The wife and kids were binging on Stranger Things so I caught the Heaven and Hell concert on You Tube. If you like hard rock/metal this performance by four legends will be right up your alley. The set list was strictly Dio era Black Sabbath - no Ozzy tunes necessary. Ronnie James Dio gave his standard excellent live vocal performance, while Tony Iommi (guitar), Geezer Butler (bass) and Vinnie Appice (drums) played with seasoned precision and crushing heaviness. Just like with Jeff, not a lot of moving around, the focus was on faithful recreation of the studio versions. I'm just sorry I got into these guys after Ronnie's passing. I highly recommend the four Sabbath albums made with Dio on the mic: Heaven and Hell (Bill Ward was drummer on that, not Vinnie), Mob Rules, Dehumanizer (amazing production by Mack!) and The Devil You Know (credited to Heaven and Hell as I guess Ozzy/Sharon wouldn't let them call it Black Sabbath). I always have a wish list of CDs for Christmas so I'm thinking I will ask for Born Again by Sabbath when Dio left and was replaced by Ian Gillan of Deep Purple. Bill Ward drummed on that album but Bev Bevan (Secret Messages era) was the drummer on the tour. I'm sure some of you might remember the infamous Stonehenge stage set when Sabbath took that show on the road...
I remember using a number of albums to practice my bass playing as a kid...never ELO for some strange reason
one was Heaven and Hell .. so i have a very soft spot for it
Interestingly there are a number of stories around Dio and Iommi having a running battle during the mixing stages of those records (Dio creeping in the studio at night having his vocals raised in the mix, Iommi to turn them lower again in the day)...how much is true i don't know but makes for great tension in the band:)
ive seen sabs with ozzy (also seen ozzy by himself after randy rhoades died in the plane accident)... all the associated musicians are just top class for me Geezer Butler stood almost above all of them as he was so under rated, first class musician and still use some of his approach now!
Post by queenofthehours on Jul 8, 2019 16:30:37 GMT
I'm a Ronnie James Dio fan but I'm not too familiar with Heaven and Hell. Ronnie's work with Sabbath is really the only Sabbath I'm into, aside from Born Again, but I didn't know Mack had produced Dehumanizer. I knew he'd had something to do with the band but didn't realise it was during Dio's time.
Ronnie's old band Elf supported ELO along with Deep Purple on their Eldorado tour. It makes me smile to imagine Ronnie and Jeff on the same bill.
Horacewimp: I did, it sounds interesting
Aug 30, 2020 7:27:36 GMT
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Aug 31, 2020 20:25:03 GMT
elophile: Hey-hey! Horacewimp Livin' the dream here in crazytown, er, I mean America! How goes it with you? ::c0112::
Sept 2, 2020 18:11:21 GMT
Horacewimp: We are all good thanks, just wishing I could go on a foreign holiday, it’s just not worth the risk with Covid and the possibility of a 14 day quarantine, we may do some short breaks in the U.K.
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BSJ: *sniff* no meet up in Detroit's airport. *sniff*
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