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During a sabbatical from ELO, Bev is invited by Tony Iommi to tour with Black Sabbath. Later Bev cuts a track with Iommi on this homage to Hank Marvin.
“My drumming progressed all through The Move and ELO and then in the late ’70s when ELO stopped touring and started using drum machines it stagnated. I joined Black Sabbath in the early ’80s and started playing really loud and hard again. But unfortunately I never got to record an album with them.
“Tony Iommi is my best music business mate and I was with Tony, Gordon Giltrap on acoustic and Neil Murray on bass. There are some great guitarists on this album, like Jeff Beck and Mark Knopfler. They each did one track. We did ‘Wonderful Land’, and it’s kind of a spooky arrangement, a bit like Black Sabbath doing the Shadows – weird and wonderful!”
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