Ronnie James Dio

@layney (1053)
Italy
March 24, 2007 1:09pm CST
I like a lot Ronnie James Dio way of singing. His voice is really great! I know he was the singer in a a lot of bands... Giuffria, Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio. Can you list the best albums he did? I'd like to buy some of them but the choice is so difficult...
5 responses
• United States
24 Mar 07
I don't actually own any Dio, but I've heard that Holy Diver was a good album.
@layney (1053)
• Italy
25 Mar 07
Ok thank you very much, I'm gonna chek it out
• United States
25 Mar 07
Man, I just read that he started his first band in 1957! It was called The Vegas Kings. I read it on Encyclopedia Metallum (http://metal-archives.com)
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@layney (1053)
• Italy
25 Mar 07
Wow! it's unbelievable! great link!
• United States
24 Mar 07
The albums I have by him are: Blackmore's Rainbow Long Live Rock & Roll I think it was only those two albums he did with Rainbow. Two albums with Blakk Sabbath that I know of are: Heaven And Hell Mob Rules The only album I have by him as a solo career is Holy Diver. Favorite off that is Rainbow In THe Dark. Hopefully, Mike (We both know him as Lewah.) will see this & give more information.
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@layney (1053)
• Italy
25 Mar 07
Oh good! Sure I'm gonna wait for Lewah response! Thank you very much
@layney (1053)
• Italy
25 Mar 07
Thank you very much for the precious information. I just watched at the video ou linked... it is a great contribution to my discovery of this artist! Thank you!
• United States
25 Mar 07
Oh - yeah - I completely forgot about Oh - yeah - I forgot about the live albums he did with Rainbow & Black Sabbath.
• United States
25 Mar 07
definetly get black sabbath-heaven&hell and mob rules those two albums were incredible. the best of the solos i think are-holy diver,intermission(which i think has the extra verse in heaven and hell),last in line,dream evil,sacred heart. lock up the wolves is supposed to be good also.
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@layney (1053)
• Italy
25 Mar 07
Well thank you very much! I'm gonna search for them! Bye
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14 Oct 10
Ronnie wasnt a singer/vocalist in Giuffria. Actually the guitarist Craig Goldy who, was guitarist on Dream Evil, Magica, Kiling the Dragon and Master of the Moon albums by the Dio band which, I reccommend all. I also reccommend all his Rainbow albums, All his sabbath albums, All his band Dio albums and The Devil You Know by Heaven & Hell... as a Matter of fact, there isnt a bad album he has done, no matter how successful they have been.
• Ireland
5 Feb 09
Well Ronnie James Dio has done alot(I mean alot) I have alot of his albums I have Blackmore's Rainbow, Rising & Long Live Rock N Roll they are from his Rainbow days I have Heaven and Hell, The Mob Rules & Dehumanizer(from his Black Sabbath days) & I also Have Holy Diver, The Last In Line, Dream Evil, Killing The Dragon & Magica which are from his solo career. He also has a band called Elf which you should be able to download of the internet somewehere if you look hard enough they are kinda jazzy music totally different from what he does now. He also has a new album coming in april(around that time) with the band Heaven and Hell which is the band Black Sabbath except it's called Heaven and Hell so it won't mix up with the old black Sabbath. If you are looking for the best of Dio I'd recommend getting Long Live Rock N Roll, Heaven and Hell, Holy Diver, Magica & Master Of the Moon (i have 2 songs of that album and they are my favourite dio songs). Ronnie James Dio is a legend especially when he's with guitarists Tony Iommi & Ritchie Blackmore simply perfect music! ! ! Good luck with that! ! !