BLACK SABBATH DVD NEWS

I’ve gotten a few emails about this, so I figured I’d better get it online (actually, I’ve known for a few weeks, but I haven’t had the time to update the site – too busy at work). Anyway, 20 years ago or so when I was in high school, I worked at a video store, and back then we had a tape available called "A Decade of Black Sabbath: 1968-1978". It was an hour long (give or take) concert from the Hammersmith Odeon on the Never Say Die Tour. It’s LONG been out of print, and the footage has been used a few times since, although the only time I can recall right now is on the Sabbath Story Volume II videos (Snowblind, & Symptom of the Universe). Anyway, the entire concert hasn’t been available for ages. Well, it is now. Using the links below, you can pre-order the DVD. It’s currently slated to street on March 4, 2003 (March 3rd in Europe). However, we know what happened with the Black & Blue DVD, so hopefully this will actually make it out. :)

Region 1 DVD Region 2 DVD

Speaking of the long delayed "Black & Blue" DVD… It’s still delayed – I’ve heard no further information regarding it’s release, unfortunately.

Finally, there’s a title called "Tony Iommi: Inside Black Sabbath" that Amazon.com has available for purchase. I’ve gotten several emails about it, but I have no clue what this is, or what’s on it. If anyone has bought this, can you tell me what it’s about? I’ve placed an inquiry to Tony Iommi’s management folks about it – if I get a response with some info, I’ll relay it.

UPDATE: I got a response from Iommi’s management team about this video. Here’s what they told me..

"It is a poor quality interview, filmed in 1991 for a local UK TV station, not intended to be issued as a home video/DVD. Because it is just a short interview and to make it appear a better buy they have added old live footage from previous Sabbath video’s and 43 minutes of other bands."

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