DIO – Master of the Moon

Dio – Master of the Moon (2004, Sanctuary Records)

Track Listing:
1. “One More For The Road” … 3:17
2. “Master Of The Moon” … 4:19
3. “The End Of The World” … 4:39
4. “Shivers” … 4:16
5. “The Man Who Would Be King” … 4:59
6. “The Eyes” … 6:27
7. “Living The Lie” … 4:26
8. “I Am” … 5:00
9. “Death By Love” … 4:22
10. “In Dreams” … 4:26

Ronnie James Dio – Vocals
Craig Goldy – Guitar, Keyboards
Jeff Pilson – Bass
Simon Wright – Drums
Scott Warren – Keyboards

Produced by: Ronnie James Dio

One of the greatest covers… ever! I absolutely love it, it’s such an 80s metal cover and I’ve got no qualms with that.

I was initially disappointed by this album, as were many reviewers at the time of its release, with the slower numbers on this album. Sure, it sounds like Dio all the way through (don’t worry, it’s not an album of lame ballads), but there’s not much here to get you pumped up outside of the album’s opener (and my favorite song from this album), “One More For The Road”. Dio’s voice is just as strong as ever here on this song and the entire album for that matter.

It’s held up fairly well though from the past few years. Not a great Dio album, but certainly good and worth a listen, but it doesn’t hold a candle to his earlier material.

My biggest remembrance of this album is listening to it while on the run from Hurricane Ivan in 2004, with my family and my fiancee. Yikes!

Highlights: “One More for the Road”,  “Master of the Moon”, “The Eyes”, “Death By Love”, “In Dreams”



Posted on October 15, 2008, in Collection, Dio and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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