2LP – Deluxe Edition 180g Black Vinyl Remastered and Expanded with 15 Tracks. Housed in a Gatefold Sleeve.
Singer Ronnie James Dio joined Black Sabbath in 1979 which resulted in two back-to-back classic albums: Heaven And Hell and Mob Rules. On those memorable albums, Dio’s soaring tenor and gothic songwriting were the perfect foil for the band’s bone-crushing mix of razor-sharp riffs, intense grooves, and dark imagery.
BMG salutes the long shadow cast by this short-lived line-up with newly remastered versions of both albums expanded with rare and unreleased music. Heaven And Hell: Deluxe Edition and Mob Rules: Deluxe Edition will be released separately on November 4th and November 18th. Each album will be available on 2-CDs, or a 2-LP set. Due to space constraints, both vinyl editions include a selection of bonus material from the CDs.
Dio joined Black Sabbath for the first time in 1979 and quickly found kindred spirits in guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler, and drummer Bill Ward. When Heaven And Hell was released in April 1980, the album was met with effusive reviews for the band’s return to form on metal masterpieces like “Neon Knights” and the title track. The album reached #9 in the U.K. and #28 in the U.S., where it was also certified platinum.
Heaven And Hell: Deluxe Edition adds several bonus tracks, including versions of “Children Of The Sea” and “Die Young” recorded live in 1980 in Hartford, CT. The set concludes with live rarities like “E5150” and “Neon Knights” that originally appeared in 2007 on the limited-edition collection, Black Sabbath: Live At Hammersmith Odeon.
1. Neon Knights
2. Children Of The Sea
3. Lady Evil
4. Heaven And Hell
1. Wishing Well
2. Die Young
3. Walk Away
4. Lonely Is The Word
1. Children Of The Sea – Live B-Side Of “Neon Knights”
2. Heaven And Hell – Live B-Side Of “Die Young”
3. Lady Evil – 7” Mono Edit (unreleased on CD)
4. Neon Knights” – Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT (August 10, 1980)
1. Children Of The Sea – Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT (August 10, 1980)
2. Heaven And Hell – Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT (August 10, 1980)
3. Die Young – Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT (August 10, 1980)