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Diamonds - The Best Of Dio
 
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Diamonds - The Best Of Dio

DIO
18 Mar. 1996 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 1992
  • Release Date: 1 Jan. 1992
  • Label: Virgin EMI
  • Copyright: (C) 1992 Mercury Records Limited
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  • Total Length: 1:05:17
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  • ASIN: B0040J6N4E
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,869 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 12 Dec. 2000
Format: Audio CD
This album is a good selection of some of Ronnies best work to the date of release. If you have wondered what the ex Elf/Rainbow/Sabbath frontman was like when he struck out on his own, then this is the one to start with. If you like Heaven & hell or Mob Rules by Black Sabbath or Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, then you'll like this and want to buy some of the others too.
Ronnie has produced some great tunes, although his choice of lead guitarists has sometimes been a bit dodgy he has risen above this to deliver some fantastic vocals and great lyrics. One of the best voices in rock without a doubt and he can write a good song too !
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This little gem was released by Vertigo back in '92, at around the time Dio was back in Black Sabbath for the Dehumanizer album and tour.

A time capsule of Dio (the band) from 1983-90 featuring cuts from the five studio albums released in that period, as well as the somewhat obscure song Hide in the Rainbow - which was originally released I believe on an ep, and later was part of the soundtrack for Iron Eagle.

With classic tracks such as Holy Diver, Rainbow in the Dark, Don't Talk To Strangers, We Rock, Sacred Heart, Dream Evil and Lock Up The Wolves, you can see why Dio was an important part of the metal way of life during the 80's - and though they reformed again in '93 for Strange Highways - the band didn't really recapture that old magic until around the Magica/Killing the Dragon period.

This album, apart from being a fine retrospective, is a great entry into the legacy of heavy metal as crafted by RJD - not to ignore his work with Rainbow or Sabbath, which is timeless - but this is arguably the place where Ronnie's vision is purest, and should be treasured accordingly.

If you're a fan of classic heavy metal, like lyrics about rock 'n' roll, demons, dragons, cats in the blue coming after you, rainbows, wizards or other fantastical things - this is the place to start on an odyssey - this is the truth as hard as steel - these are the Diamonds of Dio.
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By N. J. Rodgers on 28 May 2010
Format: Audio CD
the king (or should that be God, as Dio is italian for God?) of hard rock singers recently snuffed it. What a great shame. He was still on top of his game, as anyone who listened to last years Black Sab...i mean Heaven and Hell studio debut will know. I'd say as far as technique and power goes, Ronnie was perhaps the best Hard Rock singer we've seen, and this compilation is excellent evidence of that. It's worth buying just for Holy Diver and Rainbow in the Dark alone, but on top of that you get a dozen other mostly excellent rock songs. What interests me about this cd other than rjd's phenomenal voice, and the excellent musicianship, is that you can really see how Ronnies compositional ideas have influenced other musicians. 'We Rock' has a rhythm that sound very similar to Yngwie Malmsteen's 'I'll see the light tonight' and his numerous other re-hashes of that song. Most Malmsteen fans will be aware that he is a great fan of Dio, so it wouldn't surprise me if he pinched ideas from Dio, as he did with the aforementioned song. What a shame, we'll never see those two leaders of their fields collaborate now :(
Anyway, this is an excellent best of which i feel any self respecting Hard Rock enthusiast should own.
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