Dio Live Album Gets Fall Release, Memoirs Planned

Dio Live Album Gets Fall Release, Memoirs Planned
At the time of his tragic death, Ronnie James Dio had been planning to launch a record label, Niji Entertainment Group, with wife Wendy. Now, Wendy Dio has announced she'll be running the imprint on her own.

Niji's first release is a double-disc live album containing two sets from Dio's solo band in the UK. The first disc contains their debut performance in 1983, followed by a return in 1987 on disc two. Speaking with Rolling Stone, Wendy describes the '83 group as "a new, young band coming out of the box" and the '87 edition as a "more seasoned band."

Niji will release Dio at Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987 just in time for Christmas on November 9. On top of the record label, Wendy Dio is currently shopping RJD's memoirs to different publishing houses. "It's actually [intended as] a three-book deal - the memoirs of Ronnie, a book of illustrated lyrics and a photo book," she explained.

Dio at Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987:

Disc 1: 1983:

1. "Stand Up and Shout"
2. "Straight Through the Heart"
3. "Children of the Sea"
4. "Rainbow in the Dark"
5. "Holy Diver"
6. "Drum Solo"
7. "Stargazer"
8. "Guitar Solo"
9. "Heaven and Hell"
10. "Man on the Silver Mountain"
11. "Starstruck"
12. "Man on the Silver Mountain (Reprise)"

Disc 2: 1987:

1. "Dream Evil"
2. "Neon Knights"
3. "Naked in the Rain"
4. "Rock and Roll Children"
5. "Long Live Rock n' Roll"
6. "The Last in Line"
7. "Children of the Sea"
8. "Holy Diver"
9. "Heaven and Hell"
10. "Man on the Silver Mountain"
11. "All the Fools Sailed Away"
12. "The Last in Line (Reprise)"
13. "Rainbow in the Dark"