This show was professionally filmed at the Olympia theatre in Paris, France on December 19, 1970.
This show is quite rare, and this is one of the best versions of it available. There have been a couple of other versions of this show in circulation that were sourced from 2nd or 3rd Generation VHS copies.
The concert itself was performed while Sabbath were on tour in Europe, supporting the "new" LP titled, "Paranoid".
Paris '70 is one of the more famous Sabbath films, since it is one of the only pro-shot films of the band during the early 70's and an excellent one too! Originally filmed on 16mm for the Belgian TV program Pop Shop, it was later re-broadcast on British TV by Yorkshire and Tyne Tees Television, where it aired as two, 30 minute episodes.
It goes without saying that this is one of the most essential Black Sabbath videos to have in your collection. The performance is top notch and it is the earliest known pro-shot film of the band playing a full concert.
Ozzy does sing some different lyrics for many songs and improvises some new ones during Hand Of Doom and War Pigs. During War Pigs, he even resorts to the original lyrics for Walpurgis during one verse. Although it wasn't uncommon for Ozzy to forget lyrics, I do think it's more likely that the songs were still somewhat new to the band, at this show.
Hand Of Doom
Behind The Wall Of Sleep
Fairies Wear Boots
I have taken this from a dvd that was downloaded from another site .. it has been converted to .avi format for al you grinders out there , who just doesn't have a bunch of bandwidth and space for such a great show....enjoy
file size-690 mb
screen size-640 x 480
2 ch AC3stereo at 128 KBPS