Intermission is the first live album released by the American heavy metal band Dio in 1986 on the label Vertigo Records in Europe and Warner Bros. Records in North America. The live songs were recorded with guitarist Vivian Campbell during the first leg of the Sacred Heart tour. Craig Goldyreplaced Campbell in mid-tour, and the band wanted something to represent the new line-up, so they recorded in studio the song "Time to Burn" with him, which was added to this album.
The band had featured on many radio-broadcasts but fans who had been hoping for a double live album were somewhat disappointed with this release, especially as the guitar parts of the now-departed Campbell seem low in the mix.
The original UK release came with a postcard-pack.
|1.||"King of Rock and Roll"||Ronnie James Dio, Vivian Campbell, Jimmy Bain,Vinny Appice||3:24|
|2.||"Rainbow in the Dark"||Dio, Campbell, Bain, Appice||6:10|
|3.||"Sacred Heart"||Dio, Campbell, Bain, Appice||6:10|
|4.||"Time to Burn"||Dio, Craig Goldy, Bain, Claude Schnell, Appice||4:24|
|5.||"Rock 'n' Roll Children" / "Long Live Rock 'n' Roll" / "Man on the Silver Mountain"||Dio/ Dio, Ritchie Blackmore/ Dio,Blackmore||9:38|
- Ronnie James Dio - vocals
- Vivian Campbell - guitar solos
- Craig Goldy - guitar on "Time to Burn", over-dubbed rhythm guitar on the live tracks
- Jimmy Bain - bass
- Claude Schnell - keyboards
- Vinny Appice - drums
|1986||UK Albums Chart||22|
|German Albums Chart||63|
|Billboard 200 (USA)||70|
|RPM100 Albums (Canada)||85|