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Dio: Finding the Sacred Heart-Live in Philly 1986

To celebrate the career of legendary hard rock/metal singer Ronnie James Dio (hard to believe it's already been three years since his passing), Eagle Rock are releasing the full show from June 17, 1986 in Philadelphia, recorded during the second leg of the Sacred Heart tour, and originally issued in edited form on both VHS and DVD. Now, fans can hear the full show on a kick ass CD, and relive that tour in full sonic glory.

New to the band on this tour is guitarist Craig Goldy, and he joins drummer Vinny Appice, bassist Jimmy Bain, and keyboard player Claude Schnell alongside the mighty Dio to play a selection of songs from Sacred Heart, earlier Dio favorites, and of course a few dips into the Black Sabbath & Rainbow catalog. Though Goldy is no Vivian Campbell, he still performs quite well here and delivers all the heavy riffs and flashy solos on killer cuts "King of Rock and Roll", "Like the Beat of a Heart" and the upbeat "Hungry for Heaven". Longtime Dio fans will love how the band tears into "Don't Talk to Strangers", "Sacred Heart", and of course "Stand Up and Shout", "Rainbow in the Dark", and "We Rock", each one a metal anthem and featuring Ronnie's commanding vocals, obliterating everything in its path. Look for some killer medley's too, featuring perennial favorites "The Last in Line", "Holy Diver" and of course the classic "Children of the Sea" from Dio's time in Sabbath and "Long Live Rock 'n' Roll" from Rainbow. Throw in a massive "Heaven and Hell" and you have a bombastic set of heavy metal from a legendary act.

Of course you can tell this is from the '80s due to the drum, keyboard, and guitar solos, but for all you metalheads in your 40s like me who remember what it was like to be in the audience at one of these events, this is a great slice of history to help relive Dio at the height of their powers. We miss you Ronnie!

Track Listing
1) Draco Ignis
2) King of Rock and Roll
3) Like the Beat of a Heart
4) Don't Talk to Strangers
5) Hungry for Heaven
6) Medley: The Last in Line/Children of the Sea/Holy Diver
7) Drum solo
8) Heaven and Hell
9) keyboard solo
10) guitar solo
11) Sacred Heart
12) Rock 'n' Roll Children/Long Live Rock 'n' Roll
13) Time to Burn
14) Stand Up and Shout
15) Rainbow in the Dark
16) We Rock

Added: May 21st 2013
Reviewer: Pete Pardo
Related Link: Eagle Rock
Hits: 2104
Language: english

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