Friday, May 20, 2011

Ronnie James Dio compilation due next month

The first anniversary of the passing of Ronnie James Dio this week has made headlines while keeping the music legend in the hearts and minds of fans around the world.

Next month, a new compilation album, entitled "Mightier Than The Sword: The Ronnie James Dio Story," will be released in the U.K. via Sanctuary.

In stores June 6, the two-disc collection will feature tracks covering Dio’s full career - from Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell, as well as Ronnie’s solo material. There’s even a track from the lesser-known solo project by Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover, which was released in 1974.

Ronnie James Dio
Mightier Than The Sword: the Ronnie James Dio Story

Release date: June 6 (UK)

Disc 1:

01. Carolina County Ball
02. Love Is All (Roger Glover feat. Ronnie James Dio)
03. The Temple Of The King (Rainbow)
04. Catch The Rainbow (Rainbow)
05. Stargazer (Rainbow)
06. Run With The Wolf ((Rainbow)
07. Kill The King (Rainbow)
08. Long Live Rock 'N' Roll (Rainbow)
09. Lady Of The Lake (Rainbow)
10. Gates Of Babylon (Rainbow)
11. Die Young (Black Sabbath)
12. Heaven And Hell (Black Sabbath)
13. Children Of The Sea (Black Sabbath)

Disc 2:

01. The Mob Rules
(Black Sabbath)
02. Voodoo (Black Sabbath)
03. Country Girl (Black Sabbath)
04. Holy Diver (Dio)
05. Rainbow In The Dark (Dio)
06. We Rock (Dio)
07. Rock 'N' Roll Children (Dio)
08. All The Fools Sailed Away (Dio)
09. I (Black Sabbath)
10. Push (Dio)
11. One More For The Road (Dio)
12. Shadow Of The Wind (Black Sabbath)
13. Neon Knights (Heaven & Hell)
14. Bible Black (Heaven & Hell)

Black Sabbath Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath – Heaven And Hell
Black And Blue (1980)

See also:

Ronnie James Dio Cancer Fund raises more than $450,000 for cancer research
Dio: Live In Bulgaria due next month
Heaven & Hell: Live From Radio City Music Hall on Blu-ray this May