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Carolina County Ball
Review by Gary Hill
Here we have a reissue of the 1974 release from Elf.

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Elf
Review by Gary Hill
Although he was credited under his birth name (Ronald Padavona), the lead singer on this album was Ronnie James Dio.

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Trying to Burn the Sun
Review by Gary Hill
This new reissue is quite cool. Don't expect to hear the kind of stuff Dio did in his solo career.


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Black Sabbath - Dehumanizer
Review by Gary Hill
This album saw Dio return to the Black Sabbath fold after a decade away.
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Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell
Review by Gary Hill
I was a huge Black Sabbath fan when this disc came out. I suppose I should clarify that by admitting that I still am.
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Dio - Holy Diver
Review by Greg Olma

This is where it all began for the band named after the mighty Ronnie James Dio.  


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Heaven and Hell - Live from Radio City Music Hall
Review by Rick Damigella
Next year may be the 40th anniversary of Black Sabbath, but 2007 will be forever known in the lore of heavy metal as the year of Heaven & Hell.
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Heaven and Hell - Live Radio City Music Hall 2007 BluRay
Review by Gary Hill
When this was originally released on DVD, Greg Olma reviewed it for Music Street Journal.

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Heaven and Hell - Live Radio City Music Hall 2007 DVD
Review by Greg Olma
This tour and now DVD has been a long time coming. I always felt that the Dio era of Black Sabbath was overshadowed by the original line-up.
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Rainbow - Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll
Review by Gary Hill
I remember this was the first disc I ever heard by Rainbow and it purely blew me away.

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Heaven and Hell - Neon Nights: 30 Years of Heaven & Hell
Review by Gary Hill
With Ronnie James Dio’s passing, Heaven and Hell are done.

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Heaven and Hell - Neon Nights: 30 Years of Heaven & Hell DVD
Review by Gary Hill
Now that Ronnie James Dio has passed away, this is a reminder of the final tour of Heaven and Hell (the Dio led version of Black Sabbath).

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Queensr├┐che - Operation Mindcrime II
Review by Gary Hill
History - in many ways this album (and this review) is all about history. For my money the first Operation Mindcrime album is a true masterpiece that is unmatched by any album by any artist in terms of power and execution.

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Roger Glover - Roger Glover and Friends - The Butterfly Ball and The Grasshopper's Feast
Review by Gary Hill

After Roger Glover had left Deep Purple, he was looking for a new project and came upon about titled "The Butterfly Ball." He decided to create an album based on the book.


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Dio - The Last In Line
Review by Greg Olma

The Last In Line has always felt like “Son of Holy Diver” to me. It’s a great album from start to finish, and even a filler here or there does not distract from the overall record.


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Dio - The Very Beast of Dio
Review by Mike Korn
Few musicians have had a longer or more storied career than Ronnie James Dio. The pixieish vocal powerhouse has lent his immense lungpower to bands like Elf, Rainbow and, of course, Black Sabbath.
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Various Artists - Underrated Rock Book: The 200 Most Overlooked Albums 1970-2015 written by Jim Santora, Jr.
Review by Gary Hill

The premise is simple: list 200 albums that are under-appreciated. When Jim Santora started the project he set some ground rules. 


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