At Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987

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At Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987
Live album by Dio
Released November 9, 2010
Recorded August 20, 1983 & August 22, 1987
Genre Heavy metal
Length 106:46
Label Niji Entertainment Group
Producer Ronnie James Dio
Dio chronology
Holy Diver - Live
(2006)
Dio at Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987
(2010)
Finding the Sacred Heart - Live in Philly 1986
(2013)
Ronnie James Dio chronology
The Devil You Know
(2009)
Dio at Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987
(2010)
Finding the Sacred Heart - Live in Philly 1986
(2013)

At Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987 is a live album from American heavy metal band Dio. It was released on November 9, 2010[1] as the first release from Dio's Niji Entertainment Group label.[2] It features two appearances by Dio at the Monsters of Rock festival at Donington: the 1983 show and the 1987 show (from the Holy Diver and Dream Evil tours, respectively).[3] [4] In addition to his work with his own band, material from Ronnie James Dio's time in Black Sabbath and Rainbow is also showcased. Much of the material on these two discs is included as bonus tracks on the deluxe expanded editions of Holy Diver and Dream Evil, released in 2012 and 2013 respectively.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[5]
BBC Music Positive[6]
Blabbermouth.net 8/10[7]
Record Collector 4/5 stars[8]

Blabbermouth.net reviewed the album, giving it a score of 8/10 and saying that the album "...is a terrific performance document from DIO's performances at the Monsters of Rock festivals. Nothing shabby or thrown-together here, the two-disc set exudes all the power and glory of a larger-than-life (figuratively speaking) heavy metal icon at the top of his game...".[7]

Greg Moffitt at BBC music gave the album a positive review calling it a "great souvenir of Dio’s halcyon days and a fitting tribute to a true legend."[6]

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1: 1983
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Stand Up and Shout"   Jimmy Bain, Ronnie James Dio 3:49
2. "Straight Through the Heart"   Bain, Dio 4:49
3. "Children of the Sea"   Geezer Butler, Dio, Tony Iommi, Bill Ward 6:15
4. "Rainbow in the Dark"   Vinny Appice, Bain, Vivian Campbell, Dio 4:48
5. "Holy Diver"   Dio 5:08
6. "Drum Solo"   Appice 0:41
7. "Stargazer"   Ritchie Blackmore, Dio 1:42
8. "Guitar Solo"   Campbell 1:38
9. "Heaven and Hell" (long live version) Butler, Dio, Iommi, Ward 11:05
10. "Man on the Silver Mountain"   Blackmore, Dio 3:32
11. "Starstruck"   Blackmore, Dio 0:46
12. "Man on the Silver Mountain (Reprise)"   Blackmore, Dio 2:29
Disc 2: 1987
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Dream Evil"   Dio, Craig Goldy 4:56
2. "Neon Knights"   Butler, Dio, Iommi, Ward 4:43
3. "Naked in the Rain"   Dio 7:28
4. "Rock 'n' Roll Children"   Dio 2:46
5. "Long Live Rock 'n' Roll"   Blackmore, Dio 4:39
6. "The Last in Line"   Bain, Campbell, Dio 4:12
7. "Children of the Sea"   Butler, Dio, Iommi, Ward 1:22
8. "Holy Diver"   Dio 1:27
9. "Heaven and Hell"   Butler, Dio, Iommi, Ward 3:18
10. "Man on the Silver Mountain"   Blackmore, Dio 4:28
11. "All the Fools Sailed Away"   Dio, Goldy 4:23
12. "The Last in Line (Reprise)"   Bain, Campbell, Dio 1:11
13. "Rainbow in the Dark"   Appice, Bain, Campbell, Dio 5:11

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DIO: 'Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987' Two-CD Set To Arrive In November - Sep. 5, 2010". Blabbermouth.net. Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved October 11, 2010. 
  2. ^ "DIO: 'Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987' Artwork Unveiled - Sep. 12, 2010". Blabbermouth.net. Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved October 11, 2010. 
  3. ^ "03-Sep-10 Two CD Digipak "Dio At Donnington UK: Live 1983 & 1987" To Be Released In November". EddieTrunk.com. Eddie Trunk. Retrieved October 11, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Dio Live at Donington 1983 and 1987 Set for Release". Guitar International. Guitar International. Retrieved October 11, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Dio at Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987". Allmusic. Allmusic. Retrieved 8 August 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "Dio At Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987 Review". bbc.co.uk. BBC. Retrieved 8 August 2011. 
  7. ^ a b "CD Reviews: DIO: Dio At Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987 (Niji Entertainment Group)". Blabbermouth.net. Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 8 August 2011. 
  8. ^ McIver, Joel (January 2011). "Late legend’s finest hours, restaged". Record Collector (384). Retrieved 2013-11-30.