Jorn – ‘Dio’
Jorn Lande: Lead Vocals
Willy Bendiksen: drums
Tore Moren: guitars
Jgor Gianola: guitars
Tor Erik Myhre: guitars
Nic Angileri: Bass
1.) “Song For Ronnie James” -This intro opens with the same keyboard chord whole-note that opens Dio’s “Holy Diver”. The main intro consisted of a clean electric picking riff. Underneath some of the guitar notes there are matching keyboard notes. These keyboard notes are used to accent the rhythm guitar. There is a small rhythm guitar change for the musical verse. Underneath the rhythm guitar of the musical verse there is a small violin arrangement. There is a small vocal echo connecting the opening verse with the pre-chorus. For what I am calling the pre-chorus there are backing vocals underneath the first and third lyric line and vocal accents underneath the second and fourth. This section fades out to the kick-in of the main song. This section opens with a single distorted electric rhythm riff. The way the rhythm riff was written and sounded is very reminiscent to the stuff Ronnie was writing on ‘Holy Diver’. This section is basically a second intro. The song kicks-in on the third riff. The last note of this second intro is a whole-note that leads into the musical verse. The band used the same musical arrangement for the verse as the one for the second intro section. Some of the lyric lines of the verses were actual song titles of Dio’s. The way Jorn done this shows his writing ability. There was a small vocal echo attached to the last lyric line of the musical verse. There is a minor lead guitar fill connecting the musical verse with the second verse. There is a small rhythm change for the chorus. After the chorus there is like what I would call a pre-chorus arrangement. This section completely blew me away. At times the lead guitar solo had a Vivian Cambell feel to it.
2.) “Invisible” – Taken off of ‘Holy Diver’ released May 25,1983.
3.) “Shame on the Night” - Taken off of ‘Holy Diver’ released May 25,1983.
4.) “Push” – Taken off of ‘Killing The Dragon’ released May 21, 2002.
5.) “Stand Up And Shout” - Taken off of ‘Holy Diver’ released May 25,1983.
6.) “Don't Talk to Strangers” - Taken off of ‘Holy Diver’ released May 25,1983.
7.) “Lord Of The Last Day” – Taken off of ‘Magica’ released March 21, 2000.
8.) “Night People” – Taken off of ‘Dream Evil’ released July 21, 1987.
9.) “Sacred Heart” – Taken off of ‘Sacred Heart’ released August 1985.
10.) “Sunset Superman” - Taken off of ‘Dream Evil’ released July 21, 1987.
11.) “Lonely Is The Word / Letters From Earth (2010 version)” -
12.) “Kill The King”* - Taken off of Rainbow’s ‘Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll’ released April 9, 1978.
13.) “Straight Through The Heart (live)” - Taken off of ‘Holy Diver’ released May 25, 1983.
**Song for Ronnie James (videoclip)
On May 16, 2010 the world lost one of its most valued icons of heavy metal with the passing of Ronnie James Dio. Since being ask by Ritchie Blackmoore between ’74 & ’75 to be the vocalist for Ritchie’s new solo project called Rainbow. There has not been one hard rock/heavy metal singer or songwriter that he has not been influenced by Ronnie James Dio.
I’m sure there will be a lot of people in the media that is going to say Jorn’s recording of this CD is Jørn Lande trying to capitalize on what will be an early market. In fact it is the complete opposite. Actual this release has been in the works for a little over a year. "I wrote "Song For Ronnie James" as a tribute and a personal thanks to the man who has been my mentor for more than 35 years. This great man has affected my life and career in such a way that without his presence, I would not have become the artist I am today." States the Norse God himself. Listening to the songs it is strikingly obvious Jørn had a love for Dio and handled every Dio lyric with care making I’m sure Ronnie proud. In some of the early reviews I have been reading people are complaining about how the guitar work does sound like Vivian Cambell, or they don’t like the track listing. Well let’s tackle A. first, if you haven’t heard yet Vivian did not and I repeat DID NOT do the guitar work!!!!! As for the track listing It was refreshing to see songs that are rarely covered then songs that is going to be on every Dio tribute release recorded within the next couple of months. “A Song For Ronnie” is a master piece!!!
Jorn has have made Ronnie proud and should be pleased. If you are a fan of metal buy this album today!!!!