Live Evil (40th Anniversary)

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Live Evil (40th Anniversary)

Live Evil (40th Anniversary)

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I was worried before Hammersmith came out that it would just be another failed attempt to capture the Sabbath live animal in the wild, but it worked. I can now say I’ve heard everything on Live Evil including the Ozzy era songs because I heard them during the times I saw Black Sabbath between 1997 and 2013. The way he conducted himself, the way he talked, it might have given that impression to the outside world, but he usually didn't mean anything by it. The UK cassette release had, as its first side, sides 1 and 3 of the vinyl release, with side two of the cassette being vinyl sides 2 and 4.

Overall, a great set with a great sound (remix) - don’t forget it is a live album (never listened to the OG version, so cannot compare). I finally opened this up and found time to check it out and I’m honestly blown away by this 40th anniversary edition double LP. I had the honor of seeing Ronnie and Vinny in Heaven and Hell twice in 2007 and 2009 and Dio solo (with Simon Wright on drums) twice in 2002 and again in 2003. It contains some of Tony Iommi’s finest moments and I was very impressed with Vinny’s drum solo after Warpigs.The extra space allowed for the inclusion of War Pigs from the vinyl version, which is not on the original Vertigo print. This album was bought for me as a birthday gift by one of my best friends when I was in high school. The physical versions also come with an illustrated hardback book that include new liner notes and replicas of the concert book and poster from the Mob Rules tour. You can see this constellation in the middle of the back cover and, as you can imagine, is the one that has the shape of a cross. The liner notes state that the album was recorded in Seattle, San Antonio and Dallas during the 1982 tour in support of the Mob Rules album, but doesn't give specific information on which songs were performed in which location.

A DVD released was talked about with studio overdubbing, but, sadly, it never happened due to quarrels within the band during this release and up to Dehumanizer. In the liner notes to the 2008 retrospective The Rules of Hell, vocalist Ronnie James Dio remembers, "It was an excellent tour. While waiting for their bandmates at the studio over a period of several days, Dio and Appice passed the time by listening to the recordings and frequently experimented with the mix by asking the engineer to adjust the levels of various parts. Ronnie and I would ride in one car, Geezer and Tony in another car, and everybody was breaking away from each other a little bit. Iommi, in his drug-addled state, misunderstood what he was being told and came to the conclusion that Dio was not only mixing the album without him, but was trying to push his own vocals much too prominently in the mix.Listen to ‘voodoo’ ‘children of the sea’ and ‘heaven and hell’ ,metal doesn’t get much heavier than that. Iommi also admits that the band had to cancel a show at Madison Square Garden when the bombs blew out the tubes in all the amps during the first note of the first song "War Pigs". I knew it would be better than the other two and put it on the stereo and was really pleased to hear (properly) Sabbath live. When Iommi arrived days later, he asked the engineer what Dio had been doing in his absence and was told that he had frequently requested that the vocals be brought up higher in the mix. citation needed] It seems this was not a mistake, rather a money-saving exercise, since the running-times of the two sides of the tape were more-or-less equal in this configuration.



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