This Is Your Life: A Tribute To Ronnie James Dio

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This Is Your Life: A Tribute To Ronnie James Dio

A diminutive yet larger than life and remarkably stalwart knight of the heavy metal round table who could silence a sold-out arena with a single note and then elicit a thunderous roar with the flash of a horned hand, the late Ronnie James Dio is as worthy of veneration as any metal god, and this 2014 tribute album, which was organized by his wife Wendy and raises money for his own Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, offers up 14 reasons why. Tribute albums can prove problematic, especially when they forgo emotional narrative for name recognition, or when participating artists spend too much time trying (too hard) to subvert the songs, but Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life succeeds by remaining true to its source material. This approach can also backfire by descending into karaoke, but each cut here is delivered via the full-blooded ferocity of friends, family, and (famous) fans, so it never feels phoned in. In fact, some of the performances, like Anthrax's ferocious take on Black Sabbath's "Neon Knights" and Metallica's ambitious medley of "A Light in the Black," "Tarot Woman," "Stargazer," and "Kill the Kingare" are so dialed in that they induce whiplash -- even Tenacious D, who built a career (albeit a comedy one) out of unabashed Dio worship, spend less energy debasing "Last in Line" with a "Stairway to Heaven"-inspired recorder arrangement and more time delivering the meat of it like it was the closing song of a last chance battle of the bands set. Sure, there are some limp moments (Rob Halford and a cast of past and present Dio members, despite their best efforts, just can't seem to locate the power source on "Man on the Silver Mountain"), but for the most part, This Is Your Life rocks the fu#k out, and it's a testament to RJD's talents as a molten metal scribe that instead of sticking their necks out and screaming "hey, look at me!", everybody pretty much sticks with the program. ~ James Christopher Monger., Rovi

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Performer: Ronnie James Dio
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1. Neon Knights - Anthrax
2. The Last In Line - Tenacious D
3. The Mob Rules - Adrenaline Mob
4. Rainbow In The Dark - Corey Taylor Featuring Jason Christopher / Christian Martucci / Roy Mayorga & Satchel
5. Straight Through The Heart - Halestorm
6. Starstruck (with Biff Byford) - Motorhead
7. The Temple Of The King - Scorpions
8. Egypt (The Chains Are On) - Doro
9. Holy Diver - Killswitch Engage
10. Catch The Rainbow - Glenn Hughes Featuring Craig Goldy / Rudy Sarzo / Scott Warren & Simon Wright
11. I - Jimmy Bain / Oni Logan / Rowan Robertson & Brian Tichy
12. Man On The Silver Mountain - Rob Halford Featuring Doug Aldrich / Vinny Appice / Jeff Pilson & Scott Warren
13. Ronnie Rising Medley: A Light In The Black / Tarot Woman / Stargazer & Kill The King - Metallica
14. This Is Your Life - DIO
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This album was soo worth buying. all the covers were beautifully done. the shipping was great product was in beautiful condition. buy it. you won't regret it.

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