Black Sabbath version
It was covered in 1970 by Black Sabbath and, as "Evil Woman", released as their first single. The song also appeared on the band's debut album, Black Sabbath, later that year.
"The Crow original is more uptempo than Sabbath's rendering," observed Sabbath fanzine editor Peter Scott. "The song comes across a lot happier and the vocals are delivered in a stronger, less morbid vein… The whole middle section solo is done with a trumpet – something which definitely would not have fitted into the context of Black Sabbath, the band or LP."
Despite being Sabbath's first single, "Evil Woman" was excluded from their debut album in the United States, being replaced by its B-side "Wicked World". It was first officially released in the US in 2002, on the compilation Symptom of the Universe: The Original Black Sabbath 1970–1978.