Final four Dio albums to be reissued with bonus live tracks

The legendary metal act's output from 1996 to 2004 will be remastered on CD and vinyl

Ronnie James Dio album reissues 2020
Ronnie James Dio, via Facebook

    The final four Dio albums — Angry MachinesMagicaKilling the Dragon, and Master of the Moon — are receiving deluxe reissues. Due out February 21st, The Studio Album Collection: 1996–2004 offers remasters of all four albums on vinyl and CD, and digital formats. Additionally, the CD and digital versions include rare live recordings from each album’s accompanying tour.

    The announcement is big news for Dio vinyl collectors. Angry Machines is receiving its first official LP release, while MagicaKilling the Dragon, and Master of the Moon will finally be back for the first time in years (prior limited pressings go for astronomical figures on the second-hand market).

    “I am very excited to be working with BMG, a label that still has a passion for rock music,” said Wendy Dio, widow of late frontman Ronnie James Dio. “They will be making the complete Dio catalogue available again with some interesting surprises.”


    In addition to the standalone 180-gram vinyl LPs, the CD and digital versions of each album include unreleased live recordings from the accompanying tours. Magica will also be packaged with a limited 7inch of 2009 single “Electra” — the only completed studio recording from the planned Magica II album that went unfinished after Dio’s passing in 2010. Longtime Dio collaborator Wyn Davis oversaw the remastering for all of the material, and designer Marc Sasso updated the album artwork for each release.

    Stream a number of bonus tracks and check out the full tracklist for each reissue below.

    Angry Machines Tracklist:

    Disc 1 and LP:
    01. Institutional Man
    02. Don’t Tell the Kids
    03. Black
    04. Hunter of the Heart
    05. Stay Out of My Mind
    06. Big Sister
    07. Double Monday
    08. Golden Rules
    09. Dying in America
    10.  This is Your Life

    Disc 2 (CD and digital) – Live on Angry Machines Tour 1997:
    01. Jesus Mary and The Holy Ghost – Straight Through The Heart
    02. Don’t Talk to Strangers
    03. Double Monday
    04. Hunter of the Heart
    05. Holy Diver
    06. Heaven and Hell
    07. Long Live Rock and Roll
    08. Man on the Silver Mountain
    09. Rainbow in the Dark
    10.  The Last in Line
    11.  The Mob Rules
    12.  We Rock


    Magica Tracklist:

    Disc 1 & LP 1 (LP 2 includes Magica Story + “Electra” bonus 7″):
    01. Discovery
    02. Magica Theme
    03. Lord of the Last Day
    04. Fever Dreams
    05. Turn to Stone
    06. Feed My Head
    07. Eriel
    08. Chalis
    09. As Long As It’s Not About Love
    10.  Losing My Insanity
    11.  Otherworld
    12.  Magica (Reprise)
    13.  Lord of the Last Day (Reprise)

    Disc 2 (CD and digital) Live on Magica Tour 2001:
    01. Discovery
    02. Magica
    03. Lord of the Last Day
    04. Fever Dreams
    05. Eriel
    06. Chalis
    07. Losing My Insanity
    08. Otherworld
    09. Electra – Studio Track
    10. Magica Story – Studio/Spoken Word

    Killing the Dragon Tracklist:

    Disc 1 and LP:
    01. Killing the Dragon
    02. Along Comes a Spider
    03. Scream
    04. Better in the Dark
    05. Rock and Roll
    06. Push
    07. Guilty
    08. Throw Away Children
    09. Before the Fall
    10.  Cold Feet


    Disc 2 (CD and Digital) Live on Killing the Dragon Tour 2002/2003:
    01. Holy Diver
    02. Heaven and Hell
    03. Rock and Roll
    04. I Speed at Night
    05. Killing the Dragon
    06. Stand Up and Shout

    Master of the Moon Tracklist:

    Disc 1 and LP:
    01. One More for the Road
    02. Master of the Moon
    03. The End of the World
    04. Shivers
    05. The Man Who Would Be King
    06. The Eyes
    07. Living the Lie
    08. I Am
    09. Death by Love
    10.  In Dreams

    Disc 2 (CD and Digital) Live on Master of the Moon Tour 2004/2005:
    01. Heaven and Hell
    02. Rainbow in the Dark
    03. Rock and Roll Children
    04. The Eyes
    05. Prisoner of Paradise – Studio Track


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