|Lock Up the Wolves|
|Studio album by|
|Released||May 15, 1990|
|Recorded||Granny's House, Reno, Nevada|
|Label|| Reprise (North America)|
Vertigo (rest of the world)
|Producer||Tony Platt, Ronnie James Dio|
|Ronnie James Dio chronology|
|Singles from Lock Up the Wolves|
|Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal||5/10|
Lock Up the Wolves is the fifth studio album by the American heavy metal band Dio, released on May 15, 1990. It displayed a complete change of musician line-up over the previous Dream Evil album, including eighteen-year-old guitarist Rowan Robertson, and Simon Wright on drums who had played with AC/DC from 1983-89. The song "Evil on Queen Street" takes its title from a deli in Toronto which had a sandwich with that name – per Dio on Much Music in 1990.
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Guitarist Rowan Robertson states that two more songs were written and demoed for the album but left off at the decision of Wendy Dio: "‘Hell wouldn’t take her’ and ‘The River Between Us".
All lyrics and melodies by Ronnie James Dio, music as stated
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|1.||"Wild One"||Dio, Rowan Robertson||4:05|
|2.||"Born on the Sun" (Track 8 between "Walk on Water" and "Twisted" on cassette and vinyl versions)||Dio, Robertson, Jimmy Bain, Vinny Appice||5:36|
|3.||"Hey Angel"||Dio, Robertson||5:00|
|4.||"Between Two Hearts"||Dio, Robertson||6:30|
|5.||"Night Music"||Dio, Robertson, Bain||5:05|
|6.||"Lock Up the Wolves"||Dio, Robertson, Bain||8:33|
|7.||"Evil on Queen Street"||Dio, Robertson, Teddy Cook||6:04|
|8.||"Walk on Water"||Dio, Robertson, Jens Johansson||3:44|
|9.||"Twisted"||Dio, Robertson, Bain, Appice||4:45|
|10.||"Why Are They Watching Me" (Omitted from cassette and vinyl releases)||Dio, Robertson||5:04|
|11.||"My Eyes"||Dio, Robertson, Johansson||6:36|
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