"Bark At The Moon" by "Ozzy Osbourne" was one of the first metal albums to incorporate synthesisers extensively¬†



Album Description:

In the world of heavy metal, few names carry as much weight as Ozzy Osbourne. Known for his distinctive voice, wild stage presence, and captivating music, Ozzy has become an iconic figure in the genre. One of his most memorable albums, "Bark At The Moon", released in 1983, stands as a testament to his enduring talent and creativity. This album, released on a 12" vinyl LP, not only showcases Ozzy's unmistakable vocals but also represents a significant milestone in the evolution of metal music.

"Bark At The Moon" is notable for being one of the first metal albums to extensively incorporate synthesizers into its sound. While previous Ozzy Osbourne albums leaned heavily on guitar-driven arrangements, this release introduced a more atmospheric and melodic approach. This innovative use of synthesizers added a new dimension to Ozzy's music, expanding its sonic palette and pushing the boundaries of what metal could sound like.

As fans of vinyl records know, the format provides a unique and immersive listening experience. Holding a 12" LP in your hands, examining the album details, and enjoying the artwork adds a tangible element to the music. "Bark At The Moon" offers just that. The original custom inner sleeve included with the album features essential information about the record, such as song titles and credits, allowing fans to dive deeper into the creation process. Additionally, the inner sleeve also includes complete lyrics to all the songs, giving listeners a chance to sing along with Ozzy's dark and captivating lyrics.

Furthermore, this album features photos of Ozzy Osbourne and his band, adding a visual element to the overall package. These images provide a glimpse into the world of the album and allow fans to connect more intimately with the artist and his music. Seeing Ozzy and his bandmates captured in a moment of raw energy and passion enhances the listening experience, making it even more personal and engaging.

Manufactured in Holland, this 12" vinyl LP embodies the dedication to craftsmanship that is synonymous with the era. The record's physical quality, combined with the powerful music it contains, offers a nostalgic journey back to the heyday of metal and vinyl culture. Owning this piece of music history allows fans to immerse themselves fully in the world of Ozzy Osbourne and experience the album in the way it was originally intended.

Music Genre:

  Prog Hard Rock Heavy Metal 
Production information:
The album: "Bark at the Moon" was produced by: Osbourne, Daisley & Norman

Record Label Information:

  EPIC EPC 32780


  This album includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by and photos of Ozzy Osbourne and his band

Media Format:

  12" Vinyl LP  Gramophone Record
Album weight: 220 gram  

Year & Country:

  1983 Made in Holland  
Band Members and Musicians on: Ozzy Osbourne Bark at the Moon
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Ozzy Osbourne - vocals

    Ozzy Osbourne (real-name: John Michael Osbourne) an English singer, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to fame as the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath, one of the most influential and successful bands in the history of heavy metal. Osbourne has since established a successful solo career, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest vocalists in rock music.

    Born in Birmingham, England in 1948, Osbourne formed Black Sabbath in 1969 with guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler, and drummer Bill Ward. The band's self-titled debut album, released in 1970, is considered one of the first heavy metal albums and is widely regarded as a classic of the genre. Over the course of their career, Black Sabbath released numerous hit albums, including "Paranoid" (1970), "Master of Reality" (1971), and "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" (1973).


    In 1979, Osbourne embarked on a solo career, releasing his first solo album, "Blizzard of Ozz," in 1980. The album was a commercial success and has since been recognized as a classic of heavy metal. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Osbourne continued to release hit albums and establish himself as a solo artist. He has been awarded numerous accolades for his contributions to music, including the MTV Icon award in 2005, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Black Sabbath in 2006.

    Osbourne is also well known for his outrageous and often controversial behavior, which has made him a subject of media scrutiny and a pop culture icon. He has appeared in several reality television shows, including the hit MTV series "The Osbournes," which documented his family life and gained widespread popularity.

    John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne was born in Marston Green, Borough of Solihull, England, United Kingdom on 3/12/1948. His parents are John Thomas 'Jack' Osbourne 04/05/1913 and Lilian Unitt 1916. He has two brothers (Tony Osbourne, Pauline Osbourne) and three sisters (Jean-Luc Osbourne, Iris Osbourne, Gillian Osbourne).

    When he was 28 years old, his father John Thomas 'Jack' Osbourne died (03/06/1977). When he was 52 years old, his mother Lilian Unitt died (01/12/2001).

    He married Thelma Riley in 1971. On 4/7/1982, he married Sharon Arden. He was 22 years old when he married Thelma Riley. He was 33 years old when he married Sharon Arden. He got divorced from Thelma Riley. He has three children with Sharon Arden: Aimee Osbourne 2/9/1983, Kelly Osbourne 27/10/1984, Jack Osbourne 8/11/1985. He has two children with Thelma Riley: Jessica Osbourne, Louisa Osbourne.

  • Jake E. Lee - guitar
  • Bob Daisley - bass

    Bob Daisley is an accomplished bass guitar player hailing from Sydney, Australia. Born on 13 February 1950, Daisley has made significant contributions to the world of rock and metal music throughout his illustrious career. Renowned for his exceptional bass playing skills and songwriting abilities, he has played with some of the biggest names in the industry and has left an indelible mark on the music scene.

    Daisley's passion for music began at an early age, and he developed a strong interest in playing the bass guitar. Inspired by legendary bassists such as James Jamerson and Paul McCartney, he honed his skills and quickly established himself as a talented musician. In the late 1960s, Daisley joined various local bands in Australia, gaining experience and performing live extensively.


    His big break came in the 1970s when he joined the rock band Kahvas Jute. The band released their debut album, "Wide Open," in 1971, which showcased Daisley's impressive bass playing and songwriting abilities. Despite the critical acclaim received, Kahvas Jute disbanded shortly after, leading Daisley to explore new opportunities.

    In the late 1970s, Daisley's career took a significant turn when he joined the iconic British rock band Rainbow, fronted by legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore. Daisley's contributions can be heard on Rainbow's classic albums "Rising" (1976) and "Long Live Rock 'n' Roll" (1978). His powerful bass lines and solid songwriting skills helped solidify his reputation as a prominent musician.

    Following his stint with Rainbow, Daisley continued to make a name for himself in the music industry. He collaborated with guitar virtuoso Gary Moore on several albums, including "Corridors of Power" (1982) and "Victims of the Future" (1983). Daisley's bass playing added depth and groove to Moore's melodic compositions.

    In 1980, Daisley became a pivotal member of the iconic band Ozzy Osbourne. Alongside guitarist Randy Rhoads, drummer Lee Kerslake, and keyboardist Don Airey, Daisley helped shape the sound of Osbourne's solo career. He played on the highly influential albums "Blizzard of Ozz" (1980) and "Diary of a Madman" (1981), contributing to hits like "Crazy Train" and "Flying High Again." Daisley's bass lines in these songs became legendary and showcased his ability to blend technicality with a strong sense of groove.

    Despite his success, Daisley's tenure with Ozzy Osbourne was not without controversy. Issues regarding songwriting credits and royalties emerged, leading to Daisley's departure from the band in the mid-1980s. However, his contributions to Osbourne's early solo albums remain highly regarded and celebrated by fans and fellow musicians alike.

    Throughout his career, Daisley has worked with numerous renowned artists, including Black Sabbath, Uriah Heep, and Yngwie Malmsteen, among others. His bass playing can be heard on several acclaimed albums, and he has left an enduring imprint on the rock and metal genres.

    Bob Daisley's musical prowess, versatility, and exceptional songwriting skills have firmly established him as one of the most respected bass guitarists in the industry. His ability to craft memorable bass lines and contribute to the overall sonic landscape of a song has made him a sought-after collaborator and a revered figure among music enthusiasts worldwide.

  • Tommy Aldridge - drums
  • Don Airey - keyboards
Track Listing of: "Bark at the Moon"

The Song/tracks on "Bark at the Moon" are

  1. Bark at the Moon - 4:17
  2. You're No Different - 5:49
  3. Now You See It (Now You Don't) - 5:10
  4. Rock 'n' Roll Rebel - 5:23
  5. Centre of Eternity - 5:15
  6. So Tired - 4:00
  7. Slow Down - 4:21
  8. Waiting for Darkness - 5:14
Album cover photos of : Ozzy Osbourne Bark at the Moon
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Photo of "Bark at the Moon" Album's Back Cover  
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Photo of "Bark at the Moon" Album's Inner Sleeve  
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Close-up Photo of "Bark at the Moon" Record Label 
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