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Holy Diver - Remastered [Original recording remastered]

Dio Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (3 Oct 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Commercial Marketing
  • ASIN: B000A3OWU6
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,218 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  7. Invisible 5:200.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Rainbow In The Dark 4:120.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Shame On The Night 5:190.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. An Interview With Dio (Part 1) 4:240.79  Buy MP3 
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Product Description

2005 remaster of the 1983 Hard Rock classic! Includes BONUS interview with Ronnie James Dio plus extensive liner notes.

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4.7 out of 5 stars
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ronnie is out on his own and he ROCKS!! 19 Mar 2003
By Peestie
Format:Audio CD
The first album by Dio and Ronnie Dio's voice is amazing. After leaving Black Sabbath we hear Dio making music that is more than an equal to any of the Sabbath stuff.
This album is full of great heavy metal tracks and in my opinion has some of the best of Dio's work on it. The title track, Holy Diver, is a heavy metal classic, as is Don't Talk to Strangers.
If you have ever heard anything by Sabbath (with Dio as lead singer) and liked it, then you will love this album. It is quite possibly one of the classic heavy metal albums of the 80's and that put it up against stiff competition and it still shines through as one of the best.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Holy Magic 6 Oct 2005
By Holy
Format:Audio CD
I don't know how many times I have bought this cd,firstly on vinyl,tape,cd and now this collector's edition,remastered,if you are a fan you will already have this cd,but for the younger fans out there,you should buy this,with a 16 page booklet and exclusive interview of Ronnie James Dio on the cd,this is well worth the price at Amazon,The songs are classics,every single one,first recorded in 1983 all the tracks sound fresh ''Holy Diver'' will never date and still stands up well in 2005,This is a timely release as Dio tour the UK next week and perform the whole cd on stage live,Holy Diver is Holy Magic
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic deluxe edition 31 Mar 2012
Format:Audio CD
This edition of Dio's classic Holy Diver is remastered by Andy Pearce as are the other Dio 2012 deluxe releases, which means, unlike other Deluxe Editions out there, this one isn't simply a volume bloated re-release. Very fine, clean and detailed sound, but just a tad bright. Disc 2 has some wonderful rare goodies that alone make this worthy of the purchase. The packaging is your standard for these editions, a wonderful foldout digipak and an informative booklet stuffed into one of the open flaps. Highly recommended edition if you have the cash. Tracklist below.

Disc 1 (Original newly remastered album)

01. Stand Up and Shout
02. Holy Diver
03. Gypsy" Vivian Campbell
04. Caught in the Middle
05. Don't Talk to Strangers
06. Straight Through the Heart
07. Invisible
08. Rainbow in the Dark
09. Shame on the Night

Disc 2

01. Evil Eyes (studio recording, originally appeared on B-Side to Holy Diver single)
02. Stand Up & Shout (Live B-Side, from the Rainbow in the Dark single)
03. Straight Through the Heart (Live B-Side, from the Rainbow in the Dark single)

King Biscuit Flower Hour, 30th October 1983:
04. Stand Up & Shout
05. Shame on the Night
06. Children of the Sea
07. Holy Diver
08. Rainbow in the Dark
09. Man on the Silver Mountain
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rediscovery 22 Nov 2004
Format:Audio CD
I bought this album on vinyl when it was released, over 20 years ago. I really can't remember what prompted me to buy it in the first place, probably something to do with the album artwork, as in those days I was a surly teenager and into all things demonic....I do remember playing it a lot, but with the advent of CDs, it had lain, gathering dust, for many years. Until this weekend, when something spurred me on to give it a spin on the turntable, along with a number of other plastic beauties who had been neglected for an age. And what do you know? Out of all of my vinyl specimens (and there are many) Holy Diver hasn't been off since. It may crackle, and "Stand Up And Shout" jumps a bit, but I now remember what got me off my arse all those years ago. Suffice to say, I am putting in an order right now for the CD version. If you haven't listened to this, get it, and do it now. You will not regret!!!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Best Dio album without a doubt 31 Mar 2006
Format:Audio CD
So little Ronnie got sacked from Sabbath by Tony Iommi, same as he'd been sacked from Rainbow by Ritchie Blackmore, and decided to go it alone. He rounded up a couple of old mates from his Rainbow and Sabbath days (Jimmy Bain and Vinnie Appice respectively), found himself a hotshot guitarist who had just started to make a name for himself, and released an album that would firmly identify Ronnie as being the heavy metal equivalent of a game of Dungeons and Dragons.
Witches, sorceresses, kings, knights, minstrels, wolves, elves, rainbows, pots of gold, demons, nightmares, tigers - it's like a game of Talisman on your CD player.
The songs, of course, are fantastic. The band were surprisingly tight, given Jimmy's reputation as a hard drinker, but then revelations made by the musicians since they left Dio have indicated that RJD might be a bit of a tyrant, or at least a hard taskmaster.
In the interview at the end of the CD, Ronnie talks with fondness about the making of the album, the search for a guitarist (a toss up between Viv and John Sykes), his unfair dismissal from Sabbath, and the inspiration behind the songs on the album. And he claims that he hates Rainbow In The Dark. Come off it Ronnie, you wrote it to let us know how you got to where you were at the time (Rainbow is Rainbow, Dark is Black Sabbath). And you used to perform it live with gusto, grinning and skipping around like a munchkin on acid.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Big noise from a little bloke 10 Feb 2006
Format:Audio CD
Imagine a time when image counted for nothing and substance was all. No wonder when Holy Diver was released it was christened with the tag of Best Rock album of '83 by many fans and Journo's alike. Forget the rainbow/dragon lyric association Dio have, and saviour a truly awe-inspiring release. RJD's vocals are simply astounding - from gutteral roar to soulful melody - he just nails them. Vivian cambell's guitar simply shreds and the quality of the song writing is exceptional. Remastered production is pretty fine too and drags this album into 2006 where it proudly gives a big fat middle finger to most current rock release's. Take a bow whoever gave the green light to remaster and re-issue this - I salute you. Trust me if you fancy 40 or so mins of 'classic' rock that will make you jump up and down like a loon spend a measly 6 quid on this and let a short odd looking bloke take you to rock heaven. Thank god this wasn't submitted to a record label in 2006...RJD would never have got past the marketing executives!!
Peace out.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Late and great
I'm not a metal fan, but am a fan of great rock n roll, which is how I would categorize Dio, along with Zeppelin and Deep Purple - all a cut above metal bands, the difference being... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Walter Hoddlebottle
5.0 out of 5 stars Holy diver
I am a huge Dio fan , and this has to be one of his best album's in my eyes , i bought this because my original album was damaged , so it doesn't disappoint me . Read more
Published 1 month ago by Carol Don-Merritt
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic
I used to listen to my LP, until it became too old to been played. This CD have, of course, a better sound.
Published 2 months ago by Antonella Muntoni
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Ronnie James Dio's first solo project is and always will be a classic.
The interview tracks at the end are really interesting, but a little annoying when its on random on your... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mr. M. L. Shorten
5.0 out of 5 stars classic dio
in my opinion this is the best album from dio. all tracks are winners. highlights are...title track, don't talk to strangers and shame on the night
Published 3 months ago by June
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album
This is a top album. if you don't have a copy get one. the bonus interview tracks are great to hear Ronnie talk about his experiences and opinions but can be annoying when you've... Read more
Published 10 months ago by C. Blunden
5.0 out of 5 stars Blinding Album!!
Had to have this album again after years without it!! quality Rock tunes from one of the best rock artists ever.
Published 11 months ago by Anthony Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars love
Super album, all time great and a welcome addition to my collection.
Really recommend to any hard rock fan from any era.
Published 14 months ago by stephen bailey
5.0 out of 5 stars Good album (so I'm told!)
Purchased as a present for my sister to replace the old vinyl album she had so she is very happy with it and has it booming out in the car!!
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