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Never Say Die (video)

Never Say Die
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ReleasedVHS – 1986; DVD – 2004
GenreHeavy metal
Black Sabbath video chronology
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Never Say Die is a live video by heavy metal band Black Sabbath. It was recorded on the 10th Anniversary tour in June 1978, at London's Hammersmith Odeon.

In the UK it was one of the earliest music home videos, being released on both the Betamax and VHS formats, the latter being repackaged and reissued several times on VHS. It was also released in Japan on Laserdisc, and was later released on DVD. The running-time is about 60 minutes, this being the length of the commercial videotape cassettes. It would be unusual if the entire show had not been filmed before editing, although the DVD release was the same as the videotape and laserdisc releases. It is currently unknown whether the full concert master recording still exists.

The original VHS released in stores by VCL in 1978 was said to contain the tracks N.I.B. and Fairies Wear Boots, not "Children of the Grave" according to the original cover (see image), However, the actual video contains the song Children of the Grave, therefore the first releases of the video are misprinted.

The original VHS in a black cardboard sleeve was produced by VCL Limited, copies of this VHS now are extremely rare as there are very few in circulation, even more so with the original incorrect track listing.

It was directed by Brian Wiseman and produced by Martin Baker.

Track listing

  1. "Symptom of the Universe"
  2. "War Pigs"
  3. "Snowblind"
  4. "Never Say Die"
  5. "Black Sabbath"
  6. "Dirty Women"
  7. "Rock 'n' Roll Doctor"
  8. "Electric Funeral"
  9. "Children of the Grave"
  10. "Paranoid"