The wait is finally over, Dio fans.
A Decade of Dio: 1983 – 1993 is officially available now on CD box set. The six-disc box set features Ronnie James Dio’s first six solo albums—Holy Diver (1983), The Last in Line (1984), Sacred Heart (1985), Dream Evil (1987), Lock Up The Wolves (1990), and Strange Highways (1993) in one complete collection. It is retailing for $34.98.
Pre-orders for the collection’s vinyl platform, which is expected to retail for $99.98, are currently available now here. Pre-orders can be placed here. The vinyl collection will be available Friday, October 4th. It will come with a bonus 7” vinyl single containing the original 1983 take of ‘Evil Eyes’ on one side and ‘Time To Burn’ on the other. The take of ‘Evil Eyes’ that is presented in the vinyl set’s bonus 7” disc was originally released as the b-side to the title track from Holy Diver. As an added note, it is completely different from the take presented in Dio’s 1984 album The Last in Line. ‘Time To Burn’ was the only studio track to be included in Dio’s 1986 live recording Intermission.
Both versions are presented in boxes featuring new artwork by Marc Sasso. Sasso was the man behind the artwork on a number of Dio’s original albums. More information on these upcoming box sets and other titles from Rhino Records is available online now at:
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