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4.0 out of 5 stars Classic tracks followed by classic rehashes
This is an excellent (and cheap) compilation of the best of Dio between 1983-1993. Having been involved in two of the greatest metal albums EVER (Rainbow`s "Rising" and Black Sabbath`s "Heaven and Hell"), Ronnie James Dio delivered the goods and came up with a third with his own band`s "Holy diver". It`s a phenomenal LP and it`s no surprise that the first five songs on...
Published on 28 Dec 2003 by U Dick

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Curse of the Collection
I always find compilation CDs with the title 'The Collection' a little bit lacking and this is no exception.
You often find a classic song or two missing or inferior versions of the original recordings and again,
this is the case here. 'Stand up and shout' and 'The last in line' are live recordings aswell as 2 or 3
others. These recordings are fine and a...
Published on 29 July 2010 by Gary Locke


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55 of 56 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic tracks followed by classic rehashes, 28 Dec 2003
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U Dick "heavy-duty" (Stevenston, Ayrshire) - See all my reviews
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This is an excellent (and cheap) compilation of the best of Dio between 1983-1993. Having been involved in two of the greatest metal albums EVER (Rainbow`s "Rising" and Black Sabbath`s "Heaven and Hell"), Ronnie James Dio delivered the goods and came up with a third with his own band`s "Holy diver". It`s a phenomenal LP and it`s no surprise that the first five songs on this CD are pulled from that most majestic collection. The rest of this is an excercise in diminishing returns. While it would be very, very wrong to ever say that these songs are bad, there is a great similarity in sound and style that runs right through the whole CD, which lifts songs from six different records. However, some of the later stuff is rather good, "King of rock n roll" and "Dream evil" spring to mind. It is good to have some rare live recordings here although "Sunset superman" appears on the tracklist but isn`t on the album. You can`t go wrong for this price, though. This is a good collection of metal classics, the kind they don`t make anymore.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic :-], 3 Dec 2008
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If you love the older-gen metal or are interested in what it does, in fact, sound like then this is a great starting or building upon point.

I've always had a problem with falling asleep halfway through albums as its so samey but this is an awesome variety of tones and tempos :-]

Highly recommended. Especially for the price!!
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing for those wishing to hear the god that is Dio, 29 Oct 2005
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Amazing and cheap! If your gonna start buying Dio albums then start with this kick ass compliation! Featuring a load of bloody amazing songs from Holy Diver, Last in Line, Sacred heart, Dream Evil, Lock up the wolves and Strange Highways. If you like Metal and rock and are looking for a god then Dio is what your looking for!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Curse of the Collection, 29 July 2010
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Gary Locke - See all my reviews
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I always find compilation CDs with the title 'The Collection' a little bit lacking and this is no exception.
You often find a classic song or two missing or inferior versions of the original recordings and again,
this is the case here. 'Stand up and shout' and 'The last in line' are live recordings aswell as 2 or 3
others. These recordings are fine and a good listen but this is not made clear in the item discription. The
tunes lifted from Dio's first two solo albums are great but this cd soon nosedives into complete drivel when
you hit the 'Sacred heart' material onwards. In hindsight, I would have bought 'Holy diver', his first solo
record which is the best of Dio in itself. This collection is flawed, but certainly contains some great moments.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Devil horns at the ready!, 19 July 2010
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T. Spitzer - See all my reviews
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When Ronnie James Dio passed away recently, the world of heavy metal lost one of it's greatest vocalists, a true master of his craft. Dio graced many an album from Elf, to Richie Blackmore's Rainbow, Black Sabbath, and the latter's offshoot, Heaven & Hell, and performed with class and style on every song. "Dio-The Collection" brings together the best known tracks from a fine band, so devil horns at the ready people, LET'S ROCK!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Surprised me, 18 Sep 2011
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Pari Davide (Italy) - See all my reviews
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I obviously knew Dio from his Black Sabbath works and listened to "Holy diver" and "Rainbow in the dark", but I thought they were just a couple of hits. This CD demonstrates they weren't. Very solid, good Hard rock at his highest power, a very nice collection of songs.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dio the Collection, 17 Feb 2014
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I choose this one as it has a lot of classic Dio, lots of good early tunes to rick out to!
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4.0 out of 5 stars good, 21 Sep 2013
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this album has some great Dio classics on it, but it could be better, it`s still a good album though
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5.0 out of 5 stars R. I. P Ronnie. Play this one ..., 4 July 2014
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R.I.P Ronnie. Play this one when I need a bit of Dio time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album, 3 July 2014
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Very good album, good price and has all the best songs from Dio. Complements the tribute album released recently.
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