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Rhoads, Randy

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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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“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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Japan: 1984 – Guitar God Randy Rhoads’ accidental death in March of 1982 created a strong demand for any music the guitarist was involved in, especially in Japan. Quiet Riot’s first two albums were only released in Japan and “have yet to see any sort of release outside Japan due to the wishes of the Rhoads family”.

Discs play at 45 RPM.

Source: Stated as recorded at the Starwood in L.A. on 9 October 1979. The list compiled on the following Facebook page shows no such date until later in the month:

https://www.facebook.com/notes/randy-rhoads-society/randy-rhoads-show-dates-pre-ozzy/10150379834996678/

A video from the 26 October ’79 performance exists and this might very well be the soundtrack pressed on vinyl.