The Wizard (Black Sabbath song)

original song written, composed, and performed by Black Sabbath

"The Wizard" is a 1970 song by English heavy metal band Black Sabbath. The song is on their first studio album Black Sabbath. On music charts, it went to number 4 in the United Kingdom and number 61 in the United States.

"The Wizard"
Single by Black Sabbath
from the album Black Sabbath
Released24 March 1970 (France)[1]
GenreHeavy metal[2][3]
Producer(s)Rodger Bain
Black Sabbath singles chronology
"Evil Woman"
"The Wizard"


  1. "Black Sabbath singles".
  2. Monger, James Christopher. "Black Sabbath | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 13 November 2019. Flush with eventual [heavy metal] genre classics like 'The Wizard,' 'N.I.B.,' and the aforementioned title cut, Black Sabbath was initially dismissed by critics
  3. Wilson, Scott A. (2015). Music at the Extremes: Essays on Sounds Outside the Mainstream. McFarland. p. 131. ISBN 978-1-47662-006-0.