- Product Code: EPC 502041 2
- You will get bonus-scraps: 12
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- Price in bonus-scraps: 119
Second remastered and first remixed re-release of the second full-length album by the legendary “godfather” of Heavy Metal.
This album is Osbourne's personal favorite of all his releases. This is the final album recorded by guitarist Randy Rhoads, who perished in an airplane crash in early 1982.
The 2002 remixed reissue was derided by fans due to the removal of Daisley and Kerslake's original bass and drum tracks. The re-issue featured re-recorded bass and drum tracks contributed by Osbourne's then-bassist and drummer Robert Trujillo and Mike Bordin. The move was suspected of being retaliatory in nature, as Daisley and Kerslake had successfully sued Osbourne and his wife/manager Sharon in court, winning songwriting credits and royalties for their contributions to "Diary of a Madman". Sharon later stated that Ozzy and not herself was responsible for the decision to re-record the parts, stating "because of Daisley and Kerslake's abusive and unjust behavior, Ozzy wanted to remove them from these recordings. We turned a negative into a positive by adding a fresh sound to the original albums. "However, Osbourne contradicted his wife's claim in his 2009 autobiography, stating that the decision to re-record the original bass and drum parts was strictly Sharon's decision, and that "I didn't have anything to do with that decision." He said his wife "just snapped" and had it done without his knowledge. He also stated that "a sticker was put on the covers telling everyone about it", though in fact the sticker was not initially placed on the re-issue and was only placed on the covers at a later date due to fan outcry over the altered recordings.
To date, the album has sold over 3.2 million copies worldwide.
Re-edition contains two bonus tracks.
Sony Music Entertainment/Epic, 1981/2002 (EPC 502041 2). Made in Austria.
1.Over The Mountain 04:31
2.Flying High Again 04:38
3.You Can't Kill Rock'n'Roll 06:46
5.Little Dolls 05:38
8.Diary Of A Madman 06:14
9.I Don't Know (Live) 04:56
Total playing time: 47:57