Album of the Day
Vol 4. (Super Deluxe)
Black Sabbath unleashed their fourth album in two years in 1972 with VOL. 4. While previous albums were produced by Rodger Bain and recorded in England, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, and Bill Ward instead chose to produce this one themselves and cut it at the Record Plant in Los Angeles. Stacked with classic tracks like “Supernaut,” “Changes” and “Snowblind,” the record harnessed the group’s surging popularity to reach the Top 10 on the Albums Chart in the U.K. and the Top 20 on the Billboard 200 in the U.S., on its path to being certified platinum by the RIAA. Now available, the 4-CD Super Deluxe Edition of VOL.4 includes previously unreleased outtakes, alternate takes, false starts, snippets of studio dialogue and a searing collection of live performances from March 1973.