Recorded live at the Brixton Academy Theater, England in November 1989. Includes liner notes by Ozzy Osbourne.
Digitally remastered by Brian Lee and Bob Ludwig (Gateway Mastering Studios, Inc.).
Audio Mixer: Andy Johns.
Audio Remasterers: Bob Ludwig; Brian Lee.
Recording information: Brixton Academy Theater (11/1989).
Photographers: Diarmuid Quinn; George Chin; Jean Pellerin; Neal Preston; Scott Weiner; Gene Kirkland.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Geezer Butler; David Coleman; Ozzy Osbourne; Randy Castillo; Zakk Wylde.
Ozzy Osbourne's world tour for 1989's NO REST FOR THE WICKED was another sold-out success for metal's beloved madman. It marked the first tour appearance of new guitarist Zakk Wylde, the second of drummer Randy Castillo, and the return of former Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler. As a tribute to the thousands of fans who packed arenas, Ozzy decided to re-record six fan favorites live in the studio with his new band, and issued it in early 1990 under the name JUST SAY OZZY.
Made up of four solo hits and two Black Sabbath classics, JUST SAY OZZY is an authentic representation of what the short-lived Osbourne-Butler-Wylde-Castillo line-up sounded like live. Ozzy actually stated in the press around the time of the EP's release that he much preferred the version of his 1986 hit "Shot In the Dark" included here over the original. Also included are three songs from NO REST FOR THE WICKED, "Miracle Man," "Bloodbath in Paradise," and "Tattooed Dancer," as well as the Sabbath nuggets (and all-time heavy metal anthems) "Sweat Leaf" and "War Pigs." While other live Osbourne releases like TRIBUTE and SPEAK OF THE DEVIL are better, Ozzy worshippers will enjoy JUST SAY OZZY.