Released in October 1985, Sacred Heart is Dio's third studio album. Itis one of Dio's most well-known albums including
rocking singles "Sacred Heart", "Rock N' Roll Children" and "Hungry For Heaven".
This was the last Dio album to include guitarist Vivian Campbell, who went on to join several other bands, most notably
DefLeppard, Riverdogs, Whitesnake, and Thin Lizzy.
This new 2CD deluxe edition includes exclusive B-sides off the classic album and an insight into the lorded Dio live show
with the never before released on CD Live Intermission. RACKLISTING:
1. King Of Rock And Roll
2. Sacred Heart
3. Another Lie
4. Rock 'N' Roll Children
5. Hungry For Heaven
6. Like The Beat Of A Heart
7. Just Another Day
8. Fallen Angels
9.Shoot Shoot Cd2
1. Hide In The Rainbow
2. We Rock - Live at The Spectrum, 1985
3. The Last In Line - Live at The Spectrum, 1985
4. Like The Beat Of A Heart - Live at The Spectrum, 1985
5. King Of Rock And Roll - Live at Intermission, 1986
6. Rainbow In The Dark - Live at Intermission, 1986
7. Sacred Heart - Live at Intermission, 1986
8. Time To Burn - Live at Intermission, 1986
9. Rock 'N' Roll Children/ Long Live Rock 'N' Roll/
Man On The Silver Mountain - Live at Intermission, 1986
10.We Rock - Live at Intermission, 1986
DIO: Ronnie James Dio (vocals, keyboards); Vivian Campbell (guitar); Claude Shnell (keyboards); Jimmy Bain (bass); Vinny Appice (drums).
Ronnie James Dio's first solo release after departing from Black Sabbath was 1983's surprise hit HOLY DIVER, which featured such metal classics as "Rainbow In the Dark" and the riff-heavy title track. While most heavy metal bands of the '80s favored either glam or thrash, Dio specialized in "thinking man's metal." Dio was one of the first hard rock vocalists to sing in an operatic style. His lyrics also strayed from metal's beaten path, dealing not with partying and cruising for girls but with the battle for personal success and with a magical combination of swords, sorcery, dungeons, and dragons.
Dio's 1984 follow-up, LAST IN LINE, benefited greatly from MTV's airing of the video clip for the title track. Guitarist Vivian Campbell (who later joined Whitesnake and Def Leppard) establishes himself as one of the genre's top shredders of the day, while keyboardist Claude Schnell gives the music a gothic feel. The album earned Dio his second gold record (LAST IN LINE was later certified platinum), and the band was soon headlining in arenas. Highlights include the anthemic "We Rock," "Mystery," "I Speed At Night," "Evil Eyes," and the epic album closer "Egypt (The Chains Are On)."