Black Sabbath – The Thoughts of Pete Pardo

Pete Pardo (from the Sea of Tranquility website) loves Black Sabbath. They are one of his favourite bands.

I’m not convinced the Ozzy Osbourne period produced a classic live album but the Ronnie James Dio era in the early 1980s gave the world Live Evil.

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Heaven & Hell Neon Nights 30 Years of Heaven & Hell – Live In Europe 2009

Neon Nights 30 Years of Heaven & Hell – Live In Europe aka Live In Waken is a live album and DVD by Heaven & Hell.

It was recorded at  the Wacken Open Air 2009 festival on July 30th 2009.

Once you got over the shock of Black Sabbath without Ozzy, the recruitment of Ronnie James Dio into the band was a good move and well worth bringing back when Osbourne didn’t want to tour.

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Heaven & Hell Live From Radio City Music Hall 2007

Live From Radio City Music Hall is a live album and DVd by Heaven & Hell.

It was recorded at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on March 30, 2007.

Heaven & Hell are a revival of the Black Sabbath with Ronnie James Dio in the early 1990s. Tony Iommi, who owns the Black Sabbath trademark decided to call this group by a different name to avoid confusion with the Ozzy Osbourne version of Black Sabbath that had come back to life. Heaven & Hell was the title of the first Dio Sabbath studio album.

The Dio version of Sabbath recorded the Live Evil album.

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Black Sabbath Live Gathered in Their Masses 2013

Live… Gathered in Their Masses is a live album and video by Black Sabbath.

It was recorded in Melbourne, Australia on 29 April and 1 May 2013 and released in multi-formats of CD, DVD and Blu-Ray in November 2013.

Black Sabbath Live Gathered in Their Masses

Songs On Black Sabbath Live Gathered in Their Masses

1.War Pigs
2.Into The Void
3.Loner
4.Snowblind
5.Black Sabbath
6.Behind The Wall Of Sleep
7.N.I.B.
8.Methademic
9.Fairies Wear Boots
10.Symptom Of The Universe
11.Iron Man
12.End Of The Beginning
13.Children Of The Grave
14.God Is Dead?
15.Sabbath Bloody Sabbath Intro/Paranoid

This includes four songs from their 2013 studio album called 13 as well as the classics from the early 1970s.

Performing were:

Ozzy Osbourne – vocals
Tony Iommi – guitar
Geezer Butler – bass guitar

They were assisted by Adam Wakeman on keyboards and Tommy Clufetos on drums. (Yes Adam is the son of Rick Wakeman).

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Buying Live Gathered in Their Masses

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These links will help you get to the albums quickly and easily but I recommend that you still search for the best deal.

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Black Sabbath Live Albums

The date shows the year the album was recorded and not necessarily the year the album was released.

1970-75 – Past Lives (with Ozzy)
1973 – Live at Last (with Ozzy)
1982 – Live at Hammersmith Odeon (with Ronnie James Dio)
1982 – Live Evil (with Ronnie James Dio)
1995 – Cross Purposes Live (with Tony Martin)
1997 – Reunion (with Ozzy)
2013 – Live Gathered in Their Masses (with Ozzy)

The Best Ozzy Osbourne & Black Sabbath Live Albums

Please vote in my poll to find out what are generally considered to be the best Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne live albums.

I was going to create a poll for the live Black Sabbath albums but then I remembered that Ozzy Osbourne usually performs the classic Sabbath songs as well.

Sabbath were very slow to release a live album when Deep Purple had such success with Made In Japan. Even Led Zeppelin beat them to it with The Song Remains The Same.

I don’t think there is an obvious winner here in contrast to the poll to find out the best Deep Purple live album – there was always only going to be one winner there but I am interested to see what comes in second and third.

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Black Sabbath Live At Hammersmith Odeon 1981 & 1982

Black Sabbath Live At Hammersmith Odeon is a recording of concerts of the Ronnie James Dio version of the group from gigs on December 31st 1981 to January 2nd 1982.

If you’re a fan of the Ozzy Osbourne version of Black Sabbath, you should check out the Reunion album from 1997.

This album is similar to the easier to find Live Evil album also featuring Dio from the same tour.

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Black Sabbath Cross Purposes Live 1995

Cross Purposes Live is a Black Sabbath live album and DVD with Tony Martin on lead vocals and Bobby Rondinelli on drums from the 1995 tour.

Can it really be Black Sabbath without Ozzy Osbourne and Bill Ward?

Fans of the original Sabbath may much prefer to hear Reunion from the 1997 get back together tour or Live At Last.

Cross Purposes Live comes in various formats including a cut down 9 track DVD version. Be careful if you decide to buy it that you get the version you want.

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Black Sabbath Past Lives

Past Lives by Black Sabbath is acompilation of recordings of Black Sabbath live in concert during the early 1970s to make up for no prime time release.

At least this is the original Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Bill Ward and Geezer Butler.

The first disc has been previously released as Black Sabbath Live At Last from 1973 concerts.

The second disc is from 1970 and 1975.

If you want the proper Ozzy Osborne Black Sabbath, you may be better turning your attention to Black Sabbath Reunion from 1997.

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Black Sabbath Live At Last 1973

Black Sabbath Live At Last was released in 1986 without the permission of the band. It was recorded in 1973 for a live album but unfortunately the group didn’t think it was good enough.

Remember competition was tough with albums like Made In Japan and reputation meant a lot.

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Black Sabbath Live Evil 1982

Live Evil is a controversial Black Sabbath live album because it features Ronnie James Dio rather than the iconic Ozzy Osborne. It also has Carmen Appice rather than Bill Ward on drums.

I’m sceptical about this album and as I admitted in my review of Reunion, I’m not a huge Black Sabbath fan.

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