Holy Diver [Bonus Interview]

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All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
After participating in five classic studio albums three with Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow and two with Black Sabbath in the late '70s and early '80s, it seemed that singer Ronnie James Dio could do no wrong. And with the release of his self-monikered band's debut album, Holy Diver, in 1983, Dio struck gold once again by injecting catchy melodies into the classic metal riffery of his previous groups. Besides Dio's inspired songwriting, the album's consistency owes a lot to his carefully chosen bandmates, including veteran bassist Jimmy Bain and drummer Vinny Appice, and a phenomenal find in young guitarist Vivian Campbell, whose creativity and technique are quite ...
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All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
After participating in five classic studio albums three with Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow and two with Black Sabbath in the late '70s and early '80s, it seemed that singer Ronnie James Dio could do no wrong. And with the release of his self-monikered band's debut album, Holy Diver, in 1983, Dio struck gold once again by injecting catchy melodies into the classic metal riffery of his previous groups. Besides Dio's inspired songwriting, the album's consistency owes a lot to his carefully chosen bandmates, including veteran bassist Jimmy Bain and drummer Vinny Appice, and a phenomenal find in young guitarist Vivian Campbell, whose creativity and technique are quite astounding. The album opens in full-tilt metal mode with the frenetic "Stand Up and Shout," which segues into the epic title track, an album highlight thanks to its hypnotic, mid-paced riff. Dio himself plays keyboards badly on the hit single "Rainbow in the Dark," and the remaining cuts range from further stabs at pop-metal "Gypsy," "Caught in the Middle" to blatant metal anthems "Straight Through the Heart," "Invisible". These two facets find a perfect balance on the excellent "Don't Talk to Strangers," arguably the album's high point. [The 2005 edition includes an audio interview with Ronnie James Dio.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/29/2005
  • Label: Universal Uk
  • UPC: 602498309940
  • Catalog Number: 9830994
  • Sales rank: 36,144

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dio Primary Artist
Vinny Appice Drums
Jimmy Bain Bass, Keyboards
Vivian Campbell Guitar
Ronnie James Dio Keyboards, Vocals
Technical Credits
Craig Goldy Engineer
Vinny Appice Composer
Angelo Arcuri Engineer
Jimmy Bain Composer
Vivian Campbell Composer
Ronnie James Dio Composer, Producer
Wendy Dio Concept
George Marino Mastering
Simon Levy Art Direction
Jeri McManus Art Direction
Julien Potter Reissue Design
Dante Bonutto Liner Notes
Paul Suter Interviewer
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