Dio - The Last In Line


8.7 | 523 votes |
Release date: 13 July 1984
Style: Heavy metal

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Disc I
01. We Rock
02. The Last In Line
03. Breathless
04. I Speed At Night
05. One Night In The City
06. Evil Eyes
07. Mystery
08. Eat Your Heart Out
09. Egypt (The Chains Are On)

Disc II [Deluxe edition]
01. Eat Your Heart Out [live]
02. Don't Talk To Strangers [live]
03. Holy Diver [live]
04. Rainbow In The Dark [live]
05. One Night In The City [Live At The Pinkpop Festival 1984]
06. We Rock [Live At The Pinkpop Festival 1984]
07. Holy Diver [Live At The Pinkpop Festival 1984]
08. Stargazer [Rainbow cover] [Live At The Pinkpop Festival 1984]
09. Heaven And Hell [Black Sabbath cover] [Live At The Pinkpop Festival 1984]
10. Rainbow In The Dark [Live At The Pinkpop Festival 1984]
11. Man On The Silver Mountain [Rainbow cover] [Live At The Pinkpop Festival 1984]
12. Don't Talk To Strangers [Live At The Pinkpop Festival 1984]

Top 20 albums of 1984: 8

Line-up
Ronnie James Dio - vocals
Claude Schnell - keyboards
Vivian Campbell - guitars
Vincent "Vinny" Appice - drums
Jimmy Bain - bass

Additional info
Management by Wendy Dio.
Photography by Neil Zlozower, Gene Kirkland.
Art direction by Steve Gerdes.
Original concept by Ronnie and Wendy Dio.

Recorded at Caribou Ranch, Colorado.
Originally mastered at Sterling Sound, New York.
Album mixed on Westlake Audio BBSM6 Monitors.

Guest review by
nicaZe
Rating:
9.3
Dio shows his devil's horns to the universe once again with his second solo album The Last In Line. His unique sounding vocals dominating each and every song. There are a lot of similarities to Holy Diver, but there are some subtle differences, too. The end result is almost equally as impressive though, and The Last In Line stands as one of the highlights of Dio's career.

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published 17.02.2013 | Comments (7)

so RJD had already cemented his place as an iconic front man by the early 80's for his work in Rainbow and Black Sabbath. Holy Diver showed how successful he could be on his own. and by his own, i mean as "first among equals." i'm sure RJD would be the first to agree and give 75% credit to the rest of the band.

The Last In Line is a worthy successor to his landmark initial offering, with blistering tracks like "We Rock" and "I Speed At Night", epic tunes such as "The Last In Line" and "Egypt", his sophomore effort was proof positive that Holy Diver was not just a one-hit wonder.

Considering you can find this cd new in the States for under $10, if you live in an industrialized nation you should stop reading right here, run to the local record store and buy this. pronto.

And if my word ain't enough, no less a metal aficionado than Fenriz listed this (and Sabbath's Mob Rules, which also features Dio on vocals) in the liner notes of Circle The Wagons in (another) installment of his "must have" metal albums.

\m/

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29.12.2010 - 21:30
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
At my local used cd store they had a vinyl editon of this, in the package, for 19.99, should have bought just to hang it on my wall... damn...
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30.12.2010 - 14:35
Rating: 8
I_Die_Often
Written by Boxcar Willy on 29.12.2010 at 21:30

At my local used cd store they had a vinyl editon of this, in the package, for 19.99, should have bought just to hang it on my wall... damn...

I have the vinyl! Had it since 1984! Only have Holy Diver on CD
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30.12.2010 - 17:34
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Yeah i might go back and buy it havent decideed, i bought holy diver at another used cd store... god im cheap...
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30.12.2010 - 22:31
Rating: 10
The Shape 1973
Every bit as good as Holy Diver.
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31.12.2010 - 11:22
Rating: 9
Angelic Storm
Melodious
Written by The Shape 1973 on 30.12.2010 at 22:31

Every bit as good as Holy Diver.


Agreed. There are so many classics on this album! xD
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07.07.2011 - 02:10
John Shock
So very good this album...almost good as Holy Diver...still a classic to remember! Dio R.I.P. we miss you!
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26.02.2012 - 22:48
JohnDoe
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Written by RetardedByMetal on 26.02.2012 at 21:47

Written by The Shape 1973 on 30.12.2010 at 22:31

Every bit as good as Holy Diver.


This album became so Out-dated now...hate it very much. I just voted it out of The Best 200 Chart. Cool...
(Can someone vote up Bloodbath's Nightmare Made Flesh....this album is nearly out of the chart)
By the way, Holy Diver is a true Classic.


1 means you think this album is "pure shit". Really?
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26.02.2012 - 22:49
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by RetardedByMetal on 26.02.2012 at 21:47


This album became so Out-dated now...hate it very much. I just voted it out of The Best 200 Chart. Cool...
(Can someone vote up Bloodbath's Nightmare Made Flesh....this album is nearly out of the chart)

I just voted Nightmare Made Flesh a 1 and this record a 10.
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26.02.2012 - 23:12
InnerSelf
proofread free
Written by Guest on 26.02.2012 at 22:49

Written by RetardedByMetal on 26.02.2012 at 21:47


This album became so Out-dated now...hate it very much. I just voted it out of The Best 200 Chart. Cool...
(Can someone vote up Bloodbath's Nightmare Made Flesh....this album is nearly out of the chart)

I just voted Nightmare Made Flesh a 1 and this record a 10.


Sounds fun
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
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26.02.2012 - 23:19
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Guest on 26.02.2012 at 22:49
I just voted Nightmare Made Flesh a 1 and this record a 10.


Who's awesome?

[img]https://www.c-spot.com/wp-content/uploads/Awesomeness.jpg[/img]

You're awesome!
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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27.02.2012 - 14:34
Rating: 10
The Shape 1973
Written by RetardedByMetal on 26.02.2012 at 21:47

Written by The Shape 1973 on 30.12.2010 at 22:31

Every bit as good as Holy Diver.


This album became so Out-dated now...hate it very much. I just voted it out of The Best 200 Chart. Cool...

Thanks for letting me know. I see you live up to the first part of your name.
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14.04.2012 - 19:20
Cuca Beludo
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I Speed At Night reminds me a lot of bathory demo stuff, especially for Die In Fire.
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19.05.2012 - 03:13
Lit.
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Mystery holds a special place in my heart.
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28.12.2012 - 21:43
Rating: 10
bblitz
Amazing magical album!
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02.03.2013 - 13:56
Rating: 8
Aristarchos
The title track is brilliant, otherwise quite far from equally good as Holy Diver.
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03.04.2013 - 19:42
Metropolis_Dream
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Good Dio album, but overrated. It just fails to follow up "Holy Diver". The title track and "We rock" are great songs, though.
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05.08.2013 - 01:28
Rating: 9
HellriderRising
Underrated.
A true diamond of heavy metal music.
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17.02.2014 - 02:26
Rating: 9
pkillerjp
Under rated and just a smidge worse than Holy Diver, great album, unquestionably his 2nd best.
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28.04.2014 - 14:35
Rating: 8
musicalkaratekid
Simply another excellent Dio album. I really like how the title track moves from the soft beginning to a harder-hitting sound.
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12.02.2016 - 18:51
Rating: 3
kruemelmonsterxD
Ive buyed the new Deluxe Version and all of the live Tracks have a beeping sound that make the tracks unhearable!!!
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12.02.2016 - 20:38
slim pickings
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Written by kruemelmonsterxD on 12.02.2016 at 18:51

Ive buyed the new Deluxe Version and all of the live Tracks have a beeping sound that make the tracks unhearable!!!


why do you rate the album a 3? what's wrong with it.
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24.03.2016 - 23:01
Bad English
Masterchief
Nice album ... Last in line has classic ballad tune as opening riff, maybe Egypt musically is not best song , it has some emotions, nice one, speed in a night are great to
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I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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25.03.2016 - 11:57
Rating: 10
The Shape 1973
I miss little Ronnie.
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