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DIO: ‘Holy Diver: Super Deluxe Edition’ To Include New Mix, Previously Unreleased Outtakes, Live Recordings And Rarities

Ronnie James Dio would have turned 80 years outdated on July 10. Among the many best heavy steel singers of all time, Dio‘s profession spanned 5 a long time, touched tens of millions of followers and pioneered his signature “satan’s horns,” probably the most in style hand gestures on the planet. Dio additionally offered vocals and lyrics for a few of the most iconic rock albums of all time with BLACK SABBATH and RAINBOW, earlier than establishing his personal band DIO as a steel drive with their 1983 debut “Holy Diver”.

“Holy Diver” was a platinum-certified smash and one of many late singer-songwriter’s most groundbreaking achievements. Rhino revisits this epic steel second on “Holy Diver: Tremendous Deluxe Version”, out there on July 8 as a four-CD boxed set ($59.98) and digitally.

The gathering comes with two variations of “Holy Diver”. The primary is a brand new mixture of the album made by Joe Barresi (TOOL, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, SLIPKNOT). He used the unique analog tapes to remix all 9 tracks on the album. The second is a newly remastered model of the unique 1983 combine. The Tremendous Deluxe Version additionally options unreleased stay performances and outtakes, together with a number of rarities from the period.

Barresi‘s new mixture of the “Holy Diver” title monitor is out there at the moment digitally as a preview to the brand new album combine. Test it out beneath.

As well as, Barresi‘s new mixture of “Holy Diver” shall be launched the identical day as a two-LP set on 180-gram vinyl ($34.98). It contains the unique 9 tracks, plus the 1983 B-side model of “Evil Eyes” as a bonus monitor. Facet 4 is embellished with an etching of the legendary demon Murry that graces the album’s iconic cowl. The vinyl is stored in a gatefold sleeve that reveals off newly commissioned paintings by longtime DIO artist Marc Sasso. The identical paintings can be used for the four-CD Tremendous Deluxe Version.

Critically acclaimed and a industrial success, “Holy Diver” contributed two timeless classics to the heavy steel canon — “Rainbow In The Darkish” and its title monitor. The album additionally ranks No. 16 on Rolling Stone‘s present record of “100 Best Steel Albums Of All Time.”

After departing BLACK SABBATH in early 1982, Dio started composing songs that might finally seem on the album. After writing each “Holy Diver” and “Do not Speak To Strangers”, Dio then assembled an incredible group of musicians, two acquainted faces and one recent recruit, with drummer Vinny Appice (Dio‘s BLACK SABBATH bandmate),bassist/keyboardist Jimmy Bain (Dio‘s RAINBOW bandmate) and guitarist Vivian Campbell becoming a member of him to file the “Holy Diver” album.

Within the illustrated liner notes that accompany the Tremendous Deluxe Version, music journalist Mick Wall shares the album’s creation story, together with the making of its crown jewel, “Rainbow In The Darkish”.

He writes: “Lyrically, it was Ronnie James Dio at his poetic greatest… Musically, ‘Rainbow In The Darkish’ was additionally the band’s first really collaborative endeavor. The inspiration for the monster guitar riff got here from one thing Viv had written when he was 16. Vinny added his distinctive battle-cry beat, and Jimmy added the ultimate contact with the infectiously easy keyboard motif.” The track was completed in 10 minutes, he provides.

“Holy Diver: Tremendous Deluxe Version” goes past the unique album with a beforehand unreleased recording of the quartet performing stay in 1983 at Selland Area in Fresno, California in the course of the “Holy Diver” tour. Wyn Davis combined the live performance recording, which spotlights stay variations of songs from “Holy Diver” (“Stand Up And Shout” and “Rainbow In The Darkish”),RAINBOW classics (“Man On The Silver Mountain” and “Starstruck”),and SABBATH staples (“Youngsters Of The Sea” and “Heaven And Hell”).

The Tremendous Deluxe Version additionally revisits the “Holy Diver” recording classes to uncover unreleased outtakes for a number of album cuts, together with unheard takes for “Invisible”, “Straight By The Coronary heart” and a model of “Rainbow In The Darkish” that boasts an alternate guitar solo. There’s additionally an early model of “Evil Eyes”, a track that might resurface on DIO‘s 1984 follow-up album, “The Final In Line”. A number of rarities rounds out the brand new assortment with mono and stereo 7″ single edits for “Rainbow In The Darkish” and a model of “Evil Eyes” that was launched in 1983 because the B-side to “Holy Diver”.

“Holy Diver: Tremendous Deluxe Version” CD monitor itemizing:

CD1: Holy Diver (2022 Joe Barresi Combine) *

CD2: Holy Diver (2022 Remaster)

01. Stand Up And Shout
02. Holy Diver
03. Gypsy
04. Caught In The Center
05. Do not Speak To Strangers
06. Straight By The Coronary heart
07. Invisible
08. Rainbow In The Darkish
09. Disgrace On The Evening

CD3: Dwell at Selland Area, Fresno, CA, 1983

01. Intro *
02. Stand Up And Shout *
03. Straight By The Coronary heart *
04. Disgrace On The Evening *
05. Youngsters Of The Sea *
06. Holy Diver *
07. Heaven And Hell – together with guitar solo *
08. Rainbow In The Darkish *
09. Man On The Silver Mountain *
10. Starstuck *
11. Man On The Silver Mountain – reprise *
12. Do not Speak To Strangers *

CD4: Outtakes, Singles & B-Sides

Tracks 1-7 unreleased

01. Evil Eyes – Wyn Davis remix *
02. Do not Speak To Strangers – Take 1 (Joe Barresi combine) *
03. Invisible – Take 1 (Joe Barresi combine) *
04. Invisible – Take 3 (Joe Barresi combine) *
05. Rainbow In The Darkish – Different Guitar Solo Model (Joe Barresi combine) *
06. Straight By The Coronary heart – Take 2 (Joe Barresi combine) *
07. Straight By The Coronary heart – Take 3 (Joe Barresi combine)*
08. Rainbow In The Darkish – 7″ Mono Edit
09. Evil Eyes – 1983 Model. B-Facet of “Holy Diver”
10. Rainbow In The Darkish – 7″ Stereo Edit

* beforehand unreleased

“Holy Diver: 2022 Joe Barresi Combine” 2-LP clear vinyl monitor itemizing:

LP1: Facet One

01. Stand Up And Shout
02. Holy Diver
03. Gypsy
04. Caught In The Center

LP1: Facet Two

01. Do not Speak To Strangers
02. Straight By The Coronary heart
03. Invisible

LP2: Facet One

01. Rainbow In The Darkish
02. Disgrace On The Evening

Bonus Monitor

03. Evil Eyes – 1983 Model. B-Facet of “Holy Diver”

LP2: Facet Two


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