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4.0 out of 5 stars Stand up and shout!, 3 Feb. 2014
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This review is from: Dio At Donington Uk: Live 1983 & 1987 (Audio CD)
After Ronnie James Dio’s passing away in 2010, there have been quite a few retrospective releases put out from various parts of the illustrious career of one of the all-time greatest heavy metal singers. This 2-disc package features two classic sets from 1983 and 1987, recorded at one of the most legendary rock festivals, Monsters Of Rock at Donington, UK.

Personally, I find disc 2 to be the more interesting one, recorded during the “Dream Evil” tour. Somewhat unexpectedly, several then-recent songs had found their way to the set, which feels really refreshing. While Dio rarely played any post “The Last In Line” material during the latter years of the band, the 1987 set list relied considerably less on the all-familiar “Holy Diver”. The inclusion of a number of overlooked gems such as “Naked In The Rain”, “Dream Evil” and “Rock ‘n’ Roll Children” feels very delightful.

In typical 1980’s Dio fashion, several songs in the set list are played only partially. So don’t get too excited for reading titles such as “Starstruck” in the track listing – we only get a few seconds of this Rainbow classic. Still, the band is in fine form, and Ronnie’s vocals are as crystal-clear as ever. Any Dio show rarely gives reasons for complaint, and this live document is highly recommended.
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