To commemorate the tenth anniversary of the passing and honour the legacy of Ronnie James Dio, BMG Records will reissue DIO‘s long out-of-print 1996-2004 studio albums Angry Machines (1996), Magica (2000), Killing The Dragon (2002), and Master Of The Moon (2004).
To satisfy fans’ cravings for music, BMG has made four tracks available for streaming:
Rainbow In The Dark – Recorded Live on the Master Of The Moon Tour
Stand Up And Shout – Recorded Live on the Killing The Dragon Tour
Hunter Of The Heart – Recorded Live on the Angry Machines Tour
Fever Dreams – Recorded Live on The Magica Tour
Also check out the previously released reissue tracks at:
Man On The Silver Mountain – Recorded Live on the Angry Machines Tour
Lord Of The Last Day – Recorded Live on The Magica Tour
Holy Diver – Recorded Live on the Killing The Dragon Tour
Heaven and Hell – Recorded Live on the Master Of The Moon Tour
Newly remastered by longtime DIO collaborator Wyn Davis, the deluxe CD versions are showcased in media book packaging and include bonus discs with a selection of both rare or never before released live tracks from the accompanying tour for each studio release.
The 180-gram black vinyl editions include the original tracklistings and are available as a limited edition first run with and LP-sized Lenticular album art print.
As a special bonus, the Magica double LP also contains a 7” single featuring “Electra,” the only known completed track from the planned Magica 2 album.
Each release also features updated artwork from frequent DIO art director Marc Sasso.
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 catalogue available again with some interesting surprises.”