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Fri Jun 20, 2014, 10:54 AM

Ronnie James Dio had the PIPES, but some of the lyrics and "talking in the songs" stuff annoyed me

I've been trying to make a Ronnie James Dio mix CD for the car. While he may have had great songs and / or performances elsewhere, the core albums for me are:



Sabbath

Heaven and Hell
Mob Rules
Dehumanizer (primarily for "I"
Live at Hammersmith Odeon (probably the best RJD Sabbath live album, "limited edition" from Rhino Records, sold out almost immediatey, repackaged in the Mob Rules "deluxe" edition)

Rainbow

All three studio albums

Dio

Holy Diver
The Last In Line

Some of the live stuff is red hot...he would really rip into "Neon Nights" and because it is a short song I don't believe he ever injected a "monologue." Here's the list I've come up with...79 minutes, a minimum of "groaners" in the lyric department:

Man on the Silver Mountain
Starstruck
Stargazer
A Light In The Black
Long Live Rock & Roll
Children Of The Sea
Heaven & Hell
Neon Knights (Live version from "Live At Hammersmith"
The Sign Of The Southern Cross
I
Holy Diver
Don't Talk To Strangers
Rainbow In The Dark
Evil Eyes

What do you think? Did I miss any of your favorites?




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Reply Ronnie James Dio had the PIPES, but some of the lyrics and "talking in the songs" stuff annoyed me (Original post)
Miles Archer Jun 2014 OP
leftyohiolib Jun 2014 #1
gmoney Jun 2014 #2
Skittles Jun 2014 #3
shenmue Jun 2014 #4
melman Jun 2014 #5
Miles Archer Jun 2014 #6

Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Jun 20, 2014, 11:01 AM

1. i love dio- i had gotten my voice to sound alot like his- fun stuff to sing

 

love the way he could get the distortion in his voice but he could also sing it clean - fun stuff.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Jun 20, 2014, 01:51 PM

2. I never got what was supposed to be so menacing...

about a rainbow in the dark.

I guess it's like Bart Simpson flying a kite at night.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Jun 20, 2014, 02:12 PM

3. Tarot Woman and Light in the Black are my favorites

loved Ronnie James Dio

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Jun 20, 2014, 03:16 PM

4. I remember getting Holy Diver on vinyl

Good times.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Jun 20, 2014, 04:37 PM

5. you missed this one

 

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Response to melman (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 20, 2014, 08:26 PM

6. Might have to swap out "Evil Eyes" for this one...

...it's definitely a stronger song AND performance.

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