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.”
Stand Up and Shout
Caught In the Middle
Don't Talk to Strangers
Straight Through the Heart
Rainbow In the Dark
Shame On the Night
9 Songs, 42 Minutes
May 24, 1983
℗ 1983 Warner Records Inc. Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved.
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