Dio (album)

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Dio
Jorn-Dio.jpg
Studio album by
Released 2 July 2010 (Europe)
27 July 2010 (USA)
Recorded Early 2009
Jailhouse Studios, Denmark
Genre Heavy metal, hard rock
Label Frontiers
Producer Tommy Hansen
Jorn chronology
Dukebox
(2009)
Dio
(2010)
Live in Black
(2011)

Dio is a cover album by Norwegian rock singer Jørn Lande, (released under his stagename Jorn) released in July 2010. The album was recorded as a tribute to the late Ronnie James Dio and consists of covers of songs from Dio, Black Sabbath and Rainbow, with one original composition written for Ronnie James Dio. Lande describes the album as a "fine collection of songs that present the music of the Man and the Artist, with a unique twist" and a "sincere and heartfelt “thank you” to a great and influential Artist" who "has affected my life and career in such a way that without his presence, I would not have become the artist I am today".[1] A music video for the song "Song for Ronnie James" was released on YouTube.[2] The announcement of the album did not pass off without critique however, as Lande was accused of exploiting the death of Dio.[3] Frontiers Records President released a statement in which he denies those accusations and explains that the album had been in the works since spring of 2009, before Dio's death in May 2010.[4] In South America the album is called Song For Ronnie James.

Track listing

# Title Time Writer Original album
1. "Song for Ronnie James" 8:07 Lande Original Song
2. "Invisible" 5:23 Ronnie James Dio, Vinny Appice, Vivian Campbell originally from Holy Diver
3. "Shame on the Night" 5:21 Dio, Appice, Jimmy Bain, Campbell originally from Holy Diver
4. "Push" 3:59 Dio, Bain, Doug Aldrich originally from Killing the Dragon
5. "Stand Up and Shout" 3:22 Dio, Bain originally from Holy Diver
6. "Don't Talk to Strangers" 4:55 Dio originally from Holy Diver
7. "Lord of the Last Day" 4:50 Dio, Goldy originally from Magica
8. "Night People" 4:24 Dio, Goldy, Bain, Claude Schnell, Appice originally from Dream Evil
9. "Sacred Heart" 6:26 Dio, Campbell, Bain, Appice originally from Sacred Heart
10. "Sunset Superman" 4:55 Dio, Goldy, Bain, Schnell, Appice originally from Dream Evil
11. "Lonely Is the Word / Letters from Earth (2010 version)" 5:27 Dio, Tony Iommi, Bill Ward and Geezer Butler/Dio, Buttler, Iommi originally from Heaven and Hell / Dehumanizer
12. "Kill the King" 4:03 Dio, Ritchie Blackmore, Cozy Powell originally from Long Live Rock 'n' Roll
13. "Egypt (The Chains Are On)" (Japanese Bonus Track) 6:46 Dio, Campbell, Bain, Appice originally from The Last in Line
14. "Straight Through the Heart (live)" 5:06 Dio, Bain originally from Holy Diver

Personnel

Additional personnel

Charts

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Swedish Albums Chart[5] 53

Release history

Country Date
Europe 2 July 2010
United States 27 July 2010

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2010-05-23.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Jorn - Song For Ronnie James (Official video)". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-01-10.
  3. ^ "BLABBERMOUTH.NET - JORN LANDE To Honor RONNIE JAMES DIO's Musical Legacy With 'Dio' Album". Roadrunnerrecords.com. Archived from the original on 2011-06-06. Retrieved 2012-01-10.
  4. ^ "ROCKUNITED.COM NEWSDESK: Frontiers news: Pretty Maids, Jorn, Asia and more". Rockunitednews.blogspot.com. 2010-05-28. Archived from the original on 2012-03-03. Retrieved 2012-01-10.
  5. ^ Steffen Hung (2010-07-16). "Jorn - Dio". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2012-01-10.
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