Q - 9/93, p.884 Stars
- Excellent - "...[LIVE & LOUD] is possibly the ultimate in easy access hard rock..."
Personnel: Ozzy Osbourne (vocals); Zakk Wilde (guitar); Kevin Jones (keyboards); Michael Inez (bass); Randy Castillo (drums).
Includes liner notes by Steffan Chirazi.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
"I Don't Want To Change The World" won the 1994 Grammy Award for "Best Metal Performance With Vocal."
Personnel: Ozzy Osbourne (vocals); Zakk Wylde (guitar); Kevin Jones (keyboards); Randy Castillo (drums).
Audio Mixer: Michael Wagener .
Audio Remasterers: Bob Ludwig; Brian Lee.
Liner Note Author: Steffan Chirazi.
Recording information: around the world.
Billed as his final solo tour, Ozzy Osbourne's world tour in support of his 1991 hit album NO MORE TEARS was one of his most successful. To document this exceptional tour, a live double CD of standout performances was released in 1993, LIVE & LOUD. While Ozzy would tour again (as both a solo act and with a reformed Black Sabbath), this particular road jaunt would prove to be the last for the Osbourne-Wylde-Inez-Castillo line-up.
Comprised of favorites from both his solo career and his Black Sabbath years, LIVE & LOUD is a well-balanced set. The set kicks off with a roaring version of "Paranoid," and the energy rarely dies down from there. Standouts like "I Don't Know," "Bark at the Moon," "Shot in the Dark," "Miracle Man," "Crazy Train," "No More Tears," "Flying High Again," "Suicide Solution," "Road to Nowhere," and "Crazy Train" are included. Several other Sabbath tunes are featured ("War Pigs" and the ballad "Changes"), as well as a version of "Black Sabbath" that is performed by the original Sabbath line-up. LIVE AND LOUD is another solid live Ozzy set.