Cross Purposes Live

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Cross Purposes Live
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Live album by
Released4 April 1995
Recorded13 April 1994
Venue Hammersmith Apollo, London
Genre Heavy metal
Length62:04
Label I.R.S.
Producer Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath live albums chronology
Live Evil
(1982)
Cross Purposes Live
(1995)
Reunion
(1998)
Cross Purposes Live
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Video by
Released4 April 1995
Recorded13 April 1994
Venue Hammersmith Apollo, London
Genre Heavy metal
Length87 min.
Label PMI
Director Duncan Smith
Producer Will Ashurst, Martin R. Smith
Black Sabbath video chronology
The Black Sabbath Story, Vol. 2
(1992)
Cross Purposes Live
(1995)
The Last Supper
(1999)

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. [1] 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. [2]

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Black Sabbath British heavy metal band

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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Contents

Both the original CD and VHS tape are out of print, but an hour long unlicensed DVD was released with nine of the sixteen original video tracks. This release includes the promo videoclip of "Feels Good to Me", from 1990's Tyr .

<i>Tyr</i> (album) 1990 studio album by Black Sabbath

Tyr is the 15th studio album by English rock band Black Sabbath, released in August 1990 by I.R.S. Records.

Track listings

No.TitleWriter(s)Release Medium; Original AlbumLength
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, ButlerCD, VHS, DVD; Cross Purposes 5:02
4."The Mob Rules"Dio, Iommi, ButlerVHS, DVD; Mob Rules 3:24
5."Into the Void"Osbourne, Iommi, Butler, WardCD, VHS, DVD; Master of Reality6:39
6."Anno Mundi"Martin, Iommi, Cozy Powell, Neil Murray, Geoff Nicholls VHS, DVD; Tyr 6:12
7."Black Sabbath"Osbourne, Iommi, Butler, WardCD, VHS; Black Sabbath 8:12
8."Neon Knights"Dio, Iommi, Butler, WardVHS; Heaven and Hell 5:00
9."Psychophobia"Martin, Iommi, ButlerCD, VHS; Cross Purposes3:03
10."The Wizard"Osbourne, Iommi, Butler, WardCD, VHS; Black Sabbath 4:42
11."Cross of Thorns"Martin, Iommi, ButlerCD, VHS; Cross Purposes4:43
12."Symptom of the Universe"Osbourne, Iommi, Butler, WardCD, VHS, DVD; Sabotage 5:59
13."Drum Solo" Bobby Rondinelli CD, VHS, DVD; N/A1:32
14."Headless Cross"Martin, Iommi, PowellCD, VHS, DVD; Headless Cross 5:33
15."Paranoid/Heaven and Hell"Osbourne, Iommi, Butler, Ward/Dio, Iommi, Butler, WardCD, VHS, DVD; Paranoid/Heaven and Hell5:13
16."Iron Man"Osbourne, Iommi, Butler, WardCD, VHS; Paranoid3:27
17."Sabbath Bloody Sabbath"Osbourne, Iommi, Butler, WardCD, VHS; Sabbath Bloody Sabbath 6:11

Credits

Tony Iommi British guitarist

Anthony Frank Iommi is an English guitarist, songwriter and producer. He was lead guitarist and one of the four founder members of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath. He was the band's primary composer and sole continual member for nearly five decades.

Geezer Butler English musician, bassist and lyricist of Black Sabbath

Terence Michael Joseph "Geezer" Butler is an English musician and songwriter. Butler is best known as the bassist and primary lyricist of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath. He has also recorded and performed with Heaven & Hell, GZR, and Ozzy Osbourne. He currently serves as bassist of Deadland Ritual.

Geoff Nicholls English musician

Geoffrey James Nicholls was a British musician and keyboardist, and longtime member of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath, until 2004. Nicholls also played in the NWOBHM band Quartz, before joining Black Sabbath. In the 1960s/early 1970s, Geoff played lead guitar for the Birmingham bands The Boll Weevils, The Seed, Johnny Neal and the Starliners and keyboards for World Of Oz.

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References

  1. https://www.setlist.fm/stats/black-sabbath-33d6806d.html
  2. https://www.amazon.com/Cross-Purposes-Live-Black-Sabbath/dp/B00073QG7G