Black Sabbath Release Rare 1980 Single ‘Lady Evil’

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Black Sabbath recently shared a rare 1980 single of “Lady Evil”, before its inclusion on the March 5 issue of an expanded version of their ninth studio record, “Heaven And Hell.” 

Previously unreleased on CD, the 7” mono edit of the famous cut connects a couple of live b-sides – “Children Of The Sea” and the title track – as one of three bonus tracks added in the expanded edition, which was the group’s first studio album with vocalist Ronnie James Dio. 

The set also presents live material from a 1980 concert in Hartford, CT, and audio that first appeared in 2007 on the Rhino Handmade’s limited edition set, “Black Sabbath: Live At Hammersmith Odeon”, including a newly-remastered version of the initial studio record. 

“Heaven And Hell” was a Top 10 record in the band’s native UK and peaking at No. 28 on the US Billboard 200. 

Black Sabbath will also be releasing an extended edition of 1981’s “Mob Rules” on March 5. 

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