Ronnie James Dio may be gone, but he is hardly forgotten. On Tuesday, June 25th, Niji Entertainment will release Dio’s classic album, Magica in a double disc Deluxe CD set. Magica was revered both for its content and for the fact that it marked the return of guitarist Craig Goldy. It has been out of print since 2000. Now thanks to Niji Entertainment, fans can once again enjoy metal classics such as: ‘Fever Dreams’, ‘Turn To Stone’, and ‘Lord of the Last Day’ among others. The album originally sold over 100,000 copies. Much of that success was due simply to word of mouth. The upcoming deluxe re-issue will feature the entire original album on its first disc. The second disc opens with the Magica story, narrated by Ronnie James Dio himself. It will also include the bonus track, ‘Annica’, which was originally available only to Japanese audiences, as well as ‘Electra.’ ‘Electra’ was originally planned for a Magica 2 and Magica 3.
The inclusion of the Magica story and bonus tracks are only part of that to which Dio fans have to look forward. Also included on the upcoming deluxe set’s second disc will be six bonus official Live Bootlegs and a bonus booklet containing the original Magica tour dates and set list, and bonus inserts. Those bonus inserts include the original Magica story and a Ronnie James Dio postcard. Fans can find out more about this upcoming re-issue on the official Ronnie James Dio Facebook page and website, http://www.facebook.com/OfficialRonnieJamesDio and http://www.ronniejamesdio.com. Fans can also get more information on this upcoming release from the official Niji Entertainment Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/nijientertainmentgroup.
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