It’s almost a year since Ronnie is not with us, but my mind still refuses to accept this reality. There are kind of people, that it’s extremely hard to believe they died, because it sounds unnatural, they suppose to be alive. Ronnie James Dio was one of them. His voice, his energy, his music are still with us and they strongly stay in my soul for the rest of my life.
Unfortunately, I was able to see Dio live performance only once. It was in Tel Aviv in 2005, if I remember well. I took my wife, my son and three my friends, one of them even came from St. Petersburg and we all enjoyed the great Dio’s concert. My son was only 8 years old then and he was called by a security guy to the back stage and someone from Dio’s team gave him a blue guitar pick with Ronnie’s signature. I still keep this pick in my wallet.
For me, buying this collectible LP set was no-questioned. It comes on two 180-gram LPs with wonderful printed deluxe gatefold sleeve. I purchased it here. I grew up with Dio’s music and looking forward to see other releases.