We’re looking back on the very best of the rock and metal year ahead of the unveiling of 2012’s top album.
And today we salute the ever-growing list of quality reissues. Read on the find out which record topped this year’s list…
2012 REISSUES OF THE YEAR
We said: It’s still tough to come to terms with a rock world bereft of Dio but music like this keeps the memory alive. Holy Diver might not garner the widespread critical acclaim afforded certain Dio-era Purple and Sabbath records but given the circumstances behind its inception and the ease with which it was delivered this album could be the pinnacle of a phenomenally successful career.
Uber Rock said: All in all, ‘Holy Diver’ is a truly classic album; one of Ronnie’s career highlights, and this deluxe edition is well worth upgrading to from that well-worn old vinyl edition. If you’re new to Dio – start here.
2. FM – Indiscreet
3. FM – Tough It Out
4. Dio – The Last In Line
5. Dio – Sacred Heart
6. T-Rex – Electric Warrior
7. High On Fire – The Art Of Self Defense
8. Crystal Viper – The Curse Of Crystal Viper
9. Whitesnake – 1987 (Coloured Vinyl)
10. Whitesnake – Slip Of The Tongue (Coloured Vinyl)