- Product Code: R1 545741
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Compilation mini-album by legendary American Heavy Metal singer and his friends.
Ronnie James Dio is one of the most beloved figures in Rock history. His gems, both as a singer and songwriter, are instantly recognizable, whether he was with Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, or leading Dio. Sadly, Dio lost his battle with stomach cancer in 2010, but his towering voice and legacy live on.
To celebrate one of Rock's most powerful voices, an All-star group of his friends and fans recorded 13 of their favorite tracks for a tribute album, released this past April, that raised funds for the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund (diocancerfund.org).
Produced by his longtime manager and wife Wendy Dio, the album included contributions by such Metal heavyweights as Metallica, Motörhead, Scorpions, Anthrax, and Rob Halford, as well as appearances by many of the musicians who performed with Dio over the years. The tracks on Side A of this release are from that album. The live recordings of Ronnie James Dio on Side B are BBC Live recordings of Dio at the Monsters Of Rock in 1983 and 1987.
The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund was formed in honor of the legendary singer who lost his life to stomach cancer, and is dedicated to supporting cancer prevention research, raising awareness and educating the public about early detection and prevention. Proceeds from this release benefit the fund.
Limited to 5000 copies Black Friday 2014 Record Store Day Exclusive release.
Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund/Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company, 2014 (R1 545741). Made in USA. First press.
1. Anthrax - Neon Knights (Dio cover)
2. Taylor, Christopher, Martucci, Mayorga, Satchel - Rainbow In The Dark (Dio cover)
3. Halеstorm - Straight Through The Heart (Dio cover)
1. Dio - Rainbow In The Dark (Live)
2. Dio - Straight Through The Heart (Live)
3. Dio - Neon Knights (Live)