KANSAS CITY 1986 by OZZY OSBOURNE Compact Disc XRYCD014

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KANSAS CITY 1986
by OZZY OSBOURNE
Compact Disc

XRYCD014

Label: X-RAY

Having been fired from Black Sabbath in 1979, Ozzy Osbourne embarked on a solo career that has seen a series of extreme ups and
downs across the past three decades, but he remains the type of household name that he could nary have dreamed off while slogging
the boards with the aforementioned Sabbath.
• At the time of this stunning show in 1986, Osbourne was experiencing a resurgence in his career with the release of 1983's Bark at the
Moon and 1986's The Ultimate Sin. The former record had been co-written with Bob Daisley and featured Don Airey of Rainbow and
famed metal drummer Tommy Aldridge, but it was on the heels of The Ultimate Sin release that Osbourne took the stage in Kansas
City, Missouri, with new drummer Randy Castillo and bassist Phil Soussan.
• Unlike most lead singers who go solo in order to distance themselves artistically from the band they just left, Ozzy remained faithful to
the type of music he created with Sabbath: deep, heavy, slow moving rock with lyrical themes cantered around Satan, the Occult, the
presence of evil in the world, and drug use (just listen to the track here, ‘Flying High Again’). Although it must be noted that many of
Ozzy’s lyrics, both now and then, should be taken with tongue firmly embedded in cheek.
• After a long intro, Ozzy launches into ‘Bark At The Moon,’ followed by the controversial ‘Suicide Solution’ (later the basis of a lawsuit
against Osbourne after two teenagers committed suicide, allegedly as a result of the song's "subliminal lyrics"). The set-list balances
lesser-known Osbourne songs such as ‘Never Know Why,’ ‘I Don't Know,’ ‘Thank God For The Bomb,’ and ‘Killer Of Giants’, with his
bigger radio hits, among them ‘Mr. Crowley,’ ‘Shot In The Dark,’ and ‘Crazy Train.’ He closes with a couple of Sabbath classics: ‘Iron
Man’ and ‘Paranoid.’ Osbourne would continue with a number of solo albums and tours before finally reuniting the original Black
Sabbath in 1997 for live date and a live CD.
• Previously unreleased, this dynamic and powerful live recording was broadcast live at the time of the performance, but only now is it
available on CD for the first time

 

1 Intro 2:48
2 Bark At The Moon 4:40
3 Suicide Solution 3:55
4 Never Know Why 4:35
5 Mr. Corwley 5:51
6 Shot In The Dark 4:56
7 I Don’t Know 5:21
8 Killer Of Giants 8:36
9 Thank God For The Bomb 5:23
10 Flyin’ High Again 4:44
11 Ultimate Sin 4:15
12 Iron Man 4:50
13 Crazy Train 6:05
14 Paranoid 4:39