The Last In Line

Label
Universal Music Division Mercury
Release date
4 Apr 1992
Running length
9 tracks
Running time
44:28

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 We Rock 4:33 129,967
2 The Last In Line 5:10 130,976
3 Breathless 4:03 41,975
4 I Speed At Night 3:22 53,855
5 One Night In The City 5:15 47,335
6 Evil Eyes 3:38 74,630
7 Mystery 7:40 57,680
8 Eat Your Heart Out 3:49 36,952
9 Egypt (The Chains Are On) 6:58 39,121

About this album

The Last in Line is the second studio album by heavy metal band Dio, released on July 13, 1984. It was certified Gold (500 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.

It is the second Dio album to feature current Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell and the first to feature former Rough Cutt keyboardist Claude Schnell.


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

“We Rock” (Dio) – 4:33

“The Last in Line” (Dio, Vivian Campbell, Jimmy Bain) – 5:46
“Breathless”(Dio, Campbell) – 4:09
“I Speed at Night” (Dio, Campbell, Bain, Vinny Appice) – 3:26
“One Night in the City” (Dio, Campbell, Bain, Appice) – 5:14
“Evil Eyes” (Dio) – 3:38
“Mystery” (Dio, Bain) – 3:55
“Eat Your Heart Out” (Dio, Campbell, Bain, Appice) – 4:02
“Egypt (The Chains Are On)” (Dio, Campbell, Bain, Appice) – 7:01

Album charts positions
Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 UK Album Charts
1984 The Last in Line #24 #4


Singles charts positions
Year Song Chart positions
US Mainstream Rock Tracks UK Singles Chart
1984 “Mystery” #20 #34

Personnel
Ronnie James Dio – Vocals
Vivian Campbell – Guitar
Jimmy Bain – Bass
Claude Schnell - Keyboards
Vinny Appice – Drums
Recorded at Caribou Ranch, Colorado, USA
Produced by Ronnie James Dio
Engineered by Angelo Arcuri
Assistant engineered by Rich Markowitz
Mixed on Westlake Audio BBSM6 monitors
Originally mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound, New York, USA

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  • zeleny

    terrific

    4 Nov 1:16pm Reply
  • Wacke666

    Very good album from start to finish. It's not Dio's most consistent release, but probably his strongest for me despite that. "Breathless" and "Mystery" are the only tracks that I skip now and then, otherwise I really dig the rest of the album.

    3 Nov 11:29pm Reply
  • drvirtuozov

    We Rock! [3]

    29 Jun 12:55pm Reply
  • Russian_Wolf

    We rock!(2)

    28 Jun 4:53pm Reply
  • Rubberbandman16

    We Rock!

    5 Jun 4:50pm Reply
  • DiogoAlvim777

    <3

    12 May 6:14pm Reply
  • nlventura93

    The guitar playing on this record is insane, some of Dio's best work as well.

    1 May 11:49am Reply
  • Idiots-Rule

    Always liked this one very much. Very good songs on it.

    20 Apr 11:19pm Reply
  • sebapeppers

    Great, fucking album. One of the best Dio albums period. R.I.P Dio.

    14 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Tharockeira

    Dio o melhor!!!!!!!!

    6 Oct 2011 Reply
  • fatalportrait99

    Incredible.

    1 Aug 2011 Reply
  • ImNotAsian8

    R.I.P The King Of Metal....

    30 May 2011 Reply
  • rok2slayr

    both this and holy diver are amazing. this one though i can listen to all the way through, holy diver, not so much.

    4 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Headbanghoofd

    bought it on tape yesterday, fucking awesome

    7 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Oniren

    A fantastic album. Just as good as Holy Diver. There isn't a single filler on the album.

    28 Dec 2010 Reply
  • TheAnarchyst

    Ronnie James Dio was one of the best singers of the world!

    27 Oct 2010 Reply
  • nodicenate

    For me, this is a major step down from the majesty of Holy Diver. RJD's vocals are just as incredible as ever, but the lyrics and musical arrangements are remarkably uninspired after such a killer debut solo record. The title track is a classic for a reason and "We Rock" and "I Speed at Night" are blazing highlights, but the rest of the songs are just mediocre. "One Night in the City" and "Egypt (The Chains Are On)" come close to being real winners, but just lack a little bit of the oomph they need to get over the hump. Not bad tunes by any means, but not all-timers. Tracks 6-8 are almost embarrassingly bad.

    23 Oct 2010 Reply
  • The_Onilord

    Egypt only would make this album essential for every rock/metal fan, but the rest of the album is one great song after another. DIO at their pinnacle.

    10 Sep 2010 Reply
  • vegeta68

    pedazo de disco,buenisimo!

    22 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Headbanger62695

    egypt is just a masterpiece... *__* [2] this whole album is fucking great, and i agree with evildeadjedi, it is better than Holy Diver

    5 Jul 2010 Reply
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