Ozzy Osbourne / Milwaukee 1982 -2nd Press / 1CD

Ozzy Osbourne / Milwaukee 1982 -2nd Press / 1CD / Zodiac

Live at Mecca Auditorium, Milwaukee, WI, USA 22nd January 1982

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Classical hard rock heroes Randy Rhoad and Don Airey. A daimyo board representing a miracle tour where two people shared the stage is now available on the 2nd press.
The engraving on this work is “January 22, 1982 Milwaukee Performance”, about a month before Randy’s death. It is the best audience recording. Speaking of “Randy & Don”, the two of them were also the source of the “BLIZZARD OF OZZ” beauty melody, but Don participated in the session to the last. Lindsay Bridgewater accompanied Lindsay Bridgewater on the initial tour, and Don officially joined later. Let’s look back on the history of the Randy era in order to understand the situation in that area.

● 1980
《B Daisley, L Car Slake, L Bridge Water》
・ September 3rd-November 8th: UK (37 performances)
● 1981
《R Sazo, T Aldridge, L Bridge Water》
・ April 22-September 13: North America # 1 (34 performances + UK 1)
・ November 1st-December 2nd: Europe (11 performances)
《R Sazo, T Aldridge, D Ailee》
・ December 30 + 31: North America # 2a (2 performances)
● 1982
・ January 1st-March 18th: North America # 2b (44 performances) ← ★ Coco ★
《Randy Rhoad dies on March 19》

This is Randy’s living Ozzy Osbourne. Don joined in late 1981, and “Randy & Don” was realized only in all 46 performances from there until his death. And the Milwaukee performance of this work was the 14th performance of the last “North America # 2b”. Even in the short Randy era, we are archiving with various masterpieces only for the special “North America # 2”. It’s also a good opportunity, so keep your collection organized.

・ December 30, 1981-January 6, 1982 (6 performances)
◎ January 7 “NEW MEXICAN REVELATION (Albuquerque)”
・ January 9-13 (4 performances)
◎ January 15 “HOWLING BLIZZARD (Minneapolis)”
・ January 17-20 (3 performances)
◎ January 22: Milwaukee performance ← ★ This work ★
・ January 23: Madison performance
◎ January 24, “DEEP INSIDE (Chicago)”
・ January 26-30 (3 performances)
◎ January 31 “RANDY YEARS”
・ February 1-8 (5 performances)
◎ February 9 “KALAMAZOO 1982”
・ February 11-21 (9 performances)
◎ February 23, “TEXAS MADMAN”
・ February 24-March 18 (10 performances)
《March 19 Randy Rhoad dies》

… And it looks like this. Among them, the sound boards are “HOWLING BLIZZARD (disc 2)” and “KALAMAZOO 1982”, and the remaining 4 are recorded by the audience. This work is by far the best masterpiece in such an “1982 audience”. Why can we declare it a “masterpiece”? First, the original master is the ultimate. It is a famous recording that has been traded as a sound board for a long time, but the base of this work is the “master direct version” that appeared in 2010. Moreover, it is the highest peak update board that refined it. Its mastering accuracy is tremendous, it does not overlook the lack of milliseconds, it carefully corrects the variation in volume that occurs randomly, and if one channel is missing, the other is copied and corrected. After a work similar to obsession, it reached the top.
The work covers the whole story, but the one that feels the most powerful is the opening “Diary Of A Madman”. In the audience recording, the sound output cannot be read at the beginning of the show, and various troubles are likely to occur. Even in this recording, there is unrelated music left on the tape, one channel drops, and the volume fluctuates. In this work, all such points have been corrected. The sense of stability that “Diary Of A Madman” flows from the left channel, which has fallen boldly, naturally immerses you in the show without making you think “that?”. If you listen to it with headphones, you may know the moment when both channels shift from the same (= monaural) to stereo, but there is no sense of discomfort.
The representative sound source of “DIARY OF A MADMAN TOUR” revived with that sound is exactly paradise. Not to mention the opening by “Diary Of A Madman” and “Over The Mountain” which are different from “TRIBUTE”, the ephemeral melody that seems to be broken if you touch Randy’s guitar in the whole story dances and is beautifully scattered Don Airey The vivid phrase of is even more moving. Not to mention the tough rhythm section of Rudy & Aldridge, the show is sparkling because “everyone is a star”. It is poured into your ears with a direct feeling that has been called “sound board”.

The world of “DIARY OF A MADMAN TOUR” that is out of reach even if you collect officials and sound boards. This work is the strongest recording. It’s the ultimate board to experience 100% of the scene where two geniuses, Randy Rhoad and Don Airey, line up. The 2nd press CD is a magnificent reprint here!

★ The best audience recording of “January 22, 1982 Milwaukee performance”. It was the best bee recording of the time when Randy Rhoad and Don Airey co-starred, and it is a big classic that was traded as a sound board in the old days. An overseas core enthusiast has elaborately remastered the historical daimyo recording. Don’t overlook the millisecond flip gap, and thoroughly correct volume variations and high drops on one channel. It is a “cross-top version” that has undergone work similar to obsession. The No. 1 live album where you can experience the full show of a super band that is a star beyond “TRIBUTE”. It is reprinted with the 2nd press.

そんな本作に刻まれているのは、ランディが亡くなる約1ヶ月前となる「1982年1月22日ミルウォーキー公演」。その極上オーディエンス録音です。「ランディ&ドン」と言えば、2人揃って『BLIZZARD OF OZZ』美旋律の源泉でもあったわけですが、ドンはあくまでもセッション参加。当初ツアーにはリンゼイ・ブリッジウォーターが同行し、後年になってからドンが正式加入しました。その辺の事情を把握するためにも、ランディ時代の歩みを振り返っておきましょう。

・1月1日-3月18日:北米#2b(44公演) ←★ココ★


◎1月15日『HOWLING BLIZZARD(ミネアポリス)』
◎1月22日:ミルウォーキー公演 ←★本作★
◎1月24日『DEEP INSIDE(シカゴ)』
◎1月31日『RANDY YEARS(リッチフィールド)』
◎2月9日『KALAMAZOO 1982』
◎2月23日『TEXAS MADMAN(エルパソ)』

……と、このようになっています。この中でサウンドボードは『HOWLING BLIZZARD(のディスク2)』と『KALAMAZOO 1982』で、残り4本がオーディエンス録音。本作はそんな「1982年オーディエンス」の中で、群を抜く最高傑作なのです。なぜ「最高傑作」と断言できるのか。まず、元になったマスターが究極。古くからサウンドボードとしても取引されていたほどの名録音なのですが、本作のベースになっているのは2010年に登場した「マスター・ダイレクト・バージョン」。しかも、それを磨き込んだ最高峰更新盤なのです。そのマスタリング精度が凄まじく、ミリセカンドの欠落も見逃さず、ランダムに起こる音量のバラツキを丹念に修正し、片チャンネルが欠けていればもう片方をコピーして補正。執念にも似た作業を経ての頂点越えとなったのです。
その作業は全編にわたっておりますが、一番威力を感じるのは冒頭の「Diary Of A Madman」でしょうか。客席録音というものは、ショウの冒頭は出音が読み切れず、さまざまなトラブルが発生しやすいもの。この録音でもテープに残っていた関係ない音楽があったり、片チャンネルが落ちたり、音量がフラつく。本作はそうしたポイントがことごとく修正されている。特に大胆に落ちていた左チャンネルからも「Diary Of A Madman」が流れる安定感は、「あれ?」と思わせることなく自然とショウに没入させてくれる。さすがにヘッドフォンで聴けば、両チャンネル同じ(=モノラル)からステレオに移行する瞬間は分かったりもしますが、違和感はゼロです。
そのサウンドで蘇った“DIARY OF A MADMAN TOUR”の代表音源は、まさにパラダイス。『TRIBUTE』とは違う「Diary Of A Madman」「Over The Mountain」によるオープニングはもちろん、全編でランディのギターも触れれば壊れてしまいそうな儚いメロディが舞いに舞い、美しく散らされたドン・エイリーの鮮やかなフレーズが感動を一層盛りたてる。ルディ&アルドリッジの強靱なリズム隊は言うに及ばず、“全員がスター”の輝きを放っているからこそのキラめくショウ。それが「まるでサウンドボード」と呼ばれ続けたダイレクト感で耳に流し込まれるのです。

オフィシャルやサウンドボードをかき集めようとも手が届かない“DIARY OF A MADMAN TOUR”の世界。本作は、その最強録音です。ランディ・ローズとドン・エイリーという2人の天才が並び立つ現場を本生100%体験するのに、これ以上はない究極盤。2ndプレスCDで、ここに堂々の復刻です!



1. Diary Of A Madman
2. Over The Mountain
3. Mr. Crowley
4. Crazy Train
5. Revelation
6. Steal Away (The Night)
7. Suicide Solution
8. Guitar Solo
9. Drum Solo
10. Goodbye To Romance
11. I Don’t Know
12. No Bone Movies
13. Believer
14. Flying High Again
15. Iron Man
16. Children Of The Grave
17. Paranoid

Ozzy Osbourne – Vocal
Randy Rhoads – Guitar
Rudy Sarzo – Bass
Tommy Aldridge – Drums
Don Airey – Keyboards


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