Back in 2006, Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, and Vinny Appice all reunited to bring the HEAVEN & HELL lineup of Black Sabbath back to the Metal masses. As part of the reunion, they guys changed the name to Heaven & Hell (to avoid confusion and hassle with the Ozzy led Sabbath) and released THE DIO YEARS, a compilation of their best recorded material and three new songs.
To help promote the band, the new album, and the world tour, Rhino Records released LIVE AT HAMMERSMITH ODEON through their Handmade imprint. This release was a limited edition of 5000 numbered copies, priced at $19.99, and the setlist was taken from a set of shows during New Year’s weekend 1981/1982 on the Mob Rules Tour. There was a pre-order for this album and it sold out before the release date in May 2007.
- Neon Knights
- Children Of The Sea
- Country Girl
- Black Sabbath
- War Pigs
- Slipping Away
- Iron Man
- The Mob Rules
- Heaven And Hell
- Children Of The Grave
So why do I want it? I’d like to complete my Black Sabbath collection and the Dio era of Sabbath is my favorite.
Why didn’t I pre-order it? I’m an idiot! Seriously, I thought that there would be copies available without pre-ordering and I was wrong. Ever since the pre-order sell-out, copies on Ebay have soared to over $200 and I haven’t seen one yet under $100.
You can get more info on this release over at Black-Sabbath.com