Dream Evil (album)

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Dream Evil
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 21, 1987
RecordedMarch–May 1987, Village Recorder, Los Angeles, California
GenreHeavy metal
LabelWarner Bros. (North America)
Vertigo (rest of the world)
ProducerRonnie James Dio
Dio chronology
Dream Evil
Lock Up the Wolves
Singles from Dream Evil
  1. "I Could Have Been a Dreamer" / "Overlove"
    Released: July 1987 (US)
  2. "All the Fools Sailed Away" / "Overlove"
    Released: July 1987 (Europe)
  3. "I Could Have Been a Dreamer" / "Night People"
    Released: October 1987 (Europe)
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal9/10[2]
Record Collector3/5 stars[3]

Dream Evil is the fourth studio album released by the American heavy metal band Dio, on July 21, 1987. It features former Rough Cutt members Craig Goldy and Claude Schnell, and includes the singles "All the Fools Sailed Away" and "I Could Have Been a Dreamer". Dream Evil was Dio's last album to feature Murray on the cover and also the last to feature drummer Vinny Appice until the 1993 album Strange Highways. It was also the last album to feature bassist Jimmy Bain until the release of 2000's Magica.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics by Ronnie James Dio, music as stated.

Side one
1."Night People"Vinny Appice, Jimmy Bain, Dio, Craig Goldy, Claude Schnell4:06
2."Dream Evil"Dio, Goldy4:26
3."Sunset Superman"Appice, Bain, Dio, Goldy, Schnell5:45
4."All the Fools Sailed Away"Dio, Goldy7:10
Side two
5."Naked in the Rain"Dio5:09
6."Overlove"Appice, Dio, Goldy3:49
7."I Could Have Been a Dreamer"Dio, Goldy4:42
8."Faces in the Window"Appice, Bain, Dio, Goldy, Schnell3:53
9."When a Woman Cries"Appice, Bain, Dio, Goldy, Schnell4:43


Additional musicians
  • Mitchell Singing Boys – chorus on "All The Fools Sailed Away"



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