|Ronnie James Dio||Vocals|
|John Thompson||drums, gong|
|Bobby Campo||trumpets, percussion, tambourine, horns|
|Brad Aaron||backing vocals|
|Davy Moire||backing vocals|
|Steve Venezia||backing vocals|
|Victoria Livgren||backing vocals|
|Donna Williams||backing vocals|
|Steve Walsh||backing vocals|
|Jeff Pollard||backing vocals|
|Mylon LeFevre||backing vocals|
|John Fristoe||backing vocals|
|Joey Jeff||backing vocals|
|The Moaning Multitudes||backing vocals|
|Kerry Livgren||guitars, piano, synthesizers, bass, organ, vocals, mongo drums, clavinet, fender rhodes, percussion|
Kerry Livgren, guitarist for Kansas, started to think about making a solo album in early 1979. He had written lots of material which didn't fit to Kansas' style and he considered to release it on his own album. However, as he became born-again Christian, he wanted to make a Christian album. He gathered several musicians and singers he knew for the album, as well as one previously unknown singer to him, Ronnie James Dio. He had seen him singing for Elf several years ago and thought Dio had enough power and range, as well as expressiveness in his vocal style to sing on the album.
At the time of Livgren's project, Ronnie James Dio was singing for Black Sabbath, a band which is generally considered as Satanic band amongst various religious groups. This has been rumored as one of the reasons why Livgren wanted Dio to sing two tracks on the album - Livgren supposedly wanted someone earthly to sing on his album to prove the power of the God. Some interviews also claim that Ronnie James Dio didn't know about the Christianity of the album before it was released, but this is most likely not true.
This page is maintained by Tapio Keihänen,
The page has been updated on 13.05.1999
Biography URL: http://www.dio.net/biography/, the front page http://www.dio.net/.