Strange Highways is the sixth studio album by the American heavy metal band Dio. It’s also their first album since Ronnie James Dio and Vinny Appice’s reunion tour with Black Sabbath. The European release was on Vertigo, in October 1993; the . release was on Reprise Records, in January 1994. After the short-lived reunion with Black Sabbath for the recording of the album Dehumanizer (1992) and the subsequent tour, Dio and Appice returned to Dio’s solo group, hiring Tracy Grijalva as new guitarist. Strange Highways Q&A.
Dio (2). Strange Highways (CD, Album, Club).
Strange Highways" is the forgotten Dio album released when metal was about to be knocked into a coma. This last album under his Reprise contract came and went in a hurry but, just as Mr Dio had predicted in an interview from 1994, this album has slowly been rediscovered and seems to be appreciated more than his best known work. These were "angry" times.
Album Name Strange Highways. Released date 25 October 1993. Labels SPV Phonogram. Produced by Mike Fraser. Music StyleHeavy Metal. Members owning this album167.
Strange Highways" is the heaviest and arguably the angriest album in Dio's long solo career. I did not like it that much at first, because it was a great departure from his previous albums, containing darker lyrical themes and noticeably heavier music.
9. 1. Angry Machines.
Listen to Strange Highways by Dio on Deezer. Writer: Gri Jalva - Pilson - Ronnie James Dio, Composers: Gri Jalva - Pilson - Ronnie James Dio. 02. Firehead.
|1||Jesus, Mary & The Holy Ghost||4:13|
|7||One Foot In The Grave||4:01|
|8||Give Her The Gun||5:58|
|9||Blood From A Stone||4:14|
|10||Here's To You||3:24|
|11||Bring Down The Rain||5:45|
- A&R – Rob Cavallo
- Bass, Keyboards – Jeff Pilson
- Drums – Vinny Appice
- Engineer [Assitant] – Andy Udoff
- Guitar – Tracy G
- Illustration – Will Rees*
- Management – Wendy Dio
- Producer, Engineer, Mixed By – Mike Fraser
- Vocals – Ronnie James Dio
- Written-By – Pilson*, Dio*, Grijalva*, Appice* (tracks: 2, 3, 5, 7, 9 to 11)
NotesRecorded at Rumbo Recorders, Los Angeles, California.
Mixed at Record Plant, Los Angeles, California.
Originally mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound, N.Y.
8 pages booklet. Jewel case with black tray.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (Text): 0 9362-45527-2 7
- Barcode (Scanned): 093624552727
- Matrix / Runout: 518 486-2 01 /
- Label Code: LC 1633
- Rights Society: BIEM /STEMRA
- Other (Catalogue number of the Vertigo release printed on the label side of the CD): 518 486 - 2
|518486-2, 518 486 - 2||Dio||Strange Highways (CD, Album)||Vertigo, Vertigo||518486-2, 518 486 - 2||Europe||1993|
|518486-2, 9 45527-2||Dio||Strange Highways (CD, Album, Unofficial)||Vertigo , Reprise Records||518486-2, 9 45527-2||Unknown|
|W2 45527||Dio||Strange Highways (CD, Album, Club)||Reprise Records||W2 45527||Canada||1994|
|9 45527-2||Dio||Strange Highways (CD, Album, Club)||Reprise Records||9 45527-2||US||1994|
|518486-2||Dio||Strange Highways (CD, Album, Promo)||Vertigo||518486-2||Europe||1993|