Title - 'Ozzy Osbourne: Memoirs Of A Madman'
Artist - Ozzy Osbourne
The incredible, 2LP Memoirs Of A Madmen serves as a career spanning audio release featuring 17 of Ozzy Osbourne’s greatest hit singles remastered and compiled in one place for the first time in his career.
Loving placed on remastered 180 gram vinyl, for all us old school enthusiasts, this set offers fans of the multi-platinum recording artist, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and three-time Grammy-winning singer/songwriter the ultimate collection from Ozzy’s distinguished solo career.
Ozzy’s unrivaled career spans four decades – as both a successful solo artist and as the lead singer of Black Sabbath – and his music is as relevant today as ever, it still resonates daily on TV, in movies, on radio and at stadium sports events.
From the first notes of Ozzy’s 1980’s solo debut Blizzard Of Ozz and follow-up Diary Of A Madman to classic albums No More Tears and Scream, no hard rock solo artist has had quite the same reach; his distinctive vocal delivery and larger than life onstage persona quickly endeared him to millions of rockers.
Ozzy immediately had the attention of fans of heavy music with rock staples 'Crazy Train,' 'Mr. Crowley' and 'Flying High Again.' With the 1991 release No More Tears, Ozzy continued his radio success with acclaimed and hugely successful singles 'No More Tears' and the smash hit 'Mama, I'm Coming Home.'
This just-released 180 gram double vinyl, along with a single CD and a two DVD set are just what all us Crazy Train devotees have wanted in their Christmas stockings this Holiday season! Seriously, who wouldn't want a collection of songs that also include 'Bark At The Moon, 'Perry Mason,' 'Over The Mountain' and a previously unreleased version of 'Paranoid' from his Roundhouse, London gig in 2010?
The full track listing of this double LP and single CD is below, but you should also know that the 2 DVD set is just as engrossing! It includes classic music videos, along with unreleased and out-of-print live performances, plus interviews from his solo career. Some of those music videos include such classics as 'Bark At The Moon,' 'So Tired,' 'No More Tears,' 'Mama, I'm Coming Home,' and then lesser known Ozzy videos such as 'Miracle Man,' 'Mr. Tinkertrain,' 'Time After Time,' and both 'I Just Want You' and 'I Don't Want To Change The World (Live).'
A1 Crazy Train
A2 Mr. Crowley
A3 Flying High Again
A4 Over The Mountain
B1 Bark At The Moon
B2 The Ultimate Sin
B3 Miracle Man
B4 No More Tears (Edit)
C1 Mama, I'm Coming Home
C2 Road To Nowhere
C3 Perry Mason
C4 I Just Want You
D1 Gets Me Through
D3 I Don't Wanna Stop
D4 Let Me Hear You Scream
D5 Paranoid (Live)
The live performances are from such shows as Rochester, NY (1981), New York, NY (1982), Kansas City, MO (1986), Marquee, UK (1991), Tokyo, Japan (2001), and even up to Las Vegas, NV (2007), and London, England (2010).
Reviewed by: Russell A. Trunk