Classic Rock

Ozzy Osbourne announces 40th anniversary ’Diary of a Madman’ digital reissue

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Epic Records

Ozzy Osbourne has announced a digital reissue of his 1981 solo album Diary of a Madman in honor of its 40th anniversary.

The expanded collection is due out November 5 — two days before its actual anniversary on November 7 — and includes bonus live versions of the songs “Flying High Again” and “Believer,” which were previously unavailable digitally.

Diary of a Madman was Ozzy’s second solo album, and his last to feature Randy Rhoads before the guitarist’s untimely death in 1982.

Fittingly, the reissue will arrive a week after Rhoads is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with the Musical Excellence award.

This year, Ozzy also released digital reissues of his solo albums No More Tears and Down to Earth for their 30th and 20th anniversaries, respectively.

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