"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.
Strict grading according to the Goldmine Grading for Vinyl records has been applied, this record has been carefully visually inspected to determine the grading.
EXCELLENT or EX or VG++ : minor scuffs which are only slightly visible. There may be more than a few scuffs and NO Scratches
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
Record label information:
Note: the "MADE iN HOLLAND" does not appear on all the Dutch releases of of "Sacred Heart"
Ronnie James DIO
Rumbo Studios. Los Angeles California
Greg Fulginiti , Artisan Sound Recorders, Hollywood. California
Jerry McManus ( Art Direction )
Margo Chase ( Hand Lettering )
Robert Florczak ( Artwork )
Steve Gerdes ( Album Cover Design )
Wendy Dio ( Cover Concept )
P. G. "Wigan" Brunelli
Heavy Metal / Hard Rock
Vertigo – 824 848-1
Record Format: 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram
1985 Made in Holland
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.
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.
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