Black Sabbath / Long Island 1980 / 1DVDR

Black Sabbath / Long Island 1980 / 1DVDR / Non label
Nassau Coliseum, Long Island, NY, USA 17th October 1980 PRO-SHOT

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“HEAVEN AND HELL TOUR” has regained the brilliance of the prime with Ronnie James Dio. The only multi-camera Pro Shot is the gift release decision.
This film was filmed at “Long Island Performance on October 17, 1980”. Yes, the true identity of this work is the official video “BLACK & BLUE”. The official product was a coupling with BLUE OYSTER CULT, but it is a live DVD that reconstructs only the BLACK SABBATH edition. Speaking of “HEAVEN AND HELL TOUR”, Bill Ward disappeared on the way, and it was also an encounter with Ronnie’s ally Vinnie Apis. Including that, let’s first check the position of the show in the overall image of the world tour.

● 1980
<< April 25, “HEAVEN AND HELL” release >>
・April 17th-June 26th: Europe (36 performances)
-July 2-August 19: North America #1 (26 performances)
《Leave the building → Join Vinny》
・August 31-November 8: North America #2 (42 performances) ←★Coco★
・November 16-21: First visit (6 performances)
・November 24-29: Australia (5 performances)
● 1981
・January 18th-February 2nd: UK (14 performances)

This is an overview of the tour that swept the world with a new sound. All 129 performances were held, but Bill and Vinnie were almost half each. Meanwhile, the Long Island performance of this work is “North America #2” immediately after joining Vinnie. It was the 30th concert. This “North America #2” is also known as “BLACK & BLUE TOUR”, and most (but not all) of them are coupling performances with BLUE OYSTER CULT. “BLACK & BLUE” has also become a coupling work.
The “BLACK & BLUE” was released on VHS/laser disk at that time, but after that it will be discontinued for a long time. In 2004, we made an official DVD from UNIVERSAL, but it has been out of print for a long time, and now even pre-owned and copiers have premieres. This work is the highest version. Re-edited from the official UNIVERSAL edition DVD. Not only has the BLACK SABBATH part been pulled out, but the song order that has been significantly rearranged has also been adapted to the actual show.
The official video revived with such highest quality is truly a masterpiece. Tony Iomi & Geezer Butler, who have regained the momentum of their prime, and Ronnie, who is more aggressive than in the RAINBOW era, roars with a multi-camera shot, barking. Especially for Ronnie, he was in the middle of a big break, and his actions and vocalization were sharp. It’s been a month and a half since Vinny joined, but he has also performed 30 performances intensively, and the ensemble is also solid, but it is also fiercely fresh. The joy of the resurrection and the momentum to climb the steps of success. The terrifying chemical reaction is swirling.
≪What is more interesting is Mike Trouble. It was turned off by a heroic singerlong in the final stage of the first song, “War Pigs”, and Ronnie’s voice could not be heard at all. Moreover, even in the next “Neon Nights”, the song was not restored and the song could not proceed beyond the intro. I get it back by returning to my sleeves and exchanging the microphone, but I still get a momentary break and feel annoyed. Ronnie is also surprised and bitterly smiled, but the action is still flashy. The feeling of idleness is like a tohoho. Even so, it is said that we will put in the songs that caused trouble while narrowing down to 7 songs, and commercialize without overdubbing. How can you say that even though it was the early days of home video in 1980, you say that it’s too exciting and doesn’t look like an official? However, the performance itself is so terrifying that such troubles are blown away.

Although there are many professional shots in the 90’s and the rejoining era in the 21st century, there is only one in the 80’s which is essential. The highest peak version of the precious official video. Enjoy the treasures of the Ronnie era with plenty of opportunity.

ロニー・ジェイムス・ディオを迎え、再び全盛の輝きを取り戻した“HEAVEN AND HELL TOUR”。その唯一のマルチカメラ・プロショットがギフト・リリース決定です。
そんな本作が撮影されたのは「1980年10月17日ロングアイランド公演」。そう、本作の正体はオフィシャル映像『BLACK & BLUE』。公式品はBLUE OYSTER CULTとのカップリングでしたが、そのBLACK SABBATH編だけを再構成したライヴDVDです。“HEAVEN AND HELL TOUR”と言えば、途中でビル・ワードが失踪し、ロニーの盟友となるヴィニー・アピスとの出会いともなりました。それも含め、まずはワールド・ツアー全体像の中でショウのポジションを確かめてみましょう。

《4月25日『HEAVEN AND HELL』発売》

これが新たなサウンドで世界を席巻したツアーの概要。全129公演が行われたわけですが、ビルとヴィニーはほぼ半分ずつでした。そんな中で本作のロングアイランド公演はヴィニー加入直後の「北米#2」。その30公演目にあたるコンサートでした。この「北米#2」は別名“BLACK & BLUE TOUR”とも言われ、大部分(全部ではありません)がBLUE OYSTER CULTとのカップリング公演。『BLACK & BLUE』もカップリング作品となったわけです。
その『BLACK & BLUE』は当時VHS/レーザーディスクでリリースされたものの、その後は長らく廃盤。2004年にUNIVERSALから公式DVD化も実現したのですが、それも廃盤になって久しく、現在では中古盤やコピー盤でさえプレミアが付いているのです。本作はその最高峰版。公式のUNIVERSAL盤DVDから再編集したもの。BLACK SABBATHパートを抜き出しているだけでなく、大幅に組み替えられていた曲順も実際のショウに準拠させました。
さらに面白いのがマイク・トラブル。1曲目の「War Pigs」終盤の雄々しいシンガロングでオフになってしまい、ロニーの声がまったく聞こえなくなる。しかも次の「Neon Nights」でも復旧せず、曲がイントロから先に進めない事態。袖に戻ってマイクを交換する事で取り戻しますが、それでもまた一瞬途切れてヒヤヒヤしている。ロニーもびっくりして苦笑いなのですが、それでもアクションは派手な見栄を切る。その空回り感がトホホ……な感じなのです。それにしても、7曲に絞り込んでおきながらトラブルが起きた曲を入れ、しかもオーバーダブもせずに商品化するとは。いかにホームビデオ黎明期の1980年とは言え、豪快すぎてオフィシャルらしくないと言いますか、一周してオフィシャルらしいと言うか……。しかし、そんなトラブルも吹っ飛ばすほど、パフォーマンス自体が凄絶でもあります。


1. War Pigs 2. Neon Knights 3. N.I.B. 4. Heaven And Hell 5. Iron Man 6. Guitar Solo
7. Die Young 8. Paranoid/Heaven And Hell(reprise)

Ronnie James Dio – Vocals Tony Iommi – Guitar Geezer Butler – Bass
Vinny Appice – Drums Geoff Nicholls – Keyboards


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