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Performer: Dio
Genre: Rock
Title: Holy Diver
Country: UK
Released: 1986
Style: Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
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Holy Diver is the debut studio album by American heavy metal band Dio, released in 1983. Vocalist Ronnie James Dio had just finished his first tenure in Black Sabbath, whose drummer Vinny Appice he took with him to put together his own band. The roster was completed by his former band mate in Rainbow Jimmy Bain on bass and by the young guitarist Vivian Campbell, coming from the NWOBHM band Sweet Savage. The album was acclaimed by the music press and is the most successful of the band.

Holy Diver is the debut album of the band Dio. It was released on May 25, 1983. After Ronnie James Dio left Black Sabbath in 1982, whose drummer Vinny Appice he took with him to put together his own band. The roster was completed by his former Rainbow bandmate Jimmy Bain on bass and by the young guitarist Vivian Campbell, coming from the Northern Irish band Sweet Savage (not the American band of the same name).

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In June 2009, Dio told the NME: "'Holy Diver' is the metal tune that will not die. For some reason, that album and the song really hit a chord with people. Killswitch Engage did a version of it and I saw them do it at a festival recently where the reaction to their version was wonderful. But it's not something that gets resurrected every once in a while, it's just always there.

Holy Diver is the debut album by American heavy metal band Dio, released in 1983. The roster was completed by his former bandmate in Rainbow Jimmy Bain on bass and by the young guitarist Vivian Campbell, coming from the NWOBHM band Sweet Savage.

The Dio Holy Diver album presents by far one of the greatest vocal performances that Ronnie James Dio left us before his passing in 2010. Much has been written about the artwork and album cover of Dio Holy Diver. The artwork uses imagery that some found shocking. Even though the band’s mascot Murray is the main focal point, the artwork of Dio Holy Diver became symbolic for many years of the band’s existence.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Stand Up And Shout
Written-By – Bain*
3:17
2 Holy Diver 5:50
3 Gypsy
Written-By – Campbell*
3:35
4 Caught In The Middle
Written-By – Appice*, Campbell*
4:13
5 Don't Talk To Strangers 4:52
6 Straight Though The Heart
Written-By – Bain*
4:33
7 Invisible
Written-By – Appice*, Campbell*
5:24
8 Rainbow In The Dark
Written-By – Bain*, Appice*, Campbell*
4:14
9 Shame On The Night
Written-By – Bain*, Appice*, Campbell*
5:19

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Phonogram International B.V.
  • Marketed By – Phonogram
  • Recorded At – Sound City Studios
  • Mastered At – Sterling Sound
  • Pressed By – Polygram, Hanover, West Germany

Credits

  • Art Direction, Design – Jeri McManus, Simon Levy
  • Bass, Keyboards – Jimmy Bain
  • Concept By – Wendy Dio
  • Drums – Vinny Appice
  • Engineer – Angelo Arcuri
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Ray Leonard
  • Guitar – Vivian Campbell
  • Illustration – Randy Berrett
  • Lyrics By, Written-By – Ronnie James Dio
  • Mastered By [Originally] – George Marino
  • Producer – Ronnie James Dio
  • Vocals, Keyboards – Ronnie James Dio

Notes

℗ 1983 Phonogram Int B.V.. The Netherlands
Printed in W. Germany

Original Publishers:
1,6: Niji Music/Lite Dusting Music Ltd.; 2,3,5: Niji Music; 4: Code Music/Niji Music/Vinny Appice Music; 7: Niji Music/Vinny Appice Music; 8: Niji Music/Code Music/Lite Dusting Music Ltd./Vinny Appice Music; 9: Code Music/Niji Music/Lite Dusting Music

First known CD pressing for Europe market.
MADE IN W.GERMANY BY POLYGRAM at 6 o'clock on the label side. No "MADE IN W. GERMANY BY PDO" hub inscription. No distribution code (PG 900) on the rear insert. Catalogue number printed in upper right corner of white inlay

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 042281102127
  • Matrix / Runout: 811 021-2 01 ✳ N
  • Label Code: LC 0268
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • SPARS Code: AAD

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
VERS 5, 811 021-1 Dio Holy Diver ‎(LP, Album) Vertigo, Vertigo VERS 5, 811 021-1 UK 1983
UICY-93390 Dio Holy Diver ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Vertigo UICY-93390 Japan 2007
811 021-1 Dio Holy Diver ‎(LP, Album) Mercury 811 021-1 Greece 1983
AFZ 136 Dio Holy Diver ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM) Audio Fidelity AFZ 136 US 2012
811 021-1 Dio Holy Diver ‎(LP, Album) Mercury 811 021-1 Greece 1983

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Stand Up And Shout
Written-By – Bain*, Dio*
3:17
2 Holy Diver
Written-By – Dio*
5:50
3 Gypsy
Written-By – Dio*, Campbell*
3:35
4 Caught In The Middle
Written-By – Dio*, Appice*, Campbell*
4:13
5 Don't Talk To Strangers
Written-By – Dio*
4:52
6 Straight Through The Heart
Written-By – Bain*, Dio*
4:33
7 Invisible
Written-By – Dio*, Appice*, Campbell*
5:24
8 Rainbow In The Dark
Written-By – Bain*, Dio*, Appice*, Campbell*
4:14
9 Shame On The Night
Written-By – Bain*, Dio*, Appice*, Campbell*
5:19

Companies, etc.

  • Marketed By – Phonogram
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Phonogram International B.V.
  • Recorded At – Sound City Studios
  • Mastered At – Sterling Sound
  • Pressed By – PMDC, Germany

Credits

  • Art Direction, Design – Jeri McManus, Simon Levy
  • Bass, Keyboards – Jimmy Bain
  • Design Concept – Wendy Dio
  • Drums – Vinny Appice
  • Engineer – Angelo Arcuri
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Ray Leonard
  • Guitar – Vivian Campbell
  • Illustration – Randy Berrett
  • Lyrics By, Music By – Ronnie James Dio
  • Management – Wendy Dio
  • Mastered By – George Marino
  • Producer – Ronnie James Dio
  • Vocals, Keyboards – Ronnie James Dio

Notes

Printed in West Germany (On back cover) Made In Germany (On CD)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 042281102127
  • Other: AAD
  • Other: PG 900
  • Label Code: LC 0268
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Matrix / Runout (Outer Ring): 811 021-2 02 #
  • Matrix / Runout (Inner Ring): MADE IN GERMANY BY PMDC
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0131

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
VERS 5, 811 021-1 Dio Holy Diver ‎(LP, Album) Vertigo, Vertigo VERS 5, 811 021-1 UK 1983
UICY-93390 Dio Holy Diver ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Vertigo UICY-93390 Japan 2007
811 021-1 Dio Holy Diver ‎(LP, Album) Mercury 811 021-1 Greece 1983
AFZ 136 Dio Holy Diver ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM) Audio Fidelity AFZ 136 US 2012
811 021-1 Dio Holy Diver ‎(LP, Album) Mercury 811 021-1 Greece 1983