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Dio – Holy Diver
(Vertigo Records  1983  VERS5)
Matrix No’s: A1/B1 – UK Pressing

Sleeve in Nr MINT condition
– some slight wear to edges
Inner Sleeve in Nr MINT condition

Vinyl in Nr MINT condition
(there are some surface marks visible on the vinyl when held up to the light but they don’t affect the sound quality)

Dio was an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 and led by vocalist Ronnie James Dio. Dio left Black Sabbath with intentions to form a new band with fellow former Black Sabbath drummer Vinny Appice.

Holy Diver is the debut album by American heavy metal band Dio, released in 1983. Vocalist Ronnie James Dio had just finished his first tenure in Black Sabbath, whose drummer Vinny Appice he took with him to put together his own band. The roster was completed by his former band mate in Rainbow Jimmy Bain on bass and by the young guitarist Vivian Campbell, coming from the NWOBHM band Sweet Savage. The album was acclaimed by the music press and is the most successful of the band.

Track listing

All lyrics written by Ronnie James Dio, music as stated.

Side one
No. Title Music Length
1. “Stand Up and Shout” Jimmy Bain, Dio 3:18
2. “Holy Diver” Dio 5:51
3. “Gypsy” Vivian Campbell, Dio 3:39
4. “Caught in the Middle” Vinny Appice, Campbell, Dio 4:14
5. “Don’t Talk to Strangers” Dio 4:53
Side two
No. Title Music Length
6. “Straight Through the Heart” Bain, Dio 4:31
7. “Invisible” Appice, Campbell, Dio 5:24
8. “Rainbow in the Dark” Appice, Bain, Campbell, Dio 4:15
9. “Shame on the Night” Appice, Bain, Campbell, Dio 5:19


  • Ronnie James Dio – lead vocals, synthesizers
  • Vivian Campbell – guitar
  • Jimmy Bain – bass, keyboards
  • Vinny Appice – drums
  • Produced by Ronnie James Dio
  • Engineered by Angelo Arcuri, assisted by Ray Leonard
  • Recorded at Sound City, Los Angeles
  • Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound, New York
  • Illustration by Randy Barrett
  • Original art rendering by Gene Hunter
  • Original concept by Wendy Dio
Weight 1.00000000 kg


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