Dio LP Discography, October 1982-May 1983

Holy Diver
    A:
    1. Stand Up And Shout
    2. Holy Diver
    3. Gypsy
    4. Caught In The Middle
    5. Don't Talk To Strangers
    B:
    1. Straight Through The Heart
    2. Invisible
    3. Rainbow In The Dark
    4. Shame On The Night
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  • Mercury 27152, Argentina, 1983
      - Titled as Buzo Sagrado on the sleeve
      - Promo release
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  • Mercury 811 021-1, Australia, 1983
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  • Mercury 811 021-1, Australia, February? 1983
      - Promo release, includes a 2-sided press release sheet
      - Similar labels and sleeve as on the first printing
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  • Mercury 811 021-1, Australia, 1983
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  • Mercury 811 021-1, Brazil, 1983
      - Includes an insert
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  • Warner Bros 92 38361, Canada, May 1983
      - Labels have horizontal lines and shorter text on the bottom circle
      - Most likely the first printing
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  • Warner Bros 92 38361, Canada, 1983
      - Different label design than on the original release
      - Most likely reissue from late 1983
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  • Warner Bros 92 38361, Canada
      - "Watermark" Warner Bros labels, longer text on the bottom circle
      - Reissue
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  • Universal Music/Vertigo 0042281102110, EU, November 11th, 2008
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  • Mercury 811 021-1, Finland, 1983
      - Blue/White Mercury labels
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  • Philips/Mercury 811 021-1, Finland, 1983
      - Blue/silver Philips labels
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  • Mercury 811 021-1, France, May 1983
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  • Mercury 811 021-1Q, Germany, June 17th, 1983
      - Blue Mercury labels
      - No bar code on the back sleeve
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  • Mercury 811 021-1Q, Germany, 1983
      - Black Mercury labels
      - Includes a bar code on the back sleeve
      - Most likely a reissue
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  • Mercury 811 021-1, Greece, 1983
      - Black PolyGram copyright text on the back sleeve.
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  • Mercury 811 021-1, Greece, 1983
      - Black PolyGram copyright text on the back sleeve.
      - Different text than on the other black text version, otherwise identical
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  • Mercury 811 021-1, Greece, 1983
      - Test pressing with catalog number hand-written on labels
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  • Mercury 811 021-1, Holland, May 1983
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  • Mercury 811 021-1, Holland, 1983
      - Includes a Heavy Metal sticker
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  • Mercury 811 021-1, Holland, 1983
      - Promo release, promo sticker on back sleeve and on label
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  • Mercury 811 021-1, Holland, 1983
      - Misprinting, both sides had the A side label
  • Mercury 811 021-1, Holland, 1983
      - White label test pressing
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  • Israel, 1983
  • Mercury 811 021-1, Italy, 1983
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  • Mercury 811 021-1, Italy, 1983
      - Black labels
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  • Mercury 25PP-87, Japan, 1983
      - Includes a orange/black/white title strip and lyric sheet
      - Includes a black & silver sticker sheet
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  • Mercury 25PP-87, Japan, 1983
      - White label test pressing
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  • Mercury 20PP-92, Japan, 1983
      - Includes a title strip and lyric sheet
      - Reissue, release year not known
      - Slightly different label design than on the other printing - no (R) after the Mercury logo, different text on the label rim
      - Ebay prices:
        - 24.06.2007 $26
        - 24.10.2007 $27
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  • Mercury 20PP-92, Japan, 1983
      - Includes a title strip and lyric sheet
      - Reissue, release year not known
      - Promo release, existence not confirmed
  • Mercury LPR 19079, Mexico, 1983
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  • Mercury LPR 19079, Mexico, 1983
      - Slightly different label design than on the other printing.
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  • Mercury 811 021-1, New Zealand, 1983
      - Includes an insert (normal inner sleeve but as an insert)
      - New Zealand not mentioned anywhere on the release and back sleeve mentions Australasia, but this printing is nevertheless from New Zealand.
      - Click here for side B label picture.
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  • Peru, 1983
  • Mercury 811 021-1, Philippines, 1983
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  • Mercury SEL-RP 617, South Korea, March 24th, 1984
      - Includes an insert
      - Blue labels
      - Version 1
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  • Mercury SEL-RP 617, South Korea, March 24th, 1984
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  • Mercury SEL-RP 617, South Korea, March 24th, 1984
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  • Mercury SEL-RP 617, South Korea, 1984
      - Promo release, "price tag" type promo sticker on the label
      - Includes an insert
      - Different label design than on other stock or promo versions
      - Click here for back sleeve picture.
      - Promo version 2
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  • Mercury SEL-RP 617, South Korea, 1984
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  • Mercury 811 021-1, Spain, 1983
      - Back sleeve has a wrong catalog number in the top right corner
      - Labels have wrong catalog number ("812 021-1")
      - Existence not confirmed
  • Mercury 811 021-1, Spain, 1983
      - Back sleeve has a red sticker with the catalog number, number 146 in a circle and word STEREO on it, the sticker most likely is glued over a wrong catalog nubmer
      - Labels have wrong catalog number ("812 021-1")
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  • Mercury 811 021-1, Spain, 1983
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  • Mercury 811 021-1, Spain, 1983
      - Similar label design with the 2nd version
      - Correct catalog numbers on the back sleeve and labels
      - Different label profile than on the 2nd version, no "rim" on the label edge
      - Identical sleeves with the 2nd version
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  • Mercury 811 021-1, Spain, 1991
      - Reissue, "1991" printed as the release year on the back sleeve
      - Identical labels with the 1983 version with correct catalog numbers
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  • Vertigo VERS 5, UK, May 25th, 1983
      - Reached #13 on the UK charts.
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  • Vertigo VERS 5, UK, May 25th, 1983
      - Misprinting, blank Vertigo label on B side
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  • Vertigo VERS 5, UK, 1983
      - Promo release, promo stamp on cover
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  • Vertigo VERS 5, UK, 1983
      - White label test pressing
      - No picture sleeves
  • Vertigo PRICE 117, UK, 1983
      - Reissue
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  • Back To Black/UMG Recordings 0600753265802, UK/Czech Republic, June 28th, 2010
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  • Warner Bros 23836-1, USA, May 1983
      - Reached #56 in the US charts, received platinum award
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  • Warner Bros 23836-1, USA, 1983
      - Promo release, promo stamp on sleeve
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  • Warner Bros 23836-1, USA, 1983
      - Promo release, promo stamp on sleeve
      - Includes a press release kit with photo
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  • Warner Bros/Columbia House W1-23836, USA, 1983
      - Columbia House record club release
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  • Warner Bros W1-23836, USA, 1983
      - Record club release test pressing with special labels
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  • Niji Entertainment Group/Warner Bros/Rhino Entertainment NEG003 (NEG 093010), USA, November 23rd 2010
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  • Mercury 90.034, Venezuela, 1983
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Holy Diver
A:
  1. Stand Up And Shout
  2. Holy Diver
  3. Gypsy
  4. Caught In The Middle
  5. Don't Talk To Strangers
B:
  1. Straight Through The Heart
  2. Invisible
  3. Rainbow In The Dark
  4. Shame On The Night
C:
  1. Interview with Ronnie James Dio
D:
  1. Interview with Ronnie James Dio
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