Dio’s 2010 album ‘At Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987’ to be re-released as two separate records
Back in 2010, Dio‘s double live album At Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987 was released. The double live album has now apparently been split into two separate releases Dio At Donington ’83 and Dio At Donington ’87, which will be available on September 23, 2022. There appears to be no additional tracks with these re-releases.
Dio At Donington ’83 features the following performers: Ronnie James Dio on vocals, Vivian Campbell on guitar, Jimmy Bain on bass, Vinny Appice on drums and Claude Schnell on keyboards.
Dio At Donington ’87‘s personnel consists of Ronnie James Dio on vocals, Craig Goldy on guitar, Jimmy Bain on bass, Vinny Appice on drums and Claude Schnell on keyboards.
Track List for Dio At Donington ’87:
01. Dream Evil
02. Neon Knights
03. Naked In The Rain
04. Rock ‘n’ Roll Children
05. Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll
06. The Last In Line
07. Children of The Sea
08. Holy Diver
09. Heaven and Hell
10. Man On The Silver Mountain
11. All The Fools Sailed Away
12. The Last In Line (Reprise)
13. Rainbow In The Dark
Chipster PR & Consulting, Inc.‘s press release indicates in part (with slight edits):
“On September 23rd, Niji Entertainment & BMG will release two legendary live performances from Dio at the Donington Festival in the UK. Dio At Donington ‘83 captures the original Dio line-up on the Holy Diver Tour and captures a young, hungry band three months after the release of their debut album. The set features classic tracks from Ronnie James Dio’s already amazing career as vocalist for Rainbow and Black Sabbath, alongside soon to be classics like “Holy Diver”, “Rainbow In The Dark”, and “Stand Up And Shout”.
Following three hugely successful studio albums and silver, gold, and platinum certifications around the world, Dio At Donington ’87 captures the Dream Evil line up, and features such classics as “The Last In Line”, “Rock ‘n’ Roll Children,” and “All The Fools Sailed Away”.
Additionally, both discs contain killer renditions of both Rainbow and Black Sabbath classics, including “Man On The Silver Mountain”, “Neon Knights”, “Stargazer”, and “Heaven and Hell”, among others.
As the singer of Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell, and his own band, Ronnie James Dio is often considered to be one of rock’s all-time great vocalists, who sadly passed away in 2010, after battling stomach cancer. However, Dio’s music continues to connect with the masses – the official Ronnie James Dio Facebook page has over 2.5 million followers, his music on Spotify receives over 3 million monthly listeners, and in the most recent season of the hit Netflix series, Stranger Things, the popular character Eddie Munson sports a large “Dio” patch on the back of his beloved denim jacket.
Dio At Donington ’83 & ’87 is available in both limited edition 2LP & CD configurations.
Each features a 3D / Lenticular art print of the cover.
The LP sets feature an exclusive etching on Side D.
Also available in standard formats, the standard LP also does feature the Side D etching.
Pre-Order/Pre-Save Dio At Donington ’83 & ’87 today and enjoy “Stand Up And Shout” from ’83 and “Rock ‘N Roll Children” from ’87 NOW!
Dio at Donington ’83: https://dio.lnk.to/donington83
Dio at Donington ’87: https://dio.lnk.to/donington87“