DIO – Finding The Sacred Heart ; Live In Philly 1986
To celebrate the career of legendary metal singer Ronnie James DIO – hard to believe, yesterday, May 16, has been 6 years since his passing – Eagle Rock Records released the full show at ‘The Spectrum’ in Philadelphia, recorded during the second leg of the ‘Sacred Heart tour’, entitled “Finding The Sacred Heart ; Live In Philly 86“.
Originally issued in edited form on VHS, for the first time the complete concert is presented in the original running order and with remastered sound.
Finally, fans can hear the entire performance on a kick ass 2-CD set, and relive that tour in full sonic glory.
New to the band on this tour is guitarist Craig Goldy, and he joins drummer Vinny Appice, bassist Jimmy Bain and keyboard player Claude Schnell alongside the mighty Ronnie James Dio to play a selection of songs from Sacred Heart, earlier favorites and of course a few dips into the Black Sabbath & Rainbow catalog.
With a style slightly heavier than the band’s former guitarist Vivian Campbell, Goldy delivers thick meaty riffs and flashy solos on killer cuts like “King of Rock and Roll”, “Like the Beat of a Heart” and the upbeat “Hungry for Heaven”.
Longtime Dio fans will love how the band tears into “Don’t Talk to Strangers”, “Sacred Heart” and of course “Stand Up and Shout”, “Rainbow in the Dark” and the classic “We Rock”, each one a metal anthem and featuring Ronnie’s commanding vocals, obliterating everything in its path.
Look for some awesome medleys too featuring perennial favorites “The Last in Line”, “Holy Diver” and of course the classic “Children of the Sea” from Dio’s time in Sabbath and “Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll” from Rainbow.
Throw in a massive “Heaven and Hell” and you have a bombastic set of traditional metal from a legendary act.
“Finding The Sacred Heart ; Live In Philly 86” is a true ’80s baby, showcasing in its purest form what it was like to be in the audience at one of these events.
This is a great slice of history to help relive Dio at the height of their powers.
We miss you Ronnie.
CD 1 :
01. Draco Ignis
02. King Of Rock And Roll
03. Like The Beat Of A Heart
04. Don’t Talk To Strangers
05. Hungry For Heaven
06. Medley; The Last In Line, Children Of The Sea, Holy Diver
07. Drum Solo
08. Heaven And Hell
09. Keyboard Solo
10. Guitar Solo
CD 2 :
11. Sacred Heart
Rock ‘N Roll Children
Long Live Rock ‘N Roll
Man On The Silver Mountain
13. Time To Burn
14. Stand Up And Shout
15. Rainbow In The Dark
16. We Rock
Ronnie James Dio: Vocals
Craig Goldy: Guitars
Vinny Appice: Drums, Percussion
Jimmy Bain: Bass
Claude Schnell: Keyboards
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