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Artist: Dio

Title: The Very Beast Of Dio

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Dio The Very Beast Of Dio Album Cover


Category: Hard Rock

Year: 2000

Label: Warner Archives/Rhino

Catalog Number: R2 79983


Ronnie James Dio Vocals, Keyboards
Vivian Campbell Guitar
Craig Goldy Guitar
Tracy G. Grijalva Guitar
Rowan Robertson Guitar
Jeff Pilson Keybaords, Bass
Jimmy Bain Keyboards, Bass
Claude Schnell Keyboards
Jens Johansson Keyboards
Teddy Cook Bass
Vinny Appice Drums
Simon Wright Drums


1.  Stand Up And Shout  
2.  Holy Diver  
3.  Rainbow In The Dark  
4.  Straight Through The Heart  
5.  We Rock  
6.  The Last In Line  
7.  Mystery  
8.  King Of Rock And Roll  
9.  Sacred Heart  
10.  Hungry For Heaven  
11.  Rock 'N' Roll Children  
12.  Man On The Silver Mountain Live  
13.  Dream Evil  
14.  I Could Have Been A Dreamer  
15.  Lock Up The Wolves  
16.  Strange Highways  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Rockhead Date: March 31, 2004 at 8:16
I don't actually own this particular disc but I do own a number of Dio Cd's. The tracklist on this certainly seems to have covered most of the bases with a good cross range covering most of Dio's solo career. If the Disc is remastered, this could be a great addition for the car.

From: ed Date: November 28, 2004 at 6:14
This cd is great! My favorite tracks are the ones taken from their first three studio albums: HOLY DIVER (1983), THE LAST IN LINE (1984), and SACRED HEART (1985). The rest is good too, but I don't like the last song STRANGE HIGHWAYS. Get it for the classics DIO's songs, but just push stop before the last one comes. Not really necessary listening to that song. (Well, only my opinion)

From: rockfan Date: December 1, 2004 at 13:39
I agree...Cool compilation! But I think that they could have added more great songs on it instead of Lock Up The Wolves and Strange Highways...I just didn't like those two last songs on it. I just stop the cd player after I Could Have Been A Dreamer. They should have added songs like these: Don't Talk To Strangers, Egypt (The Chains Are On), Caught In The Middle...but in overall this is a great compilation if you are a new Dio fan and want an idea of how this band sounded like in it's past.

From: Propane Date: December 2, 2004 at 17:40
Please don't throw compilations at us; FEED US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: happy2849 Date: March 7, 2011 at 14:34
After picking up their first 6 cd's I decided to get this one. There are enough great tracks on here to satisfy my needs and stop me from switching cd's in and out of the player.

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