Holy Diver: Live
8/5/2006 - Review by: Eric Compton
Dio - Holy Diver: Live - 2006 - Eagle Records
This recording took place at the Astoria Theatre in London back in 1995. "Holy Diver: Live" is exactly that, featuring a full disc performance of the metal icon running through his entire '83 debut album from start to finish. The sound quality is tight, but the guitars are slightly lower than what I have come to expect in my live settings. Ronnie's voice is right on target, and he runs through every track to the last note of "Shame On The Night" before speaking to the hot crowd. Disc two features Dio performing some of his other material, going from Sabbath classics like "Sign Of The Southern Cross" and "Heaven & Hell" to solo cuts like "We Rock". He also checks in with some early Rainbow on "Gates Of Babylon" and "Man On The Silver Mountain" among others.
The packaging showcases some colorful live photos of the band, and even features some written commentary from Dave Ling (Classic Rock Magazine). The concert was also recorded for a DVD release as well, which is also available through Eagle Records.
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