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Heaven and Hell

Band
TypeStudio Full-length
Released
GenresHeavy Metal
LabelsVertigo Records, Warner Bros. Records
Length39:31
Ranked#1 for 1980 , #27 all-time
Reviews :  3
Comments :  72
Total votes :  75
Rating :  93.4 / 100
Have :  39
Want : 3
Submitted by level 21 Eagles
Last modified by level 21 Eagles
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Heaven and Hell Information

Track listing (Songs)

titleratingvotespopularity
1.Neon Knights3:4995.512
2.Children of the Sea5:309510
3.Lady Evil4:2291.310
4.Heaven and Hell6:5698.814
5.Wishing Well4:02956
6.Die Young4:4196.310
7.Walk Away4:21905
8.Lonely Is the Word5:4993.39

Line-up (members)

Guest / additional musicians

  • Geoff Nicholls : Keyboards

Production staff / artist

  • Martin Birch : Producer, Engineer
  • Joe "C" Foglia : Assistant Engineer
  • Dan Hersch : Remastering Engineer (2008 reissue)
  • Richard Seireeni : Art Direction
  • Lynn Curlee : Cover Illustration
  • Harry Carmean : Liner Illustration
Recorded at Criteria Recording Studios, Miami, Florida, United States
Additional recording at Studio Ferber, Paris, France

The remastered CD's tracklistings are as follows :
1. Neon Knights
2. Children of the Sea
3. Lady Evil
4. Heaven and Hell
5. Lonely is the Word
6. Wishing Well
7. Die Young
8. Walk Away

The 2010 Limited Deluxe Edition includes a second disc :
1. Children of the Sea [Live 8.05.1980 in London, UK] (6:25)
2. Heaven and Hell [Live 10.08.1980 in Hartford, CT, USA] (7:20)
3. Lady Evil [Mono Version] (3:58)
4. Neon Knights [Live 10.08.1980 in Hartford] (4:49)
5. Children of the Sea [Live 10.08.1980 in Hartford] (5:58)
6. Heaven and Hell [Live 10.08.1980 in Hartford] (12:34)
7. Die Young [Live 10.08.1980 in Hartford] (4:37)

- There are music videos for Neon Knights and Die Young. However, they're just staged live footage with overdubbed music; they're not conceptual.
- The bass line for Heaven and Hell was written by Geoff Nicholls.
- Geoff Nicholls was originally brought in to replace Geezer Butler, but moved to keyboards when Geezer returned to the band before the album was recorded.
- There's another rumour that the bass on this album was actually played by Craig Gruber, and not Geezer, but this is largely unfounded. Craig was briefly tried out for bass during the period that Geezer quit, but did not formally join.
- All the songs were written before Geezer returned - the only song that Geezer actually had a hand in writing was Neon Knights, which was the final song recorded.
- The cover art is actually a painting done by artist Lynn Curlee called "Smoking Angels", and was not specifically commissioned for the Heaven and Hell album.

Re-released on Super Audio CD by Universal Music Japan at April 3, 2012 with original UK LP track list and without any bonuses.
Comments

Black Sabbath Discography

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Studio 91.5 534
Studio 94 816
EP - 00
Studio 92.2 434
EP - 00
Studio 90.9 262
EP - 00
Studio 89.4 194
Studio 89.6 153
Studio 80.1 205
Studio 74.9 122
Studio 93.4 753
Live 71 21
Studio 90.3 182
Live 90.6 142
Studio 80.4 155
Studio 82 102
Studio 83.7 132
Studio 91.8 183
Studio 88.3 172
Studio 87.6 193
Studio 84.5 61
Studio 75.3 82
Live 76.6 71
EP - 00
Live 63.2 51
Live 92.7 30
Studio 81.4 383
EP 82.5 20
Live 90 10
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