DIO – A Decade of Dio 1983-1993 [6CD Boxset Remastered]
As requested, here’s in full form “A Decade of DIO 1983-1993” is a fantastic 6CD Boxset released by Rhino / Warner that brings together the group’s first six studio albums, each one featuring newly remastered sound.
There has been already recent remasters of these essential albums, deluxe editions with extra material, SHM-CD, etc, but believe me, this “A Decade of DIO 1983-1993 Boxset” is the definitive, best remasters I heard.
The sound quality is terrific; all these new remasters add a little more punch yet preserving the ‘original feel’ as it should be on every proper remastering job.
NOT brick-walled is the key here, keeping the real balance between all instruments and vocals, the real, original mix, just more crisp and clear.
All the 6 albums come huge out of the speakers, especially on early albums like ‘Holy Diver’ and ‘Last In Line’, equate to more recent releases like ‘Lock Up The Wolves’ and ‘Strange Highways’ which had more modern production values already.
But even the latter have been benefited with some kind of a ‘new vinyl LP’ quality sound which is a plus for me.
On sale at a really affordable price, featuring the best remastering you could get, each album including original artwork (plus LP replica jackets) and packaged in a solid cardboard box with shimming new artwork (by Marc Sasso, who was responsible for many of the band’s iconic covers) this “A Decade of DIO 1983-1993 Boxset” is a mandatory purchase.
You gotta hear the sound quality, it’s truly amazing.
CD1 – ‘Holy Diver’ [Remastered]
CD2 – ‘Last In Line’ [Remastered]
CD3 – ‘Sacred Heart’ [Remastered]
CD4 – ‘Dream Evil’ [Remastered]
CD5 – ‘Lock Up The Wolves’ [Remastered]
CD6 – ‘Strange Highways’ [Remastered]
BUY IT !