(Single Reissue) 'NEMS / SMS Japanese issue with picture insert (text in English & Japanese) with original company sleeve.
10th year anniversary release.
Released to coincide with the Japan tour of that year, as shown in Japanese on the insert.'[discogs]
(Reissue Repress) '2020 gatefold repress of the 2015 edition
Purple sticker on the front cover:
'The Seminal 2nd Album from the Godfathers of Heavy Metal
Includes the Legendary Cuts Paranoid, War Pigs & Iron Man'
Black sticker on the front cover: 'BLACK SABBATH 180g vinyl'
On the back cover:
℗ 2015 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd. a BMG Company.
© 2015 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd. a BMG Company.
Unauthorized copying, reproduction, hiring, lending, public performance and broadcasting of this record prohibited.
Use of the Vertigo logos and trademarks by kind permission of the Universal Music Group.
BIEM/SABAM. Made in EU. LC06448. BMGRM054LP
''VO PRICE CODE' on the right top back cover'[discogs]
Original 1st German pressing of this doom metal classic on Swirl Vertigo Labels. Outside laminated gatefold sleeve.[juliens]
(Reissue Remastered) '℗ 1970 Castle Copyrights Ltd
© 1996 Castle Communications PLC
Made in England
Released with additional photos, artwork, lyrics and notes.
Tracks duration not listed on the release.
There are other pressings with the same cat#:
Mastered by DISCTRONICS: here and here
Mastered by MAYKING: here
Made by UNIVERSAL M&L: here
(Stereo) '1st UK issue
Vertigo ''large swirl'' label - with the wording ''Vertigo'' credited below the spindle hole on label side B.
Matt gatefold sleeve - with the credits mentioning ''Management / Jim Simpson, Big Bear, Birmingham''
Cat# - 6360 011 appears on B-side label, spine and rear of sleeve above VO PRICE CODE.
To distinguish from other releases: P 1970 is written above 33 1/3 on right side on label
Recorded at Regent Sound and Island Studios.
All compositions published by Essex Music Int. Ltd.
There is no break in between the tracks 'Hand of Doom' and 'Rat Salad' - i.e. looks as though there are only three tracks on the B side of the record when there are actually four (see pic).