22 years later "Holy diver" proves its timelessness again, and because of the remastering this album gives a great sound experience!
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Tracklist - Holy diver
- 1.Stand Up And Shout (Remastered)
- 2.Holy Diver (Remastered)
- 3.Gypsy (Remastered)
- 4.Caught In The Middle (Remastered)
- 5.Don't Talk To Strangers (Remastered)
- 6.Straight Through The Heart (Remastered)
- 7.Invisible (Remastered)
- 8.Rainbow In The Dark (Remastered)
- 9.Shame On The Night (Remastered)
- 10.An Interview With Dio
- 11.An Interview With Dio (Pt. 2)
- 12.An Interview With Dio (Pt. 3)
- 13.An Interview With Dio (Pt. 4)
- 14.An Interview With Dio (Pt. 5)
- 15.An Interview With Dio (Pt. 6)
- 16.An Interview With Dio (Pt. 7)
- 17.An Interview With Dio (Pt. 8)
- 18.An Interview With Dio (Pt. 9)
- 19.An Interview With Dio (Pt. 10)
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In May 1983, the man named Ronald James Padavona had accumulated an unparalleled musical curriculum, including many dark bands in the 1960's, playing in the 1970's with Elf and Rainbow, and beginning the 1980's with the creators of Heavy Metal, The Black Sabbath. Finally, at the ripe old age of 41, Ronnie James Dio was finally ready for his solo flight.
And so, with everything he had learned over the years about the complex politics of a band and watching talented musicians around the world, Dio began to set up his own band. Recruited Jimmy Bain, an experienced Scottish bass player and his former Rainbow partner, a previously unknown Irish guitar prodigy named Vivian Campbell and brought from Black Sabbath his american compatriot, drummer Vinnie Appice. Together they created the celebrated songs that make up this debut album.
Keeping the line well Heavy Metal started in Rainbow and perfected in Black Sabbath, Dio offers us a lesson in perfectionism in this album. Everything is perfect here: the melody, the weight, the variation of the compositions, the quality of the recording and mixing. As well as superb musicians, at the height of their forms and creativity.
All songs are of above average quality. "Rainbow In The Dark" became an anthem and, along with the title track "Holy Diver", "Stand Up And Shout" and "Don't Talk To Strangers" were mandatory at their shows.
The album was warmly embraced by the specialized metal press and by the thousands of fans around the world.
And, more than 30 years later, "Holy Diver" still stands the test of time as, possibly, Ronnie's greatest moment and certainly one of the greatest Heavy Metal albums of all time.
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