Dio - Holy Diver Live (2006) Review
(More customer reviews)Ronnie James Dio DEFINES quality Heavy Metal. So it's about time that he now has a DVD release that also defines how a music DVD should be done.
This performance of the 2005 Holy Diver tour was captured live at London's Astoria. The show features the Holy Diver album in its entirety, from start to finish, with other Dio, Rainbow and Black Sabbath classics.
The concert portion of the disk is all show. No indulgence by some videographer that thinks a viewer wants to see effects like cut to black and white or split screen pop ups. The picture is crystal clear, and most importantly, the video doesn't jump around every 4 seconds, so you really get to see the performance in a way that feels like you have a front row seat to the concert instead of sitting there watching a DVD.
The sound is terrific. If you've got a surround system you're in for a pounding Heavy Metal experience. You get your choice of Dolby 5.1 (which I have found usually gives the best playback for a concert DVD with my surround system), DTS or Dolby stereo.
Ronnie is excellent. This guy has held up extremely well; there's barely a crack in the vocal armor that has been RJD's signature sound for more than 30 years. Missing are Jimmy Bain, Vinnie Appice and Viv Cambell. In are a group of guys with some impressive resumes: Rudy Sarzo on Bass, Simon Wright on Drums, Doug Aldrich is spectacular on guitar (Craig Goldy was out on injured reserve) and Scott Warren on keyboards. All of the guys are on. They clearly committed to each other to give performances that were true to the studio versions, and their performances indeed channel the original line-up precisely.
1. "Tarot Woman"
2. "Sign Of The Southern Cross"
3. "One Night In The City"
4. "Stand Up And Shout"
5. "Holy Diver"
7. "Caught In The Middle"
8. "Don't Talk To Strangers"
9. "Straight Through The Heart"
11. "Rainbow In The Dark"
12. "Shame On The The Night"
13. "Gates Of Babylon"
14. "Heaven & Hell"
15. "Man On The Silver Mountain"
16. "Long Live Rock 'N' Roll"
17. "We Rock"
Along with some bonus interviews.
This is the Dio DVD release we've all been waiting for. Any Dio fan will enjoy this disk immensely. There is no question here. Add it to your cart.
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