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.
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|
|Year of Release:||1981|