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2 stars This is a bootleg concert that was pro-shot and was at one point going to be released officially. There was a problem at customs when the band came to getting the film back to the UK so they had to leave it behind, allegedly. Eventually someone released it, it's good for a bootleg, visuals are decent and sound is decent, but the track listing is not.

Rumours say that some tracks haven't made it onto the bootleg such as 'The Shining', 'Devil & Daughter', 'Call of the Wild' and 'The Mob Rules'. This is likely as for a new live release designed to promote the latest album (Headless Cross) that contains only two tracks from that record, and they're the only two originally with vocalist Tony Martin, is strange. Sabbath were known to not promote new material as much as they should've done during the Tony Martin years, but two tracks is poor.

As for the performance, it's respectable. Martin's voice seems a bit off at the start which is a shame as other bootlegs contain some really impressive performances. The rest of the band are in top form, unfortunately there's no drum solo from Cozy Powell (maybe missing?), and Martin does forget the lyrics during Paranoid which is amusing, yet foolish. Hopefully this will get a proper release some day along with the missing tracks, as I say a very good concert but the DVD quality is bootleg standard and the track listing raises an eyebrow.

Note: the performance was recorded in Moscow and there were two shows recorded for the release, a morning and evening performance filmed on the same day.

dalekvilla | 2/5 |


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