Deals and Steals: Heaven, Hell and the Dirt and Metal Between
Heaven and Hell – The Devil You Know $6.29. Sabbath Mark II marches on, and the world is better for it.
Dio – Stand Up and Shout: The Anthology $12.59. Two discs with all of the man’s phases in effect, including some Rainbow and Elf tracks. Great booklet with notes aplenty by RJ himself.
Soilwork – Natural Born Chaos and Figure Number Five $5.59 apiece. The band’s two best at the right price.
Century Media X: 10th Anniversary Collection $11.89 One disc of North America, one of Europe and one rarities. Nothing big I don’t already have on albums, but the lure here is the gorgeous full-colour pocket book stuffed with pictures and memories from the Century Media staff. People after my own black heart!
I’ve never really devoted a lot of time and space to Dio other than his work with Sabbath, but I’m really happy that with the help of this Rhino compilation I can say I’m done collecting for now. That is, unless he pulls out all the stops and writes another Heaven and Hell.