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Last in Line [Deluxe Edition]
     

Last in Line [Deluxe Edition]

by Dio
 

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Following the extremely warm reception given his self-named band's well-deserving debut album, Holy Diver, Ronnie James Dio figured there was no point in messing with a winning formula, and decided to play it safe with 1984's sophomore effort, The Last in Line -- with distinctly mixed results. Although technically cut from the same cloth as those first

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Following the extremely warm reception given his self-named band's well-deserving debut album, Holy Diver, Ronnie James Dio figured there was no point in messing with a winning formula, and decided to play it safe with 1984's sophomore effort, The Last in Line -- with distinctly mixed results. Although technically cut from the same cloth as those first album nuggets, fist-pumping new songs like "We Rock," and "I Speed at Night" curiously went from good to tiresome after just a few spins (a sign that the songwriting clichés were starting to pile up...read on); and the otherwise awesome, seven-minute epic, "Egypt (The Chains Are On)," inexplicably lost it's strikingly sinister main riff halfway through, in what sounds like a mastering snafu of some kind. On the upside, more dramatic, mid-paced numbers such as the title track, "One Night in the City," and "Eat Your Heart Out" -- as well as the driving "Evil Eyes" -- delivered enough compelling riffs and melodies to outweigh Ronnie's once endearing, but now increasingly troublesome repetition of words like "rainbow," "fire," and "stone" in seemingly every song. Finally, the distinctly more commercial pairing of heavy rocker "Breathless" and the power ballad/single "Mystery" gave undisguised notice (along with the slightly sleeker production throughout and more generous keyboards from new member Claude Schnell) of Dio's intention to broaden their audience by tapping into the rising tide of pop-metal. This would bring dire circumstances on their next album, Sacred Heart, but despite the telltale signs of decline cited above, anyone who loved Holy Diver will likely enjoy The Last in Line nearly as much.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/20/2012
Label:
Universal Uk
UPC:
0602527760988
catalogNumber:
2776098
Rank:
48053

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. We Rock  -  Dio
  2. The Last in Line  -  Dio
  3. Breathless  -  Dio
  4. I Speed at Night  -  Dio
  5. One Night in the City  -  Dio
  6. Evil Eyes  -  Dio
  7. Mystery  -  Dio
  8. Eat Your Heart Out  -  Dio
  9. Egypt (The Chains Are On)  -  Dio

Disc 2

  1. Eat Your Heart Out  -  Dio
  2. Don't Talk to Strangers  -  Dio
  3. Holy Diver  -  Dio
  4. Rainbow in the Dark  -  Dio
  5. One Night in the City  -  Dio
  6. We Rock  -  Dio
  7. Holy Diver  -  Dio
  8. Stargazer  -  Dio
  9. Heaven and Hell  -  Dio
  10. Rainbow in the Dark  -  Dio
  11. Man on the Silver Mountain  -  Dio
  12. Don't Talk to Strangers  -  Dio

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Performance Credits

Dio   Primary Artist

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