Records has set a November 16 U.S. release date for “Neon Nights: 30 Years Of Heaven & Hell” CD/DVD featuring a recording of HEAVEN & HELL‘s July 30, 2009 concert at the Wacken Open Air festival in Germany. Columbia Music Entertainment will make the CD available in Japan on November 10. The limited-edition first pressing in Japan features cardboard sleeve artwork and the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD players).
A description of the set reads as follows: “On Thursday July 30, 2009, HEAVEN & HELL took to the stage at the famous Wacken festival in Germany as part of the tour in support of their album ‘The Devil You Know’, released earlier in the year. Although nobody knew at the time, it was to be Ronnie James Dio‘s last filmed concert appearance before his death in May 2010 from stomach cancer. HEAVEN & HELL were on fantastic form and played a set blending tracks from the newly released album with classics from their BLACK SABBATH days. This is a truly fitting tribute to one of the legendary voices of rock.”
“Neon Nights: 30 Years Of Heaven & Hell” track listing:
02. The Mob Rules
03. Children of the Sea
05. Bible Black
06. Time Machine
08. Falling Off the Edge of the World
09. Follow The Tears
10. Die Young
11. Heaven and Hell
12. Encore: Country Girl
13. Neon Knights
Professionally filmed video footage of HEAVEN & HELL‘s July 30, 2009 concert at the Wacken Open Air festival in Germany can be viewed below.
“The Devil You Know” sold 30,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release back in May 2009 to debut at position No. 8 on The Billboard 200 chart.
In 2006, BLACK SABBATH members Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice reunited to record a trio of new songs for Rhino‘s “Black Sabbath: The Dio Years” before launching a greatly acclaimed world tour under their new moniker HEAVEN & HELL.
BLACK SABBATH‘s “The Rules Of Hell” box set — which features all three of SABBATH‘s Dio-era studio releases (“Heaven And Hell”, “Mob Rules”, “Dehumanizer”) and its double live collection (“Live Evil”), each remastered for the first time — sold around 2,650 copies in the United States in its first week of release back in July 2008. “The Rules Of Hell” came packaged in a deluxe slipcase with extensive liner notes featuring all-new interviews with the band.