Black Sabbath bootleg LP discography, May 1979-October 1982

All of these are illegal, unauthorized vinyl bootleg releases. Most of them have been printed in very small quantities, usually no more than some hundred or thousand copies of each.

Amorous Circle
A:
  1. Neon Knights
  2. Sweet Leaf
B:
  1. Lady Evil
  2. Black Sabbath
C:
  1. N.I.B.
  2. Children Of The Sea
D:
  1. Heaven And Hell
  2. Iron Man
    Recorded live at Sun Plaza Hall, Tokyo, Japan on November 18th, 1980
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  • KL 1213, European bootleg
      - green/orange picture sleeves
      - Humanoid drawing on the sleeves
      - Ebay prices:
        - 28.10.2007 $70
        - 28.05.2010 $70
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Archangel
A:
  1. Supertzar (Intro by Frank Zappa)
  2. All Moving Parts (Stand Still) (recorded live at Madison Square Garden, New York, December 1976)
  3. Under The Sun
  4. Wheels Of Confusion
  5. Embryo (recorded live at Hollywood Bowl, October 1972)
  6. Children Of The Grave (with Brian May, recorded live at Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK January 1981)
B:
  1. Blue Suede Shoes (recorded live at Beat Club, Bremen, Germany, 1970)
  2. Paranoid-Heaven And Hell-Blues Jam (Tony Iommi & Lita Ford, recorded live at Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ, USA November 1984)
  3. Tall Stories (Bill Ward Solo as from Metal Shop, October 1986)
  4. Over The Mountain (Ozzy with Bernie Torme, Memphis, April 1982)
C:
  1. Can't Stand Much Longer
  2. Long Ago
  3. Patrol
  4. Looking Back (Geezer Butler Band, recorded live at Marquee Club, London, UK November 1985)
D:
  1. I'm Leaving
  2. Reasons
  3. Secret Lives (Geezer Butler Band, recorded live at Marquee Club, London, UK November 1985 continued)
  4. Junior's Eyes (with Dave Walker, BBC Midlands TV January 1978)
  5. Gonna make it alone (Ronnie Dio & The Prophets - 45, 1963)
  6. Like A Tear (from Deram label LP "World Of Oz" featuring Geoff Nicholls on guitar, 1969)
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  • Kiffmanns Orthodoxe Schall-Folien K-OS 005, Germany
      - Apparently limited edition of 75 copies
      - Ebay prices:
        - 10.03.2007 $250
        - 22.03.2007 $477
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Black Sabbath Riot Milwaukee 1980
A:
  1. Announcement from Ronnie James Dio
  2. Road Crew
  3. Riot Noices
B:
  1. The Riot
  2. We Want Sabbath
  3. Suck Blood
  4. Flying Objects
  5. Baby We're Doomed

    Note:

    Recorded riot noise on the A side after Black Sabbath ended their concert prematurely (Geezer Butler got injured when a bottle hit him). Recorded at Mecca Arena in Milwaukee, WI, USA on October 9th, 1980. B side contains industrial music probably from the 1990s, performed by Lary 7 & Khan.

    This record might not always be considered as a bootleg LP; the producer and record label of the album classifies it as a legal 12" single instead.

  • El Turco Loco EL T.L.#004, USA, 1998
      - Black/pale blue insert sleeve
      - Printed labels
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  • El Turco Loco EL T.L.#004, USA, 1998
      - Different insert sleeve n
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  • El Turco Loco EL T.L.#004, USA, 1998
      - Different insert sleeve, unknown which picture it has

Bloody Sabbath
A:
  1. War Pigs
  2. Neon Knights
  3. Children Of The Sea
B:
  1. Heaven And Hell
  2. Die Young
    Recorded live at Civic Centre, Hartford, CT, USA on August 10th, 1980.
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  • KB-I/K-B-II
      - Black/pale blue sleeves
      - White labels
      - Ebay prices:
        - 03.09.2005 $14
        - 12.03.2007 $36
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  • KB-I/K-B-II
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  • KB-I/K-B-II
      - Black and white sleeves
      - Includes an insert as a back cover with a picture from the black/pale blue versions' back cover
  • KB-I/K-B-II
      - Insert sleeve with title "Hot Night With Dio", looks hand-made but at least two identical copies exist
      - White labels
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Buer Album
A:
  1. Supertzar
  2. War Pigs
  3. Neon Knights
  4. N.I.B.
  5. Children Of The Sea
B:
  1. Sweet Leaf
  2. Drum Solo
  3. Sweat Leaf (continued)
  4. Lady Evil
  5. Black Sabbath
C:
  1. Heaven And Hell
  2. Iron Man
  3. Guitar Solo
D:
  1. Guitar Solo (continued)
  2. Die Young
  3. Paranoid
    Some sources claim this is from Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK on January 20th, 1981 but that is incorrect. The recordings are from Heaven And Hell tour in 1980-1981 with Vinny Appice on drums.
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Death Riders
A:
  1. Supertzar
  2. War Pigs
  3. Neon Knights
  4. Heaven And Hell
B:
  1. N.I.B.
  2. Iron Man
  3. Die Young
  4. Paranoid
    Recorded live at Civic Centre in Providence, RI, USA on August 12th, 1980.
  • Witch Records/Saints & Sinners Music LSD 666 - WRS 80-3, Autumn 1980
      - Original release
      - Limited edition of 1000 copies
      - Red/black open picture sleeves with biker on front and a skull design on back
      - Click here for a picture of the label
      - Click here for back sleeve picture
      - Ebay prices:
        - 06.05.2006 $25
        - 11.05.2006 $18
        - 24.05.2006 $10
        - 28.05.2006 $20
        - 05.06.2006 $44
        - 12.07.2006 $26
        - 10.04.2007 $34
        - 25.05.2007 $33
        - 12.08.2007 $64
        - 11.10.2007 $16
        - 08.03.2008 $20
        - 13.10.2008 $37
        - 05.11.2008 $51
        - 29.01.2009 $57
        - 21.06.2010 $39
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  • Witch Records WRS 80-3 A/B, Germany, 1996
      - Red vinyl, limited edition of approximately 500 copies
      - Includes picture sleeves, pictures similar to the original release
      - Reissue of the original bootleg
      - Click here for picture of the label
      - Ebay prices:
        - 20.04.2006 $24
        - 05.06.2006 $50
        - 27.04.2008 $104
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Heavy Metal Holocaust
A:
  1. War Pigs (*)
  2. Neon Knights (*)
  3. Children Of The Sea (*)
  4. Killing Yourself To Live
B:
  1. Hole In The Sky
  2. Children Of The Grave
  3. Heaven And Hell (*)
    Recorded live at Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA, USA on August 6th, 1975 by by the original Black Sabbath line-up. Songs marked with (*) were recorded from a TV broadcast filmed at the Civic Centre, Hartford, CT, USA on August 10th, 1980 with Ronnie James Dio on vocals.
  • LP-842-A/LP-842-B (stenciled only on the run-off area), Europe
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Heavy Metal Holocaust
A:
  1. Venom: Angel Dust
  2. Iron Maiden: Iron Maiden
  3. Iron Maiden: Running Free
  4. Iron Maiden: Victims
  5. Iron Maiden: Sanctuary
  6. Iron Maiden: Killers
B:
  1. Saxon: Stallions Of The Highway
  2. Saxon: Motorcycle Man
  3. Saxon: Backs To The Wall
  4. Saxon: 767
  5. Saxon: Rock 'N' Roll
C:
  1. Black Sabbath: Die Young
  2. Black Sabbath: Neon Knights
  3. Black Sabbath: Heaven And Hell
D:
  1. Scorpions: Back Stage Queen
  2. Scorpions: Pictured Life
  3. Scorpions: Love Drive
  4. Scorpions: He's A Woman, She's A Man
E:
  1. Ozzy Osbourne: I Don't Know
  2. Ozzy Osbourne: Crazy Train
  3. Ozzy Osbourne: Believer
  4. Ozzy Osbourne: Mister Crowley
F:
  1. Motörhead: Ace Of Spades
  2. Motörhead: The Hammer
  3. Motörhead: Bomber
  4. Motörhead: Capricorn
  5. Motörhead: Overkill
  6. Motörhead: Motörhead
    Black Sabbath recorded live at Civic Centre in Providence, RI, USA, August 12th, 1980. Sometimes referred as "Grim Reaper" bootleg since the Black Sabbath side is titled as "Grim Reaper". Same recording as Metalurgy: Heavy Metal Sampler.
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  • Heavy Metal Holocaust HMH 001/002/003 (?), USA
      - Some sources claim this is Italian relase, some others claim France, some USA
      - Blank white labels
      - Booklet not included
      - Ebay prices:
        - 13.03.2004 $73

Heavy Metal Holocaust
A:
  1. Black Sabbath: Die Young
  2. Black Sabbath: Neon Knights
  3. Black Sabbath: Heaven And Hell
B:
  1. Scorpions: Back Stage Queen
  2. Scorpions: Pictured Life
  3. Scorpions: Love Drive
  4. Scorpions: He's A Woman, She's A Man
    Black Sabbath recorded live at Civic Centre in Providence, RI, USA, August 12th, 1980.
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  • Heavy Metal Holocaust HMH 002, USA?
      - 2nd LP from the 3LP Heavy Metal Holocaust box set
      - Most likely not separated from the original box set but released instead as a single LP
      - Includes a black & white insert sleeve
      - Identical labels with the box set version
      - Most likely manufactured in the USA, the actual LP sleeve was manufactured there too
      - Click here for manufacturer detail of the back sleeve
      - Ebay prices:
        - 16.03.2006 $64
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Live At Civic Centre
A:
  1. Supertzar
  2. War Pigs
  3. Neon Knights
  4. Heaven And Hell
B:
  1. N.I.B.
  2. Iron Man
  3. Die Young
  4. Paranoid
    Recorded live at Civic Centre in Providence, RI, USA on August 12th, 1980. Same recording as on the Death Riders/Their Satanic Majesties Return bootleg.
  • OBS-1666-A/OBS-1666-B (only stenciled on the vinyl run-off area), USA
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  • OBS-1666-A/OBS-1666-B (only stenciled on the vinyl run-off area), USA
      - White labels
      - Black and white open sleeve with vampire design on both sides
      - Includes colored images as inserts or glued on the blank black sleeve
      - Click here for back sleeve picture
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London Hammersmith Odeon Jan. 20, '81
A:
  1. Supertzar
  2. War Pigs
  3. Neon Knights
  4. N.I.B.
  5. Children Of The Sea
B:
  1. Sweet Leaf
  2. Lady Evil
  3. Black Sabbath
C:
  1. Heaven And Hell
  2. Iron Man
  3. Guitar Solo
D:
  1. Guitar Solo
  2. Die Young
  3. Paranoid
  4. Children Of The Grave
    Recorded live at Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK on January 20th, 1981.
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  • Italy
      - BMO-8101-A, BMO-8101-B, 8101 C and 8101 D stenciled (handwriting) on the run-off area of the vinyls
      - Open purple/white sleeves
      - Some sources call this bootleg as "Black Sabbath"
      - White labels with various different types of markings on the labels. These include (but are not limited to) "10-70/I", "10-70/II", "8-71/I", "11-71/II", "#######" lines. I used to count these as separate versions but merged them into this one entry. While there certainly are also identical versions, it seems that the amount of unique versions is rather high.
      - Ebay prices:
        - 21.10.2005 $50
        - 28.03.2008 $62
        - 30.10.2008 $164
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  • Italy
      - BMO-8101-A, BMO-8101-B, 8101 C and 8101 D scratched off from the run-off area of the vinyls
      - "Dio Rules" etched on the run-off area
      - Blank white sleeves
      - Might have been altered from the original version by a previous owner, although the etchings look like genuine
      - White labels with "10-70/I" printed on side A, "8-71/II" twice on side B, "8-71/I" on side C and D
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  • Japan
      - BMO 8101 A 1D, BMO 8101 B 1D, BMO 8101 C 1D and BMO 8101 D 1D printed (typed text) on the run-off area of the vinyls
      - Blank white labels
      - Open purple/white sleeves
      - Some sources call this bootleg as "Black Sabbath"
      - Slightly better sound quality than on the Italian printing
      - Ebay prices:
        - 20.02.2006 $66
        - 12.03.2007 $50
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Metalurgy: Heavy Metal Sampler
A:
  1. Venom: Angel Dust
  2. Iron Maiden: Iron Maiden
  3. Iron Maiden: Running Free
  4. Iron Maiden: Victims
  5. Iron Maiden: Sanctuary
  6. Iron Maiden: Killers
B:
  1. Saxon: Stallions Of The Highway
  2. Saxon: Motorcycle Man
  3. Saxon: Backs To The Wall
  4. Saxon: 767
  5. Saxon: Rock 'N' Roll
C:
  1. Black Sabbath: Die Young
  2. Black Sabbath: Neon Knights
  3. Black Sabbath: Heaven And Hell
D:
  1. Scorpions: Back Stage Queen
  2. Scorpions: Pictured Life
  3. Scorpions: Love Drive
  4. Scorpions: He's A Woman, She's A Man
E:
  1. Ozzy Osbourne: I Don't Know
  2. Ozzy Osbourne: Crazy Train
  3. Ozzy Osbourne: Believer
  4. Ozzy Osbourne: Mister Crowley
F:
  1. Motörhead: Ace Of Spades
  2. Motörhead: The Hammer
  3. Motörhead: Bomber
  4. Motörhead: Capricorn
  5. Motörhead: Overkill
  6. Motörhead: Motörhead
    Black Sabbath recorded live at Civic Centre in Providence, RI, USA, August 12th, 1980. Same recording as Heavy Metal Holocaust (the 3LP bootleg).
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  • HMTL-1/2/3/4/5/6, USA
    - Black vinyls, yellow labels
    - Identical sleeve with the first version of this bootleg
    - Boxed set, comes in a black cardboard box, identical with the box with the Heavy Metal Holocaust boxed set, possibly from the same person who manufactured it as well.
    - Second printing of the Heavy Metal Holocaust bootleg, supposedly from the USA
    - Click here for a picture of the contents of the package.
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Metalurgy: Heavy Metal Sampler
A:
  1. Black Sabbath: Die Young
  2. Black Sabbath: Neon Knights
  3. Black Sabbath: Heaven And Hell
B:
  1. Scorpions: Back Stage Queen
  2. Scorpions: Pictured Life
  3. Scorpions: Love Drive
  4. Scorpions: He's A Woman, She's A Man
    Black Sabbath recorded live at Civic Centre in Providence, RI, USA, August 12th, 1980. Same recording as Heavy Metal Holocaust (the 3LP bootleg).
  • HMTL-3/4, USA
    - Single LP release with photocopied sleeve
    - Blank yellow labels
    - Might be "hand-made" by a previous owner?
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Never To Return
A:
  1. Supertzar (Intro by Frank Zappa)
  2. All Moving Parts (Stand Still) (recorded live at Madison Square Garden, New York, December 1976)
  3. Under The Sun
  4. Wheels Of Confusion
  5. Embryo (recorded live at Hollywood Bowl, October 1972)
  6. Children Of The Grave (with Brian May, recorded live at Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK January 1981)
B:
  1. Blue Suede Shoes (recorded live at Beat Club, Bremen, Germany, 1970)
  2. Paranoid-Heaven And Hell-Blues Jam (Tony Iommi & Lita Ford, recorded live at Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ, USA November 1984)
  3. Tall Stories (Bill Ward Solo as from Metal Shop, October 1986)
  4. Over The Mountain (Ozzy with Bernie Torme, Memphis, April 1982)
    Copy of the first LP of the Archangel bootleg.
  • ?
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Nuclear Poisoner
A:
  1. Neon Knights
  2. N.I.B.
  3. Children Of The Sea
  4. Sweet Leaf
B:
  1. Black Sabbath
  2. Heaven And Hell
  3. Iron Man
    Recorded live at Sun Plaza Hall, Tokyo, Japan on November 18th, 1980.
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  • Pimpels Records 81/82, Japan
      - Color picture sleeves
      - Ebay prices:
        - 20.02.2006 $59
        - 06.06.2006 $16
        - 06.04.2007 $25
        - 29.04.2007 $39
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  • Pimpels Records 81/82, Japan
      - Color picture sleeves
      - Claims to be a promo release
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  • Pimpels Records 81/82, Japan
      - Color picture sleeves
      - Red vinyl (translucent red with some black specks in the vinyl)
      - Ebay prices:
        - 31.01.2006 $92
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  • Pimpels Records 81/82, Japan
      - Color picture sleeves
      - Red vinyl (translucent red with some black specks in the vinyl)
      - Golden letters on the front cover claiming to be a promo release
      - Ebay prices:
        - 25.10.2006 $52
        - 05.03.2007 $63
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  • Pimpels Records 81/82, Japan
      - Plain white sleeves
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  • Pimpels Records 81/82, Japan
      - Black and white cover
      - Cover looks like hand-made by a previous owner, but at least two identical copies exist.
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  • Pimpels Records 81/82, Japan
      - Black and white cover
      - Different cover design as on the other b&w version
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  • Pimpels Records 81/82, Japan
      - Black and white cover
      - Black Sabbath cross logo on the front, band picture on the back
      - Possibly limited edition of 25 copies, the back sleeve says "14/25" in this copy featured here
      - Click here for back sleeve picture.
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Their Satanic Majesties Return
A:
  1. Supertzar
  2. War Pigs
  3. Neon Knights
  4. Heaven And Hell
B:
  1. N.I.B.
  2. Iron Man
  3. Die Young
  4. Paranoid
    Recorded live at Civic Centre in Providence, RI, USA on August 12th, 1980.
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  • OBS-1666-A/OBS-1666-B (only stenciled on the vinyl run-off area), Brazil
      - Blank white sleeve with black/white picture insert as the sleeve, skull design with "A John Row Production" text
      - Reissue of the original "Death Riders" bootleg
      - Country of origin most likely Brazil
  • OBS-1666-A/OBS-1666-B (only stenciled on the vinyl run-off area), Brazil
      - Blank red sleeve with red/black picture insert as the sleeve, skull design with "A John Row Production" text
      - Reissue of the original "Death Riders" bootleg
      - Country of origin most likely Brazil
  • OBS-1666-A/OBS-1666-B (only stenciled on the vinyl run-off area), Brazil
      - Blank black sleeve with green/black picture insert as the sleeve, skull design with "A John Row Production" text
      - Reissue of the original "Death Riders" bootleg
      - Country of origin most likely Brazil, although labels say MADE IN USA.
      - The quality of the insert sleeve is poorer than on the US printing
      - Same master plates used with the US printing
      - Click here for label picture.
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  • OBS-1666-A/OBS-1666-B (only stenciled on the vinyl run-off area), Brazil
      - Blank black sleeve with red/black picture insert as the sleeve, skull design with "A John Row Production" text
      - Reissue of the original "Death Riders" bootleg
      - Country of origin most likely Brazil
  • OBS-1666-A/OBS-1666-B (only stenciled on the vinyl run-off area), Brazil
      - Blank black sleeve with black/white picture insert as the sleeve, skull design with "A John Row Production" text
      - Reissue of the original "Death Riders" bootleg
      - Country of origin most likely Brazil
  • OBS-1666-A/OBS-1666-B (only stenciled on the vinyl run-off area)
      - Green/black picture insert as the sleeve, skull design without "A John Row Production" text
      - Reissue of the original "Death Riders" bootleg
  • OBS-1666-A/OBS-1666-B (only stenciled on the vinyl run-off area)
      - Green/black picture insert as the sleeve, skull design with "A John Row Production" text
      - White labels, 9.2 cm in diameter
      - Reissue of the original "Death Riders" bootleg
      - Click here for picture of the front sleeve
      - Ebay prices:
        - 12.08.2007 $12
        - 16.11.2007 $40
        - 25.11.2007 $37
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  • OBS-1666-A/OBS-1666-B (only stenciled on the vinyl run-off area)
      - Green/black picture insert as the sleeve, skull design with "A John Row Production" text
      - Pink labels, 10.1 cm in diameter
      - Reissue of the original "Death Riders" bootleg
      - Click here for picture of the front sleeve
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