Diamonds – The Best of Dio

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Diamonds - The Best of Dio
Greatest hits album by Dio
Released March 30, 1992
Recorded 1983–1990
Genre Heavy metal
Length 61:16 (LP), 64:54 (CD)
Label Vertigo
Producer Ronnie James Dio, Tony Platt
Dio compilations chronology
Diamonds - The Best of Dio
(1992)
Anthology
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2/5 stars[2]

Diamonds – The Best of Dio is a greatest hits collection from heavy metal band Dio. It was released internationally in 1992, but it was never released domestically in the US.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Holy Diver" (Dio) – 5:54
  2. "Rainbow in the Dark" (Dio, Appice, Bain, Campbell) – 4:16
  3. "Don't Talk to Strangers" (Dio) – 4:53
  4. "We Rock" (Dio) – 4:35
  5. "The Last in Line" (Dio, Bain, Campbell) – 5:47
  6. "Evil Eyes" (Dio) – 3:38 (not included on the LP version)
  7. "Rock 'n' Roll Children" (Dio) – 4:32
  8. "Sacred Heart" (Dio, Appice, Bain, Campbell) – 6:28
  9. "Hungry for Heaven" (Dio, Bain) – 4:11
  10. "Hide in the Rainbow" (Dio, Bain) – 4:06
  11. "Dream Evil" (Dio, Goldie) – 4:29
  12. "Wild One" (Dio, Robertson) – 4:03
  13. "Lock Up the Wolves" (Dio, Robertson, Bain) – 8:34

"Evil Eyes" is the version re-recorded for The Last in Line LP, rather than the original recording, which was the B-side to the "Holy Diver" single.

"Hide In The Rainbow", from The Dio E.P. (EP), had not been released on an album before.

The 1992 Vertigo label (UK) has track 8 listed as "Sacred Children" instead of "Sacred Heart" on the back cover of some releases (bar code 7 31451 22062 3). However, the correct title remains on the disk and in the album booklet.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Monger, James. "Diamonds:The Best of Dio - Dio". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-03-18. 
  2. ^ Nathan Brackett; Christian David Hoard (2004). The new Rolling Stone album guide. New York: Simon & Schuster. p. 239. ISBN 978-0-7432-0169-8. Retrieved 2012-06-06.