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The grand wizard of classic rock. A poet of hope for the downtrodden. The single most important vocal technician in the history of heavy metal. All of these accolades have been garlanded upon the royal roar known as Ronnie James Dio.

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Product details

  • Audio CD (18 Sep 1985)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Euro Parrot
  • ASIN: B0000261RJ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,940 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Product Description

1 x CD Album
Germany 1985

1King Of Rock And Roll3:41
2Sacred Heart6:25
3Another Lie3:48
4Rock 'N' Roll Children4:30
5Hungry For Heaven4:08
6Like The Beat Of A Heart4:20
7Just Another Day3:20
8Fallen Angels3:58
9Shoot Shoot4:16

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Fernando on 1 April 2012
Format: Audio CD
This edition of Sacred 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 goodies that alone make this worthy of the purchase. Live B-Sides from singles and the Intermission live album which was never commercially available in the US. 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. A more detailed tracklist below.

Disc 1 (Original remastered album)

01. King of Rock and Roll
02. Sacred Heart
03. Another Lie
04. Rock 'n' Roll Children
05. Hungry for Heaven
06. Like the Beat of a Heart
07. Just Another Day
08. Fallen Angels
09. Shoot Shoot

Disc 2

01. Hide in the Rainbow (Studio track, originally on the soundtrack to the movie Iron Eagle)
02. We Rock (Live B-Side from Rock N Roll Children Single)
03. The Last in Line (Live B-Side from Rock N Roll Children Single)
04. Like the Beat of a Heart (Live B-Side from Hungry For Heaven Single)

Intermission (Live At The Sports Arena San Diego, CA, USA 6th December 1985)
05. King of Rock & Roll
06. Rainbow in the Dark
07. Sacred Heart
08. Time to Burn
09. Rock N Roll Children / Long Live Rock N Roll / Man on the Silver Mountain (Medley)
10. We Rock
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Frank Sollie on 5 Dec 2009
Format: Audio CD
When this album came out Dio had the brilliant "Holy Diver" and "The Last in line" to follow up. His briliant work with Sabbath and Rainbow as well. Following this couldn`t have been easy, but Dio made it. I always thought of this album to be a bit more mainstream than his previous work but in later years I`ve changed my mind, just like Dio was changing in the 80`s. "Sacred Heart" is the album I`ve really enjoyed lately. Catchy hard rock songs with great musicianship, good production and overall: Songs that stick to your mind for a while. Dio has the best voice in rock, we all know that, but this is proof that not many can write music like him either. Following two strong albums with a third one like this is fantastic. Dio, influenced by the 80`s hard rock scene, but it`s still Dio. The King of rock`n roll..
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By O-mindcrime on 30 Jan 2008
Format: Audio CD
The Last In Line was a high water mark for Dio in his solo career and nothing subsequently has come close to touching it's level of sheer craftsmanship and energy. Following it up was always going to be tricky and Sacred Heart really isn't up to the job. Whereas LIL crackled and sparkled with ideas, this is a fairly straightforward delivery of some pretty basic arrangements (in Dio terms).

Opener `King of Rock n Roll', like 'We Rock' and 'Stand Up and Shout' on previous Dio CDs, is a frenetic kick off, harping pack to Dio's Rainbow harder moments (e.g. think 'King of Rock N Roll'). However it is dogged throughout by an annoying fake crowd noise which is designed to give a live energy feeling to the song but simply sounds electronic and contrived. The title track Sacred Heart is up second as 'Holy Diver', 'Last In Line' and 'Dream Evil' all sat in their respective albums running order. This plodder is distinctly the weakest of the aforementioned armoury of title tracks. It's not bad but it just isn't up to Dio's normal standard, lumbering as it does to a conclusion through a jarring and annoying keyboard effect. `Another Lie is a straight forward, bass driven, rocker and distinctly a high point in terms of catchiness and power. `Rock N Roll Children' is a keyboard layered melodic radio friendly single which closes out what was side 1 on a high note, however `Hungry for Heaven' is twaddle and quickly despatched before the pairing of `Beat of a Heart' ( a song that transferred well to a live setting during the Sacred Hear Tour) and `Just Another Day' redeem the album back to 3 stars (the latter's opening riff copied straight from Black Sabbath's Neon Nights). Finally the album fizzles out with `Fallen Angels' and the wholly lamentable and limp `Shoot Shoot'.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr. H TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 26 Mar 2012
Format: Audio CD
DIO Reissues Holy Diver The Last In Line Sacred Heart

It's nearly two years now since the greatest hard rock singer of all time died. Ronnie James Dio, whether with Rainbow, Black Sabbath of his own band Dio, contributed some of the greatest moments in hard rock history. There aren't many musicians who become adjectives but Dio was one of them.

Now, the first three albums he recorded with his own band, after parting from Black Sabbath, are being reissued as double CD editions, chock full of fantastic music. Each one comes with a booklet notes from Malcolm Dome and the releases are endorsed by Ronnie's widow Wendy Dio.

"Holy Diver" was the debut from Dio, released in 1983. It's widely regarded as his finest ever album under his own name, but you won't be surprised to learn that I disagree. Even at the time, as an over exciteable teenager I remember thinking through a cloud of cider that it sounded really flat. I'd heard most of his Rainbow and Sabbath albums by then, and I knew a rotten production when I heard it. There's no faulting some of the songs on offer, from the title track to 'Don't Talk To Strangers', but even today, a lot of it leaves me wanting more.

However, over on the second CD there are some real goodies. A couple of single B-sides including the awesome 'Evil Eyes', a song that should have easily dislodged a number from the main album, as well as a set recorded for the King Biscuit Flower Hour with cracking versions of 'Man On The Silver Mountain' and 'Stand Up And Shout' the highlights. There's nothing the dedicated collector won't have, but it's a nice package.

"The Last in Line" was the second Dio studio album and, for me, remains one of the best moments in Dio history.
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