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Blizzard Of Ozz [Original recording remastered]

Ozzy Osbourne Audio CD
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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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Ozzy Osbourne ~ Blizzard Of Ozz

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1.0 out of 5 stars Take a stand -- avoid this version! April 22 2010
By LeBrain HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars There's nothing like the originals! June 6 2011
By Tommy Sixx Morais TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
I have to admit that ever since I heard about special 30th Anniversary editions of Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman that were to be released shortly the release of Ozzy's tenth studio album, Scream, I've been anxious to see what would happen with those "special editions". The little note insert in the Scream album advertising Blizzard and Diary special editions claimed that the original musical performances had been restored, I could only hope so. I'm a huge Ozzy fan and feel that those two albums are sacred rock/metal albums, therefore the 2002 remasters sounded to me like someone butchered two of my favorite albums. Well friends, now that these new editions of those metal classics have been released I can safely say that these editions are actually worth buying. These editions sound great and I feel that one of the biggest travesty in rock n roll has been corrected at last, and maybe fans can forget all about the awful 2002 re-recorded tracks.

These songs sound better than ever, certainly much better than the 2002 re-recorded masters. Ozzy and Sharon did the right thing by reissuing Blizzard and Diary with the original musicians' parts left on, maybe a little late but better than never. I would be wasting time if I were to write about the songs here, "Crazy Train", "Mr. Crowley", "Suicide Solution" and others are rock'n'roll classics and Blizzard is an essential album for RNR/Metal collection.

The 2002 remasters are now only collector's items, in the future people may wonder about those remasters wanting to know why people were so upset with them in the first place (that's the only good thing I can say about owning them, oh and the liner notes were very nice).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome! Aug. 11 2012
By Bruiser TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Very good sound quality. It is always enjoyable to listen to old bands like this. This is definitely worth buying.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ozzy and Sharon finally get it right June 18 2011
By LeBrain HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
When Ozzy and Sharon first reissued this album (and Diary) with bonus tracks back 'round the turn of the millenium, it was a travesty. Y'see folks, Sharon's a great manager, there is no doubt out that. But she also holds legendary grudges. So when original Blizzard of Ozz members Lee Kerslake and Bob Daisley had the audacity to sue the Osbournes for unpaid royalties, they responded by erasing their bass and drum parts on the last reissue, and having them replaced by Rob Trujillo and Mike Bordin. See my scathing review for details.

You can't mess with a classic (cough cough George Lucas) so I'm pleased to report that Ozz and Sharon have done the right thing, and reissued the original Blizzard of Ozz. It didn't sound right otherwise.

I've always loved Blizzard. My favourite Ozzy record? Yeah, this and Diary for sure. I still remember hearing these songs for the first time on Randy Rhoads Tribute, and thinking that Ozzy truly had an amazing catalogue of classic tunes here. Unfortunately I think the live recordings are superior. Randy's guitar had more bite on them. But you can't go wrong with Blizzard. Every song here -- every tune! -- is a classic! From the obvious classics ("Crazy Train", "I Don't Know", "Mr. Crowley") to the less familiar to the unitiated, this is just an awesome record. Written and produced by the quartet of Ozz, Randy, Lee and Bob, this was exactly what Ozzy needed to release after being sacked by the Sabs -- aggressive with stunning guitar, but a hell of a lot of melody. And while it is indeed a riffy album, it is different by a wide margin from his Sabbath origins.
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5.0 out of 5 stars THIS is the version to get!
When Ozzy got kicked out of Black Sabbath in early 1979 after more than a decade in one of the best and most famous rock n'roll bands he was in shock. Read more
Published on Jan. 25 2011 by Tommy Sixx Morais
5.0 out of 5 stars "Ozzy's Iconic Debut"
When Ozzy got kicked out of Black Sabbath in early 1979 after more than a decade in one of the best and most famous rock n'roll bands he was in shock. Read more
Published on Aug. 25 2009 by Tommy Sixx Morais
4.0 out of 5 stars my favourite album
This album is great.I like this album so much because Randy Rhoads was probably the best guitar player ever.This album also includes a bonus track which is great. Read more
Published on March 31 2005 by "scarletsabbath"
5.0 out of 5 stars This Album Rocz!!!!!
This albums kick i dont care if its recasted, it sounds better anyway. Its also got a super sweet bonus track, you lookin at me lookin at you. Read more
Published on Oct. 26 2004 by Ozz Rocks
1.0 out of 5 stars Total trash
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. Read more
Published on July 14 2004 by Dave Ross
1.0 out of 5 stars 100 % american cheeze
I was expecting the origional recording when I purchased the Blizzard of Ozz. It had the original art work on the cover. Read more
Published on July 13 2004 by Jon Montgomery
1.0 out of 5 stars If it ain't broke don't fix it!
The great performance and feel of the performance is gone! Lee Kerslake's and Bob Daisley's (two of the original players on the album)performance has been substituted by god knows... Read more
Published on July 6 2004 by Jose L. Passalacqua
5.0 out of 5 stars Mr. Ozzy...His First Solo Album!!
When I first heard about Ozzy Osbourne when I was 13 years old back in 1980, I was told by a sort-of friend who hated him so vociferously that to me at the time, Ozzy sounded like... Read more
Published on July 5 2004 by Robert J. Schneider
1.0 out of 5 stars A slap in the face to fans nationwide.
This is the worst thing Ive ever heard.Who does Ozzy think he is recording the bass and drum tracks?Thats really unfair. Read more
Published on June 22 2004
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