Together for a short but memorable time – a trio of studio albums, a classic live album, and a couple of tours – the second coming of BLACK SABBATH began in 1979 when founding members Tony Iommi, Terry“Geezer” Butler and Bill Ward were joined by Ronnie James Dio. The former singer of Elf (and later Rainbow and Dio) added his fiery, demonic howl to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group’s crushing mix of iconic riffs, gloomy grooves and doom-soaked imagery.
This gatefold triple album features Dio, Iommi, Butler and Appice LIVE at Hammersmith Odeon in January 1982 during SABBATH’S tour for The Mob Rules. Now available for the first time on LIMITED EDITION NUMBERED vinyl, the concert spotlights SABBATH as they storm through 14 of the Dio-era’s best including, “Neon Knights”, “Heaven And Hell”, “Children Of The Sea” and “Country Girl.” The band also performs several pre-Dio classics including, “Paranoid”, “Children Of The Grave” and a white-hot version of “War Pigs.”
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