June 2, 2011 – 3:59 am

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Meloik In Japan [Tarantura, 2CD]

Live at the Sun Plaza Hall, Tokyo, Japan; November 16, 1980 (early show). Very good audience recording by Mr Peach.

Among bootleg collectors, Tarantura’s Mr Peach is a highly-regarded name as his shows are very well recorded. And this show is no different.

This is a must-have for Black Sabbath followers and especially fans of Ronnie James Dio.

AA of noted:

This CD set contains Sabbath’s first show of their 1980 Japan tour in support of one of their finest albums to date, Heaven And Hell… What I do know is that quality wise this show is very, very enjoyable and most likely a huge improvement to the version around in trading circles… The first thing that gets to me is how clear the sound is. It’s a bit bassy but not disturbing at all. Ronnie’s voice is very clear and strong. He hits the high notes without any problem. After War Pigs the band kicks in with Neon Knights. Now things are getting serious. The band is tight as ever. Dio thanks the crowd after this song and tells them it’s great [for him] to be back in Japan.

Before going into the crowd favourite, Children Of The Sea, Dio says: “This is a song… especially for the people of Japan.” Given the destruction from the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, the song becomes particularly poignant. And for those who can, in your own countries, donate to a charity that is sending aid to Japan.

Thanks to Looney99 and fuwafuwatime for sharing the tracks on Dime.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Opening SE / Supertzer (4.2MB)
Track 102. War Pigs (12.7MB)
Track 103. Neon Knights (7.9MB)
Track 104. N.I.B. (9.3MB)
Track 105. Children Of The Sea (13.6MB)
Track 106. Sweet Leaf (5.8MB)
Track 107. Drum Solo (3.5MB)
Track 108. Sweat Leaf (2.5MB)
Track 109. Lady Evil (7.8MB)
Track 110. Black Sabbath (15.6MB)
Disc 2
Track 201. Interval (1.2MB)
Track 202. Heaven And Hell (20.9MB)
Track 203. Iron Man (12.8MB)
Track 204. Guitar Solo (2.6MB)
Track 205. Instrumental (3.4MB)
Track 206. Guitar Solo (3.2MB)
Track 207. Instrumental (1.1MB)
Track 208. Guitar Solo (4.0MB)
Track 209. Orchid (2.8MB)
Track 210. Die Young (8.6MB)
Track 211. Paranoid (6.9MB)

Ronnie James Dio - vocals
Tony Iommi - guitars
Geezer Butler - bass
Vinny Appice - drums
Geoff Nicholls - keyboards

Click on the link to order Black Sabbath’s Heaven And Hell.

  1. 9 Responses to “BLACK SABBATH - TOKYO 1980”

  2. hey bigo, killer!!! thanks!!!


    By Ed Saad on Jun 2, 2011

  3. i thought, that was spelled wrong. it’s actually maloik.

    By Ed Saad on Jun 2, 2011

  4. this is excellent quality, bigo! thanks again!!! i played it and testament-the legacy walking and running earlier. they go pretty well together. now if you could offer an old testament show with alex skolnick on guitar and preferably from the new order tour, that would rule. i saw them on that tour here at dr. jeklys here in b’ham, al in aug 88 with vio-lence. it was killer!!! i was 16 years old. it was so loud. my ears rang for ten days. eversince then, i wear earplugs. i saw testament two more times with judas priest and megadeth at the omni in atlanta, ga in dec 90 and again with corrosion of conformity and iron maiden at lakewood amphitheatre in atlanta, ga july 92. testament was at their best at dr. jeklys.


    By Ed Saad on Jun 2, 2011

  5. Lady Evil!

    Ronnie James Dio was a king of Rock & Roll.

    Rest in peace kind fellow. He gave me multiple autographs and I had 2 pictures taken with him in 1995 when his tour stopped at The Stony Pony. I mean like he gave me he signed 3 or 4 CDs and 2 pieces of paper. How cool and kind hearted can a performer be? I will never forget how gracious he was to me as a true fan.

    By JALtheImpaler on Jun 3, 2011

  6. hey jal, bigo offered another sabbath dio show last year from orpheum theatre, boston, ma 92. do a search for it, if you don’t have it. it’s good, but this show is better. if you goto the main page and scroll down, there is a paris rainbow show with dio too. it rules.

    i never met dio, but i saw him live once in jan 87 here in b’ham, al at the midfield fairgrounds arena with savatage and megadeth. was killer! this was dream evil tour.

    i wish there was a sabbath dio show with wishing well. that song really rules!!!


    By Ed Saad on Jun 3, 2011

  7. Great post, many thanks. I cherry-picked the Dio era songs only. I like both the Ozzie and Dio incarnations, but they are very different bands and I always omit Dio covering the Ozzie-era songs…just a weird thing I have about keeping those two versions of the band unto themselves.


    By kingpossum on Jun 4, 2011

  8. Fantastic thank you so much for this Bigo

    By Ian Crisp on Jun 4, 2011

  9. If you want to blow your minds, there’s a just released tribute cover CD to these bands - Black Sabbath (Heaven and Hell), KISS, and other bands from back in the day from an 80’s hair band, that you would never expect - STRYPER! And they were careful to do them rock’n justice. The CD is called Covering. Shows Michael Sweet as a beatup, cutup Angel done graphic novel style. Why did they do it? Well, this is what these guys listened to when they were ROXX and ROXX REGIME before they became Stryper. It inspired their music 25 years ago.

    By 3yrsnojob on Jun 4, 2011

  10. Big O - I came a little late for this one. I was able to download all the tracks EXCEPT the ones hosted at 4shared. They try to force you to sign up for an account, to download.

    Tracks 102, 105, 110, 202 & 203

    Any chance of those tracks being reupped elsewhere? THanks in advance if you can :)

    By LateMan on Sep 29, 2013

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