Favorite "Bodies of Water" Songs #4 - "Children of the Sea"

@teamfreak16 (35217)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
October 21, 2017 8:58pm CST
This particular music series, my Favorite "Bodies of Water" Songs, was inspired by @FourWalls and her two recent countdowns of songs with bodies of water in the title. I am at #4: "Children of the Sea" by Black Sabbath. From their 1980 album (and first with Ronnie James Dio on vocals,) Heaven and Hell, "Children of the Sea" has a bit of an interesting story behind it. According to guitarist Tony Iommi, he and Ozzy Osbourne had been working on "Children of the Sea" for awhile before Ozzy was fired as Black Sabbath vocalist. The tune was rewritten by Iommi (music) and Dio (lyrics) during an informal jam session at Iommi's home prior to Dio's hiring as Ozzy's replacement. The song was not released as a single (neither was "Heaven and Hell," that album's other "best song." Weird.) "Children of the Sea" was, however, covered by Colorado Springs-based metal band Jag Panzer (best band Colorado ever produced!) This is Ronnie James Dio's second appearance in this countdown (he was at #10 as vocalist of Rainbow's "Lady of the Lake," as well.) I couldn't find a quality live version on You Tube, so I've linked to the album cut. Enjoy! (Info verified by Wikipedia)
Provided to YouTube by Warner Music Group Children of the Sea (Remastered Version) · Black Sabbath The Rules of Hell ? 1980 Warner Bros Records Bass Guitar: ...
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@JolietJake (39863)
22 Oct
For a few albums it seemed working with Blackmore was a prerequisite for working with Sabbath...
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@teamfreak16 (35217)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
23 Oct
They should have gotten Graham Bonnett.
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@JohnRoberts (38955)
• Los Angeles, California
22 Oct
I have never heard this one before.
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@teamfreak16 (35217)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
22 Oct
Really? This was a really good album.
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@andriaperry (31083)
• Anniston, Alabama
22 Oct
Yes I like this one as well as Black Sabbath.
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@teamfreak16 (35217)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
22 Oct
As TR said, Black Sabbath rules.
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@TRBRocks420 (60873)
• Banks, Oregon
22 Oct
Awesome song Black Sabbath rules.
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@teamfreak16 (35217)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
22 Oct
Such a great band.
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@FourWalls (9522)
• United States
22 Oct
That'll scare the granny in the car next to you at a red light!
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@teamfreak16 (35217)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
23 Oct
One can only hope so!
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• Nepal
22 Oct
Great song
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