The Last in Line

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The Last in Line
Studio album by Dio
ReleasedJuly 13, 1984
RecordedCaribou Ranch, Colorado
GenreHeavy metal
Length41:51
LabelVertigo (UK),
Warner Bros. (US)
ProducerRonnie James Dio
Dio chronology
Holy Diver
(1983)
The Last in Line
(1984)
Sacred Heart
(1985)
 
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The Last in Line
Studio album by Dio
ReleasedJuly 13, 1984
RecordedCaribou Ranch, Colorado
GenreHeavy metal
Length41:51
LabelVertigo (UK),
Warner Bros. (US)
ProducerRonnie James Dio
Dio chronology
Holy Diver
(1983)
The Last in Line
(1984)
Sacred Heart
(1985)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide1.5/5 stars[2]

The Last in Line is the second studio album by heavy metal band Dio, released on July 13, 1984. It is the first Dio album to feature former Rough Cutt keyboardist Claude Schnell.


Contents

Certifications

It was certified Gold (five hundred thousand units sold) by the RIAA on September 12, 1984, and was the first Dio album to be certified Platinum, achieving the feat on February 3, 1987.[3].

In the UK, it attained Silver certification (60,000 units sold) by the British Phonographic Industry, achieving this in January 1986, at the same time as Holy Diver. To date, these are the only two Dio albums to be so certified.

Reissues

The album, along with Holy Diver and Sacred Heart, was released in a new 2 CD “Deluxe Edition” on March 19, 2012 through Universal for the world outside the U.S.[4]

Track listing

All lyrics written by Ronnie James Dio, music as stated.

Original album
No.TitleLength
1."We Rock" (Dio)4:33
2."The Last in Line" (Dio, Vivian Campbell, Jimmy Bain)5:46
3."Breathless" (Dio, Campbell)4:09
4."I Speed at Night" (Dio, Campbell, Bain, Vinny Appice)3:26
5."One Night in the City" (Dio, Campbell, Bain, Appice)5:14
6."Evil Eyes" (Dio)3:38
7."Mystery" (Dio, Bain)3:55
8."Eat Your Heart Out" (Dio, Campbell, Bain, Appice)3:50
9."Egypt (The Chains Are On)" (Dio, Campbell, Bain, Appice)7:01
2012 Deluxe Edition CD 2
No.TitleLength
1."Eat Your Heart Out" (Live B-side from "Mystery" single) 
2."Don’t Talk to Strangers" (Live B-side from "Mystery" single) 
3."Holy Diver" (Live B-side from "We Rock" single) 
4."Rainbow in the Dark" (Live B-side from "We Rock" single) 
5."One Night in the City" (Live at Pinkpop Festival, Geleen) 
6."We Rock" (Live at Pinkpop Festival, Geleen) 
7."Holy Diver" (Live at Pinkpop Festival, Geleen) 
8.Untitled (Ritchie Blackmore/Dio) (Live at Pinkpop Festival, Geleen) 
9."Heaven & Hell" (Live at Pinkpop Festival, Geleen) 
10."Rainbow in the Dark" (Live at Pinkpop Festival, Geleen) 
11."Man on the Silver Mountain" (Live at Pinkpop Festival, Geleen) 
12."Don’t Talk to Strangers" (Live at Pinkpop Festival, Geleen) 

Personnel

Dio
Production

Charts

Album charts positions

YearAlbumChart positions
Billboard 200UK Album Charts
1984The Last in Line244

Singles charts positions

YearSongChart positions
US Mainstream Rock TracksUK Singles Chart
1984"The Last in Line"10
1984"We Rock"42
1984"Mystery"#20#34

References