Wednesday, June 16, 2010

JORN - Dio

It's not hard to imagine to whom this album is dedicated, simply by judging the title. Unfortunately, Ronnie James Dio is no longer in this earth, although he will always be with us. Jorn Lande, has always been a great fan, and always admitted that Dio has been his bigger influence. So, gathering some songs from the entire career of the singer, was not an easy task, specially when you want to focus on less known, but no less good songs. This album starts with a song named "Song For Ronnie James", and the rest of the album is covers. I must admit that I am a huge fan of Lande, but I had only a small worry, about how well he would deliver the songs comparing to the original, but it soon went away. He sings in his well known style, and is the closest, if possible, to what Dio sounds on those tracks. The songs are slightly heavier, but preserving the spirit and the feeling of the originals. As a tribute I realize that it's really hard to suggest to anyone but to die-hard fans of the singer, who want to have all his releases. Nevertheless, it's a good album, and you might want to check it out.


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