2010 – DIO – Double Vinyl Version Of Dio At Donington UK: Live 1983

Ronnie James Dio

2010 – DIO – Double Vinyl Version Of Dio At Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987 To Be Issued By Niji Entertainment Group

press release:

The recently-released double-disc DIO album, Dio At Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987, is about to get a glorious vinyl makeover. On February 15th, 2011, the album will be issued as a double vinyl set with deluxe gatefold packaging, and on 180 gram vinyl – the first-ever Dio album to be released in this high quality vinyl format. The album was mixed and mastered under the supervision of Dio’s longtime engineer, Wyn Davis, and comes hot on the heels of the CD version’s success (debuting at #98 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart – Dio’s strongest chart debut in the “Soundscan era”).

The first disc of Dio at Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987 was recorded at the first-ever UK performance by Dio’s solo group, while on tour supporting their classic debut, Holy Diver. And the set-list does a superb job reflecting Dio’s debut (featuring such classics as ‘Rainbow in the Dark’, ‘Stand Up And Shout’, etc.), as well as classics from both RAINBOW and BLACK SABBATH (‘Man On The Silver Mountain’, ‘Heaven And Hell’) – resulting in a thorough retrospective of Dio’s career, from Rainbow to Black Sabbath to solo hits.

The second disc of Dio at Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987 features guitarist Craig Goldy’s debut – recorded in 1987, in support of the Dream Evil album, and contains further highlights from Dio’s career.

Following is the tracklist of the CD release; more details on the vinyl version will be revealed soon.

Disc 1 (1983)
‘Stand Up and Shout’
‘Straight Through The Heart’
‘Children Of The Sea’
‘Rainbow In The Dark’
‘Holy Diver’
– drum solo –
‘Stargazer’
– guitar solo –
‘Heaven And Hell’
‘Man On The Silver Mountain’
‘Starstruck’
‘Evil Eyes’

Disc 2 (1987)
‘Dream Evil’
‘Neon Knights’
‘Naked In The Rain’
‘Rock ‘N’ roll Children’
‘Long Live Rock ‘N Roll’
‘Rock ‘N Roll Children’ (reprise)
‘The Last In Line’
‘Holy Diver’
‘Heaven And Hell’
‘Man On The Silver Mountain’
‘All The Fools Sailed Away / The Last In Line’
‘Rainbow In The Dark’

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