Ozzy Osbourne's Live Releases: The Definitive Ranking

Now that the Prince of Darkness is embarking on his final tour, we assess his solo live output from the 'iTunes Festival' to 'Tribute'

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3. 'The Ultimate Ozzy' (1986)

Although there was a three-song picture-disc EP dubbed The Ultimate Live Ozzy that came out in 1986, it's the home-video release The Ultimate Ozzy, which contains all of those songs, that earns its ranking here. Captured at the peak of guitarist Jake E. Lee's stint with Ozzy, this video contains 12 live songs including a jaw-dropping rendition of "Killer of Giants," as well as three music videos. Lee's playing is top-notch throughout and the chemistry between him and Ozzy is undeniable, with Ozzy pulling Lee's hair mid-song at one point. But within a year of its release Lee would be fired from the band – reportedly because he was miserable being away from his family – and replaced with Zakk Wylde, making this a valuable document of an oft-overlooked chapter in Ozzy's career.

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