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Ronnie James Dio Tribute Album to Be Released on Colored Vinyl

Image courtesy of Rhino Records/Adrenaline PR (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Rhino Records/Adrenaline PR (via ABC News Radio)

Heavy metal vinyl collectors, take notice -- the  Ronnie James Dio  tribute album  This Is Your Life  is coming to a retail outlet near you, in blood red double vinyl.

Featuring Dio tracks covered by  Slipknot / Stone Sour 's  Corey Taylor ,  Halestorm ,  Metallica ,  Scorpions ,  Motorhead  and many others, the CD and digital versions of  This Is Your Life  debuted at #20 on the album charts during their first week of release in April. 

The double vinyl album -- with a full-color gatefold cover -- is available for pre-order from Amazon.com. 

Among the interesting tracks on the album are renditions of "Rainbow in the Dark," featuring Taylor and Stone Sour drummer  Roy Mayorga ; "Catch the Rainbow," with ex- Deep Purple  member  Glenn Hughes  and Dio alumni  Simon Wright ,  Craig Goldy ,  Rudy Sarzo  and  Scott Warren ; "Man on the Silver Mountain," by Halford and ex-Dio members Warren,  Vinny Appice ,  Doug Aldrich  and  Jeff Pilson ; and "Ronnie Rising Medley" by Metallica, which incorporates the songs "A Light in the Black," "Tarot Woman," "Stargazer" and "Kill the King."  Closing out  This Is Your Life  is a previously released Dio song of the same name, which originally appeared on the 1996 album  Angry Machines .

Proceeds raised by the album benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, a charity co-founded by Dio's widow,  Wendy , that focuses on supporting cancer research and raising awareness about the disease.  Wendy Dio also produced  This Is Your Life .

Here is the full track list for the vinyl album:

Side A
"Neon Knights" -- Anthrax
"The Last in Line" -- Tenacious D
"The Mob Rules" -- Adrenaline Mob
 "Rainbow in the Dark" -- Corey Taylor, Jason Christopher, Christian Martucci, Roy Mayorga, Satchel

Side B
"Straight Through the Heart"-- Halestorm
 "Starstruck" -- Motörhead with Biff Byford
"The Temple of the King" -- Scorpions
 "Egypt (The Chains Are On)" -- Doro

Side C
"Holy Diver" --  Killswitch Engage
"Catch a Rainbow" -- Glenn Hughes, Craig Goldy, Rudy Sarzo, Scott Warren, Simon Wright
"I" -- Oni Logan, Jimmy Bain, Rowan Robertson, Brian Tichy

Side D
"Man on the Silver Mountain" -- Rob Halford, Doug Aldrich, Vinny Appice, Jeff Pilson, Scott Warren
"Ronnie Rising Medley" (featuring “A Light in the Black,” “Tarot Woman,” “Stargazer,” “Kill the King”) -- Metallica
"This Is Your Life" -- Dio

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