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Release date: 13 July 1984
Style: Heavy metal

Rating:

8.7 | 427 votes

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1 trades it


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. Stand Up And Shout [live]
02. Straight Through The Heart [live]
03. Eat Your Heart Out [live]
04. Don't Talk To Strangers [live]
05. Holy Diver [live]
06. Rainbow In The Dark [live]
07. One Night In The City [live]
08. We Rock [live]
09. Holy Diver [live]
10. Stargazer [Rainbow cover] [live]
11. Heaven And Hell [Black Sabbath cover] [live]
12. Rainbow In The Dark [live]
13. Man On The Silver Mountain [Rainbow cover] [live]
14. Don't Talk To Strangers [live]

Top 20 albums of 1984: 6
Top 200 albums of all time: 184

Review
Lyrics (9)


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


Additional info
Management: Wendy Dio.
Photography: Neil Zlozower, Gene Kirkland.
Art direction: Steve Gerdes.
Original concept: 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 (6)

Staff pick by
BitterCOld

18.05.2010 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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Boxcar Willy - 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_Die_Often - 30.12.2010 at 14:35  
Rating: 8
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
Boxcar Willy - 30.12.2010 at 17:34  
  Yeah i might go back and buy it havent decideed, i bought holy diver at another used cd store... god im cheap...
The Shape 1973 - 30.12.2010 at 22:31  
Rating: 10 Every bit as good as Holy Diver.
Angelic Storm - 31.12.2010 at 11:22  
Rating: 9
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
John Shock - 07.07.2011 at 02:10  
  So very good this album...almost good as Holy Diver...still a classic to remember! Dio R.I.P. we miss you!
JohnDoe - 26.02.2012 at 22:48  
 
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?
!J.O.O.E.! - 26.02.2012 at 22:49  
Rating: 7
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.
InnerSelf - 26.02.2012 at 23:12  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! 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
Mr. Doctor - 26.02.2012 at 23:19  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! 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!
The Shape 1973 - 27.02.2012 at 14:34  
Rating: 10
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.
Cuca Beludo - 14.04.2012 at 19:20  
  I Speed At Night reminds me a lot of bathory demo stuff, especially for Die In Fire.
Lit. - 19.05.2012 at 03:13  
  Mystery holds a special place in my heart.
bblitz - 28.12.2012 at 21:43  
Rating: 10 Amazing magical album!
Aristarchos - 02.03.2013 at 13:56  
Rating: 8 The title track is brilliant, otherwise quite far from equally good as Holy Diver.
Metropolis_Dream - 03.04.2013 at 19:42  
  Good Dio album, but overrated. It just fails to follow up "Holy Diver". The title track and "We rock" are great songs, though.
HellriderRising - 05.08.2013 at 01:28  
Rating: 9 Underrated.
A true diamond of heavy metal music.
pkillerjp - 17.02.2014 at 02:26  
Rating: 9 Under rated and just a smidge worse than Holy Diver, great album, unquestionably his 2nd best.
deadone - 27.02.2014 at 07:21  
Rating: 7 Always found this one lacked the quality of song writing of Holy Diver.

It's still a good album though.
musicalkaratekid - 28.04.2014 at 14:35  
Rating: 8 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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