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BMG, Niji Partner For Another Dio Box Set

June 7 — Less than a year after releasing the then latest Ronnie James Dio box set, Niji Entertainment and BMG will release another box set from the famed rocker this summer.

The Complete Donington Collection is scheduled for release July 19 on a limited edition 5LP box set. The collection, which features Ronnie Jame Dio’s 1983 and 1987 performances at the famed annual rock festival (both on 2LP sets with a bonus picture disc), will come a little more than nine months after the release of The Studio Album: 1996-2004.

RJD’s widow, Wendy Dio spoke highly of the concerts in a prepared statement.

“Fond memories of sitting on the grass and watching the bands play,” she said. “This is an amazing Collection. 1983 when Ronnie had just recently formed the Dio Band and again in 1987. Ronnie always enjoyed playing in Britain, he loved the audiences and the beer!”

The 1983 performance features the original RJD band lineup from the “Holy Diver Tour.” The concert featured in the recording was captured just three months after that lineup released its debut album. Its set list features songs, such as “Holy Diver”, “Rainbow In The Dark”, and “Stand Up And Shout.”

The 1987 performance features the band’s Dream Evil lineup. It features songs, such as “The Last In Line”, “Rock ‘n’ Roll Children,” and “All The Fools Sailed Away.”

The full track listing for both concerts is noted below:

Tracklist:

SIDE A
1. Stand Up And Shout
2. Straight Through The Heart
3. Children Of The Sea

SIDE B
4. Rainbow In The Dark
5. Holy Diver
6. Drum Solo
7. Stargazer
8. Guitar Solo

SIDE C
9. Heaven And Hell
10. Man On The Silver Mountain
11. Starstruck
12. Man On The Silver Mountain (Reprise)

SIDE D
DIO Vinyl Art Etching

DIO AT DONINGTON ‘87

Personnel:
Ronnie James Dio – Vocals
Craig Goldy – Guitar
Jimmy Bain – Bass
Vinny Appice – Drums
Claude Schnell – Keyboards

Tracklist:

SIDE A
1. Dream Evil
2. Neon Knights
3. Naked In The Rain

SIDE B
4. Rock And Roll Children
5. Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll
6. The Last In Line
7. Children Of The Sea
8. Holy Diver

SIDE C
9. Heaven And Hell
10. Man On The Silver Mountain
11. All The Fools Sailed Away
12. The Last In Line (Reprise)
13. Rainbow In The Dark

SIDE D
DIO Vinyl Art Etching

DOUBLE DOSE OF DONINGTON TRACKLIST (PICTURE DISC)
SIDE A
1. Stand Up And Shout (Live From Donington 1983)

SIDE B
1. Rock And Roll Children (Live From Donington 1987)

More information on The Complete Donington Collection is available along with all of the latest RJD news at:

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