Dream Evil (album)

Dream Evil
Studio album by Dio
Released July 21, 1987
Recorded Village Recorder, Los Angeles, California
Genre Heavy metal
Length 43:20
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Ronnie James Dio
Dio chronology
Dream Evil
Lock Up the Wolves

Dream Evil is Dio's fourth album, released on July 21, 1987. It features former Rough Cutt members Craig Goldy and Claude Schnell, and includes the singles "All The Fools Sailed Away" and "I Could Have Been a Dreamer". Dream Evil was Dio's last album to feature drummer Vinny Appice until the 1994 album Strange Highways.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link


Track listing

All lyrics by Ronnie James Dio.

  1. "Night People" (Dio, Craig Goldy, Jimmy Bain, Claude Schnell, Vinny Appice) – 4:06
  2. "Dream Evil" (Dio, Goldy) – 4:26
  3. "Sunset Superman" (Dio, Goldy, Bain, Schnell, Appice) – 5:45
  4. "All the Fools Sailed Away" (Dio, Goldy) – 7:10
  5. "Naked in the Rain" (Dio) – 5:09
  6. "Overlove" (Dio, Goldy, Appice) – 3:49
  7. "I Could Have Been a Dreamer" (Dio, Goldy) – 4:42
  8. "Faces in the Window" (Dio, Goldy, Bain, Schnell, Appice) – 3:53
  9. "When a Woman Cries" (Dio, Goldy, Bain, Schnell, Appice) – 4:43



Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 UK Album Charts
1987 Dream Evil #43 #8

Singles charts positions

Year Song Chart positions
US Mainstream Rock Tracks
1987 "I Could Have Been a Dreamer" #33


  • Ronnie James Dio – Vocals
  • Craig Goldy – Guitar
  • Jimmy Bain – Bass
  • Claude Schnell – Keyboards
  • Vinny Appice – Drums
  • Mitchell Singing Boys – chorus on "All The Fools Sailed Away"
  • Recorded at Village Recorder, Los Angeles, California
  • Produced by Ronnie James Dio
  • Engineered by Angelo Arcuri
  • Assistant engineered by Charlie Brocco, Tom Biener and Allen Abrahamson
  • Mixed at Record Plant, Los Angeles, California
  • Originally mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound, New York City, US
  • Cover illustration by Steve Huston
  • Cover Model: Amanda Schendel

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