In the letter Box today: F***ing Mad!!!! a book published in 2004, in Germany only. It is based on the book in english: Diary of a Madman by Carol Clerk. Both great books, with great pictures. It is all about the meaning of every songs, year by year album per album from the Sabbath years to Ozzy solo career. If you want to see more books about the Madman and related head to the book section of the website.
Just returned from holidays in my homeland. In digging up cardborard boxes in the attic, I found some items from my early days of collecting Ozzy records and videos. Some are pretty rare those days: I dig up a not for sale stamped Bark at the Moon 12″ and other picture discs; Three bootleg LP with Paranoid, a concert from 1982 pressed in Japan, Cry wolf from the BatM Euro tour and the “famous” Bat Head Soup white label LP. I also found some bootleg CDs pressed in the 90s: LA Madness and All aboard pressed in Italy by Metal Memory.
In the letterbox this week: a complete and near mint Diary of a madman US tour progam and a Popfolio Bark at the Moon porfolio. the latter was specially issued for the Fan club in the midd 80s… mint and never seen before.
Are you a collector? I would you to get in in touch with me and share your collection on this site.
In the Letter box this saturday: No rest for the Wicked concert program from the Japan. I have suspected for a long time that there was a Japanese version of the NRftW tour program. I found it 3 weeks ago!! It is similar than the one sold during euro and North American leg of the tour. but obviously translated in japanese. I love the way the Japanese colelctors keep their items: the program is almost 15 years over old but in mint condition.
Also arrived on the very same day a copy of a Music newspaper from Portugal called Blitz. This issue is from 1995. There is a 2 pages exclusive interview in portuguese. The most interresting thing is the front cover which is an artistic hack of an official photo.
Both will be added to respective section of the website.
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I just recieved today a copy of the 1982 dairy of a madman tour programme. It is in great condition. It has 19 pages featuring Randy Rhoads, Rudy Sarzo, Don Airey, Tommy Aldridge. I am still amazed that this things are still floating around even after 30 years!!!! Next step scan it and upload it as a flip online book…. This will join the dozen of other programs available on this site (did you know that?)
I purchased this at a Coin Collector Shop in the US; This is a very rare Ozzfest 24 k gold plate Coin Card. It is made of Nickel Silver with 24k gold plate overlay and was issued for the Ozzfest ’98 festival tour. It is part of Superstar Commemorative Collector Series-
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