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All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
Black Sabbath's first attempt at an official live album, 1982's Live Evil was also the straw that broke the camel's back -- or rather, split the legendary group's second lineup right down the middle. Band tensions were already at an all-time high leading into the album's mixing sessions, but when founding members Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler accused singer Ronnie James Dio of sneaking into the studio to raise the volume on his vocal tracks, the pint-sized warbler decided he'd had enough and, guilty or not, departed to pursue a solo career, taking drummer Vinny Appice with him. Fateful accusations aside, Live Evil does benefit from a crystal clear, in-your-face sound, ...
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June 22, 2004 LP Fine in fine packaging. 2 records. Originally released: 1982. This Is Warner Brother not Earmark LP. "Live Evil", released in 1982 and in January 1983 in the ... UK, is the first "official" live album by British heavy metal band Black Sabbath, the previously released Live at Last (1980) not having been sanctioned by the band. It was recorded with Ronnie James Dio singing and is a document of the Mob Rules World Tour. This Is Warner Brother not Earmark LP. Read more Show Less

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All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
Black Sabbath's first attempt at an official live album, 1982's Live Evil was also the straw that broke the camel's back -- or rather, split the legendary group's second lineup right down the middle. Band tensions were already at an all-time high leading into the album's mixing sessions, but when founding members Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler accused singer Ronnie James Dio of sneaking into the studio to raise the volume on his vocal tracks, the pint-sized warbler decided he'd had enough and, guilty or not, departed to pursue a solo career, taking drummer Vinny Appice with him. Fateful accusations aside, Live Evil does benefit from a crystal clear, in-your-face sound, and by showcasing even amounts of both Ozzy and Dio material, effectively documents Black Sabbath's renascent tours of the early '80s. Ronnie certainly has the vocal chops, if not the same everyman charm, to handle the Osbourne classics, but his incessant banter between and during! songs sometimes verges on the unbearable. And even though the album's only truly transcendent moments may be the vicious introductory pairing of "E5150"/"Neon Knights" and the extended "Heaven and Hell"/"Sign of the Southern Cross" suite, there's also nothing really amiss with solid interpretations of such all-time metal classics as "Children of the Sea," "Black Sabbath," "War Pigs," and "Children of the Grave" either. And considering the as yet unknown travails awaiting Black Sabbath in the post-Dio era, Live Evil's troubled gestation has come to seem positively idyllic in retrospect.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/22/2004
  • Label: Earmark
  • EAN: 8013252410475
  • Catalog Number: 41047

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 E5150 (2:21)
  2. 2 Neon Knights (4:36)
  3. 3 N.I.B. (5:09)
  4. 4 Children of the Sea (6:08)
  5. 5 Voodoo (6:07)
  6. 6 Black Sabbath (8:39)
  7. 7 War Pigs (9:19)
  8. 8 Iron Man (7:29)
Disc 2
  1. 1 The Mob Rules (4:10)
  2. 2 Heaven and Hell (12:04)
  3. 3 Sign of the Southern Cross/Heaven and Hell (Cont.) (7:15)
  4. 4 Paranoid (3:46)
  5. 5 Children of the Grave (5:25)
  6. 6 Fluff (0:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Black Sabbath Primary Artist
Vinny Appice Drums
Geezer Butler Bass, Bass Guitar
Ronnie James Dio Vocals
Tony Iommi Guitar
Geoff Nicholls Keyboards
Ira Ferguson Guitar
Michael Howse Bass
Bill Russell Drums
Peter Restey Keyboards
Technical Credits
Ozzy Osbourne Composer
Geezer Butler Composer, Producer, Engineer
Lee DeCarlo Engineer
Ronnie James Dio Composer
Bill Freesh Engineer
Tony Iommi Composer, Producer, Engineer
Jim Scott Engineer
Bill Ward Composer
Hugh Gilmour Liner Notes, Cover Design
Jay Vigon Art Direction
Ira Ferguson Guitar Techician
Stan Watts Illustrations
Steffan Chirazi Liner Notes
Michael Howse Contributor
Scott Stogel Engineer
Bill Hutcheson Engineer
Masaki Koike Art Direction
Paul Clark Concept
Daniel Hersch Remastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Let's get to the point.....................

    First off, Dio is not Ozzy....However, he is a much better singer, with alot more range in his style. I personnally believe, as a huge Sabbath fan, they did their best work with Dio. Ozzy is not a songwriter. Geezer Butler and Brad Paisley wrote all of it for Ozzy. Not the best live album because it got hammered in the studio before it was released. To quote Geezer, it should have been called "Live in the studio Evil". Sabbath is still the most revered band other than Zeppelin. Say what you want, but very few of the 70's bands had more success and survived the drug induced culture. I just saw Heaven and Hell and was stunned!!!!! They were awesome!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Pretty Good!!

    I like this Cd personally, I know many out there that dont however. Let me first talk about the good things about it before I point out the flaws. This album was Black sabbath's first official live release. The Guitar sounds better then the studio recordings. Dio sings the songs he wrote for the band very well. The sound quality is far better then most live albums. Now for the flaws. Dio cant sing Ozzy's songs that well at all, they should have played more Dio era songs. And Vinny appice, is no Bill Ward. In all this album is a good quality recording. If you are only an Ozzy/Sabbath fan get Past Lives, But if you like dio/Sabbath get this album and you wont be dissapointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A misstep of a live album

    The two albums Black Sabbath made after Ozzy left, with Ronnie James Dio on vocals (Heaven and Hell, The Mob Rules) were great discs, the band sounding better and more energized than on the last two albums they did with Ozzy (Technical Ecstacy, Never Say Die!) - in fact they almost sounded like a brand-new band altogether with Dio. Not unlike Genesis when Phil Collins took over the vocal duties from Peter Gabriel. On the first Genesis live album with Phil singing, he pulls off magnificently the older Gabriel material (he did sound a little like him) ... But on 'Live Evil', it's all too obvious that Dio cannot convincingly do the Ozzy era Sabbath material (he does wonderful with the 'H&H/MR' album tracks) -- it was too big a pair of shoes to fill and Dio's vocal style isn't anything like Ozzy's, so it just fell flat to my ears. Nice try, however.

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