Black Sabbath - "Live Evil"
December 2018 marks the 36 year anniversary of Black Sabbath's first official live album; "Live Evil." Recorded during shows in Dallas, San Antonio and Seattle, Washington between April and May, 1982 "Live Evil," captures the initial Ronnie James Dio era with Black Sabbath.
Ronnie James Dio's vocals are powerful and this incarnation of Black Sabbath; Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, and Vinnie Appice continue to send chills up the spine of true Heavy Metal fans.
The setlist for "Live Evil," is a perfect balance of songs from the two studio albums featuring Dio at the mic stand, "Heaven And Hell," (1980) and "Mob Rules," (1981) as well as essential covers from Black Sabbath's original catalog, such as "War Pigs," and "Paranoid."
"Live Evil" is one of those albums meant to be listened to from start to finish. That being said, if you've got time for just a sample of live Black Sabbath from 1980-1981 Ronnie James Dio era, "Heaven And Hell" would undoubtedly be where you should start.
Ronnie James Dio and Vinnie Appice left Black Sabbath before the live album was finished being mixed in the studio and in May of 1983 Dio released "Holy Diver."
In 1992, Ronnie James Dio would return to Black Sabbath for "Dehumanizer." That's a story for another day.
"On and on....,"