Editors’ Notes Dio’s 1983 debut is an immaculate marriage of operatic vocals, fantasy storytelling, and NWOBHM-style energy. Fresh off stints with Rainbow and Black Sabbath, he carries over his obsession with the eternal struggle between good and evil. As “Caught in the Middle” implies, it’s a struggle from which the vocal powerhouse can never escape. And while guitarist Vivian Campbell was still an up-and-comer at the time, he shreds all over the album, especially on the smoking “Don’t Talk to Strangers.”

SONG
Stand Up and Shout
1
3:18
 
Holy Diver
2
5:54
 
Gypsy
3
3:40
 
Caught In the Middle
4
4:17
 
Don't Talk to Strangers
5
4:54
 
Straight Through the Heart
6
4:35
 
Invisible
7
5:26
 
Rainbow In the Dark
8
4:14
 
Shame On the Night
9
5:18