Album of the Day
Heaven and Hell Deluxe
When singer Ronnie James Dio joined Black Sabbath in 1979, his soaring tenor and gothic songwriting were the perfect foil for the band’s bone-crushing mix of razor-sharp riffs, intense grooves and dark imagery. Released in April 1980, HEAVEN AND HELL was met with effusive reviews for the group’s return to form on metal masterpieces like “Neon Knights” and the title track; the album reached #9 in the U.K. and #28 in the U.S., where it was also certified platinum. A new 2-CD version adds several bonus tracks that have never been released in North America, including 1980 concert performances of “Children Of The Sea” and “Die Young.” HEAVEN AND HELL: DELUXE EDITION concludes with live rarities like “E5150” and “Neon Knights” that originally appeared on the Rhino Handmade limited edition collection BLACK SABBATH: LIVE AT HAMMERSMITH ODEON.