|Cross Purposes Live|
|Live album by|
|Released||4 April 1995|
|Recorded||13 April 1994|
|Venue||Hammersmith Apollo, London|
|Black Sabbath live albums chronology|
|Cross Purposes Live|
|Released||4 April 1995|
|Recorded||13 April 1994|
|Venue||Hammersmith Apollo, London|
|Producer||Will Ashurst, Martin R. Smith|
|Black Sabbath video chronology|
Cross Purposes Live is a boxed set released by the British heavy metal band Black Sabbath in 4 April 1995. The set comprised a live album on CD and a VHS tape of a concert recorded at the Hammersmith Apollo in London on Wednesday 13 April 1994, recorded on the band's tour for their Cross Purposes album. The tour was notable for being the first time The Wizard had been played since early 1971, when Ozzy Osbourne was still lead vocalist.It is Black Sabbath's only live album with singer Tony Martin. The CD was housed within an oversized videotape case but had its own inserts and jewel case.
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Black Sabbath were an English rock band, formed in Birmingham in 1968, by guitarist and main songwriter Tony Iommi, drummer Bill Ward, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler and singer Ozzy Osbourne. Black Sabbath are often cited as pioneers of heavy metal music. The band helped define the genre with releases such as Black Sabbath (1970), Paranoid (1970), and Master of Reality (1971). The band had multiple line-up changes, with Iommi being the only constant member throughout its history.
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|No.||Title||Writer(s)||Release Medium; Original Album||Length|
|1.||"Time Machine"||Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler||CD, VHS, DVD; Dehumanizer||5:08|
|2.||"Children of the Grave"||Ozzy Osbourne, Iommi, Butler, Bill Ward||CD, VHS, DVD; Master of Reality||5:25|
|3.||"I Witness"||Tony Martin, Iommi, Butler||CD, VHS, DVD; Cross Purposes||5:02|
|4.||"The Mob Rules"||Dio, Iommi, Butler||VHS, DVD; Mob Rules||3:24|
|5.||"Into the Void"||Osbourne, Iommi, Butler, Ward||CD, VHS, DVD; Master of Reality||6:39|
|6.||"Anno Mundi"||Martin, Iommi, Cozy Powell, Neil Murray, Geoff Nicholls||VHS, DVD; Tyr||6:12|
|7.||"Black Sabbath"||Osbourne, Iommi, Butler, Ward||CD, VHS; Black Sabbath||8:12|
|8.||"Neon Knights"||Dio, Iommi, Butler, Ward||VHS; Heaven and Hell||5:00|
|9.||"Psychophobia"||Martin, Iommi, Butler||CD, VHS; Cross Purposes||3:03|
|10.||"The Wizard"||Osbourne, Iommi, Butler, Ward||CD, VHS; Black Sabbath||4:42|
|11.||"Cross of Thorns"||Martin, Iommi, Butler||CD, VHS; Cross Purposes||4:43|
|12.||"Symptom of the Universe"||Osbourne, Iommi, Butler, Ward||CD, VHS, DVD; Sabotage||5:59|
|13.||"Drum Solo"||Bobby Rondinelli||CD, VHS, DVD; N/A||1:32|
|14.||"Headless Cross"||Martin, Iommi, Powell||CD, VHS, DVD; Headless Cross||5:33|
|15.||"Paranoid/Heaven and Hell"||Osbourne, Iommi, Butler, Ward/Dio, Iommi, Butler, Ward||CD, VHS, DVD; Paranoid/Heaven and Hell||5:13|
|16.||"Iron Man"||Osbourne, Iommi, Butler, Ward||CD, VHS; Paranoid||3:27|
|17.||"Sabbath Bloody Sabbath"||Osbourne, Iommi, Butler, Ward||CD, VHS; Sabbath Bloody Sabbath||6:11|
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