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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best tribute albums ever
Ronnie James Dio passed away back in 2010 and ever since his impact has been felt across the heavy metal world and his music continues to inspire thousands all over the world and here, on this album some of those very people who were inspired by Dio pay tribute to the main man himself. This album is a collection of Dio's hits performed by some of the biggest names in...
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3.0 out of 5 stars A Nice Tribute that Could have been better
A little disappointed I have to admit. The album contains some very good covers and then again it contains some okay covers.
Published 9 months ago by P. A. Robinson


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5.0 out of 5 stars RIP Ronnie, 9 July 2014
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Fitting tribute to a legend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Does Dio proud, 7 July 2014
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Just superb!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dio: a tribute, 7 July 2014
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Tribute albums tend to be a bit of a mixed bag - the good followed by the bad, the average and the great - in truth, some songs can get absolutely murdered; taken into a dark alley and shot (see the Guns n Roses 'tribute' or the Metallica punk 'tribute'). Happily, this is not the case with this appreciation of the late, great, Ronnie James Dio, the sales of which go to the 'Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund'. This memorial CD shows just how well regarded Dio was in the music industry, I mean, where else could you get Rob Halford, Lemmy Kilmister, Joey Belladonna, James Hetfield or Klaus Meine? Musically, this album is fairly faithful to the original versions which means that the singers - Jack Black, Biff Byford, Cory Taylor, Doro Pesch, Lindsey Hale, Howard Jones et al are left to put their personal stamp on the songs they cover. No one has a voice quite like Ronnie but some of the covers come very close to greatness especially Anthrax on 'Neon Nights' (the best song on the album), Adrenaline Mob on 'The Mob Rules', Halestorm on 'Straight Through The Heart' and the much played 'Holy Diver' by Killswitch Engage. Even Jack Black's version of 'the Last In Line' is fantastic mainly because he drops the silliness for once and faithfully belts out another Dio masterpiece. Things come slightly unstuck with 'Catch The Rainbow' and 'The Man on The Silver Mountain' before the epic 9 minute Metallica medley and the hauntingly beautiful, piano driven ballad, 'This Is Your Life'.
I remember like it was yesterday when I picked up my first Dio album from the local record shop ... it was missing it's sleeve and was therefore being sold cheap. It was 1987, I was still at school and it was 'The Last In Line'. I've had a soft spot for that album ever since and it's great to hear Jack Black, Doro and Corey Taylor tear through those classics like Ronnie did all those years ago.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Tribute to the King, 23 Jun. 2014
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K. Williams "pastyboy" (Windsor UK) - See all my reviews
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A fine array of heavy rock artists that have got together to respect, in my view, the best rock singer that was in the business. Do yourself a big favour and buy this and you'll be impressed. The rock world may grieve a great vocalist in Dio but his music will live on and efforts such as this only enhance the legend. Long live the king!
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4.0 out of 5 stars GREAT ROCK ALBUM, 4 Jun. 2014
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THIS CD IS WORTH IT JUST FOR THE TENACIOUS D TRACK LAST IN LINE ! ALL THE OTHER TRACKS ARE A BONUS !
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fitting Tribute to the great man, 4 Jun. 2014
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This tribute album contains a great selection of songs from Ronnie's Rainbow, Black Sabbath and solo years. The songs are performed by various rock legends. I don't think there's a weak track on the album but my favourite track has to be Neon Nights performed by Anthrax which is amazingly close to the original. A must buy for any fan of Ronnie James Dio.
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5.0 out of 5 stars awesome!, 4 Jun. 2014
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well pleased, good buy. would recommend to all.
doesn't disappoint, frequently played in my car. gotta love r.j.d. \m/ bring the horns.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Never Forget RJD, 2 Jun. 2014
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This album is a great tribute RJD from Elf to Rainbow he was in great Rock Bands!
The list of contributors says it all.
We miss you Ronnie!
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5.0 out of 5 stars RIP RJD, 29 May 2014
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Fantastic album. These classic songs are not as good as the originals but no cover of a Dio song ever will be. It's great to see some big hitters in the world of metal get involved with an album that is fit for the legend that Ronnie will always be. If you're a fan of Dio and you don't yet own this album, get out and buy it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fitting tribute, 27 May 2014
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This is a fitting tribute to a deserving legend, Every band has put their own stamp on their song choice whilst managing to maintain a high level of respect towards the source material. Fantastic.
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