This album is a great representation of Black Sabbath's 1982 set list for the "Mob Rules World Tour." Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, and Vinny Appice shine on songs ranging from "Iron Man", "Paranoid", & "War Pigs", to "The Mob Rules" and a special medley of "Heaven & Hell" and "The Sign of the Southern Cross." It may be hard to find a copy of this set of discs, but if you do spot a copy, be sure to pick it up. It's the only official live Sabbath record with Dio on vocals and Vinny Appice on drums. The other live albums that Sabbath has released feature Ozzy on vocals, and are not of great quality.
"Live at Last" released in 1980, is a poor recording of a 1973 gig, and "Reunion (1997)" showcases an incoherent Ozzy attempting to sing songs that he hadn't performed for decades.
This double album however, is stellar from beginning to end, and does not overlook any of the Black Sabbath hits released in the early 1980's with Dio. "Voodoo" and "Children of the Sea" are 100 times better live, than they are in the studio. Dio's vocals are magnificant, and he pulls off the Ozzy tunes pretty well. If only Black Sabbath would release this concert on DVD, or give us a new remastered edition, with bonus tracks. The minor hits "Turn Up the Night" & "Lady Evil" would sound awesome in a live setting. Pick this album up first, then get the other Dio/Sabbath collaborations "Mob Rules", "Heaven & Hell", & "Dehumanizer." The remastered "Mob Rules" CD sounds awesome, and the additional photos & inclusion of lyrics make it essential.