Discussion in 'Music Discussion' started by Wyrdskein, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. terrell39

    terrell39 Ancient Mariner

    Bought tix to see Last In Line for the first time
  2. terrell39

    terrell39 Ancient Mariner

    Saw Last In Line last night and they were spot on. Featuring Vivian Campbell & Vinnie Appice with Phil Soussan on bass and Andrew Freeman on vocals. Andy NAILED the vocals and every band member did great. Here is something Andy said from stage: "Every song we play live, whether old or new, was co-written by Vivian and Vinnie so let's take the tag "cover band" and throw it away. There are only four guys up here making this music; no holograms, nobody backstage, no back tracks; the way it should be". I thought that was pretty cool. The one time Phil spoke to the audience was to pay tribute to the late Jimmy Bain.

    One odd thing I noticed: not once did they mention DIO!. Anyway, prior to this show being announced I did not know much about them and confused them with Dio Disciples. Did not even know LIL put out a cd of original material 2 years ago. Really rocks!

    Strange they rarely play anything off Sacred Heart. The original songs they play sounded great live!

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  3. Welsh Phantom

    Welsh Phantom Ancient Mariner

    Here is an interesting interview with Claude Schnell of DIO fame.

    It includes some info on song writing credits / publishing etc which (if you read between the lines) is quite revealing.

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  4. Ziggyplayedguitar

    Ziggyplayedguitar Educated Fool

    One of my biggest gig regrets is not seeing Ronnie with H & H on the last tour..
  5. Welsh Phantom

    Welsh Phantom Ancient Mariner

    Too bad. I was lucky enough to have seen Dio on the first 4 album tours, plus H+H.

    I don't need a hologram to remember those gigs! \m/
  6. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

  7. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    Thanks @Welsh Phantom very, very nice interview!
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  8. Kalata

    Kalata Out of the Silent Planet

    A friend of mine has asked me to do a Dio ''Best Of'' compilation for him - he knows the most famous songs by him and he is a fan of heavy metal and rock, but he do not want to listen to the full albums (which is strange to me) and that's where I have to help.

    Basically, he wants a 20 song ''best of'' from Dio, which is a hard task, because he has many great songs ! At first, I wanted to include at least one song per album, but some of his later albums are not so good compared to the first two classic albums full of hits, which are ''best of'' from him as a whole albums !

    So guys, this is the list that I created for him and I ask you if you like it, or I need to add other song or more songs, or to swap some song.... :)

    DIO Best Of 1983-2004:

    1.Stand Up And Shout
    2.Holy Diver
    3.Caught In The Middle
    4.Don't Talk To Strangers
    5.Straight Through The Heart
    6.Rainbow In The Dark
    7.We Rock
    8.The Last In Line
    9.I Speed At Night
    10.One Night In The City
    11.Evil Eyes
    13.Egypt (The Chains Are On)
    14.King Of Rock and Roll
    15.Sacred Heart
    16.Rock 'N' Roll Children
    17.Hungry For Heaven
    18.Dream Evil
    19.All The Fools Sailed Away
    20.I Could Have Been A Dreamer

    I also have considered these other songs, which can be added to the list:

    - Time To Burn (bonus studio song from the Intermission live album '86)
    - Wild One
    - Hey Angel
    - As Long As It's Not About Love
    - Losing My Insanity
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2018
  9. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    So this is for the Dio standalone act only, not spanning his whole career?
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  10. In the main that is a pretty good selection of songs, and probably enough to give him a starter. If he doesn’t want to go and investigate the albums fully afterwards, then so be it.

    If I was to add anymore then I think there are a couple of good tracks on Magica, Fever Dreams and Challis, while Killing the Dragon is a pretty solid album, and something from it could be included, perhaps, Push or Better in the Dark.
  11. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Push is a big one - it had good coverage when it came out. I've always been a fan of Master of the Moon.
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  12. Kalata

    Kalata Out of the Silent Planet

    Yes :yes: But now when you mentioned it, I think I will do for myself a ''Best Of'' of Dio, including his best songs with Rainbow and Black Sabbath. :ok:

    Oh yeah, Push is a good song. Master of the Moon is a very heavy album, especially the title track, which has a good chorus.
    Yeah, I also think this is a very good list with all of the greatest hits by Dio :)

    Well, I myself have to back and listen again these albums - it has been a while. But I find hard to include a song from the albums Strange Highways and Angry Machines - any suggestions ?
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2018
  13. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    The title off Strange Highways is my favourite. Hunter of the Heart for Angry Machines.
  14. Kalata

    Kalata Out of the Silent Planet

    And something from Master of the Moon - as you said, you are a big fan of it. :)
  15. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    I actually meant the title track. The rest of the album is decent, but the title track is the best song.
  16. Kalata

    Kalata Out of the Silent Planet

    Oh, ok then. Dio is a master and a magical singer ! So many amazing and legendary songs that he had sang.... :notworthy:
  17. Welsh Phantom

    Welsh Phantom Ancient Mariner

    Have you considered "Throw Away Children" from Killing The Dragon? Kind of older DIO meets newer DIO.

    Good to see love for Caught in the Middle and All The Fools Sailed Away ;)
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  18. Kalata

    Kalata Out of the Silent Planet

    Actually, yes. Throw Away Children is not a bad song, again very heavy riff, but it has that classic Dio feel in it.

    Caught In The Middle is very underrated - great rock song with fantastic tempo, and the chorus is gold ! All The Fools Sailed Away always has been a classic to me. :)
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2018
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  19. The Dissident

    The Dissident Educated Fool

    List is good but IMO no Dio playlist is complete with only his solo bands material, his work in Rainbow and Sabbath is just too good to pass up that being said id add in the following tracks from those bands as a 2nd set:
    1. Stargazer (Rough Mix, adds a synth intro which I feel completes the song, the rest is the same)
    2. Tarot Woman
    3. Gates of Babylon
    4. Long Live Rock and Roll
    5. Kill the King
    6. Man on the Silver Mountain
    7. Mistreated (Live)
    8. Catch the Rainbow
    9. Temple of the King
    10. A Light in the Black
    Black Sabbath/Heaven and Hell
    11. Computer God
    12. The Mob Rules
    13. Neon Nights
    14. Sign of the Southern Cross
    15. Die Young
    16. Bible Black
    17. I
    18. Children of the Sea
    19. Follow the Tears
    20. Heaven and Hell

    Honourable Mentions:
    After All, Falling off the edge of the world, lonely is the word and lady evil
  20. Kalata

    Kalata Out of the Silent Planet

    That's true, but my task was only for Dio solo albums ! His albums with Rainbow are gold and with Black Sabbath has a great classics. Great selection of songs btw. ;)

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