Black Sabbath Dio-Era Albums Heaven and Hell, Mob Rules Getting Deluxe Reissues

The first two Ronnie James Dio-fronted Black Sabbath albums, 1980’s Heaven and Hell and 1981’s Mob Rules, are receiving deluxe reissues via Rhino Records. The expanded editions arrive March 5th, and to tide us over, live cuts of each title track are now available to stream.

Both albums will be available on CD and vinyl, featuring a 2021 remaster of the original LPs, along with B-sides, alternate versions, and rare live recordings. Do to space constraints, the vinyl versions will feature a selection of the bonus tracks available on the CDs.

1980’s Heaven and Hell marked Dio’s debut with Black Sabbath. It proved to be one of the heavy metal’s greatest comeback albums following the ousting of original singer Ozzy Osbourne. The expanded edition includes live versions of “Children of the Sea” and “Heaven and Hell” — originally released as B-sides to the album’s singles — a 7″ mono edit of “Lady Evil”, and rare live recordings from 1980-82.

Released one year later, Mob Rules proved just as powerful as its predecessor, anchored by the epic title track, “The Mob Rules”. The song featured prominently in the cult animated film Heavy Metal, making it one of Black Sabbath’s most beloved Dio-era anthems.

That Heavy Metal soundtrack version is included in the bonus tracks, along with a new 2021 mix of the song, and live cuts recorded during the accompanying tours. A previously unreleased full concert recording from a 1982 gig in Portland rounds out the set.

The deluxe editions continue Rhino’s ongoing archival treatment of both Dio’s solo works and Black Sabbath’s discography. Two Dio live albums were recently reissued on vinyl, and the seminal Sabbath album Vol. 4 has been immortalized in a new box set.

Digital pre-orders of Heaven and Hell and Mob Rules are available here and here, respectively, while physical pre-orders are available via Rhino. Stream the two live singles and check out the full tracklists for the Heaven and Hell and Mob Rules reissues below.

Heaven and Hell: Deluxe Edition Artwork:

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Heaven and Hell: Deluxe Edition

2-CD Tracklist:


Disc One: Original Album (2021 Remaster)


01. Neon Knights


02. Children of the Sea


03. Lady Evil


04. Heaven and Hell


05. Wishing Well


06. Die Young


07. Walk Away


08. Lonely Is the Word

Disc Two: Bonus Tracks


01. Children of the Sea – Live B-side of “Neon Knights” Single *


02. Heaven and Hell – Live B-side of “Die Young” Single *


03. Lady Evil – 7″ Mono Edit (unreleased on CD)


Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT (August 10th, 1980)


04. Neon Knights *


05. Children of the Sea *


06. Heaven nd Hell *


07. Die Young*


Hammersmith Odeon, London (December 31st, 1981 – January 2nd, 1982)


08. E5150


09. Neon Knights


10. Children of the Sea


11. Heaven and Hell

2-LP Tracklist:


Side One


01. Neon Knights


02. Children of the Sea


03. Lady Evil


04. Heaven and Hell

Side Two


01. Wishing Well


02. Die Young


03. Walk Away


04. Lonely Is the Word

Side Thee


01. Children of the Sea – Live B-side of “Neon Knights” Single *


02. Heaven and Hell – Live B-side of “Die Young” Single *


03. Lady Evil – 7″ Mono Edit (unreleased on CD)


04. Neon Knights – Live 1980 *

Side Four


01. Children of the Sea – Live 1980 *


02. Heaven and Hell – Live 1980 *


03. Die Young – Live 1980 *

* previously unreleased in North America

Mob Rules: Deluxe Edition Artwork:

Black Sabbath Mob Rules Black Sabbath Dio Era Albums Heaven and Hell, Mob Rules Getting Deluxe Reissues

Mob Rules: Deluxe Edition

2-CD Tracklist:


Disc One: Original Album (2021 Remaster)


01. Turn Up the Night


02. Voodoo


03. The Sign of the Southern Cross


04. E5150


05. The Mob Rules


06. Country Girl


07. Slipping Away


08. Falling Off the Edge of the World


09. Over and Over

Bonus Tracks


10. The Mob Rules – Heavy Metal Soundtrack Version


11. Die Young – Live B-Side of “Mob Rules” Single *


12. The Mob Rules – New 2021 Mix **


Live at the Hammersmith Odeon London (December 31st, 1981 – January 2nd, 1982)


13. Country Girl


14. Slipping Away


15. The Mob Rules


16. Voodoo


Live at Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon, April 22nd, 1982


17. Intro**


18. Neon Knights **

Disc Two: Bonus Tracks


Live at Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon, April 22nd, 1982


01. N.I.B. **


02. Children of the Sea **


03. Voodoo **


04. Black Sabbath **


05. War Pigs **


06. Drum Solo **


07. Iron Man **


08. The Mob Rules **


09. Heaven and Hell **


10. Guitar Solo **


11. Sign of the Southern Cross/Heaven and Hell – Reprise **


12. Paranoid **


13. Children of the Grave **

2-LP Track Listing


Side One


01. Turn Up the Night


02. Voodoo


03. The Sign of the Southern Cross


04. E5150


05. The Mob Rules

Side Two


01. Country Girl


02. Slipping Away


03. Falling Off the Edge of the World


04. Over and Over

Side Three


01. The Mob Rules – Heavy Metal Soundtrack Version


02. Die Young – Live B-Side of “Mob Rules” Single *


03. The Mob Rules – New 2021 Mix **


04. Sign of the Southern Cross/Heaven and Hell – Reprise **

Side Four


Live at the Hammersmith Odeon London (December 31st, 1981 – January 2nd, 1982)


01. Country Girl


02. Slipping Away


03. The Mob Rules


04. Voodoo

* previously unreleased in North America


** previously unreleased

January 13, 2021
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