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Black Sabbath ‎– Technical Ecstasy (1976) - New Vinyl 2013 Rhino Records 180Gram Reissue - Metal / Proto-Doom


Technical Ecstasy, Black Sabbath’s seventh studio record, was released in September of 1976. Technical Ecstasy continued the band's separation from its signature doom and darkness that had been such a trademark of the band's early career. While the album's lyrics dealt with topics such as drug dealers, prostitution, and transvestites, the music itself was seldom dark, and tracks like "Rock 'n' Roll Doctor" and "It's Alright" (the latter sung by drummer Bill Ward—a decision supported by Ozzy Osbourne), were very different from Black Sabbath's earlier recordings. Also, the band continued experimenting with keyboards and synthesizers more so than previous albums. The track "She's Gone" features orchestrations.


A1 Back Street Kids 3:46
A2 You Won't Change Me 6:34
A3 It's Alright 3:58
A4 Gypsy 5:10
B1 All Moving Parts (Stand Still) 4:59
B2 Rock 'N' Roll Doctor 3:25
B3 She's Gone 4:51
B4 Dirty Women 7:15


Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Rhino Entertainment Company
  • Marketed By – Rhino Entertainment Company
  • Pressed By – Rainbo Records – S-86386
  • Pressed By – Rainbo Records – S-86387
  • Copyright (c) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
  • Published By – Tro-Essex Music International, Inc.
  • Recorded At – Criteria Recording Studios
  • Mixed At – Criteria Recording Studios
  • Mastered At – Warner Bros. Recording Studios



  • Design [Robots Designed By] – George Hardie
  • Design [Sleeve] – Hipgnosis 
  • Engineer – Robin Black
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Spock Wall
  • Illustration [Robots Drawn By] – Richard Manning 
  • Keyboards, Arranged By [Additional] – Gerald Woodruffe
  • Lacquer Cut By – RM
  • Mastered By – Bobby Hata, Tony Iommi
  • Mixed By – Robin Black, Tony Iommi
  • Performer – Bill Ward, Geezer Butler, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi
  • Producer – Black Sabbath
  • Sleeve [Inner Sleeve] – Colin Elgie
  • Written-By, Arranged By – Black Sabbath



Recorded and mixed at Criteria Studios, Miamia Florida
Mastered at Warner Bros Studios, California