Dio’s ‘At Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987′ Getting Vinyl Makeover
Dio‘s double-disc affair ‘At Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987′ is going to be issued on vinyl Feb. 15. It will be the first-ever Dio release to be issued on high-grade, 180-gram vinyl. Dio’s longtime engineer, Wyn Davis, oversaw the mixing and mastering of the release, so you know it sounds terrific.
The first ‘At Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987′ disc was recorded in 1983 and marks the first-ever UK performance by Ronnie James Dio’s solo group while they were on tour in support of ‘Holy Diver.’ The set list covers Dio’s impressive catalog, including tracks from both his Rainbow and Black Sabbath stints. The disc is essentially a retrospective of Dio’s illustrious, game-changing career.
Disc two is no slouch, either. It includes the debut of guitarist Craig Goldy and was recorded in 1987 while Dio supported ‘Dream Evil’ on the road.