Of course, I'm approaching this from the angle of a prog rock nerd, so I already have a great tolerance--nay, a love!--of self-indulgent $#!+. That said, judging by the reviews on this page, I'm not the only person who feels this way. (In fact, in the most negative review for this CD, the author even says he feels the last two songs are the best ones on it.) Is there anyone here who actually agrees with Dio? As much as I love and respect the man, I think he was completely wrong on this one.
The comment in question comes at about 6:28 in the video linked below.