Ozzy Osbourne - Diary Of A Madman

Red & Black Swirl Vinyl LP Record, Reissue

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Diary Of A Madman is the second solo studio album by British hard rock singer Ozzy Osbourne, originally released in November 1981 via Jet Records.

Diary Of A Madman is a classic rock record in every way - monster guitars, Ozzy’s eerie, wailing vocals, riffs so massive they slap you round the face, and underpinning it all, pounding drum beats.

The songs may be in the classic rock mould, but they are lifted out of the ordinary by the legendary rock axe God, Randy Rhoads. Diary Of A Madman was the last record he played on before his death while on tour with Ozzy, and his huge guitar sound is all over the record with power riffs and extended guitar solos crammed in at every opportunity.

Title track, "Diary Of A Madman", combines strings with a minor key riff, creating a memorable slice of rock that is over-the-top in all the right ways. Rock ballad "Tonight" provides a welcome change and "You Can’t Kill Rock And Roll" is a real stand-out track. "Flying High Again" has an almost-bluesy feel, and album-opener “Over The Mountain” sets the tone for the fast-paced, straight-forward rock on this album.

It might be a conventional rock record, but the thudderingly raucous guitars and the strangely ethereal and creepy vocals mean that it pushes all the right buttons. This is essential Ozzy.

This album is a limited edition 2021 reissue on red & black swirl coloured vinyl with a printed inner sleeve, pressed in Europe via Jet Records.

(13634)

Tracklisting:

 

No.

Title

Time

A1

Over The Mountain

4:31

A2

Flying High Again

4:43

A3

You Can’t Kill Rock And Roll

6:58

A4

Believer

5:17

B1

Little Dolls

5:39

B2

Tonight

5:50

B3

S.A.T.O.

4:06

B4

Diary Of A Madman

6:15

SKU 13634
Record Label Jet Records
Label / Model # Sony
Catalogue Number 19439883391
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 03 December 2021
Original Release Date (Year) 07 November 1981
Barcode # 194398833910
Shipping Weight 0.2400kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000986000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, Red & Black Swirl Coloured Vinyl, Printed inner Sleeve, Reissue
Vinyl Colour Red
Genre Hard Rock & Metal
Format VINYL LP

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