The Eternal Idol
Eternal Idol
Released November 23, 1987
Length 42:42
Label Vertigo (UK)
Warner Bros. (US)

The Eternal Idol is the twelth studio album by Black Sabbath.

The Tony Martin version was released in 1987. The Ray Gillen version was released in 2010 as a bonus disc.

Ray Gillen performs a laugh on both versions.

Tracklist of Tony Martin version

  1. The Shining
  2. Ancient Warrior
  3. Hard Life to Love
  4. Glory Ride
  5. Born to Lose
  6. Nightmare
  7. Scarlet Pimpernel (Instrumental)
  8. Lost Forever
  9. Eternal Idol


Additional musicians

  • Bev Bevan: cymbals on "Scarlet Pimpernel" and "Eternal Idol"
Black Sabbath studio albums
Black Sabbath, Paranoid, Master of Reality, Vol. 4, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, Sabotage, Technical Ecstasy, Never Say Die!, Heaven and Hell, Mob Rules, Born Again, Seventh Star, The Eternal Idol, Headless Cross, Tyr, Dehumanizer, Cross Purposes, Forbidden, 13
The Eternal Idol
The Shining, Ancient Warrior, Hard Life to Love, Glory Ride, Born to Lose, Nightmare, Scarlet Pimpernel, Lost Forever, Eternal Idol