Live at Budokan

Live at Budokan

by Ozzy Osbourne
     
 

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After Speak of the Devil, Tribute, Just Say Ozzy, Live & Loud, the Ozzfest collections, and both Osbourne-fronted Black Sabbath live discs, one would think that Ozzy had exhausted his concert-album appeal. But due to the success of his…  See more details below

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After Speak of the Devil, Tribute, Just Say Ozzy, Live & Loud, the Ozzfest collections, and both Osbourne-fronted Black Sabbath live discs, one would think that Ozzy had exhausted his concert-album appeal. But due to the success of his reality TV show, Osbourne once again decided it was time for another live album. Although Osbourne's live performances were still rock-solid during the recording of this tour, Live at Budokan seems mighty excessive. The only positive thing about yet another one is to hear the intense live work of Zakk Wylde, who has been the cornerstone of Osbourne's sound longer than any other sideman he has ever worked with. His squealing leads and chunky guitar sound great here, displaying a talent for pure heavy metal that few other players could live up to in 2002. But at the same time, you can hear his amazing guitar work on at least two other Ozzy live discs, and the songs that are new to this environment (i.e., most of the first half of the album) are all taken from Down to Earth, which he plays on in the first place. This album sounds fine, is packaged nicely, and would make a nice addition to any Ozzy completist's collection. But Tribute has an equally brilliant guitarist showcased in one of his finest moments, and Live & Loud has the emotional burden of Ozzy thinking it was his last tour, making either of them preferable to this disc. Live at Budokan is nothing to avoid, but there are much better collections available featuring the same rock & roll madman in more spirited days.

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Editorial Reviews

Rolling Stone - Mark Kemp
His pest performance set since 1987's Tribute.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/12/2010
Label:
Imports
UPC:
5099750807729
catalogNumber:
901128

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ozzy Osbourne   Primary Artist,Vocals
Mike Bordin   Drums
Zakk Wylde   Guitar
Robert Trujillo   Bass
John Sinclair   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Ozzy Osbourne   Composer,Producer
Geezer Butler   Composer
Randy Castillo   Composer
David Coleman   Art Direction
Tony Iommi   Composer
Thom Panunzio   Producer,Engineer
John Purdell   Composer
Zakk Wylde   Composer
Bill Ward   Composer
Mike Inez   Composer
German Villacorta   Engineer
Lemmy Kilmister   Composer
Sharon Osbourne   Executive Producer
Yoshiyasu Kumada   Engineer

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