12 Songs, 50 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Blizzard of Ozz is a classic slice of ‘80’s heavy metal. This Expanded Edition corrects the unforgivable sin of replacing the original tracks from bassist Bob Daisley and drummer Lee Kerslake with those of Robert Trujillo and Mike Bordin. Nothing against those musicians who later toured with Ozzy, but it’s nice to finally have the original tracks the way they originally sounded. The greatness of guitarist Randy Rhoads has never been questioned, but now his work is set in its original context. The bonuses includes “RR,” an intense guitar workout from Rhoads that is only too brief, a guitar and vocal mix of “Goodbye to Romance” that allows you to better hear Rhoads’ contribution, and “You Lookin’ At Me, Lookin’ At You,” a catchy non-LP B-side. Most fans, however, will be excited by the greatness of the original tracks. “I Don’t Know,” the hit “Crazy Train,” “Suicide Solution,” “Mr. Crowley,” “No Bone Movies” and “Steal Away (The Night)” are definitive Ozzy tunes that made his break from Black Sabbath the right thing to do. The immediate follow-up Diary of a Madman has also received the “Expanded” treatment with the original tracks put back in place.

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Blizzard of Ozz is a classic slice of ‘80’s heavy metal. This Expanded Edition corrects the unforgivable sin of replacing the original tracks from bassist Bob Daisley and drummer Lee Kerslake with those of Robert Trujillo and Mike Bordin. Nothing against those musicians who later toured with Ozzy, but it’s nice to finally have the original tracks the way they originally sounded. The greatness of guitarist Randy Rhoads has never been questioned, but now his work is set in its original context. The bonuses includes “RR,” an intense guitar workout from Rhoads that is only too brief, a guitar and vocal mix of “Goodbye to Romance” that allows you to better hear Rhoads’ contribution, and “You Lookin’ At Me, Lookin’ At You,” a catchy non-LP B-side. Most fans, however, will be excited by the greatness of the original tracks. “I Don’t Know,” the hit “Crazy Train,” “Suicide Solution,” “Mr. Crowley,” “No Bone Movies” and “Steal Away (The Night)” are definitive Ozzy tunes that made his break from Black Sabbath the right thing to do. The immediate follow-up Diary of a Madman has also received the “Expanded” treatment with the original tracks put back in place.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
247 Ratings
247 Ratings
Bloody Aomeba ,

Sweet

Love the album but couldn't you spell Randy RHOADS name right on the track listing? Show the man some respect! He was one of the best guitar players of his time, maybe even of all time and it doesn't seem like anyone can spell his name right...

TheSentinel ,

About Time! Awesome! (And on an entirely different matter:First!-I think)

I was hoping we'd get a wide release of the original mix...took 'em about 9 years, but in the end it's seems to be well worth it. These sound great. Now we need the original mix of Bark At The Moon, but that's not a big deal at the moment. I'm glad to see Daisley and Kerslake getting the credit they deserve once again. Looks like I'll be buying this shortly. To everyone that lost faith in Ozzy following the 2002 debacle, rejoice! One of the greatest albums has come back to us!

zlagathor ,

I miss Randy

RR is great

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