Neon Nights: 30 Years of Heaven & Hell ('Live in Europe' for the U.S. market and 'Live at Wacken' for the European market) is an posthumous live album by Heaven & Hell. It includes songs from all 3 of the official Dio-era Black Sabbath albums, as well as songs from The Devil You Know.
Heaven & Hell, the Ronnie James Dio led version of Black Sabbath, made a triumphant return to the stage 2007, which garnered them the Reunion of the Year Award from Classic Rock magazine. In 2009, Heaven & Hell hit the stage at the internationally acclaimed Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany and ripped through a set of classics including Mob Rules, Heaven and Hell, Die Young and Neon Nights.
Heaven & Hell was issued on Philips in 1969, on the back of an earlier single,'Tobacco Ash Sunday'. This Traffic-influenced song was written by Terry Stamp (later in Third World War and also a solo artist) and was recently covered by Paul Weller. Heaven & Hell has never officially been reissued on CD. Now Esoteric are proud to announce that the album has finally been re-mastered from the original tapes, and expanded with four mono mixes issued across two singles. For the first time, the sleeve-notes tell the story of this obscure protoprogressive rock band from Stevenage, Hertfordshire who emerged out of the remnants of the Freightliner Blues Band.