Ozzy Osbourne: Memoirs Of A Madman

The Prince Of Darkness revisits his past, again

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‘I’m going off the rails on a crazy train’ could have been understatement

But what better starting point could there be for his sixth compilation album (and that’s just as a solo artist) than the hit single that saved his life and career? The tracklisting for Memoirs Of A Madman is fairly well-balanced, covering the early Randy Rhoads-era hits such as Mr Crowley and Over The Mountain through to more recent material with new boy Gus G – though why songs like Shot In The Dark or I Don’t Want To Change The World were omitted in favour of Let Me Hear You Scream and father/daughter atrocity Changes remains a mystery. Overall, this CD and DVD make a decent round-up of material by the revolving star cast of the Ozzy Osbourne band and songs that, for the most part, will stand the test of time.

Via Epic

Amit Sharma

Amit has been writing for titles like Total GuitarMusicRadar and Guitar World for over a decade and counts Richie Kotzen, Guthrie Govan and Jeff Beck among his primary influences. He's interviewed everyone from Ozzy Osbourne and Lemmy to Slash and Jimmy Page, and once even traded solos with a member of Slayer on a track released internationally. As a session guitarist, he's played alongside members of Judas Priest and Uriah Heep in London ensemble Metalworks, as well as handling lead guitars for legends like Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols, The Faces) and Stu Hamm (Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, G3).