Great Live E.P
Stargazer | New York | 10/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is Ozzy's final release as a "hair band" after The Ultimate Sin and No Rest For The Wicked. This of course isn't a studio album but Ozzy's band still had the big hair and what not. Anyway here's my review
1.Miracle Man- 10/10 A great fast paced concert opener. Ozzy's vocals here sound better than the studio recording! A great catchy song with an awesome chorus. Zakk's pinch harmonics are awesome. Zakk's solo is just as good as the studio version. The solo is great as Zakk shreds away but it sounds exactly like the studio version. Overall better than the studio version.
2.Bloodbath in Paradise- 10/10 Great scary intro that leads into one of Zakk's best riffs ever. Ozzy's vocals are awesome and the lyrics are great. The lyrics are about the Manson family murders. Another catchy chorus. Zakk has an awesome agressive fill in! Zakk's monster solo here is better and more agressive than the studio version! Zakk throws in another great fill in right after the solo. Zakk's tone is awesome too! Once again better than the studio version.
3.Shot in the Dark- 10/10 Great harmonic intro. Zakk's tone is awesome and his pinch harmonics great aswell. Zakk plays the solo great although not as good as Jake originally did. Ozzy's vocals are flawless as well and Zakk gets a second solo as did Jake during The Ultimate Sin tour. Zakk's second solo is better than the first as Zakk shreds away fast and furiously.
4.Tattooed Dancer- 10/10 Another great fast song with some awesome an awesome guitar riff and some awesome pinch harmonics. Zakk's fills in are great once again. Ozzy's vocals sound better here than the studio version. An agressive hair metal song here.
5.Sweet Leaf- 10/10 A great version of this Sabbath classic that's as good as the original. Ozzy's vocals are as good as the original and Zakk's pinch harmonics work great. I personally Zakk's shredding here is great and Randy Castillo's drumming is amazing
6.War Pigs- 10/10 Another live Sabbath song that is as good as the original. Zakk's solo is great too especially the second one which Zakk shreds away on. Ozzy's vocals are perfect once again.
This is a great live E.P if you want a half hour to kill than listen to this straight through it's an awesome E.P The band is
Ozzy Osbourne- Vocals
Zakk Wylde- Guitar
Randy Castillo- Drums
Geezer Butler- Bass"
Josh | Ontario, Canada | 10/01/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"For whatever reason, this live album released in 1990 isn't all too popular with the fans. Why? I couldn't honestly tell you. Every single song on here is solid. Not to mention that the version of "Shot In The Dark" found here completely blows away the studio version. With 3 tracks off "No Rest For The Wicked", a kick ass recording of "Shot In The Dark", with a couple of classic Sabbath tunes thrown in for good measure, how could anyone complain? To top it all off, the remastering found here is absolutely splendid. This disc will definitely give your speakers a workout. Unfortunately, as we all know, Ozzy dislikes "Shot In The Dark", so this album was not amongst the 2002 reissues. So, by all means, if you happen to see this album anywhere, pick it up. It may be your only chance.