With Ozzy Osbourne‘s Diary Of A Madman celebrating its 40th anniversary this week, a variety of video clips have been released to commemorate the album. These include a new video for Flying High Again (created from exclusive images from Ross Halfin‘s newly released Randy Rhoads book), along with live versions of Over The MountainFlying High Again and Believer. In addition, an exclusive blue swirl Diary Of A Madman vinyl will be available November 12th through Walmart (in the U.S. only) as part of their annual Black Friday Vinyl.

The updated digital release of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee and Grammy-winning singer and songwriter’s 1981 Diary Of A Madman album is available today (November 5th) through all digital platforms and includes two live tracks previously unreleased digitally, including a live version of his Mainstream Rock Top Five hit Flying High Again. Listen below.

Read more details about this special release, here.

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  • Sandimascharvel on

    That live version was previously available digitally on CD on the “Ozziy Live” disc so they should say “ previously unavailable as download or stream”. That is the only track on that CD which was taken from Montreal July 28, 1981 which was originally aired on the King Biscuit Flower Hour, which many say was Randy’s finest live performance (totally amazing!), but that is the only full track that has been officially released from that show, although all 11 songs did get broadcasted originally thankfully. The guitar solo from that concert was for some reason spliced into Tribute, replacing the original solo from Cleveland OH May 11,1981.

    When will we get to see all of the video? 4 full pro shot songs from Entertainment Tonight with soundboard audio, and close fam filmed Detroit ‘82, pro shot Capitol Theater ‘81. Do a 40th Anniversary BluRay! And all of Bob Daisley’s Holy Grail tapes as a multi-disc mini-box set.

    • Dana on

      Never knew that, and I would LOVE to see any video that was captured.

    • Rattlehead on

      SDC, you know your Rhoads, awesome!

      I have a recording of that KBFH concert on a bootleg release.

  • jeff weaver on

    Tonight is my favorite Ozzy ballad and the outer solo is Randy’s best in my opinion.
    Producer Max Norman said he regretted having to fade the song as Randy was doing some jaw dropping incredible fretwork but he had to save space for the other songs. I wish they would have had a back up master that was still recording. That would have been awesome!

  • Sandimascharvel on

    Me too Dana!

    Thank you Rattlehead! Randy is my favorite guitarist along with Steve Blaze of Lillian Axe.

    Indeed Jeff, that solo is awesome. Ozzy posted a listening of the end not fading on YouTube. The video is from the box set DVD. There’s only a little past the end of the fade, but they talk on top of it. You can still hear the extra bit. Legacy had the below track list as the original Diary 2011 remaster with the full unfaded version, but unfortunately they dropped the bonus tracks. It was obviously mastered and ready to go which is why the release date was delayed. It also got delayed before that change when they decided to change the bonus live disc from Southampton 1980 to the Ozzy Live disc. The below was directly from a Legacy announcement.

    Diary of a Madman (Legacy Edition)
    Pre-Order – Ships on or before May 03, 2011
    Disc 1
    1.Over The Mountain (4:31)
    2.Flying High Again (4:44)
    3.You Can’t Kill Rock And Roll (6:59)
    4.Believer (5:15)
    5.Little Dolls (5:39)
    6.Tonight (5:50)
    7.S.A.T.O. (4:07)
    8.Diary Of A Madman (6:14)
    9.Tonight (Long Version, Previously Unreleased) (6:09)
    10.You Can’t Kill Rock And Roll (Long Version, Previously Unreleased) (7:11)
    11.Diary Of A Madman (2010 Remix, Previously Unreleased) (6:08)

    • Dana on

      He’s my favorite, too 🙂

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