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Artist: Dio

Title: Strange Highways

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Dio Strange Highways Album Cover


Category: Metal

Year: 1993

Label: Vertigo

Catalog Number: 518486-2


Ronnie James Dio vocals
Vinny Appice drums
Tracy G guitars
Jeff Pilson bass


1.  Jesus Mary and 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  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Penny Date: October 4, 2001 at 8:39
This is a total shame! One of the greatest voices in rock and one of the most useless guitarplayers that have ever gotten lucky enough to make a CD. This guy Tracy G. sucks so bad that I am having trouble believing that he actually played on the debut WW3 CD which happens to be one of my favorites. Whatever Mandy Lion did to make this guy shine, it is beyond magic. Both Dio and Lion are way too talented to work with a dud like Tracy G.! Don't buy this CD! Don't support sucky guitarplayers!

From: mark Date: October 11, 2001 at 15:36
That guitarrist sucks!

From: Peter Date: January 11, 2002 at 14:02
This guitarplayer must be the fattest, oldest, worst thing that ever happened to metal! Hey man, if you are reading this please go back to selling tacos......

From: Molly Date: March 27, 2002 at 3:33
Goes to show you that even the greatest singer in metal can be made to look like shit by a crappy guitar player.

From: Splash Date: May 7, 2002 at 15:06
This is one of Dio's best efforts from end to end. If you want to listen to complete shite pick up Lock Up The Wolves. This album is dark moody and brooding. Nothing in Dio's cataloge compares to sinnister sound he puts forth here. I love the production and the progressive steps he has begun taking. This would have been a great Black Sabbath follow-up from Dehumanizer. Listen to it again and get these bad idea's out of you skull!

From: Logan-Five Date: May 14, 2002 at 13:57
I have to disagree. I liked Lock Up the Wolves. At least Rowen Robertson could play a riff. This album has like one good song on it. I don't care too much for this gloom and doom metal. Just heard several tracks from the forthcoming Killing the Dragon album. Great album. Back to form for Ronnie. Doug Aldritch shines on it and the vocals are solid. Can't wait to get it.

From: Dio rules Date: June 2, 2002 at 10:16
Well, I have to disagree. I don't think that even a great singer like Dio can polish a turd like Tracy G. He never did an album as bad as the ones he did with that G.guy. I think that says it all. As soon as that guy was out Dio did another good album. Why on earth Mandy Lion and Ronnie Dio worked with this guy will be a riddle until I die.....

From: vince Date: December 16, 2002 at 21:48
i think most of you misunderstand this cd.....its not meant to be a "classic" dio sound.if you have the balls,turn off the lights,crank stereo up to ten,close your eyes and listen to this cd.dio will truley take you on a trip you will never forget,into the darkest crevices of your own soul...a trip down a strange highway.....HOPE YOU MAKE IT BACK!!!not a party album,but worth the price...i dare you to take this trip wiyh dio!!

From: Nortum Date: September 5, 2003 at 19:24
Los temas demuestran una tendencia muy insipida, el guitarrista (a pedido de Dio???) demuestra lo bajo que puede ser un material. Creo que un solo tema se salva. 1/10

From: keebler Date: October 8, 2003 at 0:05
this isn't his best it's alright.

From: Metal T Date: October 23, 2003 at 16:06
This is not Dio's best work,but is definitely worth getting.A little bit of a modern feel to it,but Ronnie's vocals pull you through.Jeff Pilson is a nice addition to the mix,while Tracy G is as well,adding some nice shred to the piece .

From: Carlos Date: February 11, 2004 at 19:18
I am a huge Dio fan and had a giant party at my house when Dio kicked that "guitar player" out of the band. This guy could not play the songs from Dio's past and generally ruined them. It is strange because I kind of liked him on the WWIII debut CD. I have heard rumors that he did not play on that album though and that would explain it of course. To sum this up: Dio rocks and Trazy sucks. End of story and good riddance!

From: rockfan Date: December 1, 2004 at 13:59
When I first heard this shit, I almost threw it to the garbage can. But a talented band deserves another chance...Strange Highways just got me bored. Then I understood it wasn't Ronnie James Dio who sucked, he is still a legend. It was that guitar player, Tracy G. who sucked. If you call it good guitar playing, you just have to be joking. Sorry, I don't usually think like this. But when I have to express my opinions, I gotta express them my own way. Good that Jeff Pilson went back with Dokken...

From: rock Date: December 1, 2004 at 14:01
after this. Because he is such a great bass player and he is mostly popular in DOKKEN. (end)

From: Propane Date: December 2, 2004 at 17:29
This one was pretty weak. Traci doesn't appeal here but I saw him on some live dvd awhile back, can't remember which, and he was a blow away.

From: MiGoFungus Date: January 19, 2010 at 16:42
I agree that the guitar work leaves something to be desired and the music isn't up to par with pervious releases, but it's still a solid album which rises above the usual garbage that is called Metal nowadays.

From: blackkblade5 Date: May 31, 2014 at 16:19
i'm a big dio fan and this album i bought back in 1993 and with lock up the wolves its the only dio cd that still plays in my mp3 every day,well i can't understand but i respect the comments above said,i mean this is a well produced album,very heavy and with amazing singing,as far for tracy g he might not be vivian campbell,but he is one of the freaky players i ever heard and i just love his sound,you got weird spine chilling bends,pinched-harmonics,insane dive bombs,among other floyd rose tremolo tricks....so people this is by far one of dio's best albums,just listen to the album title song strange highways...one word..AMAZING ps.we miss you dio,but your music is forever in our hearts

From: Metal T Date: May 6, 2021 at 4:43
Probably the most underrated and under appreciated record in Ronnie's catalog.I did manage to see this line up twice.SH tour and the 1998 tour he did to support his Inferno' live record-Same lineup-great both times.RJD should have gone into the Rock Hall w/ Sab but i'm sure Ozzy would have none of it.Sad because the man was 10x the singer and had 10x the class.

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