- Vertigo Records
- Warner Bros. ( U.S. and Canada)
- Glenn Hughes - vocals ( in the original version and the deluxe edition disc 1 )
- Tony Iommi - Guitar
- Dave Spitz - Bass
- Geoff Nicholls - Keyboards
- Eric Singer - drums
- Gordon Copley - Bass (with No Stranger to Love )
- Ray Gillen - vocals on the Deluxe Edition, Disc 2
Seventh Star is the twelfth studio album by the British heavy metal band Black Sabbath. It was released in January 1986.
The album should be no Black Sabbath album originally. The band had disbanded after the low point Born Again and the subsequent disastrous tour. Instead, it should be the first solo album by guitarist Tony Iommi. At the instigation of the label and manager Don Arden it was released as Black Sabbath featuring Tony Iommi. The ex- Deep Purple vocalist Glenn Hughes sang on the album, but he did not play bass, as he did with Deep Purple. Against this background, the songwriting blues accented fell out of common than with Black Sabbath. Even Hughes ' vocals were completely different from the Ozzy Osbournes, which was reflected also at the following tour activities in which Hughes was after five performances replaced by Ray Gillen.
2010, the album was re-released as a double CD. The second CD featured a concert with Ray Gillen of 1986.
Eduardo Rivadavia of Allmusic called Seventh Star " often misunderstood and underrated ". He missed three out of five stars.
All tracks were written by Tony Iommi, but some texts were written by Glenn Hughes, Geoff Nicholls and Jeff Glixman.
Deluxe Edition 2010, Disc 1, bonus track
Deluxe Edition 2010, Disc 2
Recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon in London on 2 June 1986