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Black Sabbath — Planet Caravan
Album: Paranoid
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Released: 1971
Length: 4:17
Plays (last 30 days): 1
We sail through endless skies
Stars shine like eyes
The black night sighs

The moon in silver dreams
Falls down in beams
Light of the night

The Earth a purple blaze
Of sapphire haze
In orbit always

While down below the trees
Bathed in cool breeze
Silver starlight
Breaks dawn from night

And so we pass on by
The crimson eye
Of great god Mars
As we travel the universe
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Ah, that guitar outro!  Just magical... 
Just listened to Ozzy's 2020 album. Sounds pretty frigg'n awesome, along the lines of Diary of a Madman'
 The_Enemy wrote:

I never have found that cassette. A shame, really.
 

Absolute laugh riot @ '70 posting....!! 🤣 Good times....gr8 days, those.....
 jbuhl wrote:
They should have done more numbers like this.
 

"Solitude" on Masters of Reality is close (another "chill" song)
truly beautiful
From the  most excellent Planet Caravan to Edie Brickell? Oh man, what a buzzkill! 
 jpstfx28 wrote:
Subtle Sabbath chirp from Bill there haha.  not appreciated from a big Sabbath fan

 
I'm with you on that one. Had them autograph this album for me back in the mid 70's. Still have it and still gets regular spin time on the turn table.
They should have done more numbers like this.
Any y'all read I Am Ozzy? Good stuff!
lush

Wow! A Black Sabbath song I like in a non-ironic way. 
 skyhigh_71 wrote:
most excellent transition from Django Reindhart
 
Really?! For me, it drained all of the energy out of the room.
most excellent transition from Django Reindhart
 The_Enemy wrote (back in 2007!):
One of the great advantages of vinyl is you can mess with the speeds.

Play this song at 45 or better, 78. It sounds like freaky aliens on drugs and you can still make out the lyrics.

I think I still have a cassette somewhere with this. Great for parties.


 
I never have found that cassette. A shame, really.
Nice to hear some more obscure tunes from old favorites
 buddy wrote:
I remember the first time OV came over to jam at my house. I told him to bring some percussion instruments.  He backed his pickup up to my garage, and it was filled to overflowing with all manner of things to beat on...a trap set, various other drums, a couple of suitcases of miscellaneous metal and other kinds of objects for different effects, you name it.  Once we got him more or less all unpacked and set up, he handed me a lyric sheet for Planet Caravan, asking if I thought I could figure that one out.  I think I first worked out the guitar part to that song around 1976 or so.  I didn't take long for a fast run through, then we dwelled on it for a good while, OV trying out different sounds with his menagerie of percussive items.  

I'll never forget it...magic.

{#Meditate}

 
you and the horse you rode in on...
Subtle Sabbath chirp from Bill there haha.  not appreciated from a big Sabbath fan
 Kilroy wrote:
This made me laugh:

"Does not sound like a typical Black Sabbath song... which is a plus, for a lot of us."
-Bill

 
{#Yes}{#Clap}
I remember the first time OV came over to jam at my house. I told him to bring some percussion instruments.  He backed his pickup up to my garage, and it was filled to overflowing with all manner of things to beat on...a trap set, various other drums, a couple of suitcases of miscellaneous metal and other kinds of objects for different effects, you name it.  Once we got him more or less all unpacked and set up, he handed me a lyric sheet for Planet Caravan, asking if I thought I could figure that one out.  I think I first worked out the guitar part to that song around 1976 or so.  I didn't take long for a fast run through, then we dwelled on it for a good while, OV trying out different sounds with his menagerie of percussive items.  

I'll never forget it...magic.

{#Meditate}
This made me laugh:

"Does not sound like a typical Black Sabbath song... which is a plus, for a lot of us."
-Bill
As others have commented.  Trippy.  Wish that had done more of this stuff.

Ozzy is actually pretty good when he focuses on the music and not being OZZY.  The band actually got good reviews on there last tour.  
RP doing me proud again. 
These blokes are way too mellow. Will never make it. 
 ScottishWillie wrote:

Really like this mellow side of Black Sabbath. Shame they didn’t pursue this direction.



 
Actually they did on some later albums. There are some of those tracks I played for some friends and I asked "do you know what band this is" and they could not recognize Black Sabbath.
Wow Bill I thought I was on the wrong station, this is wonderful thank you. Their latest recording "13" with Ozzy has a song that is quite close to this, check it out King of the master mix.
Great Song,  also without Ozzy on the mic!{#Notworthy}
Clam caravan!
Great trippy track from a great album
 jhorton wrote:
I'm not a BS fan, but  I wish this would go on for at least 20 minutes.....
 

 
So true. Great trippy/mellow vibe
I'm not a BS fan, but  I wish this would go on for at least 20 minutes.....
 
 ScottishWillie wrote:

Really like this mellow side of Black Sabbath. Shame they didn’t pursue this direction.



 

Agreed.  
great stuff! {#Boohoo}
 ScottishWillie wrote:

Really like this mellow side of Black Sabbath. Shame they didn’t pursue this direction.



 
Exactly.  This is a classy number.
I was in jr high when I got this 8 track.  I don't think I was ever the same....

changed from a 2 to a 5 after learning, surprisingly, this was Black Sabbath.


 neuticle wrote:
aaaah, washes away that Natalie Merchant from earlier...

 
I always thought Sabbath and Natalie had a lot in common.  On some of their tunes one can barely tell them apart.  This is a cool groove; Tommy Iommi is a better guitarist than he's generally been given credit for.
fantastic album  awesome tracks
 springof63 wrote:
Sabbath on RP! nice

oh go on play 'Fairies Wear Boots' please, go on, pretty please . . . ?

oh well, guess i knew you wouldn't

 
PRETTY PLEEEEEAASSE?!!!

would be super right 
Takes me back to my mid-teens ... the formative years for my musical tastes today!
Sabbath on RP! nice

oh go on play 'Fairies Wear Boots' please, go on, pretty please . . . ?

oh well, guess i knew you wouldn't

Really like this mellow side of Black Sabbath. Shame they didn’t pursue this direction.


Sweet track!
wow, cool… perhaps we can hear more early Black Sabbath? please  : )
{#Good-vibes}
When I bought this album in early 1971 at the tender age of 15, there were stacked piles of the album on store shelves.  I listened to it obsessively for almost 3 months and then suddenly stopped.  I never played it again and did not bother following Black Sabbath or similar.

This sounds pretty decent.  BS had a huge influence.   The influence on me was fleeting I suppose....
{#Sunny}
 Good Question.  Poacher wrote:

Mine too. I always wondered why they did not do more stuff like this.

 





Sounds great on clear vinyl also...



 
Bought this album when it came out... Thanks for the refresher.
tripping thru the summer country with avalon and my caravan
Holy mother of god, am I hearing right? Thanks for playing this masterpiece!
It doesn't get much better than this.
It's a good song. Prefers the Pantera version though. The lyrics by Anselmo are clearer and not as spaced out as Ozzy's.
Dorm room:  towel under the door:  very smokey:  listening to Planet Caravan:  hypnotic:  fast forward to watching Ozzie stumble around in the only reality show ever worth watching.  Strange days, indeed
Black Who?
I liked Paranoid a lot when I was in high school. Listened to it a lot and I'm amazed this song was on it. I don't remember it at all.
 neuticle wrote:
aaaah, washes away that Natalie Merchant from earlier...
 
{#Roflol}     yes indeed!

We sail through endless skies
stars shine like eyes
the black night sighs
The moon in silver trees
falls down in tears
light of the night
The earth, a purple blaze
of sapphire haze
in orbit always

While down below the trees
bathed in cool breeze
silver starlight breaks down the night
And so we pass on by the crimson eye
of great god Mars
as we travel the universe


Never would have guessed who this was.....
 DaveInVA wrote:
My favorite Black Sabbath tune {#Music}
 
Mine too. I always wondered why they did not do more stuff like this.
 AGAMEMNON wrote:
Hey guys, I'm pretty sure Black Sabbath "Paranoid" came out in 1969. I graduated from High School in 1969 and it was one of my favorite albums.
 
The U.S. release of "Paranoid" was held up until January 1971, because the first album was still on the charts (at least in the U.K.).  The band was only formed in 1969.


WOOOOW!
For those of you surprised by this track, I highly recommend you check out Black Sabbath (the 1st album) and listen to Paranoid straight through. There is truly something special about these albums and the breadth of sound and style they convey, while still being distinctly Sabbath.

THAT was Black Sabbath?   Who knew???    


Sorry, wait, that was SABBATH?
Love it.
Ozzie...Is that you Ozzie?
RP is the only radio station in the world that would play this deeeeeeeep cut
Hey guys, I'm pretty sure Black Sabbath "Paranoid" came out in 1969. I graduated from High School in 1969 and it was one of my favorite albums.
So unbelievably mellow and heavy all at once..  A bit more of Black Sabbath's lesser-played tunes please!

9


aaaah, washes away that Natalie Merchant from earlier...
Sabbath...one of the most underrated RnB bands ever...Sabbra Cadabbra is truly epic. Amazing band...:)))
scrubbrush wrote:
i don't know how Bill comes up with transitions like Regina Spektor to Black Sabbath, but i love it
+1

the only band Better than Led Zeppelin{#Angel}

Nice track..............too bad Ozzies music turned to gibberish crap as he aged
 blotto wrote:
30 years later and not near as mind altered, and it still sounds pretty good.
 
Hah! (At least now we know the voice was supposed to sound that way!)
Never really occurred to me before how cheesy the cover photo/art is.


I love this song! From italy
Prefer the cover by Pantera, but nevertheless a great song!
Sabbath Rocks!!!!!!
Perfect song to chill to while wrapping up the work week{#Bounce}
30 years later and not near as mind altered, and it still sounds pretty good.
I like it...suprised that it's Black Sabbath.
Had ABSOLUTELY no clue that SABBATH
was that good!

Song sounds to me as being from 2010!

JUST AMAZING!

EDIT:
I try to imagine how many million more albums
they could have sold - had the COVER not been so
ridiculously STUPID!!!

 mcklein18 wrote:
More Sabbath!!!
 

yes, probably one of the most boring songs i have heard. i was just actually telling SO that when i bought this vinyl in 1972 i would pick up the "needle" and move it to the next song "iron man". i always skipped this song since i first bought the record and still do.
My favorite Black Sabbath tune {#Music}
i don't know how Bill comes up with transitions like Regina Spektor to Black Sabbath, but i love it
More Sabbath!!!
I would have sworn this was Robyn Trower, it sounds just like 'Bridge of Sighs'. Not a bad thing.

Another one in my time capsule ... have forgotten how good these guys were! {#Devil_pimp}{#Chillpill}



 Xeric wrote:
If Sabbath COULD do this, how come they never DID?
 

Is it just me, or is this comment some kind of existential black hole?

Wow - this takes me back. Superb.
 Xeric wrote:
If Sabbath COULD do this, how come they never DID?
 
They did. "Solitude" from their next album, "Master of Reality", is similar in style.

I like the rest too, not just the quiet pieces; even the later ones with Dio... RIP Ronnie :(


Have album - dont know song!
SHAME ON ME!
If Sabbath COULD do this, how come they never DID?
truly godlike
STILL ALIVE AND KICKING HA HA HA  COUGH COUGH COUGH EYE EYE EYE
This is on a rrrreally great compilation CD called "LateNightTales: Air". The whole LateNightTales set is extremolutely fantasterrific and would be well appreciated by RP listeners.

 cosmiclint wrote:

I'm diggin' it too

 
I must admit I would have never heard this if it wasn't for RP.  Again.

 DaveInVA wrote:
Real good Sunday set so far
 
I'm diggin' it too

...this really does not sound at all like ozzy osbourne's voice to me...

This is Black Sabbath?  Black Sabbath?  How can that be . . . I mean . . .  it's, it's . . . good.  I like it.
 horstman wrote:

Wow! What are the odds of that?

 

{#Lol}
Real good Sunday set so far
Ah, sweet memories of cruising around in my 1970 VW bug, dazed and confused, with this entire album blasting from my 8 track!!!
 d00kie wrote:
First Song I ever heard on RP!!!! I Love it!
 
Wow! What are the odds of that?

I hear some of their influence in Weens music at times...

Very, very nice!!
Brings back a lot of memories...
What I like to listen to on my deck on a Sunday morning with a coffee and the papers.
 dawndays wrote:
Pantera does a good job with this too :) Again, not what you'd expect.
 
Agreed. 

I like the Pantera cover better, although the rest of the album ("Far Beyond Driven") on which said song appears is pretty much junk.  Having said that, |Sabbath| >> |Pantera|. 



Was smitten with this album for about 3 months right after it was released.  Then I asked:  "Why I am listening to this?"  And immediately stopped playing the album and went on to other things.

This might be one of the better songs on the album if I recall correctly.


W.
T.
F.
This was one of my favorite Black Sabbath songs from when it came out. Hadn't heard it in years til now. Still holds up very well to the test of time. I hear their influence in some of Weens stuff.
I AM IRON-man!

Just kidding, folks.

Totally dig this song.

Bathed in cool breeze
Silver starlight breaks down the night
And so we pass on by the crimson eye
Of great God Mars


Niiiice.
Ive been craving sounds from this album!! Thanks RP!b {#Meditate}

I lookin' for another like this


First Song I ever heard on RP!!!! I Love it!