Ozzy Osbourne announces ‘Memoirs Of A Madman’ collections

This October, the career of rock icon Ozzy Osbourne will be celebrated with the Epic Records/Legacy Recordings Memoirs Of A Madman collections.

Due out October 7th, Memoirs Of A Madman CD serves as a career spanning audio release, featuring 17 of Osbourne’s greatest hit singles compiled in one place for the first time in his career and will be available in a single CD, two LP set and two LP Picture Disc set configurations.

The DVD is a definitive visual two disc DVD set which includes classic music videos, along with unreleased and out-of-print live performances, plus interviews from his solo career. Both sets offer fans of the multi-platinum recording artist, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and three-time Grammy winning singer and songwriter hours of entertainment from Osbourne’s distinguished solo career.

On July 22nd, fans got a sneak peek of Memoirs Of A Madman via Twitter. By using #OzzyRules in accordance with the number of tweets, engaged fans were able to unscramble the cover artwork and unlock a video teaser.

In addition, an exclusive autographed limited edition fan bundle will be available. This includes an autographed poster, 2 DVD set, CD, 2 LP picture disc vinyl, along with a “Creative Allies” fan designed poster, which will feature an image personally chosen by Osbourne.

Osbourne’s ongoing solo career spans four decades–as both a successful solo artist and as the lead singer of Black Sabbath–and his music is as relevant today as ever; it still resonates daily on TV, in movies, on radio and at stadium sports events. Osbourne’s latest solo release–his tenth studio album, 2010’s Scream–debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard charts, featuring the No. 1 Mainstream Rock smash “Let Me Hear You Scream.”

From the first notes of Osbourne’s 1980’s solo debut Blizzard Of Ozz and follow-up Diary Of A Madman to classic albums No More Tears and Scream, no hard rock solo artist has had quite the same reach as Osbourne; his distinctive vocal delivery and larger than life onstage persona quickly endeared him to millions of rockers. Osbourne immediately had the attention of fans of heavy music with rock staples “Crazy Train,” “Mr. Crowley” and “Flying High Again.” With the 1991 release No More Tears, Osbourne continued his radio success with acclaimed and hugely successful singles “No More Tears” and the smash hit “Mama, I’m Coming Home.”

CD | 2 LP

1. Crazy Train
2. Mr. Crowley
3. Flying High Again
4. Over The Mountain
5. Bark At The Moon
6. The Ultimate Sin
7. Miracle Man
8. No More Tears (edit)
9. Mama, I’m Coming Home
10. Road To Nowhere
11. Perry Mason
12. I Just Want You
13. Gets Me Through
14. Dreamer
15. I Don’t Wanna Stop
16. Life Won’t Wait
17. Let Me Hear You Scream

2 DVD

DVD 1 features more than two dozen of Osbourne’s classic and unforgettable music videos from across his discography, including a bonus alternate version of “Mama, I’m Coming Home” and making-of footage from the videos “Let Me Hear You Scream” and “Life Won’t Wait.”

DVD 2 features live performances and interview clips spanning Osbourne’s solo journey, much of which makes its debut on DVD. Some selections have appeared on long out-of-print VHS releases; others will be seen here for the first time, making this an essential package for fans old and new. Osbourne’s union of music and visuals could not be more perfect, and the Memoirs Of A Madman DVD showcases that to brilliant effect.

DVD 1

THE MUSIC VIDEOS
1. Bark At The Moon
2. So Tired
3. The Ultimate Sin
4. Lightning Strikes
5. Crazy Train
6. Miracle Man
7. Crazy Babies
8. Breaking All The Rules
9. No More Tears
10. Mama, I’m Coming Home
11. Mr. Tinkertrain
12. Time After Time
13. Road To Nowhere
14. I Don’t Want To Change The World (Live)
15. Changes
16. Perry Mason
17. I Just Want You
18. See You On The Other Side
19. Back On Earth
20. Gets Me Through
21. Dreamer
22. In My Life
23. I Don’t Wanna Stop
24. Let Me Hear You Scream
25. Life Won’t Wait
26. Let It Die

BONUS

27. Mama, I’m Coming Home (alternate version)
28. The Making of Let Me Hear You Scream
29. The Making of Life Won’t Wait

DVD 2

Rochester, NY 1981

1. I Don’t Know
2. Suicide Solution
3. Mr. Crowley
4. Crazy Train
5. Ozzy’s Bunker
6. Albuquerque, NM 1982
7. Over The Mountain

MTV 1982 (New York, NY 1982)

8. Fairies Wear Boots (clip)

Ozzy’s Bunker

Entertainment USA 1984

Kansas City, MO 1986
(Jake E Lee, Phil Soussan, Randy Castillo)

9. Bark At The Moon
10. Never Know Why

Ozzy’s Bunker

11. Killer Of Giants
12. Thank God For The Bomb
13. Secret Loser

Ozzy’s Bunker

Philadelphia, PA 1989
(Zakk Wylde, Geezer Butler, Randy Castillo)

14. Bloodbath In Paradise
15. Tattooed Dancer
16. Miracle Man

MTV 1989

Marquee, UK 1991
(Zakk Wylde, Mike Inez, Randy Castillo)

17. Bark At The Moon (clip)

Studio 1992

San Diego, CA 1992
(Zakk Wylde, Mike Inez, Randy Castillo)

18. I Don’t Want To Change The World
19. Road To Nowhere

Japan 1992

Ozzy’s Bunker

20. No More Tears

Studio 1992

21. Desire

MTV 1992

22. Mama, I’m Coming Home

Studio 1992

Ozzmosis Recording Session 1995

Ozzfest 1996
(Joe Holmes, Robert Trujillo, Mike Bordin)
23. Perry Mason

Fame & Fortune

Tokyo, Japan 2001
(Zakk Wylde, Robert Trujillo, Mike Bordin)
24. Gets Me Through

Fame & Fortune

Ozzfest 2007
(Zakk Wylde, Blasko, Mike Bordin)
25. Not Going Away

Black Rain Photo Shoot

Las Vegas, NV 2007
(Zakk Wylde, Blasko, Mike Bordin, Adam Wakeman)
26. I Don’t Wanna Stop

Scream Recording Session 2010

London, England 2010
(Gus G, Blasko, Tommy Clufetos, Adam Wakeman)
27. Let Me Hear You Scream

BONUS

Philadelphia, PA 1989
(Zakk Wylde, Geezer Butler, Randy Castillo)
28. Flying High Again

Tokyo, Japan 2001
(Zakk Wylde, Robert Trujillo, Mike Bordin)
29. Believer

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