Memoirs of a Madman

Memoirs of a Madman

by Ozzy OsbourneOzzy Osbourne


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Through summoning demons from the depths of hell as the frontman of metal pioneers Black Sabbath in their best days, partying hard through the '80s and landing on a reality show focusing on his dysfunctional family in the 2000s, Ozzy Osbourne has kept on the wicked side for the majority of his decades-spanning career in evil. Starting his solo bid almost immediately after his departure from Sabbath, Ozzy turned in classic metal albums with early-'80s Randy Rhoads collaborations like Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman, and stayed consistently strong with many platinum-selling albums throughout the '90s, 2000s, and beyond. The Ozzman has never shied away from live records, repackagings, or greatest-hits collections, either, and Memoirs of a Madman collects standout cuts from each of his 11 studio albums, offering a full range of singles that shows the full spectrum of his development as the ever-menacing prince of heavy metal darkness. The 17 tracks here run in chronological order, from 1980's easily recognizable "Crazy Train" through to early-'90s power ballads like "Mama I'm Coming Home" up to "Let Me Hear You Scream" from his 2010 studio offering Scream. His Sabbath days get a nod or two as well, with a cover of their brooding piano ballad "Changes" that Ozzy and daughter Kelly offer up as a reworked duet, and an unreleased live recording of "Paranoid" from 2010.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/14/2014
Label: Sony Legacy
UPC: 0888750156525
catalogNumber: 501565
Rank: 23261

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ozzy Osbourne   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Ozzy Osbourne   Composer,Producer
Roy Thomas Baker   Producer
Duane Baron   Producer
Michael Beinhorn   Producer
Geezer Butler   Composer
Randy Castillo   Composer
Bob Daisley   Composer,Producer
Mark Hudson   Producer
Tony Iommi   Composer
Lee Kerslake   Composer,Producer
Jake E. Lee   Composer
Ron Nevison   Producer
Max Norman   Producer
Keith Olsen   Producer
Tim Palmer   Composer,Producer
John Purdell   Composer,Producer
Randy Rhoads   Composer,Producer
Jim Vallance   Composer
Zakk Wylde   Composer
Bill Ward   Composer
Mike Inez   Composer
Lemmy Kilmister   Composer
Kevin Churko   Composer,Producer
Sharon Osbourne   Executive Producer
Meghan Foley   Art Direction

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