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The Record Vault – Black Sabbath Additions

Here are some Black Sabbath DVD’s I forgot to include in the original Black Sabbath post. It’s funny that for a band who is seen as influential, my collection of their songs are the Ozzy forgeries on Ozzy releases, which I like and some of the reunion tours they have done in the 90’s.

Black Sabbath – Cross Purposes

This is from the Tony Martin era.

“Dehumanizer” came and went and Tony Iommi needed to get Sabbath rolling again. Geezer Butler remained, Tony Martin came back in and Bobby Rondinelli filled the drum slot.

If you are an EVH, the song, “Evil Eye” from the album is written by Eddie Van Halen, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Tony Martin, but EVH wasn’t credited as Warner Bros Records didn’t allow it, unless they had the release rights.

So on this unlicensed “Masters From The Vaults” DVD , only “I Witness” appears from the “Cross Purposes” album.

It’s also cut down, with only nine of the sixteen songs appearing.

However when this was originally released as an official and licensed VHS box set back in 1995, the set list was much larger.

Inside Black Sabbath – A Masterclass From Tony Iommi

Another “unlicensed” product which made it into legal stores.

How was that possible?

But the labels would tell you that these problems didn’t exist before the internet.

Anyways, this has been spliced together from VHS interviews and footage so the picture quality is not the best. It was released on VHS in 1992 as “Tony Iommi – The Guitar That Drives Black Sabbath”. This 2002 release has a different title, but the cover art is the same.

And it’s all Iommi, using his own examples, to explain how Black Sabbath wrote together. Then again, the YouTube videos he’s done in the last three years are a lot better than this.

Black Sabbath – The Last Supper

Complete garbage and a waste of money.

Then again, if you like to watch interview segments interrupt the live footage then you might like it.

For me, it’s a big no.

Standard

3 thoughts on “The Record Vault – Black Sabbath Additions

  1. Never knew the VH story on that. Crazy. Eddie Van Sabbath. lol
    I have a hard time watching music DVD/s now. Buying them is out of the question as I won’t watch them more than once. So I will stream them or just watch clips on YouTube.
    Now if the band releases audio I’m in like the recent Leppard live albums. Rather listen than watch unless I’m there live.

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