's fourth album
, released on July 21
Dream Evil features former Rough Cutt members Craig Goldy (spelled "Goldie" in the CD insert) and Claude Schnell.
Its singles were "All The Fools Sailed Away" / "Overlove" and "I Could Have Been a Dreamer".
Dream Evil was Dio's last album of the 1980s. By the time their next album was recorded in 1990, drummer Vinny Appice had left; he would be replaced by former AC/DC drummer Simon Wright.
The cover for the Dream Evil album was highly controversial due to the "altered" Dio logo on it. A logo that, as critics were quick to point out, when turned upside-down spells out "devil".
The Swedish heavy metal music group Dream Evil got their name from the title of this album.
All lyrics by Ronnie James Dio
- "Night People" (Dio, Craig Goldy, Jimmy Bain, Claude Schnell, Vinny Appice) – 4:06
- "Dream Evil" (Dio, Goldy) – 4:26
- "Sunset Superman" (Dio, Goldy, Bain, Schnell, Appice) – 5:45
- "All the Fools Sailed Away" (Dio, Goldy) – 7:10
- "Naked in the Rain" (Dio) – 5:09
- "Overlove" (Dio, Goldy, Appice) – 3:26
- "I Could Have Been a Dreamer" (Dio, Goldy) – 4:42
- "Faces in the Window" (Dio, Goldy, Bain, Schnell, Appice) – 3:53
- "When a Woman Cries" (Dio, Goldy, Bain, Schnell, Appice) – 4:43
Singles charts positions
- 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, USA
- 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, USA
- Originally mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound, New York City, USA
- Cover illustration by Steve Huston