Heaven and Hell - (Import CD)
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- Heavy Metal
- Mono / Stereo
- Heaven and Hell
Black Sabbath: Ronnie James Dio (vocals); Tony Iommi (guitar); Geezer Butler (bass); Bill Ward (drums).
Additional personnel: Geoff Nicholls (keyboards).
Recorded at Criteria Recording Studios, Miami, Florida and Studio Ferber, Paris, France.
While Black Sabbath remained one of heavy metal's top concert draws throughout the late '70s, the band's albums of the era proved to not be on par with its earlier work. This creative weakness was what caused vocalist Ozzy Osbourne to split from the band in 1979 to launch a highly successful solo career. Sabbath used the opportunity to refocus its direction, eventually replacing the group's batty frontman with ex-Rainbow member Ronnie James Dio. The new line-up's first album, 1980's HEAVEN AND HELL, proved to be Black Sabbath's most successful (both commercially and artistically) in a long time. The opening number, "Neon Knights," remains one of Sabbath's most ferocious, while "Children of the Sea" alternates between dark, brooding metal and a gentle melodicism that's stressed even further on "Lady Evil" and "Die Young."
- Country of Origin
- Studio / Live
- Black Sabbath
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Neon Knights
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Children of the Sea
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Lady Evil
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Heaven and Hell
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Wishing Well
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Die Young
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Walk Away
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Lonely Is the Word
- WEA (Distributor)
- 39m 30s
- Video Disabled
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