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Album: SABBATH BLOODY SABBATH
Artist: BLACK SABBATH
1973 A W.W.A. RECORDS PRODUCTION
LP 6366 101

Band Members(not credited on the cover):
Ozzy Osbourne - lead vocals
Tony Iommi - guitars
Geezer Butler - bass
Bill Ward - drums

Rick Wakeman - keyboards

ALL SONGS WRITTEN AND ARRANGED BY BLACK SABBATH

PRODUCED BY BLACK SABBATH FOR EXCELLENCY PRODUCTIONS ENGINEERED BY MIKE BUTCHER COORDINATION: MARK FORSTER DIRECTION: PATRICK MEEHAN

Tracks:
1. SABBATH BLOODY SABBATH 5.45
2. A NATIONAL ACROBAT 6.10
3. FLUFF 4.05
4. SABBRA CADABRA 5.57
5. KILLING YOURSELF TO LIVE 5.40
6. WHO ARE YOU 4.02
7. LOOKING FOR TODAY 4.51
8. SPIRAL ARCHITECT 5.30

Comments: Though never officially credited on the cover (guess, due to some legal problems) Rick Wakeman did a great job on this album and brought new dimensions to the music of the band which differed so much from everything Rick had done before. Yet his playing is clearly recognizable, especially on "Fluff" (a beautiful instrumental trio of Iommmi's and Butler's guitars and Wakeman's piano and harpsichord), "Sabbra Cadabra" (jazzy piano improvisations in the closing section), and, of course, "Who Are You" where a familiar sound of MiniMoog and mellotron leaves no doubt about who's playing keyboard parts on this album. From that point there is nothing strange that Wakeman again teamed up with Ozzy Osbourne on his solo album "Ozzmosis" in 1995.

One can also refer to The Penguin Encyclopedia of Popular Music (Black Sabbath entry, p.112), Penguin Books 1990 and Black Sabbath Home Page (www.black-sabbath.com) if there is still any doubt about Rick's participation in the making of "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath".

Thanks to Yuriy Romanets for providing this information.


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