Ronnie James Dio – This Is Your Life

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Ronnie James Dio – This Is Your Life
Ronnie James Dio - This Is Your Life cover.jpg
Studio album by Various Artists
Released March 25, 2014 (Japan)[1]
March 31, 2014
Recorded 2014
Genre Heavy metal
Label Rhino
Producer Wendy Dio
Full gatefold
Ronnie James Dio - This Is Your Life gatefold.jpg
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
sputnikmusic 3.5/5 stars[3]
Blabbermouth 8.5/10 stars[4]

Ronnie James Dio – This Is Your Life is a 2014 tribute album to singer-songwriter Ronnie James Dio, lead singer of several heavy metal bands including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, and his own band Dio. The album features many of Dio's contemporaries performing songs originally recorded by Dio. Tenacious D won the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance at the 57th Grammy Awards for their cover of "The Last in Line", and Anthrax were nominated in the same category for their cover of "Neon Knights".[5]

Dio died in 2010 from stomach cancer. Album proceeds were targeted for Dio's Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund.[6]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Artist Length
1. "Neon Knights" Anthrax 4:29
2. "The Last in Line" Tenacious D 3:44
3. "The Mob Rules" Adrenaline Mob 3:17
4. "Rainbow in the Dark" Corey Taylor, Roy Mayorga, Satchel, Christian Martucci, Jason Christopher 4:24
5. "Straight Through the Heart" Halestorm 3:58
6. "Starstruck" Motörhead with Biff Byford 4:06
7. "The Temple of the King" Scorpions 4:37
8. "Egypt (The Chains Are On)" Doro 6:10
9. "Holy Diver" Killswitch Engage 4:09
10. "Catch the Rainbow" Glenn Hughes, Simon Wright, Craig Goldy, Rudy Sarzo, Scott Warren 6:42
11. "I" Oni Logan, Jimmy Bain, Rowan Robertson, Brian Tichy 5:30
12. "Man on the Silver Mountain" Rob Halford, Vinny Appice, Doug Aldrich, Jeff Pilson, Scott Warren 5:18
13. "Ronnie Rising Medley" – "A Light In The Black", "Tarot Woman", "Stargazer", "Kill the King" Metallica 9:04
14. "This Is Your Life" Dio 3:26

Charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[7] 25

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Japanese Version Of RONNIE JAMES DIO Tribute Album To Include Bonus Tracks By STRYPER, DIO DISCIPLES". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. March 5, 2014. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ Monger, James Christopher. "Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life - Various Artists". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  3. ^ g, manos (June 26, 2014). "Review: CD Dio - This Is Your Life Album". sputnikmusic. Retrieved 2014-06-28. 
  4. ^ Van Horn, Ray. "cdreviews". 
  5. ^ "Best Metal Performance". grammy.com. Retrieved 10 November 2015. 
  6. ^ Merlin (February 6, 2014). "METAL GIANTS TO FEATURE ON DIO TRIBUTE ALBUM". Metal Hammer. Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Ronnie James Dio (A Tribute To): This Is Your Life" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 13 April 2014.

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