THE STUDIO ALBUM COLLECTION: 1996 – 2004
TO BE RELEASED ON FEBRUARY 21, 2020
RARE LIVE TRACKS AVAILABLE NOW!
**Deluxe Newly Remastered Editions Of DIO’s 4 Studio Albums from 1996-2004**
**Limited Edition 1st run of vinyl features lenticular LP-sized album art print**
**Long out of print on CD**
**2CD and Streaming/Digital versions feature rare and unreleased bonus tracks**
BMG and Niji Entertainment Group Inc. have partnered to reissue DIO's 1996 - 2004 studio albums:
Angry Machines (1996), Magica (2000), Killing The Dragon (2002), and Master Of The Moon (2004).
These newly remastered versions feature rare and never before released live and studio bonus tracks. Remastered by longtime DIO collaborator Wyn Davis with updated artwork from frequent DIO designer Marc Sasso.
Long out of print on vinyl, the 180gram black vinyl includes the original tracklistings and is available as a Limited Edition 1st run with and LP-sized Lenticular album art print. As a special bonus, the Magica 2LP also contains a 7” single featuring “Electra”, the only known completed track from the planned Magica 2 album.
The CD versions of each album have also been long out of print globally. These newly remastered deluxe versions are showcased in mediabook packaging along with a 2nd disc featuring rare and unleased bonus material.
In addition to rare studio tracks “Electra” (included on Magica), and “Prisoner Of Paradise” (included on Master Of The Moon), each bonus disc includes a selection of both rare or never before released live tracks from the accompanying tour for each studio release.
All bonus tracks are also available on the streaming/digital versions.
Check the links below to hear rare live tracks from across DIO’s legendary career:
Wendy Dio says, "I am very excited to be working with BMG, a label that still has a passion for rock music. They will be making the complete DIO catalogue available again with some interesting surprises."
Angry Machines Originally released in 1996 and featuring the line-up of Ronnie James Dio (Vocals), Tracy G (Guitars), Jeff Pilson (Bass), Vinny Appice (Drums) & Scott Warren (Keyboards) the CD/digital version features 12 bonus tracks recorded live on the Angry Machines tour in 1997.