Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Ozz
Label: Epic – 88697874711, Legacy – 88697874711
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Remastered, Picture Disc, Limited Edition
30th Anniversary Limited Edition
Style: Heavy Metal
A1 I Don't Know 5:14
A2 Crazy Train 4:50
A3 Goodbye To Romance 5:33
A4 Dee 0:49
A5 Suicide Solution 4:17
B1 Mr. Crowley 5:02
B2 No Bone Movies
Written-By – Kerslake 3:53
B3 Revelation (Mother Earth) 6:10
B4 Steal Away (The Night) 3:27
Copyright (c) – Sony Music Entertainment
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sony Music Entertainment
Record Company – Ridge Farm Studios
Mixed At – Ridge Farm Studios
Mastered At – Sterling Sound
Bass, Harmony Vocals, Gong – Bob Daisley
Composed By – Daisley (tracks: A1 to A3, A5, B1 to B4), Osbourne (tracks: A1 to A3, A5, B1 to B4), Rhoads
Drums, Percussion, Bells [Tubular], Timpani – Lee Kerslake
Engineer – Max Norman
Guitar – Randy Rhoads
Keyboards – Don Airey
Lead Vocals, Harmony Vocals – Ozzy Osbourne
Mastered By – George Marino
Photography By – Fin Costello
Producer – Daisley, Kerslake, Osbourne, Rhoads
Original recordings, restored and remastered from the original source tapes.
Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound 2010.
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 lawsuit. 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!
Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy Train - on After Hours
Ozzy Osbourne - Suicide Solution - on After Hours
i love the way Ozzy and Randy played off each other! what a great chemistry they had!
Ozzy Osbourne - I Don't Know - After Hours
Ozzy Osbourne - Mr. Crowley - After Hours