DIO - Sacred Heart ( 1985, Europe ) 12" Vinyl LP Album

"Sacred Heart" is Dio's third studio album. It was released in August 15, 1985. This release of "Sacred Heart" was made in the Netherlands for European Distribution.

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DIO - Sacred Heart ( 1985, Europe )

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Album's Condition and Grading Details

Strict grading according to the Goldmine Grading for Vinyl records has been applied, this record has been carefully visually inspected to determine the grading.

VINYL GRADING

EXCELLENT or EX or VG++ : minor scuffs which are only slightly visible. There may be more than a few scuffs and NO Scratches

 

ALBUM COVER GRADING

NEAR MINT or NM, M- : The cover looks as close to perfect with only minor signs of wear and or age. Minor impressions to the cover

Product Information and Collector Notes

 

Album Front Cover:

 

  • The band-name "DIO" is printed in the top-center of the album's front cover
  • The album-title "Sacred Hear" is printed at the bottom center of the album's fron cover.
  • There is no catalognr printed on the front cover.
Album Back Cover

 

  • The bar-code "0 42282 48481 9" is printed in the upper-right corner of the album back coer.
  • Below the bar-code is the catalognr: 824 848-1
  • To the left of the bar-code there is a small Vertigo full-swirl logo
  • Is this catalognr the same as the catalognr on the label
  • In the bottom left-corner there is "Printed in The Netherlands"
  • In the bottom center of the album cover there is "(p) 1985 Phonogram International B.V., The Netherlands, except "Hungry For Heaven" (p) 1985 Warner Bros. Inc, U.S.A. (c) 1985 Warner Bros Records, Inc., U.S.A.
  • In the bottom right there is the Phonogram logo and:
    marketed by
    phonogram
Inner Sleeve
On one sife of the inner sleeve there are band-photos and credits, with song lyrics of "Sacred Heart" on the other side.
Record Label

Record label information:

  • The record labels are green with lettering in black
  • Vertigo Spaceship aka UFO Label
  • There is NO label code
  • The rights society B.I.E.M and Stemra are printed on the right hand side, near 3 o'lcock. Next to it is "Copyright Control" logo.
  • The catalognr "824 848-1" is printed on the left hand side, near 9 o'clock
  • Below the catalognr there is "824 848-1.1" , STEREO 33 1/3 and "MADE IN HOLLAND".

    Note: the "MADE iN HOLLAND" does not appear on all the Dutch releases of of "Sacred Heart"

  • The rim-text is printed in English and runs from 8 o'clock to 4 o'clock.

Production & Recording Information

Producers:

Ronnie James DIO

Sound & Recording Engineers:

Gary McGachan

Recording Location:

Rumbo Studios. Los Angeles California

Mastering Engineer and Location:

Greg Fulginiti , Artisan Sound Recorders, Hollywood. California

Album Cover Design & Artwork:

Jerry McManus ( Art Direction )

Margo Chase ( Hand Lettering )

Robert Florczak ( Artwork )

Steve Gerdes ( Album Cover Design )

Wendy Dio ( Cover Concept )

Photography:

Gene Kirkland

P. G. "Wigan" Brunelli


Music Genre:

Heavy Metal / Hard Rock

Label & Catalognr:

 Vertigo – 824 848-1

Media Format:

Record Format: 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

1985 Made in Holland

Musicians:
  • Ronnie James Dio - Vocals

      Ronnie James DIO (1942-2010) , the KING of Heavy Metal with a long career (starting in 1957) being lead singer (vocals) in many different bands. DIO's career in a nutshell: 1957 The Vegas Kings, Ronnie and the Rumblers, 1958-1961 Ronnie and the Redcaps, 1961-1967 Ronnie and the Prophets, 1967-1968 The Electric Elves, 1968-1972 The Elves, 1972-1975 ELF, 1975-1978 Rainbow , 1979-1982 Black Sabbath , 1982-2010 DIO (Band) , 1981-1982 Black Sabbath , 2006-2010 Heaven & Hell.

  • Vinnie Appice - Drums

      Vinny Appice is the younger brother of Carmine Appice. Vinny has played drums in many different bands, together with Ronnie James Dio in "Black Sabbath", DIO (Band), "Heaven and Hell" and in many other bands. Bands in which Vinnie Appice has been played in are: 3 Legged Dogg, 9 Chambers, Appice, Axis, Black Sabbath, Circle of Tyrants, Dio, Dunsmuir, Erik Norlander, Hear 'N Aid, Heaven & Hell, Kill Devil Hill, Last in Line, Lynch Mob, Martiria, Minoru Niihara, Power Project, Resurrection Kings, Serpent's Ride, WWIII.

  • Jimmy Bain - Bass
  • Vivian Campbell - Guitar
  • Claude Schnell - Keyboards
Tracklisting Side A:
  1. King of Rock and Roll
  2. Sacred Heart
  3. Another Lie
  4. Rock and Roll Children
Tracklisting Side B:
  1. Hungry for Heaven
  2. Like the Beat of a Heart
  3. Just Another Day
  4. Fallen Angels
  5. Shoot Shoot

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