Black Sabbath are the undisputed godfathers of heavy metal. The towering riffs of Tony Iommi set the band apart from many of the blues rock based bands of their time, while Ozzy Osbourne’s unique vocals added an extra layer of darkness Geezer Butlers looming bass and Bill Ward’s death march drumming.
They are one still one of the most collectable metal bands out there, with new fans being made daily who are looking to track down rare vinyl and memorabilia. You can see just a small selection of the highlights we currently have in stock below, as well as watch a video on some of the items we have had. You can browse our full catalogue at eil.com.
BLACK SABBATH Vol. 4 (Rare 1972 UK first press 10-track LP on the small ‘swirl’ label without ‘Made In England’ text, matt gatefold picture sleeve with integral four page colour photo booklet, ‘VO Price Code’ lettering on reverse and no track times inside. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear with a bit of edge scuffing and the vinyl remains in Excellent condition with minimal sign of play. Recommended).
BLACK SABBATH We Sold Our Soul For Rock ‘N’ Roll (Mega Rare 1976 Japanese-only 17-track double LP on the Vertigo ‘spaceship’ label, housed in a unique gatefold picture sleeve with live on stage artwork & lyrics printed inside. This ideal collector’s copy is complete with the obi-strip and a double sided sheet music insert that gives you the exact musical low down on Sabbath’s pioneering metal riffs. The sleeve shows minimal wear and the vinyl is Near Mint. One of the best exampleswe have ever seen! BT-5088~9).
BLACK SABBATH The Best Of Black Sabbath (Rare 1971 Japanese-only 8-track ‘swirl’ label LP compilation, housed in a superb & unique textured gatefold picture sleeve with integral four-page booklet featuring a colour picture of the band, English lyrics & Japanese biographical details. The heavy duty sleeve is Excellent with a little faint natural foxing inside & by the spine & the vinyl is nice & clean & in Excellent condition with minimal play – a really nice example of this rare pressing! FD-94).
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- Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath - UK - vinyl LP - £45.00, $61.20, €50.40 (New Item) (arrived 26-Feb-2021 19:42)
BLACK SABBATH Black Sabbath (Scarce 1981 Italian 7-track vinyl LP on Ariston Music label, the band's debut album originally released in February 1970 and considered by many as the true birth place of heavy metal; housed in a gatefold picture sleeve replicating the original release and has 'Ossie Osborne' credit. The sleeve displays minimal wear and the vinyl looks barely played. A nice example and the first we have ever had ARM/42011)
- Black Sabbath - Attention! Black Sabbath - Japanese - vinyl LP - £195.00, $265.20, €218.40 (New Item) (arrived 09-Feb-2021 10:09)
BLACK SABBATH Attention! Black Sabbath (Rare original 1976 Japanese-only Fontana 8-track vinyl LP, housed in a unique live picture sleeve with lyrics on the reverse and with the original '76 Attention!' wide obi-strip. The sleeve & obi both display minimal wear with only a little light foxing on the back, whilst the vinyl shows little signs of play. A fantastic example BT-5036)
- Black Sabbath - The Collection - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £25.00, $34.00, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 20-Jan-2021 17:25)
BLACK SABBATH The Collection (1985 UK 18-track 'The Collector Series' compilation double LP, featuring classic tracks including Warpigs, Electric Funeral, Wheels Of Confusion, Snowblind, Killing Yourself To Live and more, glossy gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve displays some storage wear and the vinyl remains excellent with only a few light surface marks to indicate play CCSLP109)
- Black Sabbath - Sabotage - German - vinyl LP - £15.00, $20.40, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 20-Jan-2021 17:27)
BLACK SABBATH Sabotage (1985 West German issue of the 1975 8-track LP, including Hole In The Sky and Symptom Of The Universe. The picture sleeve displays some minor general wear and has a light sticker mark on the front, whilst the vinyl looks barely played NEL6018)
- Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath - Japanese - vinyl LP - £65.00, $88.40, €72.80 (New Item) (arrived 21-Jan-2021 09:53)
BLACK SABBATH Black Sabbath (1975 Japanese-only 8-track vinyl LP compilation, unique pasted picture sleeve with English song lyrics on the reverse. The shows has some wear mostly to the edges but without any splits or rips, the vinyl has just a few very light cosmetic surface scuffs. Overall an excellent example of this hard to find pressing PAT-1003)
- Black Sabbath - Never Say Die - UK - 7" vinyl - £6.99, $9.51, €7.83 (New Item) (arrived 23-Jan-2021 13:42)
BLACK SABBATH Never Say Die (1978 UK injection moulded 7" vinyl single, also including She's Gone, Phonogram company die-cut paper sleeve. There are a couple of light scuff marks to the vinyl but remains in otherwise excellent condition SAB001)
- Black Sabbath - Vol. 4 - Super Deluxe Edition (5LP) - UK - vinyl box set - £149.99, $203.99, €167.99 (New Item) (arrived 08-Feb-2021 13:00)
BLACK SABBATH Vol. 4 (2021 UK/EU Ultimate Black Sabbath Package 5-LP Super Deluxe Edition 180-gram vinyl box set featuring the Original Album Remastered, 2-LPs of Unreleased Outtakes mixed by Steven Wilson, 2-LPs Live In The UK 1973, 60-page book with photos, artwork, liner notes and a colour poster. Sealed inside its picture box and original outer shipping carton. Recommended)
- Black Sabbath - Heaven And Hell - 180gm Test Pressing - US - vinyl LP - £195.00, $265.20, €218.40 (New Item) (arrived 08-Feb-2021 13:16)
BLACK SABBATH Heaven & Hell (Super Rare Test Pressing for the 2009 US 8-track LP pressed on 180gram Virgin Vinyl, the classic fully remastered Ronnie James Dio led album from 1980 with custom Rainbo Records studio labels with no annotations & hand scratched matrices in the run-offs. Very few of these would have been made & even fewer would have escaped the pressing plants into the hands of the general public. The vinyl is in near 'as new' condition! R13372)
- Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - 3rd - No Inner - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $27.20, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 08-Feb-2021 13:58)
BLACK SABBATH Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (Mid 70s UK issue of the 1973 8-track LP on a black & silver label with white 'WWA' lettering, gatefold picture sleeve bordered inside. The sleeve has minor wear, whilst the vinyl looks seldom played WWA005)
- Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath - 2nd - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £150.00, $204.00, €168.00 (New Item) (arrived 10-Feb-2021 23:57)
BLACK SABBATH Black Sabbath (1970 UK second issue 7-track vinyl LP on the Vertigo label with a large 'swirl' logo at the top and Vertigo text below the artist name at the bottom (slightly different to the original issue), housed in the classic Keef designed matt gatefold picture sleeve printed with the corrected 'Copyright subsists in all Vertigo recordings…' inside with all credits in upper & lower case, and also adds in composition & publishing credits, complete with poly-lined swirl inner. The sleeve displays only a little light general wear with only some light scuffing to the edges/coners, the labels are clean with only a few light spindle marks to indicate play, whilst the vinyl remains very clean with just a few light cosmetic scuffs. Overall an excellent example of this forty seven year old classic album VO6)