BMG and Niji Entertainment Group Inc. have partnered to reissue DIO‘s 1996 – 2004 studio albums: ‘Angry Machines’ (1996), ‘Magica’ (2000), ‘Killing The Dragon’ (2002), and ‘Master Of The Moon’ (2004).
These newly remastered versions feature rare and never before released live and studio bonus tracks. Remastered by longtime DIO collaborator Wyn Davis with updated artwork from frequent DIO designer Marc Sasso.
Long out of print on vinyl, the 180gram black vinyl includes the original tracklistings 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 2nd 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.
Check the links below to hear rare live tracks from across DIO’s legendary career:
Man On The Silver Mountain – Recorded Live on the ‘Angry Machines’ Tour
Lord Of the Last Day – Recorded Live on ‘The Magica’ Tour
Holy Diver – Recorded Live on the ‘Killing The Dragon’ Tour
Heaven and Hell – Recorded Live on the ‘Master Of The Moon’ Tour
Wendy Dio says, “I am very excited to be working with BMG, a label that still has a passion for rock music. They will be making the complete DIO catalogue available again with some interesting surprises.”
Originally released in 1996 and featuring the line-up of Ronnie James Dio (Vocals), Tracy G (Guitars), Jeff Pilson (Bass), Vinny Appice (Drums) & Scott Warren (Keyboards) the CD/digital version features 12 bonus tracks recorded live on the ‘Angry Machines’ tour in 1997.
Originally released in 2000 and featuring the line-up of Ronnie James Dio (Vocals), Craig Goldy (Guitars), Jimmy Bain (Bass), & Simon Wright (Drums) the 2LP set includes a bonus 7” of studio track Electra and the CD/digital version features 10 never released before ‘Magica’ tracks performed on tour in 2001
‘Killing The Dragon’
Originally released in 2002 and featuring the line-up of Ronnie James Dio (Vocals), Doug Aldrich (Guitars), Jimmy Bain (Bass), & Simon Wright (Drums) the CD/digital version includes 6 tracks recorded live on the ‘Killing The Dragon’ tour in 2002/2003
‘Master Of The Moon’
Originally released in 2004, ‘Master Of The Moon’ was the final studio album under the DIO band name and featured the line-up of Ronnie James Dio (Vocals), Craig Goldy (Guitar), Jeff Pilson (Bass), & Simon Wright (Drums). The CD/digital version includes 5 bonus tracks recorded live on the ‘Master Of The Moon’ tour in 2004/2005.
Thanks to Maric Media