Dio | A Decade of Dio: 1983-1993 | 180g 6LP Box Set w/ 7" vinyl single

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Follow Dio through the band's early years with A DECADE OF DIO: 1983-1993, a new box set that brings together their first six studio albums, each featuring newly remastered sound!

It includes:

Holy Diver (1983)
The Last In Line (1984)
Sacred Heart (1985)
Dream Evil (1987)
Lock Up The Wolves (1990)
Strange Highways (1993)

+ Bonus 7" Single (Evil Eyes / Time To Burn)


This 6LP + 7" vinyl single set will come housed in a box featuring new artwork by Marc Sasso, who was responsible for many of the band's iconic covers.

On the first side of the 7" single is the 1983 version of Evil Eyes, which was originally released as the b-side on the Holy Diver single. In addition, this version is different from the one featured on the 1984 album The Last In Line. The flip side features Time To Burn, which was the only studio track featured on the otherwise live release, Intermission (1986).

Ronnie James Dio's sinister howl and wicked songcraft bewitched hard rock fans in the Seventies and Eighties during his memorable stints with Elf, Rainbow, and Black Sabbath. In 1983, the singer formed his own band, launching a successful solo career that led to 10 studio albums and sales of more than 10 million records around the world.

After two albums with Black Sabbath, Ronnie James Dio left in 1982 and formed Dio with fellow Sabbath band mate Vinny Appice on drums. The group's platinum-selling debut Holy Diver arrived in 1983 and is now revered as a heavy metal masterpiece, including two songs that would become rock signatures: the title track and the epic Rainbow In The Dark.

The band returned the following year with The Last In Line (1984), which became the band s second platinum seller and included the single Mystery, as well as We Rock, a song the band often used to close its shows. Sacred Heart (1985) achieved gold certification and introduced fans to the concert staple Rock n Roll Children. Dio s fourth studio album, Dream Evil (1987) included the singles All The Fools Sailed Away and I Could Have Been A Dreamer.

In the Nineties, the group released two more stellar studio albums. Lock Up The Wolves arrived in 1990 and featured the single Hey Angel and rocking title track. Following a brief reunion with Black Sabbath in 1992, Dio returned with Strange Highways in 1993. The album featured future fan favorites like Jesus, Mary and The Holy Ghost, Evilution, and the title track.

Although Ronnie James Dio lost his battle with stomach cancer in 2010, his towering voice and legacy live on. The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, co-founded by Wendy Dio, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable fund dedicated to supporting cancer-prevention research, raising awareness and educating the public about the vital importance of early detection and prevention when dealing with this deadly disease.

Track Listing:

LP 1 - Holy Diver (1983)
1. Stand Up and Shout
2. Holy Diver
3. Gypsy
4. Caught in the Middle
5. Don't Talk to Strangers
6. Straight Through the Heart
7. Invisible
8. Rainbow in the Dark
9. Shame on the Night

LP 2 - The Last In Line (1984)
1. We Rock
2. The Last in Line
3. Breathless
4. I Speed at Night
5. One Night in the City
6. Evil Eyes
7. Mystery
8. Eat Your Heart Out
9. Egypt (The Chains Are On)

LP 3 - Sacred Heart (1985)
1. King of Rock and Roll
2. Sacred Heart
3. Another Lie
4. Rock 'n' Roll Children
5. Hungry for Heaven
6. Like the Beat of a Heart
7. Just Another Day
8. Fallen Angels
9. Shoot Shoot

LP 4 - Dream Evil (1987)
1. Night People
2. Dream Evil
3. Sunset Superman
4. All the Fools Sailed Away
5. Naked in the Rain
6. Overlove
7. I Could Have Been a Dreamer
8. Faces in the Window
9. When a Woman Cries

LP 5 - Lock Up The Wolves (1990)
1. Wild One
2. Born on the Sun
3. Hey Angel
4. Between Two Hearts
5. Night Music
6. Lock up the Wolves
7. Evil on Queen Street
8. Walk on Water
9. Twisted
10. Why Are They Watching Me
11. My Eyes

LP 6 - Strange Highways (1993)
1. Jesus, Mary & The Holy Ghost
2. Firehead
3. Strange Highways
4. Hollywood Black
5. Evilution
6. Pain
7. One Foot in the Grave
8. Give Her the Gun
9. Blood from a Stone
10. Here's to You
11. Bring Down the Rain