Released August 30, 2004 (UK/Europe)
Released August 31, 2004 (US/North America)
Re-Released Feb 21, 2020 (2CD/Vinyl, UK/EU)
Re-Released Mar 20, 2020 (2CD/Vinyl US/NA)

 


2020 2CD: [ Amazon US | Amazon UK ]
2020 Vinyl [ Amazon US | Amazon UK ]
CD [ Amazon US | Amazon UK ]
MP3 [ Amazon US | Amazon UK ] | iTunes (US)

Track Listing

Disc 1

  1. One More for the Road
  2. Master of the Moon
  3. The End of the World
  4. Shivers
  5. The Man Who Would Be King
  6. The Eyes
  7. Living the Lie
  8. I Am
  9. Death by Love
  10. In Dreams
  11. The Prisoner of Paradise (Japanese CD only)

Disc 2 (2020 Release Only)

Recorded Live on the Master of the Moon Tour 2004-2005

  • Heaven and Hell
  • Rainbow in the Dark
  • Rock and Roll Children
  • The Eyes
  • Prisoner of Paradise (Studio, on 2020 version this is on Disc 2, not Disc 1)

Writing Credits

  • Lyrics & Melodies by Ronnie James Dio

Credits

  • Ronnie James Dio – Vocals
  • Craig Goldie – Guitars
  • Jeff Pilson – Bass
  • Simon Wright – Drums
  • Scott Warren – Keyboards
  • Produced by Ronnie James Dio
  • Engineered by Wyn Davis
  • Recorded & Mixed at Total Access, Redondo Beach, CA
  • Illustrations by Marc Sasso
  • 2004 Original mastering by Eddy Schreyer
  • 2019 Remaster by Wyn Davis (Released in 2020)

Catalogue Numbers

  • CD Sanctuary 06076-8473-2R (US 2004)
  • CD Steamhammer SPV 8569912 (EUR 2004)
  • LP Steamhammer SPV 69911 (GER 2004)
  • CD Victor VICP-62982 (JPN 2005)
  • CD Niji BMGCAT3902CD (USA 2020)
  • LP BMG BMGCAT390LP (USA 2020)

Links

Notes

  • Recording started in January of 2004, although writing had been going on for some time before that.
  • Was originally going to be Part 2 of 3 of a trilogy of Magica albums.  Why that was dropped for this release is unknown.
  • The studio album has Jeff Pilson on bass, but he had other commitments, and was replaced for the live dates by Rudy Sarzo.
  • Some versions of the cover art have a red Dio logo.  That version was used for pre-release promotional items, the final version has the more common “Blue” Dio logo.  The red one, however, was also used as the Japanese CD cover art.
  • The red & blue Dio logo covers are exactly the same, save for the difference in the color of the Dio logo.

Comments

  1. Sue Renshaw says

    Hello, Could you tell me where I could a CD of Master of the Moon please?
    I’m in Australia!

  2. Master of the Moon… Masterpiece of music. In my opinion, this CD is better than Dio’s most commercially successful releases.

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