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Holy Diver (1983)

Artist: Dio
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Format: CD
Sku: 60146533
UPC: 075992383622
UPC 14: 00075992383622
Release Date: 3/9/1989
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Stand Up And Shout ~ Dio
2. Holy Diver ~ Dio
3. Gypsy ~ Dio
4. Caught In The Middle ~ Dio
5. Don't Talk To Strangers ~ Dio
6. Straight Through The Heart ~ Dio
7. Invisible ~ Dio
8. Rainbow In The Dark ~ Dio
9. Shame On The Night ~ Dio
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Dio: Ronnie James Dio (vocals, keyboards); Vivian Campbell (guitar); Jimmy Bain (keyboards, bass); Vinny Appice (drums).
Muze PNote Recorded at Sound City Studios, Los Angeles, California.
Muze PNote Despite recording two hit studio albums with Black Sabbath (1980's HEAVEN AND HELL and 1981's THE MOB RULES) and playing throughout the world to huge crowds, Ronnie James Dio left the band in 1982-the year of his final release with Sabbath, the in-concert LIVE EVIL. As soon as the announcement of his departure was made official, Dio began to put together his first solo project. Joining him were former Rainbow bandmate Jimmy Bain on bass, former Sabbath bandmate Vinny Appice on drums, ex-Sweet Savage guitar hero Vivian Campbell, and newcomer Claude Schnell on keyboards.
Muze PNote HOLY DIVER, Dio's band debut, was issued in 1983. The album quickly became a favorite among headbangers worldwide and eventually earned the group platinum certification. The somewhat upbeat sounding "Rainbow in the Dark" was an MTV favorite, while the plodding title track proved to be another standout. Other album highlights include the opening anthem "Stand Up and Shout," "Invisible," and "Don't Talk to Strangers." HOLY DIVER proved that Dio's departure from Black Sabbath had not affected his spirits. In fact, he sounds most inspired here, aided by his new, hungry backing band.

Producer: Ronnie James Dio

Engineer: Angelo Arcuri; Ray Leonard

Artist Overview

After fronting Elf, Rainbow (featuring Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore), and Black Sabbath (after Ozzy Osbourne's departure), legendary vocalist Ronnie James Dio formed a band bearing his own name in 1983. Dio quickly became one of the world's top heavy-metal acts. In the late '80s, lineup changes unsettled the group, but the tenacious frontman persevered, leading Dio into the 21st century still waving its classic headbanging devil flag high.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Iron Eagle
Muze Music Compilations Vision Quest
Muze Music Compilations Thrivemix Vol 1:mixed By Mike Rizzo
Muze Music Compilations RONNIE JAMES DIO:THIS IS YOUR LIFE

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 07/06/1983
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1983
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 23836
Music Label Name Label : Warner Bros.
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00075992383622

Professional Reviews

Kerrang (Magazine)
(p.54)
- "[C]uts like the riff-tastic 'Holy Diver' still stand peerless and proud....This is a fitting tribute to the late, great man."

Q (Magazine)
(p.111)
- 4 stars out of 5 -- "[O]ne of the finest hard rock albums of the early '80s, marrying melody to muscle..."

Mojo (Publisher)
(p.124)
- 4 stars out of 5 - "[O]ld-school metal at its most heroic....HOLY DIVER is a glorious triumph."

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