Luxury Version Of Two Black Sabbath Albums From Dio Era Released With Rare Music Bonuses
Black Sabbatah era vocalist Ronnie James Dio (Twitter @Dio_Fans)

JAKARTA - Vocalist Ronnie James Dio joined Black Sabbath in 1979 and produced two consecutive classic albums: Heaven And Hell and Mob Rules. In those memorable albums, Dio's tenor soars and gothic songwriting is the perfect coating for a mix of razor-sharp guitar riffs, intense grooves, and a dark imagery.

Record label Rhino paid tribute to this short-lived lineup by presenting the latest remastered versions of both albums. In fact, it was expanded with a lineup of rare and unreleased music.

Heaven And Hell: Deluxe Edition and Mob Rules: Deluxe Edition will be released separately on March 5. Each album will be available on 2-CD (US $ 19.98), or 2-Vinyl (US $ 31.98) format. Due to space constraints, both vinyl editions include a selection of bonus material from the CD. The music will also be available via digital download and streaming services on the same day.

A rare live version of Heaven And Hell and a previously unreleased live version of The Mob Rules is available as a digital single and can be streamed below.

Dio joined Black Sabbath for the first time in 1979 and quickly found the same passion as guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler, and drummer Bill Ward. When Heaven And Hell was released in April 1980, the album received effective reviews for the band's return to metal masterpieces such as the song Neon Knights and the title track Heaven And Hell.

The album reached No. 9 in the UK and No. 28 in the US, where the album was also certified platinum.

Heaven And Hell: Deluxe Edition adds several bonus songs that have never been released in North America, including versions of Children Of The Sea and Die Young recorded live in 1980 in Hartford, Connecticut. The set concludes with rare live performances of songs such as E5150 and Neon Knights which originally appeared in 2007 in the limited edition Rhino Handmade Black Sabbath: Live At Hammersmith Odeon collection.

To follow up on Heaven And Hell, the group returned to the studio in 1981 to begin recording Mob Rules, during which time drummer Vinny Appice joined the band for the first time. Released in October 1981 and certified gold, the album covered classic Black Sabbath numbers, including highlights such as The Sign Of The Southern Cross, Turn Up The Night and the title track Mob Rules.

Mob Rules: Deluxe Edition offers a large selection of rare and unreleased recordings. Along with additional songs from Live At Hammersmith Odeon, the collection also includes the latest mixed versions of Mob Rules.

Dio's line-up disbanded in 1982, but reunited a decade later to record Dehumanizer and tour before going on hiatus again. The group got together again in 2006 to record three new songs for a collection covering the Rhino era, Black Sabbath: The Dio Years.

The collaboration resulted in the highly anticipated world tour in 2007 for which the group was named HEAVEN & HELL. Their last album with new material, The Devil You Know (2009), again shows the musical bond between the band members is unrivaled.

Here's the complete list of Heaven And Hell: Deluxe Edition and Mob Rules: Deluxe Edition:

Heaven And Hell: Deluxe Edition "2-CD

Disc One: Original Album (2021 Remaster)

01. Neon Knights

02. Children Of The Sea

03. Lady Evil

04. Heaven And Hell

05. Wishing Well

06. Die Young

07. Walk Away

08. Lonely Is The Word

Disc Two: Bonus Tracks

01. Children Of The Sea - Live B-Side Of "Neon Knights" *

02. Heaven And Hell - Live B-Side Of "Die Young" *

03. Lady Evil - 7 "Mono Edit (unreleased on CD)

Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT (August 10, 1980)

04.Neon Knights *

05. Children Of The Sea *

06.Heaven And Hell *

07.Die Young *

Hammersmith Odeon, London (Dec 31, 1981- Jan 2, 1982)

08. E5150

09. Neon Knights

10. Children Of The Sea

11. Heaven And Hell

2-Vinyl Track Listing

Side One

01. Neon Knights

02. Children Of The Sea

03. Lady Evil

04. Heaven And Hell

Side Two

01. Wishing Well

02. Die Young

03. Walk Away

04. Lonely Is The Word

Side Three

01. Children Of The Sea - Live B-Side Of "Neon Knights" *

02. Heaven And Hell - Live B-Side Of "Die Young" *

03. Lady Evil - 7 "Mono Edit (unreleased on CD)

04.Neon Knights - Live 1980 *

Side Four

01. Children Of The Sea - Live 1980 *

02.Heaven And Hell - Live 1980 *

03.Die Young - Live 1980 *

"Mob Rules: Deluxe Edition" 2-CD track listing

Disc One: Original Album (2021 Remaster)

01. Turn Up The Night

02. Voodoo

03. The Sign Of The Southern Cross

04. E5150

05. The Mob Rules

06. Country Girl

07. Slipping Away

08. Falling Off The Edge Of The World

09. Over And Over

Bonus Tracks

10. The Mob Rules - Heavy Metal Soundtrack Version

11. Die Young - Live B-Side Of "Mob Rules" 7 "*

12. The Mob Rules - New 2021 Mix **

Live At The Hammersmith Odeon London (31/12/81 - 2/1/82)

13. Country Girl

14. Slipping Away

15. The Mob Rules

16. Voodoo

Live At Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR, April 22, 1982

17. Intro **

18.Neon Knights **

Disc Two: Bonus Tracks

Live At Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR, April 22, 1982

01. NIB **

02.Children Of The Sea **

03. Voodoo **

04. Black Sabbath **

05. War Pigs **

06.Drum Solo **

07.Iron Man **

08. The Mob Rules **

09.Heaven And Hell **

10. Guitar Solo **

11. Sign Of The Southern Cross / Heaven And Hell - Reprise **

12. Paranoid **

13. Children Of The Grave **

2-Vinyl Track Listing

Side One

01. Turn Up The Night

02. Voodoo

03. The Sign Of The Southern Cross

04. E5150

05. The Mob Rules

Side Two

01. Country Girl

02. Slipping Away

03. Falling Off The Edge Of The World

04. Over And Over

Side Three

01.The Mob Rules - Heavy Metal Soundtrack Version

02. Die Young - Live B-Side Of "Mob Rules" 7 "*

03. The Mob Rules - New 2021 Mix **

04. Sign Of The Southern Cross / Heaven And Hell - Reprise **

Side Four

Live At The Hammersmith Odeon London (31/12/81 - 2/1/82)

01. Country Girl

02. Slipping Away

03. The Mob Rules

04. Voodoo

* not previously released in North America

** not previously released


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