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Old 04-01-2012, 06:35 AM
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Holy Diver 24 karat gold remaster

I don't recall seeing anything about this but Holy Diver has finally been remastered. You can get it from Dio's offical web page or from audio fidelity which did the remaster.

The remaster is great. Everything is so much clearer not only vocally but most of all musically. I'm hearing things going on with the guitar work, especially the solos that i've never noticed before in the hundereds of times i've heard this album. Just a superb job from the people who did this. If you're a Dio fan this is a must have.

The news gets better as i've heard that The Last In Line and Sacred Heart are getting the same remaster treatment and will both be released within the coming months. I hope that they do one for Dream Evil as well since it deserves the same as there's no reason not to do it.

The biggest issue I always had with these albums was the questionable production but finally this issue is being resolved and we can enjoy these classic albums more than ever now
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Old 04-01-2012, 07:19 AM
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Audio Fidelity, the audiophile label that put out this album, are amazing. Their releases tend to be the de facto best version of an album. When it comes to hard rock and metal the other titles they've done is Hell Bent for Leather by Priest, the Deep Purple Mark 2 records and some Alice Cooper stuff. Apparently Holy Diver is one of their best selling titles, so hopefully we' see some more metal released!
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Why commission this separately from the deluxe edition? That's just stupid.
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Why commission this separately from the deluxe edition? That's just stupid.
My main issue with this is that this remaster was released last month and I only heard about it last week. They really kept this quiet for whatever reason. I didn't post anything when I first read about it because I wanted to wait for my copy to come in the mail so I could tell everyone if it was any good or not.

I've got some bad news though, I checked audio fidelity's page and it says that the Holy Diver remaster is currently out of stock. So, hopefully they'll have more soon. I'm guessing there maybe some torrent sites with this version on it so all is not lost for those who want to hear it.
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Why commission this separately from the deluxe edition? That's just stupid.
It actually came out before the deluxe edition. These releases are independently done and released by Audio Fidelity. Other than taking care of the licensing and providing the tapes, Dio's estate has nothing to do with the release.

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My main issue with this is that this remaster was released last month and I only heard about it last week. They really kept this quiet for whatever reason. I didn't post anything when I first read about it because I wanted to wait for my copy to come in the mail so I could tell everyone if it was any good or not.

I've got some bad news though, I checked audio fidelity's page and it says that the Holy Diver remaster is currently out of stock. So, hopefully they'll have more soon. I'm guessing there maybe some torrent sites with this version on it so all is not lost for those who want to hear it.
Audio Fidelity's target audience are the kind that know about this release well in advance and are first day buyers (super rich audiophiles pretty much), so they don't really need to advertise. This is their first title that's appealing to a ton of people outside that niche audience, mainly because of how loyal metal fans tend to be and also because Holy Diver has sounded so weird until this version. It's an album that's known for having less than stellar production/sound quality, so the idea of a version of the album that actually sounds good is sure to draw a ton of Dio fans.

Audio Fidelity's website is out of stock, but there should still be copies for like 17 dollars on Amazon. I only bought my copy from there a week ago! Considering how well the album has sold so far, there's a good chance that they'll do another pressing though.
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