Saturday, November 9, 2019

Ronnie James Dio expanded reissues announced

Expanded versions of the final four studio albums by Dio – led by Ronnie James Dio – will be released on February 21.

Billed as “Dio: The Studio Album Collection - 1996-2004”, the project will deliver remastered editions of 1996’s “Angry Machines”, 2000’s “Magica”, 2002’s “Killing The Dragon” and 2004’s “Master Of The Moon” complete with rare and never before released live and studio bonus tracks.

Long out of print on vinyl, the 180-gram black vinyl includes the original track listings and is available as a Limited Edition 1st run with and LP-sized Lenticular album art print; as a special bonus, the “Magica” 2LP also contains a 7" single featuring "Electra," the only known completed track from the planned “Magica 2” album.

The CD versions of each album have also been long out of print globally. These newly remastered deluxe versions are showcased in mediabook packaging along with a second disc featuring rare and unleased bonus material. In addition to rare studio tracks "Electra" (included on "Magica") and "Prisoner Of Paradise" (included on “Master Of The Moon”), each bonus disc includes a selection of both rare or never before released live tracks from the accompanying tour for each studio release.

All bonus tracks are also available on the streaming/digital versions.

"I am very excited to be working with BMG, a label that still has a passion for rock music,” says Wendy Dio. “They will be making the complete Dio catalogue available again with some interesting surprises."

Following stints in Rainbow and Black Sabbath, Dio formed his own band in 1982 and went on to release 10 studio albums during his solo career before passing away from stomach cancer on May 16, 2010 at the age of 67.
"Angry Machines" (1996)

Originally released in 1996 and featuring the lineup of Ronnie James Dio (vocals), Tracy G (guitars), Jeff Pilson (bass), Vinny Appice (drums) and Scott Warren (keyboards), the CD/digital version features 12 bonus tracks recorded live on the "Angry Machines" tour in 1997.

Disc 1 and LP track listing

01. Institutional Man
02. Don't Tell The Kids
03. Black
04. Hunter Of The Heart
05. Stay Out Of My Mind
06. Big Sister
07. Double Monday
08. Golden Rules
09. Dying In America
10. This Is Your Life

Disc 2 - Bonus / Live on "Angry Machines" tour 1997

01. Jesus Mary And The Holy Ghost - Straight Through The Heart
02. Don't Talk To Strangers
03. Double Monday
04. Hunter Of The Heart
05. Holy Diver
06. Heaven And Hell
07. Long Live Rock And Roll
08. Man On The Silver Mountain
09. Rainbow In The Dark
10. The Last In Line
11. The Mob Rules
12. We Rock

"Magica" (2000)

Originally released in 2000 and featuring the lineup of Ronnie James Dio (vocals), Craig Goldy (guitars), Jimmy Bain (bass) and Simon Wright (drums), the 2-LP set includes a bonus seven-inch of studio track "Electra" and the CD/digital version features 10 never-released-before "Magica" tracks performed on tour in 2001.

Disc 1 and LP 1 track listing (LP 2 includes "Magica Story" + bonus 7")

01. Discovery
02. Magica Theme
03. Lord Of The Last Day
04. Fever Dreams
05. Turn To Stone
06. Feed My Head
07. Eriel
08. Chalis
09. As Long As It's Not About Love
10. Losing My Insanity
11. Otherworld
12. Magica (Reprise)
13. Lord Of the Last Day (Reprise)

Disc 2 - Bonus / Live on "Magica" tour 2001

01. Discovery
02. Magica
03. Lord Of The Last Day
04. Fever Dreams
05. Eriel
06. Chalis
07. Losing My Insanity
08. Otherworld
09. Electra - Studio Track
10. Magica Story - Studio/Spoken Word 18:26

"Killing The Dragon" (2002)

Originally released in 2002 and featuring the lineup of Ronnie James Dio (vocals), Doug Aldrich (guitars), Jimmy Bain (bass) and Simon Wright (drums), the CD/digital version includes six tracks recorded live on the "Killing The Dragon" tour in 2002/2003.

Disc 1 and LP track listing:

01. Killing The Dragon
02. Along Comes A Spider
03. Scream
04. Better In The Dark
05. Rock And Roll
06. Push
07. Guilty
08. Throw Away Children
09. Before The Fall
10. Cold Feet

Disc 2 - Bonus / Live on "Killing The Dragon" tour 2002/2003

01. Holy Diver
02. Heaven And Hell
03. Rock And Roll
04. I Speed At Night
05. Killing The Dragon
06. Stand Up And Shout

"Master Of The Moon" (2004)

Originally released in 2004, "Master Of The Moon" was the final studio album under the DIO band name and featured the lineup of Ronnie James Dio (vocals), Craig Goldy (guitar), Jeff Pilson (bass) and Simon Wright (drums). The CD/digital version includes five bonus tracks recorded live on the "Master Of The Moon" tour in 2004/2005.

Disc 1 and LP track listing

01. One More For The Road
02. Master Of The Moon
03. The End Of The World
04. Shivers
05. The Man Who Would Be King
06. The Eyes
07. Living The Lie
08. I Am
09. Death By Love
10. In Dreams

Disc 2 - Bonus / Live on "Master Of The Moon" tour 2004/2005

01. Heaven And Hell
02. Rainbow In The Dark
03. Rock And Roll Children
04. The Eyes
05. Prisoner Of Paradise - Studio Track

See also:

Ronnie James Dio estate auction announced
Ronnie James Dio hologram concert tour announced
VIDEO: Ronnie James Dio hologram makes US debut at Pollstar Awards
Ronnie James Dio box set announced
Search Ronnie James Dio at hennemusic