Sacred Heart cd cover


Sacred Heart

Although I'm sure this will be an unpopular opinion, I believe that this is Dio's best album. While it's true that his most famous songs like Rainbow in the Dark or Last in Line don't appear on this cd, I feel that this album contains his most consistent song writing, making this is a better group of songs, and therefore a better album. It has a great blend of the patented Dio sound and the commercial, radio-friendly approach that really opened up his music to a whole other audience. Vivian's guitar playing was at it's peak and songs like Hungry for Heaven and Rock'n Roll Children have stood the test of time as well as some of his other hits. GIve this one a chance. --Scott

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Track Listing

  1. King of Rock and Roll
  2. Sacred Heart
  3. Another Lie
  4. Rock 'n' Roll Children
  5. Hungry for Heaven
  6. Like the Beat of a Heart
  7. Just Another Day
  8. Fallen Angels
  9. Shoot Shoot


VOCALS: Ronnie James Dio
GUITAR: Vivian Campbell
BASS: Jimmy Bain
DRUMS: Vinny Appice
KEYBOARDS: Claude Schnell


LABEL: Warner Bros.
“Maybe we ran the lights, somehow caused the scene. Maybe we learn to fight as part of a routine. Maybe we jumped the wall, suddenly tipped the scale. Maybe we tried too hard, so afraid to fail.”