Ozzy Osbourne – Diary of a Madman original Japan LP with obi


Free U.S. shipping!  An original Japanese pressing of the 1981 LP Diary of a Madman by Ozzy Osbourne, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of Diary of a Madman by Ozzy Osbourne, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Diary of a Madman is a 1981 pressing on the Jet label.

The cover is VG++ and close to M-, with slight corner wear.  The obi is M-.  The lyric insert is M-.

The disc is M- with one or two spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!

A beautiful copy of a scarce Ozzy Osbourne LP.

Background: Released in 1981, Diary of a Madman was the second solo album by Ozzy Osbourne, and was the last Ozzy album to include Randy Rhoads on guitar.

The album reached #14 on the UK charts and #16 on the U.S. charts.

Allmusic.com gave Diary of a Madman a 4 1/2 star review:

The follow-up to the masterful Blizzard of Ozz, Diary of a Madman was rushed into existence by a band desperate to finish its next album before an upcoming tour. As a result, it doesn’t feel quite as fully realized — a couple of the ballads are overly long and slow the momentum, and Randy Rhoads’ guide solo on “Little Dolls” was never replaced with a version intended for the public. Yet despite the fact that some songs could have used a longer gestation period, there are numerous moments of brilliance on Diary of a Madman — at least half of it stands up to anything on Blizzard, and the title track is a jaw-droppingly intricate epic that represents the most classically influenced work of Rhoads’ all-too-brief career.


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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Jet
Catalog Number:
25AP 2237
Year of Release: 1981
Format: Stereo
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Weight 9 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in