Personnel: Ronnie James Dio (vocals); Doug Aldrich (guitar); Scott Warren (keyboards); Simon Wright (drums).
Liner Note Author: Ronnie James Dio.
Photographer: Alex Solca.
After the reawakening of Ronnie James Dio to a younger generation courtesy of his two-disc Rhino anthology Stand Up and Shout, the man remained alive and kicking for a year-and-a-half, sharing the road with fellow metal luminaries the Scorpions and Deep Purple. This collection of live recordings is the document of this tour, and it features the grand wizard of darkness in fine performing form, covering all of the well-known anthems like "Holy Diver" and "Heaven and Hell" and throwing in some choice new tunes for a balance of old and new. Dio heads will enjoy having this as a souvenir of the man's recent conquests in North America and Europe. ~ Rob Theakston