[News] BMG to release DIO “The Studio Albums: 1996-2004” Limited-Edition Deluxe CD and LP Boxsets

BMG and Niji Entertainment Group Inc. have partnered to issue limited-edition deluxe CD and LP boxsets of Ronnie James Dio‘s final four studio albums on September 22, 2023. Titled “The Studio Albums: 1996-2004”, the set will include “Angry Machines” (1996),“Magica” (2000),“Killing The Dragon” (2002) and “Master Of The Moon” (2004).

The LP set is housed in a sideloading box with newly created art on five 180g color LPs (“Angry Machines” on Halloween orange with black marble LP, “Killing The Dragon” on transparent yellow with black marble LP, “Master Of The Moon” on electric blue with milky clear marble LP and “Magica” on transparent blood red and black smoke 2LP plus the rare single “Electra” on a cobalt blue 7″.

Ronnie‘s widow and longtime manager Wendy Dio says: “I am very excited to be working with BMG, a label that still has a passion for rock music. They will be making the complete DIO catalogue available again with some interesting surprises.

Angry Machines
Originally released in 1996 and featuring the line-up of Ronnie James Dio (Vocals), Tracy G (Guitars), Jeff Pilson (Bass), Vinny Appice (Drums) and Scott Warren (Keyboards).
CD & LP Tracklist:
1. Institutional Man
2. Don’t Tell The Kids
3. Black
4. Hunter Of The Heart
5. Stay Out Of My Mind
6. Big Sister
7. Double Monday
8. Golden Rules
9. Dying In America
10. This Is Your Life

Originally released in 2000 and featuring the line-up of Ronnie James Dio (Vocals), Craig Goldy (Guitars), Jimmy Bain (Bass), and Simon Wright (Drums), the 2XLP set includes a bonus 7″ of studio track “Electra.”

CD & LP Tracklist:
1. Discovery
2. Magica Theme
3. Lord Of The Last Day
4. Fever Dreams
5. Turn To Stone
6. Feed My Head
7. Eriel
8. Chalis
9. As Long As It’s Not About Love
10. Losing My Insanity
11. Otherworld
12. Magica (Reprise)
13. Lord Of the Last Day (Reprise)

Killing The Dragon 
Originally released in 2002 and featuring the line-up of Ronnie James Dio (Vocals), Doug Aldrich (Guitars), Jimmy Bain (Bass), and Simon Wright (Drums).

CD & LP Tracklist:
1. Killing The Dragon
2. Along Comes A Spider
3. Scream
4. Better In The Dark
5. Rock and Roll
6. Push
7. Guilty
8. Throw Away Children
9. Before The Fall
10. Cold Feet

Master Of The Moon 
Originally released in 2004, “Master of the Moon” was the final studio album under the DIO band name and featured the line-up of Ronnie James Dio (Vocals), Craig Goldy (Guitar), Jeff Pilson (Bass), & Simon Wright (Drums).
Disc 1 & LP Tracklist:
1. One More For The Road
2. Master Of The Moon
3. The End Of The World
4. Shivers
5. The Man Who Would Be King
6. The Eyes
7. Living The Lie
8. I Am
9. Death By Love
10. In Dreams

Pre-order The Studio Albums 1996-2004 at https://dio.bio.to/TSA9604PR

The definitive documentary on legendary Metal icon Ronnie James Dio, “DIO: Dreamers Never Die” will be released on September 29, 2023 and is available for preorder on DVD, Blu-ray+4K, and DVD+Blu-ray Deluxe Edition (including Dio: Dreamers Never Die merchandise exclusive to this package).

The film and other exclusive merchandise can be preordered here: https://shop.bandwear.com/collections/dio-shop

Dio’s story transcends the standard Rock documentary. Beautifully highlighting both his powerful voice and his gentle heart, “DIO: Dreamers Never Die” delves deep into the singer’s incredible rise from ’50s doo-wop crooner to his early rock days in Elf (where he also played bass), Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow, replacing Ozzy Osbourne in BlackSabbath, and finally cementing his Rock star status with DIO. The first documentary to be authorized by the artist’s estate, the film incorporates never-before-seen footage and personal photos from Dio’s archives as well as offering intimate scenes with his closest peers, family, and friends, including Wendy Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward, Vinny Appice, Lita Ford, Rob Halford, Sebastian Bach, Eddie Trunk and Jack Black, as they bring viewers inside the life of one of Rock and Roll’s true heroes.

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Author: Jacopo Vigezzi

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