A Special from the Spectrum

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A Special from the Spectrum
Video by
RecordedThe Spectrum, Philadelphia, 25 August 1984
GenreHeavy metal
Length51 Minutes
LabelWarner (North America)
Castle Communications (UK)
DirectorPhil Tuckett
ProducerSteve Sabol, Ed Sabol
Dio chronology
Live in Concert
A Special from the Spectrum
Sacred Heart "The Video"
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]

A Special from the Spectrum is the second video album by the American heavy metal band Dio, containing footage of a live concert performance recorded at The Spectrum arena in Philadelphia on 25 August 1984. Most of the performance has been repackaged on the We Rock DVD, minus the opening track of "Stand Up and Shout". The video has been certified Gold by the RIAA having sold 50,000 units.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Stand Up and Shout" (Jimmy Bain, Ronnie James Dio)
  2. "Don't Talk to Strangers" (Dio)
  3. "Mystery" (Bain, Dio)
  4. "Egypt (The Chains Are On)" (Vinny Appice, Bain, Vivian Campbell, Dio)
  5. "Heaven and Hell" (Geezer Butler, Dio, Tony Iommi, Bill Ward)
  6. Guitar solo by Vivian Campbell
  7. "Heaven and Hell" (continued)
  8. "The Last in Line" (Bain, Campbell, Dio)
  9. "Rainbow in the Dark" (Appice, Bain, Campbell, Dio)
  10. "The Mob Rules" (Butler, Dio, Iommi)
  11. "We Rock" (Dio)



  1. ^ Hinds, Andy. "Dio A Special from The Spectrum review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-11-05.
  2. ^ "RIAA Gold & Platinum database-A Special From the Spectrum". Retrieved February 22, 2009.