Set for release on March 5th are two classic Ronnie James Dio-fronted Black Sabbath albums — 1980’s Heaven And Hell and 1982’s Mob Rules. Each record will be available digitally as a double-CD and two–LP set. Due to space constraints, both vinyl editions include a selection of bonus material from the CD’s. Available now as digital singles are a rare live version of “Heaven And Hell” and a previously unreleased live version of “The Mob Rules.”

Ronnie James Dio replaced Ozzy Osbourne in Black Sabbath in 1979, with Heaven And Hell earning the band rave reviews with such instant classics as “Neon Knights” and the title track. The album hit Number Nine in Britain and topped out at Number 28 in the U.S., where it was also certified platinum.

1981’s Mob Rules included drummer Vinny Appice joining the band, with the album soon certified gold on the strength of such favorites as “The Sign Of The Southern Cross,” “Turn Up The Night,” and the title track.

SOURCE: Press release

FAST FACTS

  • The Ronnie James Dio-fronted lineup of Black Sabbath disbanded in 1982 but reunited a decade later to record Dehumanizer and tour before going on hiatus again.
  • The group came together again in 2006 to record three new songs for Rhino’s era-spanning collection, Black Sabbath: The Dio Years. The collaboration led to a highly anticipated world tour in 2007 where the group was billed as Heaven And Hell.
  • The band’s final album of new material was 2009’s The Devil You Know.

SIDE NOTES

‘HEAVEN AND HELL: DELUXE EDITION’ – 2-CD Track Listing

Disc One: Original Album (2021 Remaster)
“Neon Knights”
“Children Of The Sea”
“Lady Evil”
“Heaven And Hell”
“Wishing Well”
“Die Young”
“Walk Away”
“Lonely Is The Word”

Disc Two: Bonus Tracks
“Children Of The Sea” – Live B-Side Of “Neon Knights”
“Heaven And Hell” – Live B-Side Of “Die Young”
“Lady Evil” – 7” Mono Edit (unreleased on CD)
Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT (August 10, 1980)
“Neon Knights”
“Children Of The Sea”
“Heaven And Hell”
“Die Young”
Hammersmith Odeon, London (Dec 31, 1981- Jan 2, 1982)
“E5150”
“Neon Knights”
“Children Of The Sea”
“Heaven And Hell”

‘MOB RULES: DELUXE EDITION’

Disc One: Original Album (2021 Remaster)
“Turn Up The Night”
“Voodoo”
“The Sign Of The Southern Cross”
“E5150”
“The Mob Rules”
“Country Girl”
“Slipping Away”
“Falling Off The Edge Of The World”
“Over And Over”
Bonus Tracks
“The Mob Rules” – Heavy Metal Soundtrack Version
“Die Young” – Live B-Side Of “Mob Rules” 7”
“The Mob Rules” – New 2021 Mix
Live At The Hammersmith Odeon London (31/12/81 – 2/1/82)
“Country Girl”
“Slipping Away”
“The Mob Rules”
“Voodoo”
Live At Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR, April 22, 1982
Intro
“Neon Knights”

Disc Two: Bonus Tracks
Live At Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR, April 22, 1982
“N.I.B.”
“Children Of The Sea”
“Voodoo”
“Black Sabbath”
“War Pigs”
Drum Solo
“Iron Man”
“The Mob Rules”
“Heaven And Hell”
Guitar Solo
“Sign Of The Southern Cross/Heaven And Hell” – Reprise
“Paranoid”
“Children Of The Grave”

CHECK IT OUT:Black Sabbath’s promo for 1980’s “Neon Knights”: