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Blizzard of Ozz [Extra tracks]

Ozzy OsbourneAudio CD
2.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (224 customer reviews)

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Blizzard Of Ozz/Diary of a Madman EPK


Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman are landmark albums that took metal in a new direction in the early 1980's, inspiring whole new generations of rock bands and fans. "Crazy Train," the first single from Blizzard of Ozz, has become one of Ozzy's musical signatures, a perennial on the rock playlists and as part of Ozzy’s live performances.

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  • Audio CD (April 2, 2002)
  • Original Release Date: 1981
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B000063DFT
  • Average Customer Review: 2.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (224 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #134,261 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. I Don't Know
2. Crazy Train
3. Goodbye To Romance
4. Dee
5. Suicide Solution
6. Mr. Crowley
7. No Bone Movies
8. Revelation (Mother Earth)
9. Steal Away (The Night)
10. You Lookin' At Me Lookin' At You

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Product Description

Enhanced remastered pressing of the 1980 debut solo album from the former Black Sabbath vocalist. 10 tracks including 'Crazy Train'.

Blizzard of Ozz, the first solo effort by the former lead singer of Black Sabbath, became a classic, due in large part to Osbourne's partnership with the late Randy Rhoads. The most immediately recognizable song is "Crazy Train," whose distinctive riff has made it a staple of rock radio. "Mr. Crowley" and "Suicide Solution" generated considerable controversy, which is equivalent to good press when it comes to heavy metal. Other strong tracks include "Revelation (Mother Earth)" and the opening song, "I Don't Know." This 2001 reissue includes the bonus tracks "You Lookin' at Me Looking You." While even heavy-metal listeners haven't always taken Osbourne seriously, his influence on the genre has been considerable. Blizzard of Ozz demonstrates why Ozzy commands lasting respect. Following a spat between band members, the parts played originally by bassist Bob Daisley and drummer Lee Kerslake have been recorded over. --Genevieve Williams

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540 of 552 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Beware! This is NOT the original album! April 9, 2002
Format:Audio CD
I recently heard that two of my all-time favorite albums, Ozzy Osbourne's "Blizzard of Ozz" and "Diary of a Madman," had undergone a 24-bit remastering process, and were to be re-released on CD. I couldn't wait to check them out, and I purchased them the moment they became available.
The first clue that something was wrong came while I was leafing through the booklet for "Blizzard." The old back cover photo of Ozzy on stage with guitarist Randy Rhoads, bassist (and lyricist) Bob Daisley, and drummer Lee Kerslake had been doctored so that only Ozzy was now visible. Strange, I thought.
Then I sat down to listen. My first reaction to "Blizzard" was that the drumming sounded sloppier than I remembered. Skipping from track to track, I noticed some things were sounding very different, and that the album seemed to have not only been remastered, but had been completely remixed from the original multi-track tapes.
Giving the liner notes a closer look, I discoved that all of the bass and drum tracks for both albums have been re-recorded by current Ozzy sidemen Robert Trujillo and Mike Bordin, respectively.
I'm not kidding.
At this point I began to get pretty upset. The bass and drum tracks have been re-recorded in such a way as to mimic the original sound of the albums, but it doesn't work: Trujillo's bass is actually noticeably out-of-tune on a couple of numbers, and Bordin's drumming never matches the feel of the original tracks. Of course, "Blizzard of Ozz" was a somewhat lo-fi album to begin with. What about "Diary of a Madman," the album I've long characterized as the "Sgt. Pepper" of Heavy Metal?
In my opinion, "Diary" has been ruined. From the opening drum triplets of "Over the Mountain" everything is wrong, wrong, wrong.
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223 of 232 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
This is NOT a re-master repeat NOT a re-master!!! Parts of this edition have been RE-RECORDED!! I will start by showing you the re-issue information as printed in the booklet of this CD which I boughtat Best Buy in Winston-Salem, NC.
Reissue Information
Performed By:
Ozzy Osbourne: Lead Vocals/Harmony Vocals
Randy Rhoads: All Guitars
Robert Trujillo: Bass Guitar
Mike Bordin: Drums/Percussion/Timpani Drums/Gongs.
Mastered st Sterling Sound By Chris Athens
Danny Saber: Tubular Bells
Mark Lennon: Background Vocals
John Shanks: Background Vocals on "Steal Away (The Night)"
Bass, Drums, Percussion, Timpani Drums, Gongs and background vocals Re-recorded by Thom Panunzio and Herman Villacota Remixed by Thom Panunzio and Herman Villacota. Remastered by Stephen Marcussen at Marcussen Mastering
Before the reissue information the booklet says this
Original Album Produced and Performed by
Ozzy Osbourne: Lead Vocals/Harmony Vocals
Randy Rhoads: All Guitars
Bob Daisley: Bass Guitar/Harmony Vocals/Gongs
Lee Kerslake: Drums/Percussion/Tubular Bells/Timpani Drums.
As you can see alot of this cd IS NOT FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES as previously advertiesed. Beware that the outside of the new CD does not tell you that parts were re-recorded. In part 2 of my review I will post and comment on the track listing of Blizzard of Ozz 2002 "New" Master Edition.
Part 2
I Don't Know- From what I can tell the bass is louder than the 95 remaster and the tone matches pretty well. Robert and Mike do a good job mimicing the original recording.
Crazy Train-This is were everything starts to go wrong!!! The bass is toned way differently from the original and you notice it right away!
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113 of 119 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Blizzard of Ozz? April 10, 2002
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Format:Audio CD
Ozzy has managed, in a single stroke, to ruin two classic albums, trash his artistic integrity, and destroy the legacy of his late guitarist, Randy Rhodes. Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman are seminal recordings, but these reissues have re-recorded drum and bass tracks, and are therefore NOT the remasters that Epic and Ozzy have advertised. And that these abominations should have been produced because of a royalty dispute with the original bassist and drummer reeks of Sharon Obourne's petulance. That Ozzy would let Randy's memory be soiled like this floors me. If you do not already own the 1995 remasters of these albums, then you better get them quick. They may be the last available original versions of these two that we'll ever see. Bottom line on the new reissues, absolute garbage!
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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Shame on Sharon/Poor Old Ozzy October 8, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Yoko Ono multiplied by a thousand? Meet Sharon Osbourne. Was the TV show amusing? Sure, make Ozzy the Al Bundy of heavy metal music. What comes next? Removing drum and bass tracks so you don't have to pay the original musicians? A new low and a new lame. Sharon Osbourne pulling the plug on Iron Maiden during the Ozzfest, or staging hecklers? May Eddie sodomize Sharon in hell, where she'll assuredly be headed. She's turned Ozzy into a joke. Tell her to take all these "reissues" and stuff them. By the way, the Ultimate Sin album still exists, no matter how much you try to ignore it, Sharon. What, was Ozzy coked out and cheating on you then, so you want to bury that material, or is it simply you want to stiff a whole other set of musicians?
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great Ozzy album. Always a favorite.
Published 1 month ago by Patrick R. Mucha
5.0 out of 5 stars Ozzy's finest!
This album and Diary of A Madman were Ozzy's finest, if you ask me. I have been listening to them since they came out and still enjoy them. Read more
Published 5 months ago by craig
2.0 out of 5 stars If that is the case:
Then wouldn't Rudy Sarzo also have something to say about the re-recordings or was he just a touring session bassist on the Diary of A Madman tour when he was with Brad Gillis at... Read more
Published on September 24, 2012 by Dean
5.0 out of 5 stars Ozzy's finest hour
Blizzard of Oz is one of the best albums produced by Czzy with Rhandy Rhoads. This album contains some of the finest songs like Crazy Train,I dont know and the biggest hit on this... Read more
Published on August 16, 2012 by Rohit R
5.0 out of 5 stars cd
i purchased this cd for my son on his birthday. it came quickly and he loved it. no problems.
Published on March 16, 2012 by drh
1.0 out of 5 stars OZZY remaster with new Bass/Drum tracks sucks
This album was a disgrace to Ozzy's legacy. Remixing with new Bass and Drum tracks was a total failure. Read more
Published on July 16, 2011 by KC_Metal
1.0 out of 5 stars Disgusted
I'm so upset that this classic album has been monkeyed with,that I'm done with Ozzy. I really can't believe this happened,but lets face it, Ozzy's music has been lousy for decades... Read more
Published on March 17, 2011 by Thomas A. Hoover Jr.
1.0 out of 5 stars The Blizzard of Ozz, and a drunk guy who contributed little.
The other day, a friend of mine(a bassist) said to me, "I can't believe that I used to think those Randy Rhodes era Ozzy albums were any good". Read more
Published on March 10, 2011 by Errol Icsel
1.0 out of 5 stars THIS IS A TRAVESTY!!!!!!!
OMG!!! ruined , ruined! why wld anyone do this to his own recording , its shd be on the front cover that this is rerecorded , not remastered , OZZY shd be ashamed
Published on February 16, 2011 by Dean R. Doherty
1.0 out of 5 stars Really?
This is a total fail. Go find the original recording. It is inexcusable to re-record 50% of such classic material. This is a bad replica of something great.
Published on February 9, 2011 by Dave
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30th anniversary editions of Blizzard Of Ozz & Diary Of A Madman...
Is this information legit? The 2002 'remasters' were a disappointment.
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