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Japan: 1985

Source: Mining the Live Aid radio broadcast from July 13th ’85 for two double sets. Selected were the performances by David Bowie, Bryan Ferry with David Gilmour), the Wembley Finale, Paul McCartney, F.Mercury & B.May, the Power Station and Duran Duran.

ETS 2588 A: TVC 15 / Rebel Rebel / Modern Love / Heroes / Sensation / Boys and Girls / Slave To Love / Jealous Guy
ETS 2588 B: Do They Know It’s Christmas / Is This The World We Created?
ETS 2589 A: Let It Be / ? / ? / ? / Murderess / Get It On (Bang a Gong)
ETS 2589 B: A View to a Kill / Union of the Snake / Save A Prayer / The Reflex

[Not an accurate track list, I just tried to piece it together from various sources.]

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Volume 2 presents Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin (with Phil Collins), The Who, Black Sabbath, Mick Jagger (w. Hall&Oates, Eddie Kendricks, David Ruffin and Tina Turner), Bob Dylan (w. Keith Richards & Ronnie Wood) and the finale in Philadelphia.

ETS 2590 A: White Room / Rock & Roll / Whole Lotta Love / Stairway To Heaven
ETS 2590 B: My Generation / Love Reign On Me / Won’t Get Fooled Again / Paranoid
ETS 2591 A: Lonely At The Top / Just Another Night / Miss You / State of Shock / It’s Only Rock & Roll
ETS 2591 B: Ballad Of Hollis Brown / Ship Comes In / Blowing In The Wind / We Are The World

 

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Meanwhile, someone in Europe went “the whole hog”and issued everything on a 12 LP box (ca. late ’85/86):

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Peter Blake art work

 

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I really need better quality images for this post.

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Japan: 1986

Matrix A : XL – 1623 A 111 + / 1623 B 111 + / 1624 A 111 + / 1624 B 111 +  

Source: Sides 1-3 plus first two songs on side two, live at Long Beach Arena (where else, really, as so many of the XL source tapes of US concerts were recorded there) 0n 4 April 1984 (one of two nights played there), complete show.

Quiet Riot 1975 demos with Randy Rhoads make up the remainder of side four. The description on the back cover seems to give the impression that this comes from an actual vinyl release by referring to it as “QUIET RIOT DEMO (EP 002)” but there was no such title, either officially or as a bootleg.  

Quality: HOTWACKS gave the concert recording only a “Gs” rating but an Ëxs”for the demo tracks.

1623 A: Intro (Diary Of A Madman) / I Don’t Know / Mr. Crowley / Rock’n Roll Rebel / Bark At The Moon
1623 B: Revelation (Mother Earth) / Steal Away (The Night) / Suicide Solution
1624 A: Forever (probably Journey To The Centre Of Eternity / Tommy Aldridge solo) / Flying High Again / Iron Man
1624 B: Crazy Train / Paranoid / Suicidal Show [Demo] / Just How You Want It [Demo] / West Coast Tryouts [Demo]

 

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Japan: 1985 – I believe this is the cover of the first pressing and the blue cover edition shown here came later:

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Source: 2nd night of the first US leg of the Diary Of A Madman tour.

Following his first tour of Europe as a solo artist, cut short and changed to a residency at a mental health facility in England (so ‘very Ozzy’) “On December 30, the band began the United States portion of the tour at the “The Cow Palace” Arena in Daly City, California. At this time, Rhoads received the Best New Talent Award (1981) from Guitar Player Magazine. After the opening night, the band headed back to Los Angeles for their last show at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena.” (wikipedia)

OZZY OSBOURNE/RANDY RHOADS SPORTS ARENA LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA 1981-12-31

SETLIST

1 DIARY INTRO
2 OVER THE MOUNTAIN
3 MR.CROWLEY
4 CRAZY TRAIN
5 REVELATION MOTHER EARTH
6 STEEL AWAY THE NIGHT
7 SUICIDE SOLUTION
8 DIARY JAM WITH GUITAR AND DRUM SOLO
9 GOODBYE TO ROMANCE
10 I DON’T KNOW
11 NO BONE MOVIES
12 BELIEVER
13 FLYING HIGH AGAIN
14 IRON MAN
15 CHILDREN OF THE GRAVE
16 PARANOID

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The band, now with new keyboard player Don Airey, in pre-production rehearsals, December 1981:

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Japan: 1984

Source: Supposedly from Hammersmith Odeon on 29 November 1983 on their Bark At The Moon tour – however, as usual, this information seems more based on the concert memorabilia they had on hand for the cover art than actual fact.

Eight concerts were performed in Japan in late June and early July but I have not found any widely circulating recordings from this leg. Any further information is appreciated.

Sample set list from the UK leg:

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01 – Carmina Burana Intro
02 – I Don ‘t Know
03 – Mr. Crowley
04 – Rock & Roll Rebel
05 – Bark At The Moon
06 – Revelation (Mother Earth)
07 – Steal Away (The Night)
08 – Suicide Solution
09 – Center of Eternity
10 – Drum Solo
11 – Flyin’ High Again
12 – Iron man
13 – Crazy Train
14 – Paranoid
15 – Goodbye to Romance (Tape Outro)

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“Suicide Train”? Talk about a song title mash up.

At a total length of only 50 minutes, each LP side is rather short here.

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Blue cover version:

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Japan: 1984

Source: Live at St. Denis Theater, Montreal on 28 July 1981 – on the Canadian leg of his Blizzard of Ozz tour and his first KBFH broadcast. The actual source was probably a cassette recording.

1554 A:    Flying High Again 04:24 / I Don’t Know 05:00 / Crazy Train 05:38
1554 B:    Believer 05:38 / Mr. Crowley 05:51
1555 A:    Suicide Solution 08:49 / Revelation (Mother Earth) 06:11
1555 B:    Steal Away (The Night) 03:31 – Drum Solo 02:15 – Paranoid 03:05

KBFH had edited the show and running order, which originally followed this format:

“I Don’t Know”
“Crazy Train”
“Believer”
“Mr Crowley”
“Flying High Again”
“Revelation Mother Earth”
“Steal Away the Night”
Tommy Aldridge Drum Solo
“No Bone Movies”
“Suicide Solution” [+ “Randy Rhoads Guitar Solo”]
“Iron Man” + “Children of the Grave”
(“Black Sabbath” Songs)
“Paranoid” (“Black Sabbath” Song) [Encore]

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The first issue – XL 1506/7 with b&w labels

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Japan: Second half of 1982

Source: ? The back cover states “Long Beach Arena” and June of ’82 (a YT video tries to correct this to July) but none of the Diary Of A Madman Tour legs played in Long Beach, according to wikipedia.

XL 1506 A: Diary Of A Madman / Over the Mountain / Mr. Crowley / Crazy Train / Revelation (Mother Earth)   XL 1506 B: Steal Away (the Night) / Suicide Solution / Brad Gillis (solo) / Tommy Aldridge (solo)                        XL 1507 A: Don Airey (solo) / Goodbye to Romance / I Don’t Know / No Bone Movies (listed as ‘No More Movies’)  XL 1507 B: Believer / Flying High Again / Iron man / Children of the Grave / Paranoid

 

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Second Issue, Japan 1983:

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The back cover with the by now familiar ‘second issue’ number, lower right.

 

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The UD version above and XL 1523/4 shown below (this is probably more of a red than an orange, similar to the XL version). I believe it’s fair to say that this makes a strong case for both labels being run by the same people. This was the 8th title released by XL and already the 2nd Ozzy one.

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XL 1531/2 – the blue reissue:

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The blue version with mysterious number on the back – although some copies have it on the front cover:

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Japan: 1982 -Randy Rhodes died 19 March 1982 and I believe that these bootlegs were released after that date. Ozzy first toured Japan in July of 1982 during the Diary Of A Madman tour, further explaining the sudden surge in Japanese bootleg product (look for the upcoming ‘Ozzy-heavy’ XL label discography).

Source: Audience recording from Long Beach Arena on 27 June 1981. Ozzy on the second U.S. leg of his very successful first tour as a solo artist, following the release of his first (and future) platinum album Blizzard Of Ozz. Motörhead opened.

6581A: “O Fortuna” (Carl Orff) / I Don’t Know / Crazy Train / Believer     
6581B: Mr Crowley / Flying High Again / Revelation (Mother Earth)     
6582A: Steal Away (The Night) / Tommy Adridge drum solo / Suicide Solution / Randy Rhoads solo
6582B: Iron Man / Children Of The Grave / Paranoid

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Fan rating: “I have heard all the shows with Randy Rhoads that were recorded. This is in my top 5.”

Milwaukee, Jan 22, 1982
London, Ontario July 24, 1981
Long Beach, June 27, 1981
Chelmsford, Oct 22, 1980
Providence, RI, Aug 7, 1981

 

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