The Very Beast of Dio

The Very Beast of Dio

by Dio


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The first domestically available Dio anthology (following the 1994 German import Diamonds), Rhino's The Very Beast of Dio is jam-packed with 16 tracks taken from the band's seven Warner and Reprise albums (spanning the years 1983-1994). Which is to say, it's an excellent overview of the band's career, especially given the unevenness of some of their albums. Ronnie James Dio honed his metal chops singing lead in both Rainbow and Black Sabbath, and his own band is sort of a reflection of both: the sinister, medievally gothic elegance of the former, and the crushingly heavy, doom-laden riffs of the latter. That combination, plus solid songwriting, made Dio's best work some of the most invigorating British metal of the '80s, and those qualities are best concentrated here.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/03/2000
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227998325
catalogNumber: 79983
Rank: 7103

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dio   Primary Artist
Vinny Appice   Drums
Jimmy Bain   Bass,Keyboards
Vivian Campbell   Guitar
Ronnie James Dio   Keyboards,Vocals
Jens Johansson   Keyboards
Jeff Pilson   Bass,Keyboards
Claude Schnell   Keyboards
Teddy Cook   Bass
Rowan Robertson   Guitar
Simon Wright   Drums

Technical Credits

Allen Abrahamson   Engineer
Vinny Appice   Composer
Angelo Arcuri   Engineer
Jimmy Bain   Composer
Tom Biener   Engineer
Vivian Campbell   Composer
Ronnie James Dio   Composer,Producer
Mike Fraser   Producer,Engineer
Gary Peterson   Annotation
Tony Platt   Producer,Engineer
Sevie Bates   Art Direction
Guy Chabernau   Engineer
Bill Sienkiewicz   Cover Art
Daniel Goldmark   Editorial Research

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The Very Beast of Dio 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A few of Dio's best songs, a bunch of good ones, a couple not so great. Overall a really good album.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago