Mob Rules

Universal Music India Ltd.
Release date
5 Apr 2010
Running length
25 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Turn Up the Night 3:40 105,033
2 Voodoo 4:33 87,509
3 The Sign of the Southern Cross 7:46 55,668
4 E5150 2:54 60,238
5 The Mob Rules 3:13 101,658
6 Country Girl 4:03 64,765
7 Slipping Away 3:45 53,583
8 Falling Off the Edge of the World 5:04 57,246
9 Over and Over 5:29 50,502
10 Die Young (Live) 4:37 1,413
11 The Mob Rules (Alternative Version) 3:14 97
1 E5150 (Live At Hammersmith Odeon) 1:18 45
2 Neon Knights (Live at Hammersmith Odeon) 4:36 114
3 N.I.B. (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon) 5:17 27
4 Children Of The Sea (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon) 6:08 33
5 Country Girl (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon) 3:53 31
6 Black Sabbath (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon) 8:25 46
7 War Pigs (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon) 7:41 33
8 Slipping Away (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon) 3:19 29
9 Iron Man (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon) 7:05 36
10 The Mob Rules (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon) 3:35 48
11 Heaven & Hell (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon) 14:26 18
12 Paranoid (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon) 3:22 27
13 Voodoo (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon) 5:45 17
14 Children Of The Grave (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon) 5:05 79

About this album

Mob Rules is Black Sabbath’s tenth studio album, released in 1981 following the success of Heaven and Hell. It peaked at number 29 on the charts.

It was the first album to feature Vinny Appice on drums, who had replaced original member Bill Ward on the tour in support of the previous year’s Heaven and Hell. This led to Ozzy Osbourne dubbing the line-up “Geezer and the three Wops”.

It is rumoured that the cover art for this album, by famed artist Greg Hildebrandt, contains a heavily-disguised message that reads “KILL OZZY,”. It is apparently located toward the bottom of the picture, on the ground, written in a dark, crimson colour. However, the message is barely legible, and it is widely believed that the purported text is coincidental. The artwork was not created specifically for the album, for one thing, having been done in the 1970s, but was licensed for use.

The lyrical themes are dark, notably on tracks such as “The Sign of the Southern Cross” and “Falling Off the Edge of the World”.

The Live Evil album was recorded on the Mob Rules tour.

The album is included in the Black Sabbath box set The Rules of Hell.

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  • Wacke666

    Amazing album!

    17 Oct 10:06pm Reply
  • DonMatt447

    Dio sucks?? I hope you'll burn in hell [2]

    30 Mar 4:16am Reply
  • monisiowaty

    Dio sucks?? I hope you'll burn in hell

    27 Mar 11:44pm Reply
  • Maquina_Muerte

    i definitely spotted 'ozzy' on this album cover, LOL

    31 Jan 12:49pm Reply
  • metal4life87

    sandycandygrl82 you need to clean you the ear wax from your ears..

    27 Jan 3:42am Reply
  • nlventura93

    Classic Album. A must listen for Dio/Sabbath fans. The Sign of the Southern Cross!! \m/

    1 Oct 2013 Reply
  • hanshan85

    I'll go ahead and say it- the BEST METAL RECORD EVER.

    15 Sep 2013 Reply
  • mk741

    Much better than Heaven and Hell, which was far too Dio-heavy (vocally and lyrically) for a Sabbath record.

    28 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Marsbergen

    This was the second Heaven and Hell album if you ask me.

    24 Feb 2013 Reply
  • ImSickAndTired

    If you listen to fools...

    23 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Megadieftw

    Amazing! His voice is just magical! It's fantastic combined with Iomi's unique guitar work!

    23 May 2012 Reply
  • Melz_xXx

    ps. Best Sabbath's cover.

    8 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Melz_xXx

    Worse than "Heaven and Hell", Dehumanizer and The Devil You Know (H&H is just Sabbath with another name), but still very good.

    8 Apr 2012 Reply
  • holyrebels

    it is better than Heaven and Hell [3]

    11 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Mr_Perry

    Second best album with Dio.

    26 Feb 2012 Reply
  • black87FXR

    "Geezer and the three Wops"?! LMAO Fuckin Ozzy!...

    12 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Headbanghoofd

    possibly my favorite Sabbath album!

    2 Feb 2012 Reply
  • PabloFromPoland

    Worse than "Heaven and Hell", but still much better than later Sabbath's albums ("Dehumanizer" is also very good, I can't say it about the rest albums).

    22 Dec 2011 Reply
  • krecixE

    Riff from Country Girl is epic

    8 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Jpnylonmag

    I got this in vinyl, the original 1981 edition...Call me hipster but it rules.

    3 Oct 2011 Reply
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