Black Sabbath - Never Say Die!

Year of Release: 2003
Label: Sanctuary Records Group
Catalog Number: 88346
Format: DVD
Total Time: 60:00:00

Never Say Die is one of the final performances for Black Sabbath's original lineup. For that reason, this DVD is a real keeper. All of that aside, I must say I was a little disappointed in the performance of Ozzy Osbourne during this concert. On the newer songs (at the time), his voice is rough and strained and on the older material taken from the first three albums, Black Sabbath, Paranoid and Master Of Reality, he sounds like the vintage Ozzy I always loved to hear.

?Rock And Roll Doctor? reminded of how much I enjoyed playing the Technical Ecstasy album. I feel that it is one of their most underrated and discarded recordings. I would encourage any fan of Ozzy or Black Sabbath to check out that album if you have not yet. It is also the only album that drummer Bill Ward sings lead vocals on a song.

This was good but I would recommend getting The Black Sabbath Story Vol. 1 & 2 before you pick this one up. At first I thought that I should advise this DVD for diehard fans only but I think most people will enjoy it, lousy Ozzy vocals and all. After all, Tony, Geezer and Bill still rocked hard and the memory of them onstage before they broke up is forever preserved now and for any Sabbath fan I suppose that is reason enough to have this.

Symptom Of The Universe / War Pigs / Snow Blind / Never Say Die / Black Sabbath / Dirty Women / Rock And Roll Doctor / Electric Funeral / Children Of The Grave / Paranoid

Ozzy Osbourne - lead vocals
Tony Iommi - lead guitar
Geezer Butler - bass
Bill Ward - drums

Black Sabbath (1970)
Paranoid (1971)
Master Of Reality (1971)
Black Sabbath, Vol 4 (1972)
Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath (1973)
Sabotage (1975)
Best Of Black Sabbath, Vol. 2 (1975)
We Sold Our Soul For Rock And Roll (1976)* Technical Ecstasy (1976)
Black Sabbath (1976)
Children Of The Grave (1976)
Never Say Die! (1978)
Heaven & Hell (1980)
Live At Last (1980)
Greatest Hits (1980)
The Mob Rules (1981)
Live Evil (1982)
Born Again (1983)
Seventh Star (1986)
Black Sabbath Greatest Hits (1986)
The Eternal Idol (1987)
We Sold Our Soul For Rock And Roll (1988)* Headless Cross (1989)
T Y R (1990)
Greatest Hits (1991)
Dehumanizer (1992)
The Collection (1992)
Cross Purposes (1994)
The Ozzy Osbourne Years (1994)
Black Sabbath (comp.) (1994)
20th Anniversary (1994)
Iron Main (1994)
The Ozzy Osbourne Years (1994)
Forbidden (1995)
Between Heaven & Hell 1970-1983 (1995)
Under Wheels Of Confusion: 1970-1987 (1996)
The Sabbath Stones (1996)
Greatest Hits (1996)
Rock Giants (1998)
Iron Man (1998)
Reunion (1998)
Best Of Ozzy Osbourne Years (1999)
Best Of Black Sabbath (2000)
Singles Box Set (2000)
Rock Champions (2001)
Complete 70's Replica CD Collection (2001)
Masters Of Rock (2002)
Symptom Of The Universe: The Original Black Sabbath 1970-1978 (2002)
Past Lives (2002)
Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath 1970-1978 (2004)
Inside Black Sabbath: 1970-1992 (2005)
Greatest Hits 1970-1978 (2006)
Past Lives, Vol. 2 (2006)
Dead Or Alive (2006)
Dio Years (2007)
Live At Hammersmith Odeon (2007)
The Rules Of Hell (2008)
The Greatest Hits (2009)
Best Of Black Sabbath (2009)

Never Say Die (VHS/DVD) (1984/2003)
The Black Sabbath Story, Vol. 1: 1970-1978 (VHS/DVD) (1992/2002)
The Black Sabbath Story, Vol. 2: 1978-1992 (VHS/DVD) (1992/2002)
Ozzy Rules Budapest (DVD) (1998)
The Last Supper (DVD) (1999)
The Best Of Musikladen (DVD) (1999)
Cross Purposes (DVD) (2003)
Songs (DVD) (2003)
Critical Review 1970-1992 (DVD) (2005)
Black And Blue (DVD) (2005)
Rock Review: A Critical Retrospective (2005)
Critical Review: Paranoid (2006)
Total Rock Review (2006)
Black Sabbath In Their Own Words (2007)
Up Close & Personal (2007)
Children Of The Grave (DVD) (2008)
In Concert (DVD) (2008)
Madman Alive In Athens (DVD) (2008)

Genre: Rock

Origin UK

Added: July 27th 2003
Reviewer: Keith "Muzikman" Hannaleck
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Language: english


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