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CROSS PURPOSES LIVE (CD + VHS)

Black Sabbath

 

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2.90 | 33 ratings

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mangen
4 stars This is definitely Black Sabbath's best live album. I don't know what those other reviewers were smoking but this is a must have for any Sabbath fan. Tony Martin is a lot better live than Ozzy or Dio (especially Dio - he sucks live). This album has a well rounded selection of songs from Sabbath's entire career. Songs range from the early Ozzy albums all the way to the then recent Cross Purposes album. Too be honest I don't like the Tony Martin albums that much but they did have some really good songs now and then. I hate the album version of the song Headless Cross but the live rendition on this album is the definite version. The only track I didn't like was Psychophobia, but besides that this is definitely worth listening too. Sometimes I forget that this is a live album and think this is a studio album - Sabbath always sounds great live. Hearing Iommi and Geezer playing together live is always a treat, and Bobby Rondinelli drumming sounds awesome. My only real complaint is that they didn't play more songs off the Dehumanizer album - that album was pretty epic (especially compared to that crap album Tyr). I like the Ozzy and Dio albums A LOT more but I do think Tony Martin is a great singer. Cross Purposes Live is A LOT better then Live Evil (I'm sorry but I think Dio always ruins it live). No one can sing the classic Sabbath songs better then the original Ozzy or Dio - but Tony Martin does a solid job and I would have loved to have been in the audience when they performed this. If you love Sabbath - get this album.
mangen | 4/5 |

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