Lock Up the Wolves

Lock Up the Wolves
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 15, 1990
RecordedGranny's House, Reno, Nevada
GenreHeavy metal
LabelReprise (North America)
Vertigo (rest of the world)
ProducerTony Platt, Ronnie James Dio
Dio chronology
Dream Evil
Lock Up the Wolves
Strange Highways
Ronnie James Dio chronology
Dream Evil
Lock Up the Wolves
Singles from Lock Up the Wolves
  1. "Hey Angel" / "Why Are They Watching Me"
    Released: September 1990
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal5/10[2]

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. The song "Evil on Queen Street" takes its title from a deli in Toronto which had a sandwich with that name – per Dio on Much Music in 1990.

Guitarist Rowan Robertson states that two more songs were written and demoed for the album but left off at the decision of Wendy Dio: "‘Hell wouldn’t take her’ and ‘The River Between Us".[3]

Track listing

All lyrics and melodies by Ronnie James Dio, music as stated

Side one
1."Wild One"Dio, Rowan Robertson4:05
2."Born on the Sun"Dio, Robertson, Jimmy Bain, Vinny Appice5:36
3."Hey Angel"Dio, Robertson5:00
4."Between Two Hearts"Dio, Robertson6:30
5."Night Music"Dio, Robertson, Bain5:05
6."Lock Up the Wolves"Dio, Robertson, Bain8:33
Side two
7."Evil on Queen Street"Dio, Robertson, Teddy Cook6:04
8."Walk on Water"Dio, Robertson, Jens Johansson3:44
9."Twisted"Dio, Robertson, Bain, Appice4:45
10."Why Are They Watching Me"Dio, Robertson5:04
11."My Eyes"Dio, Robertson, Johansson6:36
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