The Very Beast of Dio

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All Music Guide - Steve Huey
The first domestically available Dio anthology following the 1994 German import Diamonds, Rhino's The Very Beast of Dio is jam-packed with 16 tracks taken from the band's seven Warner and Reprise albums spanning the years 1983-1994. Which is to say, it's an excellent overview of the band's career, especially given the unevenness of some of their albums. Ronnie James Dio honed his metal chops singing lead in both Rainbow and Black Sabbath, and his own band is sort of a reflection of both: the sinister, medievally gothic elegance of the former, and the crushingly heavy, doom-laden riffs of the latter. That combination, plus solid songwriting, made Dio's best work some of the ...
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All Music Guide - Steve Huey
The first domestically available Dio anthology following the 1994 German import Diamonds, Rhino's The Very Beast of Dio is jam-packed with 16 tracks taken from the band's seven Warner and Reprise albums spanning the years 1983-1994. Which is to say, it's an excellent overview of the band's career, especially given the unevenness of some of their albums. Ronnie James Dio honed his metal chops singing lead in both Rainbow and Black Sabbath, and his own band is sort of a reflection of both: the sinister, medievally gothic elegance of the former, and the crushingly heavy, doom-laden riffs of the latter. That combination, plus solid songwriting, made Dio's best work some of the most invigorating British metal of the '80s, and those qualities are best concentrated here.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/3/2000
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227998325
  • Catalog Number: 79983
  • Sales rank: 22,031

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dio Primary Artist
Vinny Appice Drums
Jimmy Bain Bass, Keyboards
Vivian Campbell Guitar
Ronnie James Dio Keyboards, Vocals
Jens Johansson Keyboards
Jeff Pilson Bass, Keyboards
Claude Schnell Keyboards
Teddy Cook Bass
Rowan Robertson Guitar
Simon Wright Drums
Technical Credits
Allen Abrahamson Engineer
Vinny Appice Composer
Angelo Arcuri Engineer
Jimmy Bain Composer
Tom Biener Engineer
Vivian Campbell Composer
Ronnie James Dio Composer, Producer
Mike Fraser Producer, Engineer
Bill Inglot Remastering
Gary Peterson Annotation
Tony Platt Producer, Engineer
Sevie Bates Art Direction
Guy Chabernau Engineer
Bill Sienkiewicz Cover Art
Daniel Goldmark Editorial Research
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A really good album!

    A few of Dio's best songs, a bunch of good ones, a couple not so great. Overall a really good album.

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    Posted August 19, 2009

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