BLACK SABBATH – Heaven and Hell

Black Sabbath – Heaven and Hell (1980, Warner Bros. Records)

Track Listing:
1. “Neon Knights” … 3:49
2. “Children of the Sea” … 5:30
3. “Lady Evil” … 4:22
4. “Heaven and Hell” … 6:56
5. “Wishing Well” … 4:02
6. “Die Young” … 4:41
7. “Walk Away” … 4:21
8. “Lonely is the Word” … 5:49

Ronnie James Dio – Vocals
Tony Iommi – Guitar
Geezer Butler – Bass
Bill Ward – Drums

Additional Musicians:
Geoff Nicholls – keyboards

Produced by: Martin Birch

Ah! Out with the Ozzy, in with the Dio! Now *this* is a Black Sabbath I can really enjoy (the Tony Martin era still remains my fave though). The debut of the Ronnie James Dio-fronted Sabbath is one of Sabbath’s best albums. The band was definitely freed by Dio’s range, embracing new sounds they couldn’t have pulled off with Ozzy.

The album’s crown jewel is the title track. “Heaven and Hell” is a scorcher, and probably the best Dio Sabbath song, I really love the way it picks up the pace a bit past the four minute mark.

Highlights: “Neon Knights”, “Children of the Sea”, “Lady Evil”, “Heaven and Hell”, “Die Young”


Posted on October 8, 2008, in Black Sabbath, Collection and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

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