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on 3 June 2017
Ozzy at his best !
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on 26 January 2016
Brilliant ozzy at his bonkes best
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on 12 March 2013
This tune is really designed to bring out the werewolf in you! It is enough to warm up the entrance of a Halloween night!
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on 18 September 2017
Best cd version.
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on 18 August 2017
Not bragging but I had this vinyl when it came out and I also went to the tour. I have the vinyl and the original cd release. I'm not reviewing this but I have to say; why oh why are they messing around with things. Spiders was on the original release and not Slow down (English release). Spiders should not be an extra track. Why mess around with things. If they wanted to give exras, then why not release the excellent b-side of paranoid live with Jake E :Lee. It's a stormer. This is a sad release by someone who does not understand the back catalogue. Why not put all the b-sides on as extras. Four star because its a great album. One star if I'm reviewing extras. .
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on 7 May 2011
This review for the 2002 CD, not the original 1983 release or the 1995 remastered CD

If you're a fan of the original release be warned that this 2002 release is a remix, not a remaster. Some parts are now missing, some have been lowered in the mix making them inauduible, while others boosted. To give an example, on the original UK release from 1983, after the great opening riff, the first bit of Jake E Lee that made me sit up and take notice ( I was about 15 and likely lying down alot ) was a superb guitar break around 2:22 on 'Rock 'n' Roll Rebel'. On the 2002 release it's been removed. Very strange!
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on 10 September 2000
Bark At The Moon has always been my own personal favourite when it comes to Ozzy's albums. It is also the first album to feature Jake E Lee on lead guitar and you can tell when you listen to the music that Ozzy had a bigger influence on this album than he did on the others when Randy was on lead guitar. All the tracks on the album are heavy metal classics that will soon have you head bangin' way to some simply great music. The opening track, Rock 'N' Roll Rebel, is one of the best tracks Ozzy has written and perhaps it is written with tongue in cheek about the great man himself and his rise to fame. Bark At The Moon, Spiders and Waiting For Darkness also deserve a special mention for the shear inventiveness of some of the music and it was nice to see Ozzy experimenting with keyboards on some of the tracks. There is a very nice ballad on this album, So Tired, and it makes a change to hear Ozzy write some slow beautiful music. If you are a true Ozzy fan then this album is simply a must for your collection as in my humble opinion it is his best work to date.
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'Bark At The Moon' would probably rank as my second favourite Ozzy Osbourne album, as I do tend to play 'Ozzmosis' more. But this was the one that made me a fan of the man's music, and it's a solid heavy metal record from start to finish.

Released in 1983, this was Ozzy's third solo album, and the first not to feature his guitarist and close friend Randy Rhoads, who had died in a plane crash the year before. Despite Randy's absence, in my eyes, it still ranks as one of his best releases, with excellent songs such as the title track, standout ballads like 'Your No Different' and the moving 'So Tired', and the catchy-as-hell 'Slow Down', which is great fun.

'Bark At The Moon' proved very popular in both the US and the UK, and it still holds up well today as a true classic rock album. This particular re-issue includes two bonus tracks, 'Spiders' and 'One Up The B Side', both of which would have fitted in perfectly had they made the final cut at the time.
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Ozzy Osbourne's third studio album Bark At The Moon was released in 1983 and was the first Ozzy album to feature Jake E Lee on guitar, after the death of original guitarist Randy Rhodes.

Jake E Lee's has a very different guitar style to either Randy or Zack, which gives his two album's with the band a unique flavor. The album is still full of dramatic guitar solos and big riffs and should keep guitar fans very happy.

Bark At The Moon contained some hard and heavy numbers but also saw a move in a slightly more commercial direction than the first two albums and as such hasn't dated just as well as they have. Some songs seen a tad overproduced and some feature synth sounds very much of their time.

The album has some utterly standout music however, such as `Bark At The Moon,' and `Rock N Roll Rebel,' both of which are two of the best songs ever released under the Ozzy Osbourne name. If the whole album was as good as those two songs it would be an unquestionable five star effort. To be absolutely fair, the good to filler ratio isn't as high as it could be however, and some listeners may find it a little hit and miss.

Legal difficulties between Ozzy and ex-members have spoiled the band's legacy for a whole generation, making some albums hard to get a hold of, impossible to hear live or reissued with heavy edits and overdubs.

If you plan on buying Bark At The Moon you'll have a choice between the original, the 1995 cd version with the tiny cover art in a dark purple frame or the 2002 version where the music has been altered and guitar parts are missing but containing the excellent bonus track `One Up The B Side.'

Overall, Bark At The Moon isn't the hands down greatest Ozzy album, but it is still fairly essential for fans, and definitely worth checking out for the two aforementioned tracks.
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on 24 February 2012
Oz was on a roll after Blizzard and Diary. Even the tragic death of Randy Rhodes ultimately proved that musically Oz still had what it took to deliver. This album is brilliant. You need this if you are missing it in your collection. Not one bad track just another great album by the main man himself. And at the price its a steal !!!
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