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Elf - Elf download album

  • Performer: Elf
  • Title: Elf
  • Genre: Rock
  • Country: US
  • Formats: MP2 WMA WAV MP4 DXD VOX AU
  • Style: Blues Rock
  • MP3 album: 1508 mb
  • FLAC album: 1761 mb
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Elf  - Elf download album

Elf is the first studio album by Ronnie James Dio's blues rock band called Elf. Produced by Ian Paice and Roger Glover of Deep Purple, the record was released in 1972. In this album, Dio is listed by his birth name Ronald Padavona.

Elf was a blues-rock band formed in upstate New York, USA, in 1967. The band was founded by vocalist/bassist Ronnie James Dio, guitarists David Feinstein and Nick Pantas, keyboardist Doug Thaler, and drummer Gary Driscoll. The band's original name was The Electric Elves, which was later shortened to The Elves (3), and, finally, Elf. In 1968, Pantas was killed in a car accident. Following the accident, Doug Thaler moved to rhythm guitar and Mickey Lee Soule joined as keyboardist. In 1972, Thaler dropped out of the group.

Басист Craig Gruber, оригинальный музыкант ELF, а также принимавший участие в записи альбомов Rainbow, Gary Moore, The Rods и Ozz, скончался пятого мая в возрасте 63 лет после долговременной борьбы с раком. В его послужном списке были такие альбомы как: Elf - Carolina County Ball (1974) и Trying to Burn the Sun (1975) Rainbow - Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow (1975) Ozz - No Prisoners (1980) Gary Moore - We Want Moore (1984) The Rods - Heavier Than Thou (1986) В 2013 году он присоединился к RAVEN LORD. And Before El. here Were Elves.

But it wasn't until he founded Elf in the early '70s that Dio, or Ronald Padavona as he was then called, took his first tentative steps toward hard rock. Still, with the honky tonk piano playing of Mickey Lee Soule dominating many of its songs, Elf's self-titled Epic Records debut (produced by Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover) hardly qualifies as a bona fide heavy metal record.

LepreCon Presents: Rock Legends Legend In Focus: Ronnie James Dio- ELF Part One: Hoochie- Coochie, Bippity- Boppity. New Hampshire-born Ronald James Padavona is better known to the general rock and metal community as Ronnie James Dio, the ‘voice of metal’ if you will.


1 Hoochie Koochie Lady 5:32
2 First Avenue 4:23
3 Never More 3:50
4 I'm Coming Back For You 3:27
5 Sit Down Honey (Everything Will Be Alright) 3:48
6 Dixie Lee Junction 5:09
7 Love Me Like A Woman 3:47
8 Gambler, Gambler 4:26

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – CBS Records Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Records Inc.
  • Manufactured By – Epic Records
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
  • Recorded At – Studio One Studios


  • Bass, Vocals – Ronald Padavona
  • Cover [Cover Design] – Hiroshi Morishima
  • Drums – Gary Driscoll
  • Engineer – Rodney Mills
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Tub Langford*
  • Guitar – David Feinstein
  • Photography By – David Feinstein, Ronald Padavona
  • Piano – Mickey Lee Soule
  • Producer – Ian Paice, Roger Glover
  • Written-By – D. Feinstein*, G. Driscoll*, M. Soule*, R. Padovona*
  • Written-By, Arranged By – Elf

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 07464317892
  • Barcode (Scanned): 074643178921
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): DIDP-075053 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): DIDP-075053 2
  • Other: DIDP 075053
  • SPARS Code: AAD

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
KE 31789 Elf Elf ‎(LP, Album) Epic KE 31789 US 1972
none ELF Elf ‎(LP, Album, TP) Columbia Records none US 1972
NEG011 Elf Elf ‎(LP, Album, Num, Pic, RE) Niji Entertainment Group NEG011 US 2011
EK 31789, 31789 Elf Elf ‎(CD, Album, RE) Epic, Epic EK 31789, 31789 US Unknown
EPC 474027 2 Elf Elf ‎(CD, Album, RE) Epic EPC 474027 2 Netherlands Unknown

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