the popularity that Ozzy has now with his TV show and all the rest, it's
sometimes hard to remember that Black Sabbath has had a number of successful
frontmen on the microphone doing their thing. This DVD presents the era when
Tony Martin was the helmsman and remastered in 5.1 audio, this disc does total
justice to a great part in the band's career.
Recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon which fans of Iron Maiden would be familiar
with, Sabbath are in great form for this gig and truly shows the power of the
group truly working together. Fans are going to love watching just how good
this gig was and at the same time feel a little robbed by the fact that it
only goes for an hour with a track listing of some nine songs plus a bonus
shown on this disc is a bit more melodic than your Ozzy era fans will be
pleased with and something to realise is that Sabbath has had a number of
frontmen through it's history and they all brought something a bit different
to the table. A prime example of that was the Dio era which I really enjoyed.
Black Sabbath discs which have often had footage interspersed with interviews
and other bits and pieces, Cross Purposes is just the concert itself.
Highlight of the show would have to be the full version of Symptom of the
Universe which goes all out. Of course watching the skills of master axeman
Tommy Iommi is also another great reason for checking out this piece of Heavy
audio are very good on this disc with no complaints and the 5.1 mix gets used
well. Extras on the disc is simply the studio bonus track for Feels Good To Me
which was off the TYR album.