Deluxe editions of Black Sabbath’s 80s albums ‘Heaven & Hell’ and ‘Mob Rules’ due in March

For the past decade, it’s felt as if Black Sabbath have ignored their post-Ozzy legacy.  Although the first six albums with Osbourne will always represent their most career defining work, there’s no getting around the fact that 1980’s ‘Heaven & Hell’ and the following year’s ‘Mob Rules’ – both recorded with vocal powerhouse Ronnie James Dio – are often cited among fan favourites.

Both albums were issued as 2CD deluxe editions back in 2010, but have been out of print for some time.  A reissue of those sets would have been welcomed, but two new editions – release date 5/3/21 – offer the bulk of that material with some.variation.

The original 2CD ‘Heaven & Hell’ included a couple of live b-sides, a mono 7″ edit and a handful of live cuts from a show in Hertford.  The good news is that All those bonus have been re-employed, along with selected tracks from a show at Hammersmith Odeon.  Those who own the 2010 edition will not need a CD upgrade.  Vinyl fans will have the option of a double LP set featuring the original album plus a second LP containing tracks 1-7 from the bonus CD.

The 2010 ‘Mob Rules’ added a second disc of live cuts from Hammersmith. The newly released edition includes selected tracks from that show (there are eight of the fourteen Hammersmith tracks scattered across the two new editions), but the big draw is the inclusion of a previously unreleased live show from Portland.  As with ‘Heaven & Hell’, a 2LP edition will be available featuring the original album plus a second LP featuring selected bonus tracks (CD1, tracks 10-16; CD2, track 11).

The full contents of the CD new deluxe editions can be explored below.

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HEAVEN AND HELL: DELUXE EDITION 2-CD Track Listing
Disc One: Original Album (2021 Remaster)
1. “Neon Knights”
2. “Children Of The Sea”
3. “Lady Evil”
4. “Heaven And Hell”
5. “Wishing Well”
6. “Die Young”
7. “Walk Away”
8. “Lonely Is The Word”
Disc Two: Bonus Tracks
1. “Children Of The Sea” – Live B-Side Of “Neon Knights”
2. “Heaven And Hell” – Live B-Side Of “Die Young”
3. “Lady Evil” – 7” Mono Edit
Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT (August 10, 1980)
4. “Neon Knights”
5. “Children Of The Sea”
6. “Heaven And Hell”
7. “Die Young”
Hammersmith Odeon, London (Dec 31, 1981- Jan 2, 1982)
8. “E5150”
9. “Neon Knights”
10. “Children Of The Sea”
11. “Heaven And Hell”
MOB RULES: DELUXE EDITION 2-CD Track Listing
Disc One: Original Album (2021 Remaster)
1. “Turn Up The Night”
2. “Voodoo”
3. “The Sign Of The Southern Cross”
4. “E5150”
5. “The Mob Rules”
6. “Country Girl”
7. “Slipping Away”
8. “Falling Off The Edge Of The World”
9. “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
1. “N.I.B.” **
2. “Children Of The Sea” **
3. “Voodoo” **
4. “Black Sabbath” **
5. “War Pigs” **
6. Drum Solo **
7. “Iron Man” **
8. “The Mob Rules” **
9. “Heaven And Hell” **
10. Guitar Solo **
11. “Sign Of The Southern Cross/Heaven And Hell” – Reprise **
12. “Paranoid”

13. “Children Of The Grave”

** previously unreleased

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