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Diary of a Madman [Extra tracks]

Ozzy OsbourneAudio CD
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (328 customer reviews)

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Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman are landmark albums that took metal in a new direction in the early 1980's, inspiring whole new generations of rock bands and fans. "Crazy Train," the first single from Blizzard of Ozz, has become one of Ozzy's musical signatures, a perennial on the rock playlists and as part of Ozzy’s live performances.

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 2, 2002)
  • Original Release Date: 2000
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B000063DIR
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (328 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #158,805 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Ozzy Osbourne ~ Diary Of A Madman

The second album of Ozzy Osbourne's solo career, Diary of a Madman was his last to feature the talents of guitarist Randy Rhodes, who died in a plane crash soon after the disc's release. While it's not as furious as Osbourne's first solo album, Blizzard of Ozz, it still captures Ozzy's maniacal glory. Highlights include "Over the Mountain" and the kinetic "Flying High Again," which benefit as much from Rhodes's blistering musicianship as from Ozzy's heavy, melodic songwriting. Some of the disc is burdened with overly sappy passages and obligatory ballads, but overall, Diary of a Madman is required listening for the well-heeled metalhead. The 2002 remastered reissue includes the bonus B-side, "Flying High Again" single, a live version of "I Don't Know." Following a spat between band members, the parts played originally by bassist Bob Daisley and drummer Lee Kerslake have been recorded over.I>--Jon Wiederhorn

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110 of 113 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
I have always loved the 1995 remastered edition of Diary of a Madman, and when this, the 2002 remaster came out I bought it quickly, expecting virtually the same if not better than the 1995 version (also what with the bonus track and all), but as soon as I put it in the CD player it didn't sound right at all. Then I looked in the info about it in the booklet and it said that the original drums and bass guitar had been cut out and replaced with new recordings by Ozzy's current bass player and drummer, Robert Trujillo and Mike Bordin. Now don't get me wrong, I have great respect for both of them, but they do not do the songs anywhere remotly near the justice they deserved when they were originally recorded by Bob Daisly and Lee Kerslake. If you are looking to buy Diary of a Madman, DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES BUY THIS ALBUM, GET THE 1995 REMASTER (the one with the small album cover in the middle with the green background and OZZY written down the right-hand side in big yellow letters)
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127 of 132 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Remaster? Yes. Remix? HECK NO!!! April 27, 2002
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Ozzy has never produced a bad album in his career... Until now. I have to say that this tampered-with version of an iconic metal masterpiece is a big dissapointment. They have taken away the epic "wall-of-sound" mix of Max Norman's production, drained it of reverb and worst of all, TURNED DOWN RANDY RHOAD'S REVERED GUITAR PLAYING IN THE MIX!!! For Godsakes, that's the last thing I would have thought an Ozzy-approved production would allow. Most of the sting and bite of Randy's lead solo's have been dried out and E-Qued down. Bassist Bob Daisley and Drummer Lee Kerslake also don't fare well, THEY'VE ACTUALLY BEEN REPLACED WITH SESSION GUYS!! Daisley's melodic, crucial basslines in "Tonight" haven't been copied very well. And even Ozzy's vocals have had much of the processing and double-tracking stripped back to give him a more natural-sounding performance. It is this aspect that I am in two minds about. I always thought his voice was a bit too processed on his early solo albums anyway.
But LOOK: You guys in the Ozzy and Sharon camp, I don't know what your were thinking, altering this classic, iconic album. Although it's yours to tamper with as you please, you MUST consider the millions of fans, myself included, who grew up with this recording and loved Randy Rhoads. You have drained all color and life from "Diary Of A Madman". A simple remastering to boost quality and signal-to-noise levels would have sufficed. For examples on how to do re-mastering properly, just listen to the Judas Priest re-master series to hear how it SHOULD be done.
My rating gives 2 stars purely as nostalgia for the music itself. I would have given 5 stars if this had been done properly.
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79 of 82 people found the following review helpful
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Musically, this is a great album. The redone bass and drums, however, are horrible and detract from the "remaster" in every way. Buy a used copy of the totally superior early remaster with the tiny little album cover. Any early copy, cassette or LP or whatever, beats this catastrophe of a "remaster."
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40 of 40 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Beware! This is NOT the original album! April 4, 2002
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I recently heard that two of my all-time favorite albums, Ozzy Osbourne's "Blizzard of Ozz" and "Diary of a Madman," had undergone a 24-bit remastering process, and were to be re-released on CD. I couldn't wait to check them out, and I purchased them the moment they became available.
The first clue that something was wrong came while I was leafing through the booklet for "Blizzard." The old back cover photo of Ozzy on stage with guitarist Randy Rhoads, bassist (and lyricist) Bob Daisley, and drummer Lee Kerslake had been doctored so that only Ozzy was now visible. Strange, I thought.
Then I sat down to listen. My first reaction to "Blizzard" was that the drumming sounded sloppier than I remembered. Skipping from track to track, I noticed some things were sounding very different, and that the album seemed to have not only been remastered, but had been completely remixed from the original multi-track tapes.
Giving the liner notes a closer look, I discoved that all of the bass and drum tracks for both albums have been re-recorded by current Ozzy sidemen Robert Trujillo and Mike Bordin, respectively.
I'm not kidding.
At this point I began to get pretty upset. The bass and drum tracks have been re-recorded in such a way as to mimic the original sound of the albums, but it doesn't work: Trujillo's bass is actually noticably out-of-tune on a couple of numbers, and Bordin's drumming never matches the feel of the original tracks. Of course, "Blizzard of Ozz" was a somewhat lo-fi album to begin with. What about "Diary of a Madman," the album I've long characterized as the "Sgt. Pepper" of Heavy Metal?
In my opinion, "Diary" has been ruined. From the opening drum triplets of "Over the Mountain" everything is wrong, wrong, wrong.
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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars asdf March 17, 2006
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Dont get me wrong, Diary of a Madman is probably one of the bands best albums, but this re-release is to be thrown away. They completely re-recorded the bass and drum tracks with the current Ozzy members, so that they wouldnt have to pay the original band members royalties, even though they were some of the ones that wrote and arranged songs with Randy, Ozzy usually has nothing to do with the music, and quite often doesnt even write lyrics.

I will never purchase another Ozzy album again, do yourself a favor and try to find the original recording of this album on ebay or something. Do not give a single penny to these greedy people.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love the concert cd shipping was a little slow but happy when got it
Published 1 day ago by Michael David Carroll
5.0 out of 5 stars It's so great to hear the Legend Randy Rhoads amazing fretwork instead...
2011 re-master takes me back to the 1980s heyday of this band. It's so great to hear the Legend Randy Rhoads amazing fretwork instead of the Zakk Wylde pinch harmonics re-works... Read more
Published 3 days ago by Steven K. Baker
5.0 out of 5 stars 10X Better Than The 2002 Recordings
Bought this to replace my horrible CD re-recording from 2002. It sounds great, not muffled like the 2002 version. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Kenneth
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this CD and Rhoads guitar licks on it are ...
I saw Ozzy on this tour the day he relieved himself on the Alamo...February 19, 1982 one short month before Randy Rhoads died. Read more
Published 1 month ago by polly urethane
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
Had the Vinyl of this Album.. Just had to get it again.. Still the great music.. You have to get this CD.. This CD Rocks..
Published 1 month ago by Mike A. R.
5.0 out of 5 stars ozzy rulessss
Who doesnt love ozzy of the best albums
Published 1 month ago by nancy shusterman
5.0 out of 5 stars Bad A*S CD I was a young Teenager when this ...
Bad A*S CD I was a young Teenager when this cd was released,My first OZZY CD, and my first Ozzy concert when this cd was released. Read more
Published 2 months ago by greg
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great. Fast shipping.
Published 3 months ago by Mike Barnett
5.0 out of 5 stars Madman
I bought this on casset, when it first came out. I haven't heard the whole album all they way through in about 25 yers. Randy Rhodes is the reason I liked Ozzy (gone to soon). Read more
Published 5 months ago by RTF
1.0 out of 5 stars Bad Ozzy Greed
I don't know if any one will read this, just hoping to bring down the rating and thus reducing the amount of sales Ozzy will profit from. Why would you do this?
Published 5 months ago by zenarrrow
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