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  • Trying To Burn The Sun Trying To Burn The Sun Quick View

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    Trying To Burn The Sun

    First Pressing Of 1000 Numbered Copies On 'Burning Sun' Coloured Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter


    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    Founded By Front Man Ronnie James Dio


    Elf was an American rock band founded by singer and bassist Ronnie James Dio, keyboardist Doug Thaler, drummer Gary Driscoll, and guitarists Nick Pantas and David Feinstein (Dio's cousin). The band was originally called The Electric Elves, but was shortened to The Elves and finally Elf in 1972. Elf disbanded in 1975 after recording three albums and after most of the lineup had been absorbed into Ritchie Blackmore's new group, Rainbow.


    Ronnie James Dio went on to a successful career in heavy metal, fronting Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, and his own band, Dio. David Feinstein also found a career in metal, leading the band The Rods for a number of years. Original keyboardist Doug Thaler went on to a career in music management.


    Recorded while the band was evolving slowly into the Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, Trying to Burn the Sun is the third and final release from Elf, the band that finally earned Ronnie James Dio the attention he had been seeking since the late 50s. After writing and recording a few singles for Blackmore, Dio and Elf were solidly moving in a heavier musical direction.


    Trying to Burn the Sun is a great listen for all fans of 70s rock, not only Dio and Rainbow fans.

    1. Black Swampy Water
    2. Prentice Wood
    3. When She Smiles
    4. Good Time Music
    5. Liberty Road
    6. Shotgun Boogie
    7. Wonderworld
    8. Streetwalker
    Elf
    $37.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Ronnie James Dio- This Is Your Life Ronnie James Dio- This Is Your Life Quick View

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    Ronnie James Dio- This Is Your Life

    To celebrate one of rock's most powerful voices, an all-star group of his friends and fans recorded 13 of their favorite tracks for a tribute album that will raise funds for the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund (diocancerfund.org). Produced by his longtime manager and wife Wendy Dio, the album includes contributions by such metal heavyweights as Metallica, Motörhead, Scorpions, Anthrax, and Rob Halford, as well as appearances by many of the musicians who performed with Dio over the years.
    LP 1
    1. Neon Knights - By Anthrax
    2. The Last In Line - By Tenacious D
    3. The Mob Rules - By Adrenaline Mob
    4. Rainbow in the Dark (feat. Jason Christopher, Christian Martucci, Roy Mayorga, Satchel) - By Corey Taylor
    5. Straight Through the Heart - By Halestorm
    6. Starstruck (with Biff Byford) - By Motörhead
    7. The Temple of the King - By Scorpions
    8. Egypt (The Chains Are On) - By Doro


    LP 2
    1. Holy Diver - By Killswitch Engage
    2. Catch the Rainbow (feat. Craig Goldy, Rudy Sarzo, Scott Warren, Simon Wright) - By Glenn Hughes
    3. I - By Jimmy Bain, Oni Logan, Rowan Robertson, Brian Tichy
    4. Man On The Silver Mountain (feat. Doug Aldrich, Vinny Appice, Jeff Pilson, Scott Warren) - By Rob Halford
    5. Ronnie Rising Medley (feat. A Light In The Black, Tarot Woman, Stargazer & Kill The King) - By Metallica
    6. This is Your Life - By Dio

    Various Artists
    $27.99
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  • Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow Quick View

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    Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow


    Group's 1975 Debut Includes Signature Man on a Silver Mountain and Heralds Beginning of Powerful Combination of Ritchie Blackmore and Ronnie James Dio


    Wax Cathedral Reissue Comes Replete With Faithful Replication of Original Gatefold Sleeve; Pressed at RTI, America's Best Record Plant


    In 1974, Ritchie Blackmore's bandmates in Deep Purple refused his request to cut a cover of Quatermass' Black Sheep of the Family. Demonstrating impressive commitment to the song, Blackmore set out to record it with the help of then-emerging vocalist Ronnie James Dio and members of his band Elf. To have enough material to release this as a single, Blackmore and Dio collaborated on Sixteenth Century Greensleeves. Pleased with the results, the two fleshed out a full album and Blackmore formally parted ways with Deep Purple. Blackmore and Dio named their new band after the location where they initially discussed their collaboration: the legendary Rainbow Bar and Grill on West Hollywood's Sunset Strip. Rainbow was born.


    Drawing on medieval classical progressions for inspiration, Blackmore paired textured playing paired with Dio's fantastical lyrical imagery and inimitable vocals. The combination set Rainbow apart from its hard rock contemporaries. Featuring what would prove to be Rainbow's signature tune, Man on the Silver Mountain, Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow is a dynamic voyage. Blackmore's somber, melodic playing weaves a mystical tapestry over which Dio's tales of drawbridges, crossbows, and kings settle like a knight on his steed. This influential classic concludes with a flourish, as a cover of the Yardbirds' Gregorian chant-influenced instrumental Still I'm Sad proves a perfect pulpit for Blackmore's rhapsody-like soloing.


    Complete with a faithful replication of the original gatefold sleeve and featuring dead-quiet surfaces, this Wax Cathedral reissue is pressed at RTI, America's best record plant. Even better, it's on colored vinyl.

    1. Man on the Silver Mountain
    2. Self Portrait
    3. Black Sheep of the Family
    4. Catch the Rainbow
    5. Snake Charmer
    6. The Temple of the King
    7. If You Don't Like Rock 'n' Roll
    8. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves
    9. Still I'm Sad
    Rainbow
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  • Metal Xmas Metal Xmas Quick View

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    Metal Xmas

    Revised and updated for 2010 with 4 new tracks, "We Wish You A Metal Xmas & A Headbanging New Year" is the all hard rock and metal compilation of everyone's favorite holiday songs which features the likes of Dave Grohl (Them Crooked Vultures), Geoff Tate (Queensryche), Ronnie James Dio, Lemmy, Alice Cooper, Billy F. Gibbons (ZZ Top), George Lynch (Dokken) and more! The 2010 edition features 4 new recordings featuring Dez Fafara (DevilDriver), Doro Pesch, Steve "Lips" Kudlow (Anvil) & other metal greats!
    1. We Wish You A Merry Christmas
    2. Run Rudolph Run
    3. Santa Claws Is Coming To Town
    4. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
    5. Silver Bells
    6. Little Drummer Boy
    7. Santa Claus Is Back In Town
    8. Silent Night
    9. Deck The Halls
    10. Grandma Got Ran Over By A Reindeer
    11. Rocking Round The Xmas Tree
    12. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
    13. O Christmas Tree
    14. Auld Lang Syne
    15. Frosty The Snowman
    16. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
    Various Artists
    $29.99
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  • Down To Earth Down To Earth Quick View

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    Down To Earth

    Ronnie James Dio's departure prior to the recording of this 1979 album didn't halt the band's success-in fact, this one brought them their first charting single, Since You Been Gone. Deep Purple bass man Roger Glover was now in the mix, and this is the only Rainbow album featuring the vocals of Graham Bonnet.
    1. All Night Long
    2. Eyes of the World
    3. No Time to Lose
    4. Makin' Love
    5. Since You Been Gone
    6. Love's No Friend
    7. Danger Zone
    8. Lost in Hollywood
    Rainbow
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  • The Pick Of Destiny The Pick Of Destiny Quick View

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    The Pick Of Destiny

    Like Spinal Tap, the Rutles, and even the Bonzo Dog Band, Tenacious D manage to send up rock conventions while employing them expertly. The soundtrack to their first full-length motion picture mixes songs and bits from the movie, but it plays like a hilarious concept album more than anything. Dave Grohl and (one half of the) Dust Brothers--who played on the D's delicious 2001 debut--are here joined by Meat Loaf and Ronnie James Dio. The title song navigates power balladry from the late '80s and early '90s in ways most awesome, while also throwing in a bridge that rips on faux-mystical elf-progisms of '70s stadium rock. --Mike McGonigal
    1. Kickapoo
    2. Classico
    3. Baby
    4. Destiny
    5. History
    6. The Government Totally Sucks
    7. Master Exploder
    8. The Divide
    9. Papagenu (He's My Sassafrass)
    10. Dude (I Totally Miss You)
    11. Break In-City (Storm the Gate!)
    12. Car Chase City
    13. Beelzeboss (The Final Showdown)
    14. POD
    15. The Metal
    Tenacious D
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    Bleeder

    Bleeder was recorded by drummer Ben Koller's Converge bandmate Kurt Ballou at his GodCity studio in Salem, MA. While Helium Head was recorded as a duo, the upcoming LP expands the original lineup of Koller and vocalist/guitarist Stephen Brodsky to include bassist Nick Cageao. The album is said to have bigger production, increased ferocity, and the bolstered confidence from writing as a three-piece unit, offering up everything from hardcore, to NWOBHM-styled arrangements, to sludge. The album's 1000 Mile Stare and Soft Spot in My Skull apparently blend thrash with King Crimson-minded prog, while other touchstones include Ronnie James Dio-period Black Sabbath.
    1. Bridgeburner
    2. Reptilian Soul

    3. Sweet Ivy

    4. 1000 Mile Stare

    5. Surveillance

    6. Beast

    7. Dead Dreams

    8. Soft Spot in My Skull

    9. Deadlock

    10. Bleeder
    Mutoid Man
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