Dio discography

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Dio discography

Ronnie James Dio of Dio performing live
Releases
Studio albums 10
Live albums 7
Compilation albums 13
EPs 1
Singles 14
Video albums 9

The following is a comprehensive discography of Dio, an American heavy metal band led by vocalist Ronnie James Dio. Dio was formed in 1982 after Ronnie James Dio and drummer Vinny Appice left Black Sabbath.[1] The band went through frequent personnel changes. The final line-up consisted of Dio (vocals), Craig Goldy (guitars), Rudy Sarzo (bass), Simon Wright (drums) and Scott Warren (keyboards).

The band's debut album Holy Diver (1983) peaked at number 61 on the Billboard 200 and was certified platinum in the United States. The first single "Holy Diver" charted at seventy-two in the United Kingdom, followed by "Rainbow in the Dark" which reached 46. Their follow-up album The Last in Line (1984) charted higher, reaching number twenty-four in the US, and went platinum in the US. "Mystery" was the only single that charted. Sacred Heart (1985) reached gold status in the US, and was the last Dio album to achieve any sales certifications. The single "Rock 'N' Roll Children" charted at 26 in the UK, the bands best performing single. in 1987, the band released Dream Evil. The single "I Could Have Been a Dreamer" was the band's last to chart in the US, reaching 33. Lock up the Wolves. The band released their last chart single "Hey Angel", which reached 94 in the UK. In 2002, the band released Killing the Dragon. It reached 199, and was the last to chart in the US.

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
US
[2]
AUT
[3]
FIN
[4]
SWE
[5]
SWI
[6]
UK
[7][8]
US
Ind.

GER
[9]
1983 Holy Diver 56 18 13 52 US: Platinum[12]
UK: Silver[13]
1984 The Last in Line
  • Released: July 13, 1984
  • Label: Warner Bros./Vertigo (9 25100-1)
  • Format: CD, LP, CS
23 6 4 23 US: Platinum[12]
UK: Silver[13]
1985 Sacred Heart
  • Released: August, 1985
  • Label: Warner Bros./Vertigo (824 848-1)
  • Format: CD, LP, CS
29 13 6 6 14 4 12 US: Gold[12]
1987 Dream Evil
  • Released: July 21, 1987
  • Label: Warner Bros. (1-25612)
  • Format: CD, LP, CS
43 15 4 13 8 12
1990 Lock Up the Wolves
  • Released: May 15, 1990
  • Label: Reprise (9 26212-2)
  • Format: CD, LP, CS
61 23 25 28 16
1993 Strange Highways
  • Released: October 25, 1993
  • Label: Reprise (9 45527-2)
  • Format: CD, LP, CS
142 79
1996 Angry Machines
  • Released: October 15, 1996
  • Label: Mayhem (11104-2)
  • Format: CD, CS
2000 Magica
  • Released: March 21, 2000
  • Label: Spitfire (223165-205)
  • Format: CD, LP (2008), CS
26 52 13 40
2002 Killing the Dragon
  • Released: May 21, 2002
  • Label: Spitfire (SPITCD199)
  • Format: CD, LP (2009), CS
199 70 28 24 194 18 30
2004 Master of the Moon
  • Released: September 7, 2004
  • Label: Sanctuary (085-69912)
  • Format: CD, LP
16 35 159 7 62
"—" denotes albums that did not chart.

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
US
[16]
FIN
[4]
UK
[7]
GRE GER
[9]
1986 Intermission
  • Released: June, 1986
  • Label: Warner Bros. (4-25443)
  • Format: CD, LP, CS
70 22 63
1998 Inferno: Last in Live
  • Released: February 24, 1998
  • Label: Mayhem (11115)
  • Format: CD
40
2005 Evil or Divine - Live in New York City
  • Released: February 22, 2005
  • Label: Spitfire (15253)
  • Format: CD, LP
33
2006 Holy Diver - Live
  • Released: April 17, 2006
  • Label: Eagle (20088)
  • Format: CD, LP
174
2010 Dio at Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987
  • Released: November 9, 2010
  • Label: Niji Entertainment Group
  • Format: CD, LP
98 12 87
2013 Finding The Sacred Heart - Live In Philly 1986
  • Released: May 29, 2013
  • Label: Eagle
  • Format: CD, LP
48
2014 Live in London, Hammersmith Apollo 1993
  • Released: May 12, 2014
  • Label: Eagle
  • Format: CD, LP
60
"—" denotes albums that did not chart.

Compilations[edit]

Year Album details Certifications
1992 Diamonds – The Best of Dio
  • Released: March 1992
  • Label: Vertigo (5122062)
  • Format: CD, LP
1997 Anthology
  • Released: 1997
  • Label: Connoisseur (245)
  • Format: CD
1999 Master Series
  • Released: October 1, 1999
  • Label: Vertigo (5380682)
  • Format: CD
2000 The Very Beast of Dio
  • Released: October 2000
  • Label: Warner Bros./Rhino (79983)
  • Format: CD
US: Gold[12]
2001 Anthology: Volume Two
  • Released: February 2001
  • Label: Connoisseur (338)
  • Format: CD
2002 Evil Collection: The Very Best
  • Released: March 14, 2002
  • Label: Warner Bros. (5866602)
  • Format: CD
2003 Stand Up and Shout: The Dio Anthology
  • Released: May 2003
  • Label: Warner Bros./Rhino (73855)
  • Format: CD
2003 The Collection
  • Released: October 2003
  • Label: Universal/Spectrum (77043)
  • Format: CD
UK: Silver[13]
2005 Metal Hits
  • Released: October 4, 2005
  • Label: Rhino (73247)
  • Format: CD
2008 Rock Legends
  • Released: January 28, 2008
  • Label: Mercury/Polydor (9846340)
  • Format: CD
2011 Mightier Than The Sword
  • Released: June 6, 2011
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • Format: CD
2012 The Very Beast of Dio Vol. 2
  • Released: October 9, 2012
  • Label: Niji Entertainment
  • Format: CD
2013 Snapshot
  • Released: August 20, 2013
  • Label: Niji Entertainment
  • Format: CD

EPs[edit]

Year Album details
1986 The Dio E.P.
  • Released: May 1986
  • Label: Vertigo (DIO 7)
  • Format: LP

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US Main
[2]
UK
[7][17]
1983 "Holy Diver" 40 72 Holy Diver
"Rainbow in the Dark" 14 46
1984 "The Last in Line" 10 The Last in Line
"We Rock" 42
"Mystery" 20 34
1985 "Rock 'N' Roll Children" 26 26 Sacred Heart
"Hungry for Heaven" 30 72
"Dio Live" Non-album single
1986 "King of Rock and Roll" Sacred Heart
"Hungry for Heaven" [reissue] 56
1987 "I Could Have Been a Dreamer" 33 69 Dream Evil
"All the Fools Sailed Away"
1990 "Hey Angel" 94 Lock Up the Wolves
2010 "Electra" Non-album single
"—" denotes singles that did not chart.

Videos[edit]

Year Video details Certifications
1984 Live in Concert
  • Released: 1984
  • Label: Warner Music Video
  • Format: VHS
1984 A Special from the Spectrum
  • Released: 1984
  • Label: Warner Music Video
  • Format: VHS
Gold[18]
1986 Sacred Heart "The Video"
  • Released: 1986
  • Label: Warner Music Video
  • Format: VHS
1990 Time Machine
  • Released: July 1, 1990
  • Label: Warner/Polygram
  • Format: VHS
2003 Evil or Divine - Live in New York City
  • Released: 2003
  • Label: Spitfire
  • Format: DVD
Gold[19]
2005 We Rock
  • Released: 2005
  • Label: Warner Music Video
  • Format: DVD
2006 Holy Diver - Live
  • Released: April 17, 2006
  • Label: Eagle
  • Format: DVD
2013 Finding The Sacred Heart - Live In Philly 1986
  • Released: May 29, 2013
  • Label: Eagle
  • Format: DVD, BD
2014 Live in London, Hammersmith Apollo 1993
  • Released: May 12, 2014
  • Label: Eagle
  • Format: DVD, BD

References[edit]

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