Black Sabbath
Nakano Sun Plaza Hall
Tokyo, Japan
Excellent plus soundboard recording
"Dark Knight" (no label)


I decided to upload some recordings of Japanese Black Sabbath shows, hoping that some of the Japanese bootlegs I request will be uploaded in return. Thanks in advance for any help!


Running time:
70:01 min




The FM version of this show is here:

and here:

This, in contrast, is from the soundboard.


Many thanks to Dime user Fuwafuwatime for sending me these FLAC files and the complete artwork of this bootleg! Find his info notes below. There it says "New Master". I don't know where he got that information (I don't find it in the artwork), but I checked the spectral image and sound and compared it to the well-known "Angel and Demon" bootleg, and based on this comparison I am sure that both bootlegs are from the same soundboard source. However, the sound is a bit different (check the samples - in my comments below I will post one from each of the two bootlegs), so it's quite possible that this is from the master and "Angel and Demon" wasn't, but this is just speculation. It appears to me that this sounds a bit less rough and has a bit more high-end than "Angel and Demon". PLEASE POST YOUR OPINIONS!

Both bootlegs are obviously really lossless, by the way. I added ReplayGain tags, nothing else was changed.

Spectral and frequency image (also included in the torrent):

For a first look at the cover, see here:

Enjoy this GREAT recording, and please have a look at my requests below.




"Black Sabbath
Live at Nakano Sunplaza, Tokyo, Japan 18th November 1980.

Title:Dark Knight
Source:Excellent Soundbord Recording [New Master]
Label:Non Label

01 Supertzar
02 War Pigs
03 Neon Knights
04 N.I.B.
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


Tony Iommi - Guitars
Ronnie James Dio - Vocals
Geezer Butler - Bass
Vinny Appice - Drums
Geoff Nicholls - Keyboards"



"Black Line" (1980-11-18 Tokyo, FM bootleg, no label)
"Demonization" (1980-11-18 Tokyo, 3-CD bootleg, Shades)
"Evil Man" (1980-11-18 Tokyo, AUD silver bootleg, Calm & Storm; recording taped by Miracle Man)
"Evilmania" (1980-11-18 Tokyo, FM bootleg, no label)
"Devil & Daughter" (1989-09-02 Sheffield, 2-CD AUD bootleg, Langley)
"Headless Smoke" (1989-09-11 Bristol, 2-CD AUD bootleg, no label)
"Runic Echoes" (1989-09-15 Copenhagen AUD & TYR Rough Mix, 2-CD bootleg, Shades)