The MP3 album deal of the day over at Amazon today is Ozzy Osbourne‘s Bark At the Moon for only $3.99.
This version of Bark At the Moon is the 2002 remaster, so it has some changes from the original recording, but if you don’t already own this album or aren’t familiar with it, this won’t matter to you — and for four bucks, I’d say it’s worth it to get these awesome songs.
Ok, $4 typically buys you four songs, so here’s four tunes from the 10-song album that will make this purchase worth it: “Bark At The Moon,” “You’re No Different,” “Rock ‘n’ Roll Rebel,” “Waiting For Darkness” – bam! money well spent. But, take it from me, the whole album is great, trust me.
The album, which was released in 1983, was Ozzy’s third studio effort and the first Ozzy record to feature lead guitarist Jake E. Lee. Lee had big shoes to fill at the time, as he was stepping in for guitar god Randy Rhoads, who had been killed the year before in a plane crash while on tour for Ozzy’s second album Diary Of A Madman. But seriously, folks, Jake E. Lee is an amazing guitarist and definitely shines on Bark At The Moon.
Aside from the music and it being the first of Ozzy’s studio albums without Randy Rhoads, Bark At The Moon also stands out in another way — see the cover? That’s Ozzy is full werewolf make-up, courtesy of Academy Award-winning special make-up effects artist Greg Cannom, who also that year worked on the Michael Jackson “Thriller” video. Cannom’s handywork can also be seen in the video for the “Bark At The Moon” song.
Basically – grab this deal while you can, it’ll probably disappear in the next day or two.