Extracted to FLAC from original silver CDs via EZ CD Audio Converter
02 War Pigs
03 Neon Knights
05 Children Of The Sea
06 Sweet Leaf
07 Drum Solo
08 Sweet Leaf (Reprise)
09 Lady Evil
10 Black Sabbath
11 Heaven And Hell
12 Iron Man
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Shared by “J.B.” / doom43 / dance1102 on https://PurpleHippies.com on 2019-11-01
13 thoughts on “Black Sabbath 1980-11-18 Dark Knight (no label)”
So this is the 6th source for this show posted here. Which one is the best quality? Unfortunately, the disk cost is too great to download all six renditions.
Honestly, given that our host goes through all the trouble of ripping hundreds of bootlegs he has purchased, scanning the artwork, taking spectral screenshots, writing text files, and sharing them with us, I think it is a little too much to expect from him to compare all of them and rate their sound quality as well. And how about saying “thank you” first? Besides, you can easily get a 2TB external USB hard drive for 60 US$ or lower. 2TB means that you can store more than 4000 bootlegs of this size on it. Now compare to bootleg prices and the number of bootlegs that are offered here for free. This silver CD alone went for about 30 US$+shipping from Japan.
Anyway, IMO this bootleg is the best-sounding one of the ones that have been uploaded here from this show. Sound is awesome, even though it is very likely an AUD recording, almost always mislabelled as SBD because it sounds so amazing.
Thank you as well for your suggestions and recommendation of this version.
Thank you !!!!
Awesome, thank you! It is unbelievably generous of you to share for free all these rips from billions of bootlegs you purchased.
Thanks for the share!
This is one of my favorite Sabbath bootlegs. The only two flaws of this show are that Ronnie’s voice is already a bit hoarse (this was their 4th gig in 3 days), and Tony got sick from eating bad fish, which is why the show was cut short.
I’m checking this boot, because I’m interested in the newly released “Definitive Tokyo 1980 (Zodiac)”, which is supposed to be an upgrade of this recording.
@Mark Metalrockx: I think that’s just marketing claims. “Definitive Tokyo 1980″ is supposed to be from the same source as “Dark Knight”. Of course they can always try to remaster the hell out of a recording in order to make it “better”, but Dark Knight sounds fantastic “as is”, and more often than not, further remastering just adds more brightness, which in many cases is not really an improvement. (We’ve seen it happening with several earlier Zodiac bootlegs.)
Anyway, of course I am looking forward to check out Definitive Tokyo 1980 as well. 😉