Dio - Holy Diver


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Release date: 25 May 1983
Style: Heavy metal

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Disc I
01. Stand Up And Shout
02. Holy Diver
03. Gypsy
04. Caught In The Middle
05. Don't Talk To Strangers
06. Straight Through The Heart
07. Invisible
08. Rainbow In The Dark
09. Shame On The Night

Disc II [Deluxe edition]
01. Evil Eyes
02. Stand Up And Shout [live]
03. Straight Through The Heart [live]
04. Stand Up And Shout [Live King Biscuit Flower Hour 30th October 1983]
05. Shame On The Night [Live King Biscuit Flower Hour 30th October 1983]
06. Children Of The Sea [Live King Biscuit Flower Hour 30th October 1983]
07. Holy Diver [Live King Biscuit Flower Hour 30th October 1983]
08. Rainbow In The Dark [Live King Biscuit Flower Hour 30th October 1983]
09. Man On The Silver Mountain [Live King Biscuit Flower Hour 30th October 1983]

Top 20 albums of 1983: 1
Top 200 albums of all time: 24

Line-up
Ronald James "Ronnie Dio" Padavona - vocals, keyboards
Vivian Campbell - guitars
Vincent "Vinny" Appice - drums
Jimmy Bain - bass, keyboards

Additional info
Art direction and design by Simon Levy and Jerry McManus

Re-released in 2005, completely remastered, with an extended booklet and an interview with Ronnie James Dio.
Re-released in 2010 by Back In Black on double LP red transparent vinyl, limited edition. Colored vinyl pressing limited to 1000 copies.

Produced by Ronnie James Dio.

Guest review by
tomeku
Rating:
10
Ronnie James Dio - one of very few musicians who was always doing what he wanted to do. He always created music he loves. He's never gone commercial and always been independent. When listening to his songs you can feel that the music flows straight from his heart. Dio is surely one of the best vocalist of all time and he also wrote great lyrics for his songs. But instead of adoring him I'll go straight to the main part.

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published 12.02.2004 | Comments (17)

17.05.2010
Released exactly 27(!) years ago, this album is regarded as Dio's best work, and an undeniable classic in the heavy metal genre in general. Simple as that.

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06.06.2013 - 19:39
Rating: 10
Strawberry
This is a MASTERPIECE
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24.09.2013 - 22:18
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Reality03 on 24.09.2013 at 21:59

Most definitely the best Dio album. The following releases didnt come even close to this one.



qft although Dream Evil comes closest
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

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05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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24.09.2013 - 22:34
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Reality03 on 24.09.2013 at 22:21

Yes probably but The last in line f.e was way inferior to this one.



totally true as was Sacred Heart and everything after Dream Evil. Actually, come to think of it only Holy DIver and Dream Evil are the only essential Dio solo albums
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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24.09.2013 - 22:49
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Reality03 on 24.09.2013 at 22:44

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 24.09.2013 at 22:34

Written by Reality03 on 24.09.2013 at 22:21

Yes probably but The last in line f.e was way inferior to this one.



totally true as was Sacred Heart and everything after Dream Evil. Actually, come to think of it only Holy DIver and Dream Evil are the only essential Dio solo albums

Holy diver for sure and to a lesser extent Dream eVIL. I still think his best work was with Rainbow. Rising and Long Live Rock´n Roll are classics and better than anything done with Black Sabbath or solo.



I am not too much of a fan of Long Live Rock 'n Roll but what he did on Rising is my favourite and also on the Rainbow debut and especially live just go watch the Munich 1977 dvd dman that was Dio's best.

As for Black Sabbath never really like Heaven & Hell but Mob Rules I always enjoyed. But true his Rainbow years were better than anything he did with Sabbath or solo
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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02.02.2014 - 19:03
Rating: 9
JoniTuomela
Maybe the best metal album of all time
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27.03.2014 - 11:09
Rating: 8
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
Written by deadone on 25.03.2014 at 06:35

Great voice and in my mind epitome of what it is to be a heavy metal vocalist.


Oh yeah, he was one of the best. In my top five of all time, would be surprised if he didn't make the top 5 in any list of the great metal vocalists of all time.
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08.06.2014 - 08:07
Rating: 9
NocturnalStalker
Metal Addict
What can I say? It's a real classic of heavy music.
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"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
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23.07.2015 - 19:14
Rating: 8
Bad English
Masterchief
Written by Angelic Storm on 28.01.2011 at 22:17

Written by Mountain King on 28.01.2011 at 22:08

Doesn't deserve a 10 for sure...


I agree with that. I think the album is slightly overrated, even though over half the album is classic stuff.


I disagree and agree, IMO whole his solo career are overrated , had some kind 80's new touch ... cant compare whit Elf amnd Rainbow, specially Rainbow if we do lyrical compeering, but still good album, later what came out are more overrated and boring , but it don't change a fact what great icon in metal he was
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I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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24.01.2016 - 23:39
Rating: 10
The Shape 1973
Good bye Jimmy. RIP.
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RIP NFFC
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