Diamonds


Diamonds
Diamonds - The Best of Dio
Greatest hits album by Dio
Released March 30, 1992
Recorded 1983–1990
Genre Heavy metal
Length 61:16 (LP), 64:54 (CD)
Label Vertigo
Producer Ronnie James Dio, Tony Platt
Dio chronology
Lock up the Wolves
(1990)
Diamonds - The Best of Dio
(1992)
Strange Highways
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic link 4/5 stars

Diamonds – The Best of Dio is a greatest hits collection from heavy metal band Dio. It was released internationally in 1992, but it was never released domestically in the US.

Contents

Track listing

The track listing was altered from the original LP release for the CD release. The song "Evil Eyes" was added as the sixth track.

LP

Side A:

  1. "Holy Diver" (Ronnie James Dio) – 5:54
  2. "Rainbow in the Dark" (Dio, Vinny Appice, Jimmy Bain, Vivian Campbell) – 4:16
  3. "Don't Talk to Strangers" (Dio) – 4:53
  4. "We Rock" (Dio) – 4:35
  5. "The Last in Line" (Dio, Bain, Campbell) – 5:47
  6. "Rock 'N' Roll Children" (Dio) - 4:32

Side B:

  1. "Sacred Heart" (Dio, Appice, Bain, Campbell) – 6:28
  2. "Hungry for Heaven" (Dio, Bain) – 4:11
  3. "Hide in the Rainbow" (Dio, Bain) – 4:06
  4. "Dream Evil" (Dio, Craig Goldy) – 4:29
  5. "Wild One" (Dio, Rowan Robertson) – 4:03
  6. "Lock Up the Wolves" (Dio, Robertson, Bain) – 8:34

CD

  1. "Holy Diver" (Dio) – 5:54
  2. "Rainbow in the Dark" (Dio, Appice, Bain, Campbell) – 4:16
  3. "Don't Talk to Strangers" (Dio) – 4:53
  4. "We Rock" (Dio) – 4:35
  5. "The Last in Line" (Dio, Bain, Campbell) – 5:47
  6. "Evil Eyes" (Dio) – 3:38
  7. "Rock 'N' Roll Children" (Dio) – 4:32
  8. "Sacred Heart" (Dio, Appice, Bain, Campbell) – 6:28
  9. "Hungry for Heaven" (Dio, Bain) – 4:11
  10. "Hide in the Rainbow" (Dio, Bain) – 4:06
  11. "Dream Evil" (Dio, Goldie) – 4:29
  12. "Wild One" (Dio, Robertson) – 4:03
  13. "Lock Up the Wolves" (Dio, Robertson, Bain) – 8:34

"Evil Eyes" is the version re-recorded for The Last in Line LP, rather than the original recording, which was the B-side to the "Holy Diver" single. This latter version has yet to be issued on CD.

"Hide In The Rainbow", from The Dio E.P. (EP), had not been released on an album before.

Personnel


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