Reviewed! Heaven and Hell - Heaven and Hell: Live! Radio City Music Hall


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Heaven and Hell: Live! Radio City Music Hall
Eagle Rock Entertainment

Heaven and Hell should need no introduction. And as a matter of fact, there isn’t any introduction that would do. And so it goes with Heaven and Hell: Live! Radio City Music Hall, a new live DVD offering from the bands New York City tour stop back in 2007. By now you should know all too well just how incredibly tight and talented this supergroup was, and honestly, with the venerable Ronnie James Dio front and center with a microphone firmly grasped in his hand, you really can’t go wrong.

On Heaven and Hell: Live! Radio City Music Hall, Dio’s voice is as alive and poignant as ever, and when backed by the brilliant axe work of Tony Iommi and the ever-present thunderous drumming of Vinnie Appice, you should know you are in for a treat the second you press play on this DVD. Heaven and Hell: Live! Radio City Music Hall finds the bands working through their LPs as a united front, beginning with 1980’s Heaven and Hell, moving onto 1981’s Mob Rules, before wrapping with 1992’s Dehumanizer. A night capped off with the classic “Neon Knights,” Heaven and Hell: Live! Radio City Music Hall is truly a sight to behold, and again, with this lineup on stage, anything less couldn’t be justified.

The bonus content housed within Heaven and Hell: Live! Radio City Music Hall features a lot of interviews and behind-the-scenes type material, as well as some band rehearsal footage, fan interviews, a look at the legendary Radio City venue, and a tribute to Dio himself, who was taken from us far too young.

The only sad part about Heaven and Hell: Live! Radio City Music Hall is that Heaven and Hell aren’t together, still making music today. If you’re one of the members of the Black Sabbath tribe and have yet to truly embrace what Heaven and Hell was, now is your chance and Heaven and Hell: Live! Radio City Music Hall is your opportunity.

Grade: A

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