On April 25, 1980.


On April 25, 1980, “Vertigo” label released “Heaven and Hell”, the ninth Black Sabath studio album.It was recorded October 1979 – January 1980, at “Criteria Recording Studios: in Miami, and “Studio Farber” in Paris, and was produced by Martin Birch. It was band’s first album to feature vocalist Ronnie James Dio, who replaced Ozzy Osbourne in 1979.


  • Tony Iommi– guitar
  • Geezer Butler– bass guitar
  • Bill Ward– drums, percussion
  • Ronnie James Dio– lead vocals
  • Geoff Nicholls– keyboards
  • Martin Birch – engineer
  • Assistant engineer – Joe “C” Foglia
  • Equipment: Graham Wright and Mickey Balla
  • Album cover art Smoking Angelsby Lynn Curlee
  • Back cover illustrationby Harry Carmean
  • Art directionby Richard Seireeni

Track listing:

All music by Geezer Butler, Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, and Bill Ward; all lyrics by Ronnie James Dio.

  1. Neon Knights
  2. Children of the Sea
  3. Lady Evil
  4. Heaven and Hell
  5. Wishing Well
  6. Die Young
  7. Walk Away
  8. Lonely is the Word

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