DIO “Evil Or Divine - Live In New York City” /DVD + CD Set; Live/



Re-release of the first DVD and second live CD “Evil Or Divine”, by the legendary American Heavy Metal band, in one Set.
Concert was recorded live at Roseland Theater in New York City, USA on December 13th, 2002. DVD and CD were originally released separately, in 2003, by Spitfire Records (a division of Eagle Rock Entertainment).
One of the advantages that Ronnie Dio had on this tour over previous ones is that he had the most technically and musically proficient set of musicians behind him ever. Bassist Jimmy Bain holds the bottom of the arrangement strongly, as he has consistently done since he and Dio began their collaboration in Rainbow. Drummer Simon Wright puts on a hell of a technical display during his allotted solo time, making one wonder how he managed to keep those insanely simple beats when in AC/DC without having a breakdown. Scott Warren proves apt to the task of playing all keyboard parts previously handled by the likes of Jens Johansen and Claude Schnell. But the true technical wizard of the bunch proves to be Doug Aldrich, whose interpretations of the various solos coined by Dio’s previous collaborators is rivaled only by his amazingly varied display during his own solo sections, hitting upon such contrasting styles as Classical, Rock, Jazz, and Blues.
The extras on this DVD include a rather humorous music video of “Push”, featuring Tenacious D doing a funny version of “Heaven and Hell” and Ronnie throwing his own brand of comedy into the mix. The fact that this video didn’t enjoy much play on any of the various Music Video stations is telling about the moronic nature of the mainstream and its various media outlets, but for the perspective DVD shopper this purchase would be a key to liberating itself from the simpleton steeped airwaves. The behind the scenes footage is also interesting, as is the interview where Ronnie gives a brief retrospective of his career and his philosophical viewpoints.
After 17 years there is a new version of the Dio live experience on the video medium and it is sure to please. To those of you who thought that Dio was a has been and that he would hang it up at the turn of the millennium, may you suffer and die listening to the audio CD of this Set being played at full blast by your neighbors knowing just how wrong you were!!
0 PAL | 16 : 9 | DVD 9 | DTS Digital Surround | Dolby Surround 5.1 | Dolby Digital Stereo | English.
Eagle Vision/Niji Productions Inc., 2003/2005 (ERDVCD029). Made in Germany. First press.

Tracklist:

DVD:

1. Killing The Dragon 
2. Egypt / Children Of The Sea 
3. Push 
4. Drum Solo         Instrumental
5. Stand Up And Shout 
6. Rock And Roll 
7. Don't Talk To Strangers 
8. Man On The Silver Mountain 
9. Guitar Solo 
10. Long Live Rock And Roll 
11. Lord Of The Last Day 
12. Fever Dreams 
13. Holy Diver 
14. Heaven And Hell 
15. The Last In Line 
16. Rainbow In The Dark 
17. We Rock 

DVD Bonus Material:
Interview 
Photo Gallery 
Behind The Scenes Footage 
Push [Videoclip]
Total playing time: approx. 100 minutes

CD:
1. Killing The Dragon     5:06 
2. Egypt / Children Of The Sea     7:56 
3. Push     3:54 
4. Stand Up And Shout     3:36 
5. Rock And Roll     5:11 
6. Don't Talk To Strangers     5:49 
7. Man On The Silver Mountain     2:24
8. Guitar Solo     9:07 
9. Long Live Rock And Roll     4:15 
10. Fever Dreams     4:09 
11. Holy Diver     5:07
12. Heaven And Hell     6:38 
13. The Last In Line     5:45 
14. Rainbow In The Dark     5:04 
15. We Rock     5:16
Total playing time: 79:17

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