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 - Master Of Reality - US - vinyl LP - £75.00, $102.75, €87.00 (New Item) (arrived 21-Sep-2021 10:04)
BLACK SABBATH Master Of Reality BLACK SABBATH Past Lives (Sealed 2016 US deluxe 17-track double LP pressed on 180gm vinyl, featuring the original 1971 album as well as a whole disc of rare unreleased tracks and outtakes, heavy-duty gatefold sleeve. This copy is still in its hype-stickered sealed poly-bag leaving it Mint and unplayed)
- Black Sabbath - The Ultimate Collection: 50th Anniversary - Gold Vinyl - Sealed - UK - 4-LP vinyl set - £49.99, $68.49, €57.99 (New Item) (arrived 02-Sep-2021 14:54)
BLACK SABBATH The Ultimate Collection (2020 UK/EU Limited 50th Anniversary Edition reissue of their mighty 2016 FOUR-LP compilation boxset, now pressed on Gold Vinyl, featuring remastered [from 2009] versions of their classic hits including Paranoid, Iron Man, War Pigs, N.I.B. & The Wizard. The four vinyl discs are BRAND NEW unplayed housed in the 'cross shaped' fold-out picture sleeve which comes complete with a picture outer slipcase and remains sealed within its original hype-stickered shrink BMGCAT4LP83)
- Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £195.00, $267.15, €226.20 (New Item) (arrived 13-Aug-2021 17:22)
BLACK SABBATH Master Of Reality (Rare 1971 UK first issue 'swirl' label 8-track LP with unusual reversed white on black label, fully laminated & embossed box sleeve with lyrics on reverse and regular 'swirl' inner. We tend to find these covers in less than desirable condition, however this example remains in superb shape with just a little laminate rippling at the edges and the vinyl too remains in excellent condition with little sign of play & just a couple of light surface scuffs to show for over forty nine years)
- Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - 3rd + Inner - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £45.00, $61.65, €52.20 (New Item) (arrived 17-Aug-2021 15:13)
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 with smooth lyric inner. The sleeve has some light edgewear and a little discolouration on the reverse, whilst the vinyl looks barely played. An excellent copy of this forty year old pressing WWA005)
- Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - 3rd - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $34.25, €29.00 (Back In Stock) (arrived 18-Aug-2021 07:54)
BLACK SABBATH Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (Mid 70s UK issue of the 1973 8-track LP with white 'WWA' logo on label, gatefold picture sleeve with bordered inside picture. The sleeve shows minimal shelfwear & the vinyl looks barely played WWA005)
- Black Sabbath - Paranoid + 1st Obi Overstickered ¥2,000 - Japanese - vinyl LP - £650.00, $890.50, €754.00 (New Item) (arrived 23-Aug-2021 10:56)
BLACK SABBATH Paranoid (Monster Rare 1970 Japanese first press 8-track LP on the blue & silver Philips label, housed in a deluxe gatefold picture sleeve variant with Japanese text & English lyrics printed inside [with some amusing misinterpretations]. This copy is complete with the near mythical original Vertigo obi-strip with the earliest 1950 yen price point over stickered with a '¥2,000' price (also on the back of the sleeve) - the obi-strip is much rarer than the album itself, most of them now discarded - this highly collectable delicate piece of paper proclaims the album to be the highest level of heavy rock sound! The packaging is Excellent with some very light shelf wear around the edges forgiveable with age, and some mild foxing inside. The obi remains firmly intact with no tears, rips, splits or any writing. The vinyl is Near Mint & shows barely any play. Recommended SFX-7266)
- Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - UK - 7" vinyl - £15.00, $20.55, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 26-Aug-2021 12:12)
BLACK SABBATH Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1973 UK injection moulded 7" vinyl single, featuring an edited version with the removal of any band language, also including Changes, WWA company die-cut paper sleeve WWS002)
- Black Sabbath - Headless Cross - stickered + Inner - UK - 7" vinyl - £15.00, $20.55, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 27-Aug-2021 09:55)
BLACK SABBATH Headless Cross - stickered + Inner (1989 UK 7" single in a picture sleeve. The sleeve is stickered stating it's chart position and comes with an inner with news style columns pasted on. The sleeve shows minimal wear and the vinyllooks barely played. EIRS107)
- Black Sabbath - Paranoid - Dutch - vinyl LP - £25.00, $34.25, €29.00 (New Item) (arrived 31-Aug-2021 08:08)
BLACK SABBATH Paranoid (1976 Dutch NEMS issue of the 1970 8-track LP, housed in a matte gatefold picture sleeve with 'Printed & made by Bruin B.V Zaandam/ Holland' print on the inside right panel. The sleeve shows very little wear & the vinylis Excellent with light signs of play only NEL6003)
- Black Sabbath - Paranoid - 180gm Vinyl - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $27.40, €23.20 (New Item) (arrived 03-Sep-2021 15:49)
BLACK SABBATH Paranoid - 180gm Vinyl (2015 UK/EU limited edition remastered issue of their classic 1970 8-track LP pressed on 180gram Vinyl, including many of the band's signature songs including Iron Man, War Pigs & the title track. The gatefold picture sleeve shows minimal wear and the vinyl appears barely played BMGRM054LP)