Diary of a Madman (album)

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Diary of a Madman
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1981
22 August 1995
RecordedFebruary - March 1981
GenreHeavy metal
ProducerOzzy Osbourne, Max Norman, Randy Rhoads
Ozzy Osbourne chronology
Blizzard of Ozz
Diary of a Madman
Speak of the Devil

Diary of a Madman is the second studio album by Ozzy Osbourne. It was released in October 1981. This was the last album to feature guitarist Randy Rhoads

This is Osbourne's second solo album. The tracks "Flying High Again", "Over the Mountain", and “Tonight” were released as singles. "Flying High Again" peaked at #2 on the Mainstream Rock Charts.

The album reached #16 on the Billboard 200 chart. It is on the list of the top 100 best-selling albums of the 1980s.

Track listing[change | change source]

Original release[change | change source]

All songs by Ozzy Osbourne, Randy Rhoads, Bob Daisley and Lee Kerslake, except where noted.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Over the Mountain"   4:31
2. "Flying High Again"   4:43
3. "You Can't Kill Rock and Roll"   6:58
4. "Believer"   5:17
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Little Dolls"   5:39
2. "Tonight"   5:50
3. "S.A.T.O."   4:06
4. "Diary of a Madman"   6:15
Total length:
2002 Reissue Bonus Track
No. Title Length
9. "I Don't Know" (live) 4:56

Deluxe edition (2011)[change | change source]

All songs recorded live during the second leg of the Blizzard of Ozz Tour.

2011 'Deluxe 30th Anniversary Edition' disc 2
No. TitleRecorded at Length
1. "I Don't Know"    4:50
2. "Crazy Train"    5:26
3. "Believer"    5:37
4. "Mr Crowley"    6:32
5. "Flying High Again"  St. Denis Theatre, Montreal, Quebec, 28 July 1981 4:17
6. "Revelation (Mother Earth)"    5:58
7. "Steal Away (The Night)"    8:00
8. "Suicide Solution"  Palladium, New York City, New York, 2 May 1981 7:30
9. "Iron Man"    4:09
10. "Children of the Grave"    5:42
11. "Paranoid"    3:23

'Ozzy Live' 180g vinyl[change | change source]

Ozzy Live
Live album by
Released21 April 2012
GenreHeavy metal, hard rock

Disc 2 of the 2011 Legacy Edition of Diary of a Madman was also released as a limited edition standalone double-180g vinyl entitled "Ozzy Live". Sides one, two, and three contained the live material released on the Diary of a Madman Legacy Edition, while side four contained two bonus tracks that had been previously released on the 2011 reissue of Blizzard of Ozz. The vinyl was released exclusively for Record Store Day 2012, and also released as a 7" vinyl reissue of the song "Believer".

Side A
No. Title Length
1. "I Don't Know"   4:50
2. "Crazy Train"   5:26
3. "Believer"   5:37
4. "Mr. Crowley"   6:32
Side B
No. Title Length
5. "Flying High Again"   4:17
6. "Revelation (Mother Earth)"   5:58
7. "Steal Away (The Night)"   8:00
Side C
No. Title Length
8. "Suicide Solution"   7:30
9. "Iron Man"   4:09
10. "Children of the Grave"   5:42
11. "Paranoid"   3:23
Side D
No. Title Length
12. "Goodbye to Romance (2010 Guitar & Vocal Mix)"   5:42
13. "RR (Outtake from "Blizzard of Ozz" Sessions)"   1:13