The Last in Line

Dio - The Last in Line

The Last in Line is the second studio album by heavy metal band Dio, released on July 13, 1984. It was certified Gold (five hundred thousand units sold) by the RIAA on September 12, 1984, and was the first Dio album to be certified Platinum, achieving the feat on February 3, 1987.

In the UK, it attained Silver certification (60,000 units sold) by the British Phonographic Industry, achieving this in January 1986, at the same time as Holy Diver. To date, these are the only two Dio albums to be so certified.

It is the first Dio album to feature former Rough Cutt keyboardist Claude Schnell.

Track listing Edit

All lyrics written by Ronnie James Dio, music as stated.

  1. "We Rock" (Dio) – 4:33
  2. "The Last in Line" (Dio, Vivian Campbell, Jimmy Bain) – 5:46
  3. "Breathless" (Dio, Campbell) – 4:09
  4. "I Speed at Night" (Dio, Campbell, Bain, Vinny Appice) – 3:26
  5. "One Night in the City" (Dio, Campbell, Bain, Appice) – 5:14
  6. "Evil Eyes" (Dio) – 3:38
  7. "Mystery" (Dio, Bain) – 3:55
  8. "Eat Your Heart Out" (Dio, Campbell, Bain, Appice) – 3:50
  9. "Egypt (The Chains Are On)" (Dio, Campbell, Bain, Appice) – 7:01


  • Recorded at Caribou Ranch, Colorado, USA
  • Produced by Ronnie James Dio
  • Engineered by Angelo Arcuri
  • Assistant engineered by Rich Markowitz
  • Mixed on Westlake Audio BBSM6 monitors
  • Originally mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound, New York, USA
  • Illustration by Barry Jackson

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