Next review: » Ozzy Osbourne - Down To Earth
Diary Of A Madman
Released: 2011, Epic/Legacy
Reviewer: Celtic Bob
Another re-issue of Ozzy’s sophomore album. Much like the BLIZZARD OF OZZ release they used the original recordings and not the re-recordings of certain parts that came out a few years back. This makes it a considerable purchase.
For this release they were on the right track by making it a double Legacy Edition but unfortunately it pretty much ends there. Don’t get me wrong, the live CD is fantastic and Randy’s playing is amazing to say the least. I feel that this particular recording would have been more suited to the BLIZZARD OF OZZ release as it was recorded prior to this album coming out. For this one a concert from the actual tour would have been much more welcomed. Another disappointment is that there are no bonus tracks. Surely there has to be something in the vaults from the sessions that never made the final cut. Even some demos would be nice to hear. Give us something!
Like BLIZZARD OF OZZ that was released at the same time this corrects the Bastardization versions of a few years ago much to the delight of fans like myself. Sound-wise it could and should have been much better. Worth it for the live recording alone.
Previous review: » Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz