Dio's contributions to heavy metal are profound and indisputable. He participated in some of the most critically important hard rock and heavy metal albums of all time. "Magic - A Tribute to Ronnie James Dio" is especially poignant because Dio hails from the same fertile upstate New York soil as MANOWAR. "Heavy metal has lost a great artist and a true gentleman," says MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio. "I had the privilege of being his friend and, along with other friends and admirers, we wish to honor him." MANOWAR contributes a powerful rendition of Dio's signature song, "Heaven And Hell." Jack Starr's Burning Starr and the Magic Circle All Star Band (with Shmoulik Avigal and Joe Stump) contribute the classics "Catch The Rainbow" and "Long Live Rock 'n' Roll" and his cousin and former Elf guitarist David "Rock" Feinstein delivers a song inspired and written for Dio titled "Far Beyond." The album is rounded out by several tenacious, up-and-coming bands, such as female-fronted HolyHell, featuring the voice of Maria Breon (called by many "The Female Dio") as well as Metalforce, Awaken and Crosswind, all of whom embrace Dio's legacy in their own inspired interpretations of his songs on "Magic." "Magic - A Tribute to Ronnie James Dio" is from the hearts of these musicians. It is not only their privilege, but also their duty, to honor Ronnie by singing his praises while singing his songs.
1. MANOWAR - Heaven And Hell 2. HOLYHELL - Holy Diver (Live In Norway) 3. METALFORCE - The Last In Line 4. MAGIC CIRCLE ALL STAR BAND - Long Live Rock'n Roll 5. AWAKEN - I Speed At Night 6. CROSSWIND - A Light In The Black 7. DEAN CASCIOUNE - Never More 8. FEINSTEIN - Far Beyond 9. HARLET - Straight Through The Heart 10. JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR - Catch The Rainbow 11. Videotrack