April 30, 2010 – 3:50 am

That’s what will happen when Ozzy meets the bloody Pope.

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Ozzy Meets the Priest [Angry Dino, 1CD]

Recorded live at the Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa, Los Angeles, on November 15, 1992, the final night of Ozzy’s Farewell Tour. Bootleg released in 1993. Very good audience recording. This is probably the best version to date.

This audience recording was rather unique. When Ronnie Dio’s second stint with the group was coming to an end, the group was going to play this show where Dio sang for most of the set, then a returning Ozzy Osbourne would sing lead at the end of the show, but Dio refused to participate, which forced the group to recruit an under-rehearsed Rob Halford (from Judas Priest) to sing the selections that Ronnie Dio would have sung. - Philip Cohen

An extra tidbit is that Rob Halford, not wanting to offend Ronnie Dio, phoned Dio to ask for his consent which was given. Both Halford and Dio are friends. See even black metallers know what courtesy means. The bootleg’s title refers to Halford’s band Judas Priest. Below is a fan’s account of the concert.

“The show with Halford was really good, the whole band is superb; Halford is excited at every moment. There’s some really good versions of Symptom of the Universe, Heaven & Hell and Neon Knights.”

But it got even better when the original lineup came onstage to play. Said fan Froike at “The (second) show of the original Black Sabbath is amazing, excellent, superb, everything. The band is in the best shape. Personally I love these four tracks. The show starts with the best Black Sabbath version ever. Iommi had some guitar problems in the middle of the song. In the end, his solo is F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C. This show was recorded to be included on Ozzy’s Live & Loud, but the guitar problems of this very song were arranged in the studio, so we can’t hear anything strange.

“The band also plays two wonderful versions of Fairies Wear Boots and Iron Man. The end came with Paranoid, of course, the immortal Sabbath classic. Ozzy was really happy, and the performance of the band was one of the best of their entire history.”

Although the show was officially recorded, only the track Black Sabbath by the reunited group was ever officially released on Ozzy’s Live & Loud in 1993. In 2002, Ozzy deleted the 2CD set from his catalog. It remains out-of-print. This version we are sharing is recorded from the audience. Thanks Phil.

If you are easily disturbed by strong language, do not download. Contains an amount of swearing.
- The Little Chicken

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (192 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. Children of the Grave 5:40 (8.0MB)
Track 02. Children of the Sea 7:00 (9.5MB)
Track 03. Symptom of the Universe 6:10 (8.3MB)
Track 04. N.I.B. 6:40 (9.5MB)
Track 05. Die Young 1:40 (2.2MB)
Track 06. Into The Void 8:55 (12.5MB)
Track 07. Heaven and Hell 7:23 (10.8MB)
Track 08. Sweet Leaf 3:12 (3.2MB)
Track 09. Neon Knights 4:57 (7.2MB)

Tracks 1-9 - Lineup: Halford (V) / Iommi (G) / Butler (B) / Appice (D)

Track 10. Black Sabbath 7:08 (9.3MB)
Track 11. Fairies Wear Boots 6:05 (8.2MB)
Track 12. Iron Man 7:12 (10.1MB)
Track 13. Paranoid 3:05 (3.8MB)

Tracks 10-13 - Lineup: Osbourne (V) / Iommi (G) / Butler (B) / Ward (D)

TT: 75:07

In 1992, Black Sabbath released Dehumanizer. The lineup was Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Vinny Appice and Geezer Butler. The demos were recorded with Cozy Powell in the drum seat. This album is generally considered to be Sabbath’s heaviest. Click on the link to order the album.


  2. hey bigo, i have this show and the night before with rob halford singing. both are great.


    By Ed Saad on Apr 30, 2010

  3. Hey BigO, it´s great concert of Black Sabbath - my favourite band! Thank You!!!
    Josef, Prague, Czech republic

    By Josef on May 1, 2010

  4. Hey, Big O! Love the job yer doing and wish you all the best. And as I’ve said before, Love Them P. Cohen Collections! Cheers!

    By Golgo Hakase on May 1, 2010

  5. Is it possible to fit this show on to one cd. My attempts with Windows Media Player have resulted in Paranoid being shifted to a second disc.

    By Richard on May 21, 2010

  6. hey bigo, i might download this afterall on a slow day. i feel like hearing it, and these rips i’m sure sound better than my 128kbps napster rips. i could label it the same way just put bigo out to the side of the date so it won’t overwrite my other copy. i keep multiple copies cause i spend way too much time on this stuff. i got bigo’s version of miles-shaboo inn too. i didn’t notice much difference in yours and the one i had which are 192kbps, but i kept both.


    By Ed Saad on Jan 16, 2011

  7. hey bigo, thanks! i played this and gunter hampel-jazzland, vienna, austria 10.2.73 walking earlier. these sabbath rips are a little better than my napster 128kpbs i’ve had for years. alteast these don’t have that annoying wishing sound that synonymous with poor quality rips. i hate it, even though i have several more shows with that annoying sound. i remember now is the stooges brasil show. that is a good one. bigo readers and downloaders may remember it from nov 2009.

    if you have any more dio shows or deep purple with blackmore on guitar, please post!!! i’m always interested in more avant and mary halvorson shows too.


    By Ed Saad on Jan 17, 2011

  8. can you please reupload track 1 and 11
    Many Thanks

    By Egil on Oct 6, 2015

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