Listen To Previously Unheard 1979 Rehearsal Recording Of Black Sabbath’s “Heaven And Hell”

Gary Rees, the stepson of late Black Sabbath keyboardist Geoff Nicholls, has released a previously unheard rehearsal recording of Black Sabbath performing “Heaven And Hell” in 1979. The audio was captured during the pre-production sessions for the album of the same name. Rees commented:

“I recently found this SONY C-90 tape cassette amongst the thousands in Geoff Nicholls’ archive. On the inlay card is written ‘ ON & ON HEAVEN & HELL ORIGINAL VERSION GEOFF PLAYING BASS’. Inside the cassette case was a Maxell UD 90. On the A side again in blue ink ballpoint is written ‘LADY EVIL (crossed out) BLUES + SLAPBACK’. The B side is written ‘On + On HEAVEN HELL ORIGINAL GEOFF ON BASS’ Nowhere does it say that this is BLACK SABBATH on the cassette. At the end of the uploaded song you can hear talking that sounds to me like Geoff talking then laughing. I have uploaded the most complete version closest to the album version. This recording, in my opinion is from July 1979 in their rented house in Bel Air, California. On And On Heaven And Hell may have been the original working title.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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