The Very Beast of Dio

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The Very Beast of Dio
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Greatest hits album by
Released October 3, 2000
Recorded 1983-1994
Genre Heavy metal
Length 78:09
Label WEA/Rhino
Producer Ronnie James Dio
Dio compilations chronology
Dio: Master Series
The Very Beast of Dio
Anthology Vol.2
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2/5 stars[2]

The Very Beast of Dio is the second greatest hits collection CD from the American heavy metal band Dio. The first to be released in the U.S., it has sold over 400,000 copies, according to SoundScan. As of 11/03/2009 it has been certified Gold by the RIAA, having sold more than 500,000 copies in the US.[3]

A followup to this compilation was released on October 9, 2012.[4]

Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Original album Length
1. "Stand Up and Shout" Ronnie James Dio, Jimmy Bain Holy Diver 3:19
2. "Holy Diver" Dio Holy Diver 5:54
3. "Rainbow in the Dark" Dio, Vivian Campbell, Bain, Vinny Appice Holy Diver 4:16
4. "Straight Through the Heart" Dio, Bain Holy Diver 4:36
5. "We Rock" Dio The Last in Line 4:35
6. "The Last in Line" Dio, Campbell, Bain The Last in Line 5:47
7. "Mystery" Dio, Bain The Last in Line 3:58
8. "King of Rock and Roll" Dio, Campbell, Bain, Appice Sacred Heart 3:52
9. "Sacred Heart" Dio, Campbell, Bain, Appice Sacred Heart 6:28
10. "Hungry for Heaven" Dio, Bain Sacred Heart 4:11
11. "Rock 'n' Roll Children" Dio Sacred Heart 4:33
12. "Man on the Silver Mountain (live)" Ritchie Blackmore, Dio Intermission 2:29
13. "Dream Evil" Dio, Craig Goldy Dream Evil 4:29
14. "I Could Have Been a Dreamer" Dio, Goldy Dream Evil 4:44
15. "Lock Up the Wolves" Dio, Rowan Robertson, Bain Lock Up the Wolves 8:34
16. "Strange Highways" Dio, Appice, Tracy G, Jeff Pilson Strange Highways 6:53



  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "The Very Beast of Dio review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-11-20.
  2. ^ Nathan Brackett; Christian David Hoard (2004). The new Rolling Stone album guide. New York: Simon & Schuster. p. 239. ISBN 978-0-7432-0169-8. Retrieved 2012-06-06.
  3. ^ "RIAA Gold & Platinum Database, search for "The Very Beast of Dio"". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved February 22, 2009.
  4. ^ "Dio: 'The Very Beast Of Dio Vol. 2' Artwork, Track Listing Revealed - Aug. 1, 2012". Roadrunner Records. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
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