Title - 'Neon Nights: Live in Europe' (Armoury Records)
Artist - Heaven & Hell
Kicking off with, and quite literally straight into 'Mob Rules,' Ronnie James Dio, Tommi Iommi, Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice are not shy about being (musically) in-your-face loud and proud forward! That said, the quietly-approached 'Children Of The Sea' is next brought forth, showing Dio's voice of to its fullest imaginations.
The guitar-intro'd 'I' is next up, a pulsating song if ever there was, and now made live, well, turn up the speakers! After a quick "thank you" from a band member, they quietly stroll into 'Bible Black.' Something else is mumbled by the band before (the lyrically repetative) 'Time Machine' comes down the pipe.
Dio introduces Vinny Appice (and a quick moment of his handiwork), before he then announces the brand new track, from the brand new album, 'Fear.' The quiet (at the start, anyway), fairy tale-like 'Falling Off The Edge Of The World' is next, and is quickly followed by the guitar-ladden 'Follow The Tears.'
The solo guitar intro to 'Die Young' takes us along with it for the ride, before Dio growls the intro to 'Heaven And Hell.' "We've not forgotten about you guys over here," Dio says (obviously) pointing to a certain area of the crowd (probably the cheap seats at the back) with the lights on. Bringing the music down a notch or ten, he asks them to all join in on the looooooooooooooooong track, before bringing the album to a close with 'Neon Nights.'