Born Again

Born AgainBorn Again

Warner Bros 23978-1
Vertigo 814-271-1
Released August 7, 1983

Track Listing

  • Trashed
  • Stonehenge
  • Disturbing the Priest
  • The Dark
  • Zero the Hero
  • Digital Bitch
  • Born Again
  • Hot Line
  • Keep it Warm


  • Tony Iommi – Guitar, flute
  • Geezer Butler – Bass
  • Bill Ward – Drums
  • Ian Gillan – Vocals
  • Geoff Nicholls – Keyboards


  • Produced by Robin Black & Black Sabbath
  • Engineered by Robin Black & Steve Chase
  • Recorded at the Manor Studio, Shipton on Cherwell, Oxfordshire, England
  • Mastered (1983) by Hans Brethouwer

Tony’s Thoughts

Tony’s thoughts forthcoming.



  1. Born Again, what can you say? Polarizes many fans, hate it or love it, no in between. Me? I cant get enough of this album. When i first heard i knew nothing of Gillan, the vocal acrobatics scared me to death! His screams and wails are just demonic, and i think he suits the tracks perfectly. I never really had a problem with the muddy production, it adds to the over all aura i think. HEAVY is the word needed here. This album is so heavy with some of Tonys best riffs ever. Trashed, Disturbing the Priest, Zero the Hero absolutely pummel, and that’s just side one! Digital Bitch us great fun, then the title track – Gillan surpasses all previous efforts on this, crazy high pitched screaming abound. It ends with two more iron hard riff filled tracks, Hot Line and Keep it Warm. Tonys lead solos on this album are on fire, total abandon, they give me goose bumps to this day. Born Again is another criminally dismissed lp, real fans should open up to it and just immerse them selves in the treacle thick sludge that is Born Again!

  2. this is the greatest Black sabbath album hands down. i saw the Born again tour and it was the louadest show i ever saw. gillan has the greatest voice hands down . i pray and hope someday that this tour will come out on DVD . i want to relive this show again . the BEST SHOW I EVER SAW IN MY LIFE. so i can only hope that tony can get this tour out on DVD soon .

  3. Saw this tour in Paris but they had the ELO drummer filling in for Bill Ward for some reason

  4. I saw this tour in 1983 in Cleveland with Quiet Riot opening I had 2nd row seats and this was an incredible show. It was loud as hell. Ian Gillian can sing great and Tony & Geezer’s riff were heavy. Bill Ward did a great job on the drums that night. This lp is so underrated and its a great Black Sabbath LP.

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