Former BLACK SABBATH Singer TONY MARTIN: Rare German TV Performance From 1992 Posted Online

Video footage of former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin performing the song “If There’s A Heaven” from his first solo album, “Back Where I Belong”, on the German television network RTL in 1992 can be seen at this location.

Commented Martin: “[In] 1992 I was touring with COZY POWELL’S HAMMER and I had the offer to appear on a TV show in Germany. We interupted the tour specially to do it.

“It doesn’t show us at our best, but it is so cool to know I still have it. I thought it was lost untill now.

“We never met the host, and we didnt have a chance to make a show out of it.

“Featuring the late great Cozy Powell, and also Neil Murray and Mario Parga, it is the ONLY song that was ever filmed from [‘Back Where I Belong’].”

As previously reportef, Martin is considering re-releasing “Back Where I Belong” for its 20th anniversary next year. The new version of the LP would come with previously unreleased leftover tracks and concert video footage.

“Back Where I Belong” was recorded after Martin was briefly replaced in BLACK SABBATH by Ronnie James Dio in the early Nineties. Released in 1992, the album featured guest appearances by QUEEN guitarist Brian May, former WHITESNAKE bassist Neil Murray and longtime BLACK SABBATH keyboardist Geoff Nicholls, among others. The LP also included a cover version of the song “Jerusalem”, which originally appeared on “Tyr”, a BLACK SABBATH album on which Martin sang.

“Back Where I Belong” track listing:

01. If It Ain’t Worth Fighting For
02. It Ain’t Good Enough
03. If There Is A Heaven
04. Back Where I Belong
05. Ceasefire
06. Why Love
07. Sweet Elyse
08. The Last Living Tree
09. Now You’ve Gone
10. India
11. Angel In The Bed
12. The Road To Galilee
13. Jerusalem

Martin‘s last solo album, “Scream”, was released in November 2005 via MTM Music. The CD featured legendary drummer Cozy Powell (BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW, WHITESNAKE) on the track “Raising Hell” as well as songwriting contributions by another SABBATH member, Geoff Nicholls.


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