As part of Amazon’s monthly $5 MP3 album deal for August 2012, Dio‘s Holy Diver is on sale for only $5. If you would like a physical copy of Holy Diver, the CD is available for only $6.86.
Released nearly 30 years ago, it’s still difficult to conceive that Holy Diver was Dio’s solo debut because the sound is so tight, so accomplished, and so thoroughly the essence of 80’s metal, that it felt like it had always been there – an instant classic. This could be attributed to the band’s only consistent member, frontman Ronnie James Dio, who first honed his metal chops in Black Sabbath, Rainbow, and Elf. The hard-driving sounds and motivating message of fighting the darkness in our souls delivered in such Holy Diver fan favorites as “Stand Up and Shout,” “Rainbow in the Dark,” and, of course, the title song, “Holy Diver,” are as timely in this polarizing world of today as they were back then, when all we feared was not having enough dough for both a tour book and a t-shirt. Download the MP3 of Holy Diver today and raise a fist in solidarity along with the man who brought so many of us together in the spirit of friendship and common ground.
Browse all 1,000 albums on sale this month for only $5 each, as well as several albums on sale this week for only $2.99 each.
1. Stand Up And Shout (Album Version)
2. Holy Diver (Album Version)
3. Gypsy (Album Version)
4. Caught In The Middle (Album Version)
5. Don’t Talk To Strangers (Album Version)
6. Straight Through The Heart
7. Invisible (Album Version)
8. Rainbow In The Dark (Album Version)
9. Shame On The Night (Album Version)
Note – when you purchase MP3s through Amazon, it stores your purchases to Amazon’s Cloud Drive; from there you can stream the music right from their online player. Also, if you have a Kindle Fire, your MP3 purchases will automatically be available for you to stream on your device. All your purchases are backed up and available for you to download at any time. You can download the files to your computer to load to an MP3 device and to your iTunes account if you have one. If you’d like to gift these MP3 purchases, you can – just click the “Give album or song as gift” button on the right on the product page. From there you enter the recipient’s email address and then select either specific songs to gift or the entire album.