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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.


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All lyrics by Ronnie James Dio, music as stated

No. Title Music Length
1. "Wild One"   Dio, Rowan Robertson 4:05
2. "Born on the Sun"   Dio, Robertson, Jimmy BainVinny 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"   Dio, Robertson 5:04
11. "My Eyes"   Dio, Robertson, Johansson 6:36


  • Recorded at Granny's House, Reno, Nevada
  • Co-produced by Tony Platt and Ronnie James Dio
  • Engineered by Tony Platt
  • Assistant engineered by Don Evans
  • Mixed by Nigel Green and Tony Platt at Battery Studios, LondonEngland
  • Assistant mixed by Yan Memmi
  • Originally mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound, New York City
  • Cover illustration by Wil Rees


Year Chart Position
1990 German Albums Chart[2] 16
Swedish Albums Chart[3] 23
Swiss Albums Charts[4] 25
UK Albums Chart[5] 28
Billboard 200 (USA)[6] 61
Oricon Japanese Albums Charts[7] 70
GfK Dutch Charts[8] 76
Year Title Chart Position
1990 "Hey Angel" UK Singles Chart[9] 94

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