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Ronnie James Dio - The Elf Albums


1 Carolina County Ball
2Elf Prentice Wood4:37
3Elf Ain't It All Amusing5:02
4Elf Carolina County Ball4:47
5Elf L.A. 594:22
6Elf Black Swampy Water3:43
7 Trying To Burn The Sun
8Elf Good Time Music4:30
9Elf Wonderworld5:04
10Elf When She Smiles4:54
11Elf Happy5:29
12Elf Streetwalker7:07
13Elf Do The Same Thing3:11
14Elf Rainbow4:01
15Elf Rocking Chair Rock'N'Roll Blues5:37
16Elf Liberty Road3:22
17Elf Annie New Orleans3:01
18Elf Blanche2:31
19Elf Shotgun Boogie3:07


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
VSOP CD 167Ronnie James Dio The Elf Albums ‎(CD, Comp)Connoisseur CollectionVSOP CD 167UK1991
VSOP CD 167Ronnie James Dio The Elf Albums ‎(CD, Comp)Connoisseur CollectionVSOP CD 167UK1991
VSOP CD 167Ronnie James Dio The Elf Albums ‎(CD, Comp, RP)Connoisseur CollectionVSOP CD 167UKUnknown
VSOP CD 167Ronnie James Dio The Elf Albums ‎(CD, Comp)Connoisseur CollectionVSOP CD 167UK1991


  • Backing VocalsBarry St. John, Helen Chappell, Liza Strike
  • BassCraig Gruber
  • Composed ByMickey Lee Soule, Ronnie Dio
  • Coordinator [Compilation]Mark Stratford
  • Design, Research [Picture]artwork
  • DrumsGary Driscoll (tracks: 1 to 9), Mark Nauseef (tracks: 10 to 17)
  • EngineerLou Austin, Simon Heyworth
  • GuitarSteve Edwards
  • KeyboardsMickey Lee Soule
  • OrchestraMountain Fjord Orchestra
  • Orchestrated By [Orchestra Led By]Gavyn Wright (tracks: 10 to 17), Martyn Ford (tracks: 1 to 9)
  • Photography By [Black And White]DPAS
  • Photography By [Cover]LFI
  • ProducerRoger Glover
  • Sleeve Notes, ResearchSimon Robinson
  • VocalsRonnie James Dio


Consist of the two Elf albums "Carolina County Ball" and "Trying To Burn The Sun" originally released 1974 and 1975.

Recorded at the Manor Studios (1-9), Kingsway Recorders (10-17).
Mixed at Kingsway Recorders

Printed in Australia


  • Barcode (Printed): 9 399601 950724
  • Barcode (Scanned): 9399601950724
  • Matrix / Runout: D1 9507 SMA 20045
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L480


  • Copyright (c) – Purple Records
  • Copyright (c) – Festival Records Pty. Ltd. – D19507
  • Recorded At – The Manor
  • Recorded At – Kingsway Recorders
  • Mixed At – Kingsway Recorders
  • Manufactured By – Festival Records Pty. Ltd.
  • Glass Mastered At – SMA – 20045



The Elf Albums Connoisseur VSOP CD 167 is a CD compilation released in 1994. It consists of Elf's second and third albums, Carolina County Ball titled LA 59 in the US and Trying to Burn the Sun, in their entirety on a single CD. This includes the Carolina County Ball track Happy, which was left out of The Gargantuan compilation. Carolina Country Ball - 4:46. Ain't It All Amusing - 5:01. Happy - 5:28. Annie New Orleans - 3:01. Rocking Chair Rock 'n' Roll Blues - 5:36. Listen free to Elf Ronnie James Dio: The Elf Albums Carolina County Ball, L. 59 and more. 17 tracks 73:53. Some of Dio's early appearances on 45 rpm singles are collected on several volumes of the LP series The History of Syracuse Music, released in the 1980s. A complete discography with lyrics can be found here. For more details, see Rainbow discography. For more details, see Black Sabbath discography. For more details, see Dio discography. Holy Diver 1983 US Platinum UK Silver. The Last in Line 1984 US Platinum UK Silver. Sacred Heart 1985 US Gold. Ronnie James Dio's albums with Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath and Dio helped define what a hard rock singer can be. Dio was first introduced to the world stage in 1975 when he and three fellow members of the group Elf were absorbed into former Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmores Rainbow. Over three studio albums, Blackmore and Dio worked in perfect harmony, creating grandiose heavy rock enriched by Dios fantastic tales of sword and sorcery: a style later jokingly dubbed castle rock. But in 1978, Dio was out as Blackmore remodelled Rainbow as a mainstream radio-rock act. Within a year, Dio had joined Black Sabbath, replacing the sacked Ozzy Osbourne. Ronnie James Dio is one of the few truly great heavy metal singers. He's not merely a vocalist. Most fans know him from his work with Rainbow, Black Sabbath the vastly underrated early-'80s era, and his solo band, Dio. The English label Connoisseur Collection released Elf's second and third albums, 1974's Carolina County Ball L. These two albums were produced by Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover he and Purple drummer Ian Paice discovered Elf and co-produced their self-titled 1972 debut. The albums in question are 1974s Carolina Country Ball and 1975s Trying To Burn The Sun. There are a few flaws with the package that a lot of people can sometimes have a problem with the artwork doesnt fully replicate either albums artwork, there is a slight audio flaw on one of the tracks and the mastering isnt especially good. Ronnie James Dio was the quintessential heavy metal singer. From his early rock 'n' roll days through his tragic death, he maintained a constant sense of power with his ageless and dominant pipes. Small only in stature, Ronnie's voice guided generations of headbangers with a larger than life presence, weaving together tales of magic and mystery, good and evil, with words that came from a place of wisdom, foresight, truth and honesty. While our beloved icon may be gone, his music will always be a cause for celebration, which is what we aim to do here. Our starting point is the de. 59 - Продолжительность: 4:23 Elf Albums 1991 by Ronnie James Dio. Labels: Connoisseur Collection. Genres: Hard Rock. Songs: Carolina County Ball, L. 59, Ain't it All Amusing, Happy, Annie New Orleans, Rocking Chair Rock 'N' Roll Blues. Name Genres Country Line-up Labels Title Track listing Genres Line-up Labels a Year Advanced Artist Search Advanced Album Search. New Albums. Upcoming Albums

Ronnie James Dio - The Elf Albums
Performer: Ronnie James Dio
Genre: Rock
Title: The Elf Albums
Country: Australia
Released: 1996
Style: Hard Rock, Blues Rock
MP3 album: 1144 mb
FLAC album: 2852 mb
Source: CD, Compilation, Reissue
№ Cat: VSOP CD 167
Label: Connoisseur Collection