Ozzy Osbourne Diary of a Madman on 180g LP
Mastered from the Original Master Tapes
Osbourne's Smash Sophomore Solo Effort with Guitarist Randy Rhoads Blends Edgy Riffs, Soaring Vocals, and Engaging Melodies
Pressed at RTI and Housed in a Gatefold Jacket
Landmark Cover Art in All its Full-Scale Glory on Vinyl
Osbourne and Rhoads' Essential Debut Blizzard of Ozz Also Available on LP
Talk about flying high again. Originally released in 1981, Diary Of A Madman
is Ozzy Osbourne's
sophomore solo smash and, sadly, the final studio album on which virtuoso guitarist Randy Rhoads
appeared. A perfect foil for Osbourne's
creativity and an inimitable instrumentalist, Rhoads
died in a plane crash in 1982 just as he and Osbourne
were redefinining hard rock and mainstream heavy metal.
Branching further into classicist fields and expanding the sonic palette, Diary of a Madman epitomizes musical chemistry, raw skill, and dark moodiness
light up every song here, and it's no wonder many of the tunes--"Flying High Again," "Believer," "Over the Mountain"--remain part of the iconic vocalist's concert set list.
This 30th Anniversary Edition presents the LP in definitive sonics. Mastered from the original master tapes and featuring all of the original performances, pressed at RTI, and housed in a gatefold jacket, Diary of a Madman is an essential rock document.
Any guitar fan needs to own this and Osbourne's
breakthrough solo debut, Blizzard of Ozz
, which also doubles as Rhoads'
Ozzy Osbourne Diary Of A Madman Track Listing:
1. Over The Mountain
2. Flying High Again
3. You Can't Kill Rock and Roll
5. Little Dolls
8. Diary Of A Madman