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Blizzard Of Ozz Original recording remastered


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  • Audio CD (April 9 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Sony Music Canada
  • ASIN: B000063DFT
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 2.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (125 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #68,926 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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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. --Genevieve Williams

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By LeBrain HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on April 22 2010
Format: Audio CD
Buy the original mix of these early Ozzy albums, not these 2002 remixes/remasters. So the story goes, Sharon was a little ticked when bassist Bob Daisley, and drummer Lee Kerslake, wanted royalties for the songs they wrote. For shame! Casual Oz-fans don't know this, but the diehards do: Daisley and Kerslake (especially Daisley) were major songwriters for this band. Sharon had then-current Ozzy members Mike Bordin (Faith No More) and Rob Trujillo (Suicidal Tendencies) re-record the bass and drums.

Sharon's pettiness has gone as far as purposely mis-spelling names of musicians she has disputes with. Witness "Bob Daisy" (Daisley) and "Phil Susan" (Soussan) appearing on Ozzy reissues. Pathetic, Sharon.

The original versions and the 1995 remasters do contain the original bass and drum parts. They are not hard to find. They are not even hard to find at good prices. They are also easy to spot. The original issue CDs on Sony have a white spine with red text. The 1995 remasters have a little tiny picture of the cover within a coloured square that says OZZY. Both sound fine and are superior to the 2002 remix.

Take a stand. Don't buy this. There's no reason to. Yeah, there's the bonus track, "You Lookin' At Me Lookin' At You". It is a great song, as good as the album itself, but rather than buy this, just pick up a copy of the original 12" single. They too are not hard to find. If you buy this CD, you don't own the real Blizzard of Ozz.

Some people will say, "Oh come on, this album doesn't sound bad, it sounds fine to me." Sure, casual Oz-fans might not notice the difference because they don't know how it's supposed to sound. You can tell the difference. It doesn't sound right.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dave Ross on July 14 2004
Format: Audio CD
This just shows how dumb the Osbourne camp really is. They think that they can stick a new part over something and still catch the minute timing qualities of the original. It cannot be done to suit the discriminating ear of fans who have listened to these songs for 24 years. The fans know every single mistake and triumph within the music. This is a pathetic example of cutting off your nose to spite your face. The Osbournes simply didn't want to pay Lee or Bob their fair share. Contracts aside, they are the people along with Randy who created this music. In my opinion; Mr. Osbourne has made a mistake that unfortunately because of his massive wealth, he will not suffer from, and the only victims are the musicians who originally recorded. Maybe there is something deeper in the reasoning behind this pathetic, sloppy, awful, version of this music. Well obviously the points are, save your money, and go to garage sales and second hand record stores to find the original if you must have it. I fortunately borrowed a copy from a friend and didn't buy it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rob Michaels on May 29 2004
Format: Audio CD
Before anybody says, 'How could this album only get one star?', let me say, IT ISN'T THE ORIGINAL RECORDING! I think most of the other reviewers agree that re-recording the bass & drum parts was one big mistake! Like the original Star Wars trilogy, the original album is a classic. Why screw with it? And the packaging is very misleading because you don't know you're getting a re-recorded CD until you buy it and open it, and then it's too late. Not that the new bass & drums sound bad, but they are totally unnecessary. The bonus track however, "You Lookin' At Me Lookin' At you" is actually pretty good, but it still doesn't excuse what was done to this once-excellent album. I give the original recording about FOUR stars, but, sorry, Ozzy, this one only gets ONE.
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When Ozzy Osbourne got fired/quit Black Sabbath in the late 1970's, no one thought he would return to the lime light. Years of drinking and doing drugs had come to a kind of peak, and when Sharon (later to be Ozzy's wife) found Ozzy, he was in bad condition. Sharon became Ozzy's manager (to upset her dad who was Sabbath's manager?) and the years have proven that she sure has a talent for her trade.
In 1980, Ozzy released his first solo album ("BLIZZARD OF OZZ") and even to this day (almost 25 years later) it's considered to be one of the finest metal albums ever recorded. The line up is of course Ozzy Osbourne (vocals), the by then unknown Randy Rhoads (R.I.P) on guitar, bass player Bob Daisley (later to join Gary Moore) and drummer Lee Kerslake (ex Uriah Heep). The original album includes only nine songs but the standard in material is surprisingly high. Four of the songs are real classics - the opening rocker "I don't know", the melodic master piece "Crazy train" (just as great sung by Pat Boone in a different version as the theme song to MTV's "The Osbournes"), the immortal and best Ozzy Osbourne song ever "Mr. Crowley", and the alcohol tasting "Suicide solution" which resulted in a law sue. Then there's a nice ballad in "Goodbye to romance" and a couple of steamy rockers by the name of "No bone movies" and "Steal away". The rather dark "Revelation" and the short instrumental piece "Dee" might not be equally great but that doesn't matter because "BLIZZARD OF OZZ" is still one of the finest when it comes to heavy metal - a must have!
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