A Special from the Spectrum

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A Special from the Spectrum
Video by
Released 1984
Recorded The Spectrum, Philadelphia, 25 August 1984
Genre Heavy metal
Length 51 Minutes
Label Warner (North America)
Castle Communications (UK)
Director Phil Tuckett
Producer Steve Sabol, Ed Sabol
Dio chronology
Live in Concert
A Special from the Spectrum
Sacred Heart "The Video"
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

A Special from the Spectrum is the second video album by the American heavy metal band Dio, containing footage of a live concert performance recorded at The Spectrum arena in Philadelphia on 25 August 1984. Most of the performance has been repackaged on the We Rock DVD, minus the opening track of "Stand Up and Shout". The video has been certified Gold by the RIAA having sold 50,000 units.[2]

Track listing

  1. "Stand Up and Shout" (Jimmy Bain, Ronnie James Dio)
  2. "Don't Talk to Strangers" (Dio)
  3. "Mystery" (Bain, Dio)
  4. "Egypt (The Chains Are On)" (Vinny Appice, Bain, Vivian Campbell, Dio)
  5. "Heaven and Hell" (Geezer Butler, Dio, Tony Iommi, Bill Ward)
  6. Guitar solo by Vivian Campbell
  7. "Heaven and Hell" (continued)
  8. "The Last in Line" (Bain, Campbell, Dio)
  9. "Rainbow in the Dark" (Appice, Bain, Campbell, Dio)
  10. "The Mob Rules" (Butler, Dio, Iommi)
  11. "We Rock" (Dio)



  1. ^ Hinds, Andy. "Dio A Special from The Spectrum review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-11-05.
  2. ^ "RIAA Gold & Platinum database-A Special From the Spectrum". Retrieved February 22, 2009.
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