Dio: The Studio Collection 1996-2004 To Be Released on 2/20/20


The Studio Album Collection: 1996 – 2004

Release Date:  February 21, 2020

Rare Live Tracks Available Now!

  • Deluxe Newly Remastered Editions of DIO’s Four Studio Albums from 1996-2004
  • Limited Edition 1st run of vinyl features lenticular LP-sized album art print
  • Long out of print on CD
  • 2CD and Streaming/Digital versions feature rare and unreleased bonus tracks

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 180-gram 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 2-LP 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 second 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:

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 catalog available again with some interesting surprises.”

Angry Machines

Originally released in 1996 and featuring the line-up of Ronnie James Dio (Vocals), Tracy G (Guitars), Jeff Pilson (Bass), Vinny Appice (Drums) and Scott Warren (Keyboards), the CD/digital version features 12 bonus tracks recorded live on the Angry Machines tour in 1997.

 

Disc 1 & LP Tracklist

  1. Institutional Man
  2. Don’t Tell The Kids
  3. Black
  4. Hunter Of The Heart
  5. Stay Out Of My Mind
  6. Big Sister
  7. Double Monday
  8. Golden Rules
  9. Dying In America
  10. This Is Your Life

 

Disc 2 – BONUS / LIVE on Angry Machines Tour 1997

  1. Jesus Mary and The Holy Ghost – Straight Through The Heart
  2. Don’t Talk To Strangers
  3. Double Monday
  4. Hunter Of The Heart
  5. Holy Diver
  6. Heaven and Hell
  7. Long Live Rock and Roll
  8. Man On The Silver Mountain
  9. Rainbow In The Dark
  10. The Last In Line
  11. The Mob Rules
  12. We Rock

 

Magica

 

Originally released in 2000 and featuring the line-up of Ronnie James Dio (Vocals), Craig Goldy (Guitars), Jimmy Bain (Bass), and Simon Wright (Drums), the 2-LP 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

Disc 1 & LP 1 Tracklist (LP 2 includes Magica Story + bonus 7″)

  1. Discovery
  2. Magica Theme
  3. Lord Of The Last Day
  4. Fever Dreams
  5. Turn To Stone
  6. Feed My Head
  7. Eriel
  8. Chalis
  9. As Long As It’s Not About Love
  10. Losing My Insanity
  11. Otherworld
  12. Magica (Reprise)
  13. Lord Of the Last Day (Reprise)

 

Disc 2 – BONUS / Live on Magica Tour 2001

  1. Discovery
  2. Magica
  3. Lord Of The Last Day
  4. Fever Dreams
  5. Eriel
  6. Chalis
  7. Losing My Insanity
  8. Otherworld
  9. Electra – Studio Track
  10. Magica Story – Studio/Spoken Word 18:26

 

Killing The Dragon

 

Originally released in 2002 and featuring the line-up of Ronnie James Dio (Vocals), Doug Aldrich (Guitars), Jimmy Bain (Bass), and Simon Wright (Drums), the CD/digital version includes six tracks recorded live on the Killing The Dragon tour in 2002/2003.

 

Disc 1 & LP Tracklist

  1. Killing The Dragon
  2. Along Comes A Spider
  3. Scream
  4. Better In The Dark
  5. Rock and Roll
  6. Push
  7. Guilty
  8. Throw Away Children
  9. Before The Fall
  10. Cold Feet

 

Disc 2 – BONUS / LIVE on Killing The Dragon Tour 2002/2003

  1. Holy Diver
  2. Heaven and Hell
  3. Rock and Roll
  4. I Speed At Night
  5. Killing The Dragon
  6. Stand Up And Shout

 

Master Of The Moon

 

Originally released in 2004, Master of yhe 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 five bonus tracks recorded live on the Master of ohe Moon tour in 2004/2005.

 

Disc 1 & LP Tracklist

  1. One More For The Road
  2. Master Of The Moon
  3. The End Of The World
  4. Shivers
  5. The Man Who Would Be King
  6. The Eyes
  7. Living The Lie
  8. I Am
  9. Death By Love
  10. In Dreams

 

Disc 2 – Bonus / Live on Master Of The Moon Tour 2004/2005

  1. Heaven and Hell
  2. Rainbow In The Dark
  3. Rock and Roll Children
  4. The Eyes
  5. Prisoner Of Paradise – Studio Track

 

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