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Ian Gillan with Tony Iommi and Friends
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Who Cares
Review by Gary Hill
An expanded set based on the concept and charity involved with the original single, this double disc set has some great stuff.

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Who Cares (Single)
Review by Larry Toering
This is the first time Ian Gillan and Tony Iommi have done any recording on the same project since 2006 when Iommi guested on Gillan's Inn, a career retrospective dual disc of re-recorded classics of Gillan's.  

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The Bolland Project - (Darwin The Evolution)
Review by Larry Toering

This is a concept album based on Charles Darwin, composed by the brothers Bolland, and narrated by Ian Gillan.


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Deep Purple - + Orchestra Live At Montreux 2011 – BluRay
Review by Larry Toering

You have to respect Eagle for all they do concerning their artists’ current work and re-issues, as they have been on a serious roll lately in particular. 


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Black Sabbath - 13
Review by Mike Korn
Well, it seems like time to tackle this monumental release. Expectations and anticipation for 13 have been so high that a review is a daunting prospect.
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Deep Purple - Around the World Live DVD Set
Review by Gary Hill
This is an amazing set and well worth the price of admission. You get four DVD’s (three full concerts and a documentary) all encased in a classy box.
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Ian Gillan - Band – Clear Air Turbulence
Review by Larry Toering

This record takes a few words to describe what’s really going on with it, and being a fan of Ian Gillan it’s appropriate to explain a few things in the process of reviewing this with as much of an unbiased approach as possible. 


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Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
Review by Gary Hill
Released in 1969 in the last days of the hippie era, Black Sabbath`s debut had definite roots in what had come before, but was a major change in tone.
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Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath: Cross Purposes DVD
Review by Greg Olma

Black Sabbath have had many lineups, but the one era that seems to always get overlooked is the Tony Martin fronted era.  Martin sang on five studio releases, yet more people talk about the Ian Gillan version that only produced one record.


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Black Sabbath - Born Again - Deluxe Expanded Edition
Review by Larry Toering

Born Again gets the deluxe treatment, and a proper effort was made to improve it as a product.


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Black Sabbath - Classic Albums: Paranoid DVD
Review by Gary Hill
If you think you know everything you could know about the Paranoid album by Black Sabbath, I challenge you to watch this and test it.

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Black Sabbath - Dehumanizer
Review by Gary Hill
This album saw Dio return to the Black Sabbath fold after a decade away.
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Deep Purple - From Here to inFinite BluRay
Review by Larry Toering
This is an upgrade to the movie that came with Deep Purple's latest album, for which they just released a Gold Edition.
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Iommi - Fused
Review by Gary Hill
Tony Iommi is probably best known as the lead guitarist of Black Sabbath. Arguably along with the other three members of that group Iommi invented heavy metal.
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Ian Gillan - Gillan’s Inn
Review by Rick Damigella
Setting convention and professionalism aside for one moment… I am a card carrying Ian Gillan fan. I have seen him live numerous times, have listened to countless hours of his singing from throughout his storied career, from the Javelins through multiple incarnations fronting Deep Purple to his stint as Jesus.
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Black Sabbath - Headless Cross
Review by Gary Hill
I like every version of Black Sabbath. Certainly the Tony Martin period is one that got less attention than a lot of the others.
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Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell
Review by Gary Hill
I was a huge Black Sabbath fan when this disc came out. I suppose I should clarify that by admitting that I still am.
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Deep Purple - History, Hits and Highlights ’68-’76 DVD
Review by Gary Hill
So, you are a Deep Purple fan? Have you been looking for some quality DVD and wanting it all in one place?
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Michael Lee Jackson - In A Heartbeat
Review by Larry Toering

Michael Lee Jackson's debut album has been out for some time, perhaps flying beneath your radar, but not mine. 


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Deep Purple - In Concert 1970 – 1972
Review by Larry Toering

One of several live and studio re-issues to come from Eagle this summer, is this two-disc set that was originally released in 1980, and a couple of times since.


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Deep Purple - In Concert With The London Symphony Orchestra DVD
Review by Gary Hill
The whole nearly clichéd concept of doing a concert with a symphony orchestra is, thankfully, starting to fall out of style. Just you don’t misunderstand, there are some instances where it works really well, but more often than not it comes across as a gimmicky concept that falls pretty flat.
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Deep Purple - Infinite
Review by Larry Toering
Deep Purple and producer Bob Ezrin return with what could be (and most believe will be) their swan song offering.

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Iommi - Iommi
Review by Gary Hill
This solo release by Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has quite a bit in common with last year’s Supernatural release by Santana. In both cases you have a guitar legend, who is an almost undisputed originator of his musical genre.
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Various Artists - Legends: Get it On (Limited Edition Hybrid SACD version)
Review by G. W. Hill

This album was originally released as a Time Life Series disc.


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Various Artists - Light My Fire - A Classic Rock Salute To the Doors
Review by G. W. Hill

I’ve always been a big fan of the Doors.


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Black Sabbath - Live at Hammersmith Odeon
Review by Rick Damigella
While the reformed Dio-era Black Sabbath (under the moniker Heaven & Hell) are touring to packed venues across the country right now, Rhino Handmade (the short-run, collector’s edition division of Rhino Records) has just released, and sold out of, Black Sabbath Live at Hammersmith Odeon to a rabid Sabbath following.
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Deep Purple - Live at Montreux 1996
Review by Gary Hill
Deep Purple has always had a special place in my heart. When I first started getting into hard rock a friend turned me onto the In Rock album and I was amazed.
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Deep Purple - Live at Montreux 1996 DVD
Review by Gary Hill
Sometimes it's all about the impression. I saw Deep Purple once quite a few years back, and frankly, I found them to be boring.
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Deep Purple - Live At Montreux 2011
Review by Larry Toering

As a major fan of Deep Purple, I am approaching this with a more informative angle, to not only shed any overly biased factors, but explain a few things from within the Purple frame of mind.


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Deep Purple - Live at NEC 1993
Review by G. W. Hill

Deep Purple has a lot of jam band built into the musical picture.


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Black Sabbath - Live at Ozzfest, 2004, East Troy, WI
Review by Gary Hill
Ever since their original reunion with Ozzy I have made a point to see Black Sabbath whenever they came around. This time marks the 6th time I saw the lineup, and of all the shows, it was the weakest.
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Deep Purple - Live at the NEC DVD
Review by G. W. Hill
This comes from the 2002 tour. Jon Lord had announced his retirement from Deep Purple. Don Airey was the new keyboardist. 

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Heaven and Hell - Live at Tinley Park, IL, August, 2008
Review by Mike Korn
Many more pics from this show are available in our members area.
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Heaven and Hell - Live from Radio City Music Hall
Review by Rick Damigella
Next year may be the 40th anniversary of Black Sabbath, but 2007 will be forever known in the lore of heavy metal as the year of Heaven & Hell.
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Ian Gillan - Live in Anaheim
Review by Rick Damigella
Just two days shy of exactly two years to the day of this writing, I had sat down to write my twin reviews of Ian Gillan’s solo tour stops in Los Angeles and Anaheim, California.
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Heaven and Hell - Live in Chicago, August 2009
Review by Greg Olma
This is the first time that Heaven and Hell have come through with new product. 
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Black Sabbath - Live in Chicago, IL, June 8th, 2001
Review by Gary Hill
Having seen Sabbath the last couple times around, I was expecting another similar show - a band of living legends performing as legends, going through the motions of repeating the performances from their glory days. Not that that would not have been enjoyable, I signed on for two days of Ozzfest just for that experience two more times
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Black Sabbath - Live in Chicago, January 19, 1999
Review by Gary Hill
Black Sabbath really invented the genre of heavy metal, and, to this day performs the genre in a way that many have copied but none have duplicated. 


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Heaven and Hell - Live in Hoffman Estates, IL, September, 2007
Review by Greg Olma
For those of you who don’t know who Heaven and Hell is, it is basically Black Sabbath Mk III. Although the original lineup is considered the best (not by this writer), this version definitely has a high regard among all heavy metal fans.
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Ian Gillan - Live in L. A., September 2006
Review by Rick Damigella
What does Ian Gillan do on a brief summer vacation from Deep Purple’s current world tour? Go on tour of course!
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Deep Purple - Live in Las Vegas, Nevada, August 2017
Review by Larry Toering
Maybe it was overkill, but I haven’t found any evidence in my recall of this concert to back that.

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Deep Purple - Live in Rockford, IL, 2005
Review by Mike Korn
Deep Purple don't play all that many dates in the U.S. anymore, preferring to concentrate on the more lucrative foreign markets, so it was quite a surprise to see they got a gig here in Rockford. This is a band that got its start the same year that Led Zeppelin did and they have been prolific since that long ago year of 1968.
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Deep Purple - Live in Stuttgart 1993
Review by G. W. Hill

I can’t recommend this live recording enough.


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Deep Purple - Live in Ventura, California, August, 2007
Review by Rick Damigella
Deep Purple stormed through Southern California in August as part of their current world tour, playing three shows from San Diego to Ventura over five days. I took in two of the gigs, the first being in Costa Mesa at the long underutilized Pacific Amphitheater and then the very next night at the Ventura Theater.
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Heaven and Hell - Live Radio City Music Hall 2007 BluRay
Review by Gary Hill

When this was originally released on DVD, Greg Olma reviewed it for Music Street Journal.


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Heaven and Hell - Live Radio City Music Hall 2007 DVD
Review by Greg Olma
This tour and now DVD has been a long time coming. I always felt that the Dio era of Black Sabbath was overshadowed by the original line-up.
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Black Sabbath - Master of Reality
Review by Gary Hill
Black Sabbath’s third album is often overlooked. The first two were really defining a sound so they get more of the limelight.
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Heaven and Hell - Neon Nights: 30 Years of Heaven & Hell
Review by Gary Hill

With Ronnie James Dio’s passing, Heaven and Hell are done.


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Heaven and Hell - Neon Nights: 30 Years of Heaven & Hell DVD
Review by Gary Hill

Now that Ronnie James Dio has passed away, this is a reminder of the final tour of Heaven and Hell (the Dio led version of Black Sabbath).


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Black Sabbath - Never Say Die
Review by Gary Hill
Black Sabbath were arguably the creators of the heavy metal genre, but were never really happy to rest on their laurels for that accomplishment. They generally have pushed the envelope in many ways touching on musical styles which most metal bands consider out of their realm.
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Black Sabbath - Never Say Die DVD
Review by Greg Olma

There is not a lot of video footage from Ozzy Osbourne’s initial tenure with Black Sabbath. 


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Deep Purple - Now What?!
Review by G. W. Hill

I definitely would not put every Deep Purple album in progressive rock. This one, though, certainly qualifies.


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Deep Purple - Now What?! (Special Edition CD+DVD)
Review by Larry Toering

To make it back after seven years culminating into eight for a studio album at this stage in the Deep Purple legacy was a big risk, but one I find to be smaller than the last time the name went eight years in existence without an album, which was 1976 to 1984.


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Ian Gillan - One Eye to Morocco
Review by Rick Damigella
One Eye to Morocco is Ian Gillan’s first new album of original solo material in a decade and, once again, The Voice has outdone himself.
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Black Sabbath - Paranoid
Review by Gary Hill
The second album from Black Sabbath, this isn’t quite as revolutionary as their debut, but that’s probably because of how groundbreaking that one was and the fact that this builds on the music they created there.

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Black Sabbath - Past Lives
Review by Gary Hill

This set features live recordings of the original lineup of Black Sabbath. 


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Deep Purple - Perfect Strangers Live DVD
Review by G. W. Hill

I can still remember when the Perfect Strangers album was released.


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Deep Purple - Purpendicular (Reissue)
Review by G. W. Hill

This new reissue of Purpendicular includes two bonus tracks.


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Deep Purple - Rapture Of The Deep (Special Edition 2CD)
Review by Greg Olma
Deep Purple never seems to get the respect that they deserve. Everyone talks about Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath as the creators of the hard rock sound.
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Black Sabbath - Reunion
Review by Gary Hill
Reunion represents the first performance of all the original members of Black Sabbath as a unit since 1979. The album is a two-disc set that consists of concert recordings from December of 1987 teamed with two new studio cuts. The band is back in all its glory.
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Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
Review by Gary Hill

It has to be tough to invent a musical style like Black Sabbath did. There’s no one around to tell you what does and doesn’t constitute heavy metal.


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Black Sabbath - Sabotage
Review by Gary Hill

I know many regard this as kind of a throw away Black Sabbath album. Certainly the lackluster cover didn’t help.


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Deep Purple - Scandinavian Nights
Review by Larry Toering

Recorded live in Stockholm 1970, this Eagle re-issue is of a historic show that was bootlegged several times over before it was finally released in the late eighties.


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Deep Purple - Shades of Deep Purple
Review by Larry Toering

The Deep Purple mkI albums are as important as any other in the history of the band. 


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Various Artists - Stay Tuned – Bernhard Welz - All Stars Charity Album
Review by Larry Toering
Stay Tuned is the third album in a charity series by Bernhard Welz.

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Black Sabbath - Technical Ecstasy
Review by Gary Hill
A controversial album for Black Sabbath, this disc found them stretching into new and untried directions. The trademarked Sab metal is still present, but it is joined by other diverse sounds.
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Iommi - The 1996 DEP Sessions
Review by Greg Olma
I can just picture it now. Tony Iommi and a friend are going through a studio to do some "Spring cleaning". They come across a tape labeled "With Glenn Hughes 1996 DEP Sessions".
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Deep Purple - The Book Of Taliesyn
Review by Larry Toering

Deep Purple's second album was often the least critically acclaimed of the first three, perhaps rightfully so, perhaps not.



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Deep Purple - The Early Years
Review by Bruce Stringer
At just under 78 minutes, EMI's first CD compilation of the much-underrated Mark I line-up sees a bold collection taken from Deep Purple's first 3 LPs remastered with astounding clarity and a song collection that confirms the pioneering integrity of the fore fathers of British heavy metal.
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Black Sabbath - The End BluRay/CD
Review by Gary Hill
I have to admit to being a huge Black Sabbath fan. I've seen them live quite a few times. They are one of my favorite bands.
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Black Sabbath - The Last Supper-DVD
Review by Gary Hill
As both a die-hard Black Sabbath fanatic and one who was fortunate enough to see the band several times on their reunion tour, I was really looking forward to this DVD. The quality of the performance, the videography and sound all lived up to my expectations, showing just how phenomenal of a tour this was.
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Black Sabbath - The Rules of Hell
Review by Rick Damigella
Like the opening of an arcane tome of eldritch and forbidden knowledge, Black Sabbath’s The Rules of Hell have been put forth. After a seeming eternity of a wait, every album from the Ronnie James Dio-era of Black Sabbath have finally been given a proper re-mastering and re-release in this must have box set.
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Deep Purple - They All Came Down To Montreux – Live at Montreux 2006 DVD
Review by Gary Hill
When it comes time to figure out a list of the best videos of the year, this one will be very close to the top. While I enjoyed the DVD of Purple’s earlier Montreux appearances, this one is heads above that one.
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Deep Purple - Total Abandon: Australia '99
Review by G. W. Hill

This live album from Deep Purple finds the band in a killer performance.


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Black Sabbath - Volume IV
Review by Gary Hill
I must have a thing for falling in love with over looked albums. Some of my favorite discs in artists' catalogs are the ones that seem to have fallen by the wayside.
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Deep Purple - with Orchestra - Live in Verona
Review by G. W. Hill

I know there are those who disagree with me, but I wouldn’t necessarily consider Deep Purple to be a progressive rock band.


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