Lock Up the Wolves

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Lock Up the Wolves
Studio album by Dio
Released May 15, 1990
Recorded Grammie's House, Reno, Nevada
Genre Heavy metal
Length 60:43
Label Reprise (North America)
Vertigo (rest of the world)
Producer Tony Platt, Ronnie James Dio
Dio chronology
Dream Evil
Lock Up the Wolves
Strange Highways
Ronnie James Dio chronology
Dream Evil
Lock Up the Wolves
Singles from Lock Up the Wolves
  1. "Hey Angel" / "Why Are They Watching Me"
    Released: September 1990
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Lock Up the Wolves is the fifth studio album by the American heavy metal band Dio, released on May 15, 1990. It displayed a complete change of musician line-up over the previous Dream Evil album, including eighteen-year-old guitarist Rowan Robertson, and Simon Wright on drums who had played with AC/DC from 1983-89.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics by Ronnie James Dio, music as stated

No. Title Music Length
1. "Wild One"   Dio, Rowan Robertson 4:05
2. "Born on the Sun"   Dio, Robertson, Jimmy Bain, Vinny Appice 5:36
3. "Hey Angel"   Dio, Robertson 5:00
4. "Between Two Hearts"   Dio, Robertson 6:30
5. "Night Music"   Dio, Robertson, Bain 5:05
6. "Lock Up the Wolves"   Dio, Robertson, Bain 8:33
7. "Evil on Queen Street"   Dio, Robertson, Teddy Cook 6:04
8. "Walk on Water"   Dio, Robertson, Jens Johansson 3:44
9. "Twisted"   Dio, Robertson, Bain, Appice 4:45
10. "Why Are They Watching Me"   Dio, Robertson 5:04
11. "My Eyes"   Dio, Robertson, Johansson 6:36


  • Recorded at Granny's House, Reno, Nevada
  • Co-produced by Tony Platt and Ronnie James Dio
  • Engineered by Tony Platt
  • Assistant engineered by Don Evans
  • Mixed by Nigel Green and Tony Platt at Battery Studios, London, England
  • Assistant mixed by Yan Memmi
  • Originally mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound, New York City
  • Cover illustration by Wil Rees



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  2. ^ "Album – DIO, Lock Up the Wolves". Charts.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2013-11-09. 
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  7. ^ "ロニー・ジェームス・ディオのアルバム" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2013-10-28. 
  8. ^ "Dio – Lock Up the Wolves (album)". GfK Dutch Charts (in Dutch). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2013-11-09. 
  9. ^ "Dio – Hey Angel Chart Stats". Chart Archive.org. Retrieved 2013-11-13. 

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