The Very Beast of Dio

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The Very Beast of Dio
Greatest hits album by Dio
Released October 3, 2000
Recorded 1983-1994
Genre Heavy metal
Length 78:09
Label WEA/Rhino
Producer Ronnie James Dio
Dio compilations chronology
Dio: Master Series
(1999)
The Very Beast of Dio
(2000)
Anthology Vol.2
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2/5 stars[2]

The Very Beast of Dio is the second greatest hits collection CD from the American heavy metal band Dio. The first to be released in the U.S., it has sold over 400,000 copies, according to SoundScan. As of 11/03/2009 it has been certified Gold by the RIAA, having sold more than 500,000 copies in the US.[3]

A followup to this compilation was released on October 9, 2012.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Stand Up and Shout" (Ronnie James Dio, Jimmy Bain) – 3:19 (from the album Holy Diver - 1983)
  2. "Holy Diver" (Dio) – 5:54 (from the album Holy Diver)
  3. "Rainbow in the Dark" (Dio, Vivian Campbell, Bain, Vinny Appice) – 4:16 (from the album Holy Diver)
  4. "Straight Through the Heart" (Dio, Bain) – 4:36 (from the album Holy Diver)
  5. "We Rock" (Dio) – 4:35 (from the album The Last in Line - 1984)
  6. "The Last in Line" (Dio, Campbell, Bain) – 5:47 (from the album The Last in Line)
  7. "Mystery" (Dio, Bain) – 3:58 (from the album The Last in Line)
  8. "King of Rock and Roll" (Dio, Campbell, Bain, Appice) – 3:52 (from the album Sacred Heart - 1985)
  9. "Sacred Heart" (Dio, Campbell, Bain, Appice) – 6:28 (from the album Sacred Heart)
  10. "Hungry for Heaven" (Dio, Bain) – 4:11 (from the album Sacred Heart)
  11. "Rock 'n' Roll Children" (Dio) – 4:33 (from the album Sacred Heart)
  12. "Man on the Silver Mountain" (live) (Ritchie Blackmore, Dio) – 2:29 (from the live album Intermission - 1986)
  13. "Dream Evil" (Dio, Craig Goldy) – 4:29 (from the album Dream Evil - 1987)
  14. "I Could Have Been a Dreamer" (Dio, Goldy) – 4:44 (from the album Dream Evil)
  15. "Lock Up the Wolves" (Dio, Rowan Robertson, Bain) – 8:34 (from the album Lock Up the Wolves - 1990)
  16. "Strange Highways" (Dio, Appice, Tracy G, Jeff Pilson) – 6:53 (from the album Strange Highways - 1993)

Credits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "The Very Beast of Dio review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-11-20. 
  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. 
  3. ^ "RIAA Gold & Platinum Database, search for "The Very Beast of Dio"". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved February 22, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Dio: 'The Very Beast Of Dio Vol. 2' Artwork, Track Listing Revealed - Aug. 1, 2012". Blabbermouth.net. Roadrunner Records. Retrieved 1 August 2012.