(UK) This October, the career of rock icon Ozzy Osbourne will be celebrated with the Epic Records / Legacy Recordings Memoirs of a Mad man collections.
Due out 6th October, Memoirs of a Mad Man serves as a career spanning audio release, featuring 17 of Ozzy’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. Pre-order now available at Amazon.
The Memoirs of a Madman 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 Ozzy’s distinguished solo career.
On July 22, 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.
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In addition, an exclusive autographed limited edition fan bundle will be available (click here). 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 Ozzy.
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. Ozzy’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 Ozzy’s 1980’s solo debut Blizzard Of Ozzy 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 Ozzy; his distinctive vocal delivery and larger than life onstage persona quickly endeared him to millions of rockers. Ozzy 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, Ozzy continued his radio success with acclaimed and hugely successful singles “No More Tears” and the smash hit “Mama, I’m Coming Home.”
The track list is as follows:
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
15. I Don’t Wanna Stop
16. Life Won’t Wait
17. Let Me Hear You Scream
Details on the Memoirs of a Madman 2 DVD are as follows:
DVD One features more than two dozen of Ozzy’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 Two features live performances and interview clips spanning Ozzy’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. Ozzy’s union of music and visuals could not be more perfect, and the Memoirs Of A Madman DVD showcases that to brilliant effect.