Live albums capturing Dio’s performances in 1983 and 1987 at Donington scheduled for September – Everett Post

A pair of archival live albums capturing metal legends Dio performing at the Monsters of Rock festivals in Donington, England in 1983 and 1987, respectively, will be released on September 23 on CD and as limited edition two-LP vinyl sets.

The CD and two LP versions of both albums – Dio at Donington ’83 and Dio at Donington ’87 – will come with 3D lenticular printing of the cover, while the LP sets will feature exclusive engraving on the D side. Standard editions single-LPs from both albums will also be available.

Dio at Donington ’83 presents the Ronnie James Dio-led band performing in support of their debut album, Holy Diver. The full band featured renditions of four Holy Diver songs, plus selected tracks from Ronnie’s passages with Rainbow and black sabbathincluding Rainbow’s “Stargazer” and “Man on the Silver Mountain”, and Sabbath’s “Heaven and Hell” and “Children of the Sea”.

Dio’s 1983 lineup included drummer Vinny Appicebass player Jimmy Bainkeyboardist Claude Schnell and future Def Leppard guitarist Viviane Campbell.

Dio at Donington ’87 captures the band performing shortly after the release of their Dream Evil album. Dio’s set included three songs from Dream Evil, tracks from their albums Holy Diver and The Last in Line, and select tracks from Black Sabbath and Rainbow.

Dio’s lineup in 1987 included Appice, Bain, Schnell and guitarist Craig Goldy.

Dio at Donington ’83 and Dio at Donington ’87 can be pre-ordered now. Recordings of both concerts were previously released together in a single package in 2010.

Here is the complete list of tracks from Dio at Donington ’83:

“Rise and Scream”
“In the heart”
“Children of the Sea”
“Rainbow in the Dark”
“Holy Diver”
drum solo
“Stargazer”
guitar solo
“Heaven and Hell”
“The Man on the Silver Mountain”
“Starstruck”
“The Man on the Silver Mountain (reprise)”

And here is the full list of tracks from Dio at Donington ’87:

“Dreaming Evil”
“Neon Knights”
“Naked in the Rain”
“Rock ‘n’ Roll Kids”
“Long live rock’n’roll”
“Last in Line”
“Children of the Sea”
“Holy Diver”
“Heaven and Hell”
“The Man on the Silver Mountain”
“All the Fools Are Gone”
“Last in Line (reprise)”
“Rainbow in the Dark”

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