Live Evil

Universal Music (Pty) Ltd.
Release date
5 Apr 2010
Running length
14 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 E5150 (Live) 2:21 1,135
2 Neon Knights (Live) 4:50 3,255
3 N.I.B. (Live) 5:14 5,396
4 Children Of The Sea (Live) 5:59 11,138
5 Voodoo (Live) 5:53 2,479
6 Black Sabbath (Live) 8:40 4,003
7 War Pigs (Live) 9:21 13,747
8 Iron Man (Live) 7:37 12,410
1 The Mob Rules (Live) 4:13 1,504
2 Heaven and Hell (live) 12:11 1,349
3 The Sign Of The Southern Cross/ Heaven and Hell (continued) (Live) 7:17 49
4 Paranoid (Live) 3:47 9,859
5 Children Of The Grave (Live) 5:51 5,137
6 Fluff (Live) 1:00 656

About this album

Live Evil, released in 1982 (see 1982 in music) and in January 1983 in the UK, is the first “official” live album by British heavy metal band Black Sabbath, the previously released Live at Last (1980) not having been sanctioned by the band. It was recorded with Ronnie James Dio singing and is a document of the Mob Rules World Tour, that ran from November 15, 1981 to August 13, 1982. The 2007 limited-edition release Live at Hammersmith Odeon is from this same tour.

The sleeve states that “Live Evil” was recorded in Seattle, San Antonio and Dallas, but doesn’t give the venues or recording dates for the individual songs. Indeed, the sleeve doesn’t give dates for those shows but it is known that Black Sabbath played Seattle on April 23rd and 24th 1982, Dallas on May 10th and San Antonio on May 13, 1982. However, to further confuse matters, during a radio broadcast of his band Dio, recorded live in 1983 in Fresno, CA, Ronnie James Dio says, ‘Just in case you didn’t know, the album “Live Evil” that we (RJD & Vinny Appice) did with Black Sabbath here last time was recorded at Fresno.’ It is not unreasonable to assume that many of the shows were recorded with a view to the live album (see the aforementioned Live at Hammersmith Odeon) but whether any of the tracks recorded at Fresno, where Sabbath played April 18, 1982, made the final cut is unknown at this moment.

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  • Lowbacca

    v what miracleman88 said.. brilliant live album

    27 Nov 2013 Reply
  • ozzysabbath

    swietny koncert z DIO.Tego slucha sie naprawde wysmienicie.Zreszta sama okladka tez jest super

    30 May 2013 Reply
  • BrunoFurino


    2 Dec 2012 Reply
  • ale193

    As amazing as Dio's voice is, he sounds a little out of place on some of the ozzy era songs. there are moments where he really sounds brilliant on them though.

    30 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Fenrisulfrwolf7

    Great live album, it really captures the epic force of Black Sabbath during this era. The album cover is also fun to look at.

    23 Aug 2011 Reply
  • prodigious1

    Bought this album back in the day, still a great album.

    13 May 2011 Reply
  • Blarobbarg

    Probably my favorite Sabbath album, with my favorite singer. Simply the best!

    16 Sep 2010 Reply
  • VanHalenFreakZ

    Best Sabbath album period, everyhing sounds better than the studio versions.

    25 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Incarnatedc

    The best live cd of Black Sabbath!!

    23 Jun 2010 Reply
  • hoideindad

    imo, Dio does a great job handling the Ozzy-era songs. At least 'N.I.B.' sounds great, War Pigs as well!

    25 May 2010 Reply
  • dsastre

    Dio's voice sounds even better live.

    19 May 2010 Reply
  • d00n3y


    18 May 2010 Reply
  • pepganzo

    che suono che avevano...

    17 May 2010 Reply
  • Usualkeyser

    Awesome album, I love it!

    13 May 2010 Reply
  • VanHalenFreakZ

    The sign fo the Southern Cross/Heaven and Hell (continued) (Live) is my favorite track from the album, why is there only 8 plays of it, this is a great live album, one of my favorite of all time

    13 Feb 2010 Reply
  • mgpixlab

    Very underrated album. I think it's a masterpiece.

    26 Dec 2009 Reply
  • miracleman88

    This is one of my favourites! It's so damn heavy (and the year was only 1982). Dio is like god in this one and does great job in Ozzy songs. Works fine, but there's one minor problem. Mixing! It doesn't matter much to me, but i can't give the full points for that reason. Artwork is one of the best in Metal history. 4/5

    28 Jul 2009 Reply
  • Magixe

    Great live album!

    1 Jul 2009 Reply
  • Blessedheart

    It's a great live album, if you have the 2 CD version. I agree that Dio is great in War Pigs, especially towards the end! I'm not sure about him adding some of his own lyrics to the Ozzy-era songs though. My only other complaint is that the crowd seems to be mixed too quietly at most points. Apart from that, it's flawless. The drum solo is awesome!

    3 Oct 2008 Reply
  • sagm_999

    what a stupid post below, i totally changed my opinion about this... just listen to War Pigs!

    5 Oct 2007 Reply
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