At Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987 Live
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The first disc is Dio's 1983 performance introducing his band to Donnington, Dio was know for his work with other bands such as Elf, Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow and Black Sabbath (later Heaven & Hell) but this was his solo debut. The lineup for this disc is : Dio (vocals), Vivian Campbell (guitars), Jimmy Bain (bass), Vinny Appice (drums) and Claude Schnell (keyboards), this often considered the best era of the band and rightfully so. Children of the Sea is fantastic, Dio's delivery of the song is wonderful.Straight Trough The Heart is impressive, the long version of Heaven & Hell is great and Holy Diver is amazing, this is a terrific live version. They also included drum and guitar solos tracks which is nice for those who are fans of all that stuff, I don't think it's particularly great but it's cool to have.Read more ›
I cannot say anything bad about RJD as he will always be one of my favorites. Listening to these does bring back the power of those early Dio albums and the impression they left on me as a young metalhead back then. Great stuff for sure, I'm just nitpicking.
Although the man and the legend may be gone, his legacy lives forever through his astonishing musical catalog - as formidable and revered a catalog if ever there was one.
From his legendary stint fronting Ritchie Blackmore's RAINBOW in the 1970's, to his match-made-in-heaven collaborations with BLACK SABBATH in the early-80's, straight through to the outfit with proudly bore his name, Ronnie James Dio personified Heavy Metal. Dio was the real deal: a sweet, genuine man who was extremely passionate about the music he crafted and the fans for which he performed.
We can now add another chapter to the DIO saga with the posthumous release of DIO AT DONINGTON UK: LIVE 1983 & 1987, a barnstorming 2-disc set (released under the auspices of NIJI Entertainment) which captures the DIO band at the height of their powers showcasing two blistering live shows at the legendary MONSTERS OF ROCK Festival at Castle Donington.
Disc One features DIO performing at the 1983 version of the WHITESNAKE-headlined festival and shows them a band afire; plowing through selections from the debut DIO-LP HOLY DIVER (which had just been released through Warner Bros). The classic, throw-your-fists-into-the-air rave-up that is "Stand Up And Shout" kicks proceedings off in the requisite steamroller manner and captures DIO firing on all-cylinders.Read more ›
Pulled from the vault some classic shows when he was in his prime.
Good quality of the songs you know and love if you like DIO and Rainbow.
Such a shame we won't see any new material, he was certainly not done writing just yet.
A unique writer with a golden voice, a true one of a kind that will never be reproduced.
I could go on and on about how instrumental DIO was the hard rock but true fans already know this.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This Live Album Rocks !!! I would recommend to any Dio Fan!Published 14 months ago by The Collector
Excellent product and service. This is a very nicely done and we'll packaged set. Two great concerts one from 83 and the other from 87. The sound quality is very good. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Sean powell
A great album, some great artists who left their mark with him for many years and to the memory of so many like me, and many from my generation, they kept long for their music, and... Read morePublished 21 months ago by CARLOS DE CASTRO RUEDA
There is a lot better Dio bootlegs with Vivian that are better than this.Published 23 months ago by Amazon Customer