3. "War Pigs"
  4. "Children Of The Grave"
  5. "Snowblind"
  6. "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath"
  7. "Symptom Of The Universe"
  8. "It's Alright"
  9. "Rock 'n' Roll Doctor"
  10. "Never Say Die"
DVD bonus track
  1. "A Hard Road"

Personnel

Sales accomplishments

RIAA certification [2] (United States)

DateDesignationTotal Sales
November 12,
2002
Gold50,000
November 12,
2002
Platinum100,000


CRIA certification [3] (Canada)

DateDesignationTotal Sales
March 14,
2003
Gold5,000

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References

  1. Allmusic review
  2. "RIAA Gold & Platinum database longform video" . Retrieved February 8, 2009.
  3. "CRIA certified awards". Archived from the original on July 31, 2012. Retrieved February 8, 2009.