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NK Osaka 07
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Posted on Blabbermouth.net today.

Eagle Rock has set a May 12 release date for DIO's "Live In London: Hammersmith Apollo" on DVD, Blu-ray, 2CD and digital formats.

Filmed at London, England's Hammersmith Apollo on December 12, 1993, this previously unreleased concert film captures the then newly reformed DIO band on the last night of their European tour in support of the "Strange Highways" album. With a lineup of Ronnie James Dio (vocals), Vinny Appice (drums), Jeff Pilson (bass) and Tracy G (guitar), the band delivered a blistering performance on tracks from the "Strange Highways" album, previous DIO classics and favorites from Ronnie's career with BLACK SABBATH and RAINBOW.

"Live In London: Hammersmith Apollo" track listing:

01. Stand Up And Shout
02. Strange Highways
03. Don't Talk To Strangers
04. Evilution
05. Pain (with guitar solo)
06. The Mob Rules
07. Children Of The Sea
08. Holy Diver
09. Heaven And Hell
10. Man On The Silver Mountain
11. Drum Solo
12. Heaven And Hell (reprise)
13. Jesus Mary & The Holy Ghost
14. Hollywood Black
15. The Last In Line
16. Rainbow In The Dark
17. We Rock
18. Here's To You

"The Mob Rules" performance clip, taken from "Live In London: Hammersmith Apollo", can be seen below.

In a mid-1990s interview with Extreme magazine, Ronnie James Dio stated about the "Strange Highways" LP: "When we did that album, the record company just went, 'Whoa — we don't know what to do with this one, so we'll throw it against the wall and if it does something. We'll support it. If not — the hell with it!' They really did nothing. We were at the back end of getting ready to leave that label anyway; it just wasn't the place for us… But I must say I can't lay the blame on everybody else, that album perhaps sounded too dated — that might have been one of its problems too… We started writing in a different manner on the 'Strange Highways' album and it's carried on in that writing style to [1996's 'Angry Machines']. We've just taken it a few steps closer to the year 2000 rather than looking back and trying to be a reunion band and thinking, 'Gee, I think they're going to like this one — it sounds like 'Holy Diver'!' That's something I never wanted to do."

Ronnie James Dio, best known for his work with BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW and his own band DIO, died of stomach cancer on May 16, 2010 at the age of 67.

Dio was renowned throughout the world as one of the greatest and most influential vocalists in heavy metal history. The singer, who was recording and touring with SABBATH offshoot HEAVEN & HELL prior to his illness, was diagnosed with stomach cancer in late 2009. He underwent chemotherapy and made his final public appearance in April 2010 at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards in Los Angeles.

Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/dio-live-in-london-hammersmith-apollo-to-be-released-on-dvd-blu-ray-2cd-and-digital/#U14uDMbyILDvG6gX.99
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olivious the drummer
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YES!!!!!!! Made my day!

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NK Osaka 07
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I was really hoping for the Special From The Spectrum but this is good news.
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NICE!!!
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olivious the drummer
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Watched this at the weekend - its very very good! I can understand why people were not keen on Tracy G as he plays everything in his own way and unashamedly plays none of the classic solos but my word thats one tight band and Ronnie was on top form.

I really liked the "behind the scenes" footage as well, showed how human the band was.

A worthwhile DVD for the collection thats for sure.

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I'll have to try to get this one, went to my local record store the other day hoping they'd have it, but only had the cd and were out of the bluray.
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NK Osaka 07
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Got the blu-ray and it's a good show. I still need to pick up the cd though.
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