Best Ronnie James Dio Work?



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Posted by Doc Godin, 30.06.2007 - 23:55
Ronnie James Dio, the man who gave birth to 'The Devil Horns' the eternal symbol for metal & rock n roll alike, and often credited for the invention of power metal, has participated in 3 major bands aswell as his own solo work. There is Elf, his first major band which recorded 3 albums, then was recruited by Ritchie Blackmore to join Rainbow, with whom he recorded 3 studio albums and a live album. The Black Sabbath, he recorded 3 studio albums (and is currently working on something with Geezer, Iommi and Appice under the name Heaven And Hell), and in 1983 started his solo project spanning 10 albums. Which Dio band/project/thingy do you like best?

For my vote I chose Rainbow, Ritchie Blackmore is an amazing guitarist and it goes really well with Dios voice, I havnt heard enough Elf to judge, and some Dio solo albums can be a little dry and forgettable. So it was down to Rainbow & Sabbath, but since Long Live Rock N Roll is my favorite album of all time I have to go with Rainbow.

Poll

Which Band/Solo Work Was Dio Best with?

Dio (Solo)
52
Rainbow
41
Black Sabbath (AKA Heaven And Hell)
31
Elf
1

Total votes: 125
31.12.2014 - 21:39
Infernal Eternal
His most memorable period is the solo one. Holy Diver is such a classic. However, Cildren of the Sea, Heaven and Hell, Neon Knights are probably my favourites so I'll go for Sabbath.
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01.01.2015 - 02:18
Marcel Hubregtse
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His best work is easily with Rainbow. His solo career has too many downs and well I am of the opinion he never fit in with Black Sabbath, although Mob Rules is quite a good album.
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01.01.2015 - 02:19
M C Vice
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Anyone else liked or listened to his pre-Elf stuff (Ronnie Dio And The Prophets, Ronnie And The Redcaps)?
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01.01.2015 - 02:40
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Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 01.01.2015 at 02:18

His best work is easily with Rainbow. His solo career has too many downs and well I am of the opinion he never fit in with Black Sabbath, although Mob Rules is quite a good album.


I argee Rainbow was much better musically, lyrically as his solo albums, what was not good, some yes, some songs yes but albums no, its like he catch pop rhythm, lost inspirations, can not compate whit Rainbow

BS days seems band was desperate get replacment asap and musician connections, friendship did the job
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01.01.2015 - 02:41
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Written by M C Vice on 01.01.2015 at 02:19

Anyone else liked or listened to his pre-Elf stuff (Ronnie Dio And The Prophets, Ronnie And The Redcaps)?


if you have it give me a link please
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01.01.2015 - 02:46
M C Vice
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Written by Bad English on 01.01.2015 at 02:41

Written by M C Vice on 01.01.2015 at 02:19

Anyone else liked or listened to his pre-Elf stuff (Ronnie Dio And The Prophets, Ronnie And The Redcaps)?


if you have it give me a link please

Can't link a cd, so https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=ronnie+dio+and+he+prophets
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