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Vol. 4
Vol. 4
Released September 25, 1972
Recorded May 1972
Length 42:38
Number of tracks 10
Label Vertigo (UK)
Warner Bros. (US)
Chronology
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Master of Reality
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Vol. 4 is the fourth studio album by Black Sabbath released on September 25, 1972 in both the US and UK

It was the first album by Black Sabbath not produced by Rodger Bain; guitarist Tony Iommi assumed production duties. Patrick Meehan, the band's then-manager, was listed as co-producer, though his actual involvement in the album's production was minimal.

Composition

"Snowblind" was the album's working title, but Vertigo Records executives were reluctant to release an album with such an obvious drug reference.

Track Listing

All songs were written by Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Ozzy Osbourne and Bill Ward

  1. Wheels of Confusion
  2. Tomorrow's Dream
  3. Changes
  4. FX (Instrumental)
  5. Supernaut
  6. Snowblind
  7. Cornucopia
  8. Laguna Sunrise (Instrumental)
  9. St. Vitus's Dance
  10. Under the Sun

Personnel

Additional Personnel

  • Colin Caldwell, Vic Smith: engineers
  • Patrick Meehan: co-production
Black Sabbath studio albums
Black Sabbath, Paranoid, Master of Reality, Vol. 4, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, Sabotage, Technical Ecstasy, Never Say Die!, Heaven and Hell, Mob Rules, Born Again, Seventh Star, The Eternal Idol, Headless Cross, Tyr, Dehumanizer, Cross Purposes, Forbidden, 13
Vol. 4
Wheels of Confusion, Tomorrow's Dream, Changes, FX, Supernaut, Snowblind, Cornucopia, Laguna Sunrise, St. Vitus's Dance, Under the Sun