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Charted: Sept. 23, 1972

Rating: 3.900 (average of 5 ratings)

Genre: hard rock > metal

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. Wheels of Confusion/ The Straightener
  2. Tomorrow’s Dream
  3. Changes
  4. FX
  5. Supernaut
  6. Snowblind
  7. Cornucopia
  8. Laguna Sunrise
  9. St. Vitus Dance
  10. Under the Sun/ Every Day Comes and Goes


sales in U.S. only 1 million
sales in U.K. only - estimated --
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 1 million


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 13
peak on U.K. album chart 8

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • Tomorrow’s Dream (9/72) --
  • Changes * (6/5/93) #9 AR
* Charted version is actually a live version by Ozzy Osbourne solo.


Rated one of the top 1000 albums of all time by Dave’s Music Database. Click to learn more.

Vol. 4
Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath, Vol. 4 is just a cut below its two indisputably classic predecessors, as it begins to run out of steam – and memorable riffs – toward the end. However, it finds Sabbath beginning to experiment successfully with their trademark sound on tracks like the ambitious, psychedelic-tinged, multi-part Wheels of Confusion, the concise, textured Tomorrow’s Dream, and the orchestrated piano ballad Changes (even if the latter’s lyrics cross the line into triteness). But the classic Sabbath sound is still very much in evidence; the crushing Supernaut is one of the heaviest tracks the band ever recorded.” SH

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Previous Album: Master of Reality (1971)

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Last updated March 27, 2011.