This is an unusually quiet Warner Bros. original pressing, it's tough to find copies that haven't been played to death. The sound is quite good throughout and this copy performs especially well at the kind of levels that Sabbath should be played at (read: LOUD). This one is full of classics: "War Pigs," "Iron Man," "Electric Funeral," the title track... I mean, come on. It's an embarrassment of riches and this copy has what it takes to deliver the goods.
5 stars Allmusic: "Monolithic and primally powerful, Paranoid defined the sound and style of heavy metal more than any other record in rock history."
Vinyl: VG+ (light hairlines but plays great)
Cover: VG+ (light ringwear and edge wear)
Play notes: Strong sound with unusually quiet vinyl for this album
We prefer to overdeliver and therefore grade conservatively. Our scale runs Near Mint (NM), Excellent (EX), Very Good Plus (VG+), Very Good (VG), Good Plus (G+), Good (G).