Ozzy Osbourne Re-issues Out Today
Ozzy Osbourne’ re-issues of his first two albums as a solo artists are out today. Blizzard Of Ozz and Diary Of A Madman. These are the albums on which Randy Rhoads played on and the chemistry between Ozzy and Rhoads on these two albums have never been matched.
Blizzard of Ozz includes 3 bonus tracks “You Looking at Me, Looking at You,” a remix of the slow ballad “Goodbye to Romance” featuring just Ozzy singing and Randy playing and a short instrumental solo from Rhoads, never before released, called “RR.”
Diary of a Madman however is a double-disc offering that includes Ozzy Live; from the Blizzard of Ozz tour. All the radio hits from both albums are on Ozzy Live; “I Don’t Know,” “Crazy Train,” “Mr. Crowley” and “Flying High Again” among many, but the last half of the set really rocks as the band plays 8-minute versions of “Steal Away (The Night)” and “Suicide Solution” before closing with Black Sabbath songs “Iron Man,” “Children of the Grave” and “Paranoid.
Or you can get the Blizzard of Ozz/Diary of a Madman: 30th Anniversary Collector’s Edition box set; containing both albums, the Thirty Years After the Blizzard DVD where Ozzy reminisces that also includes live footage featuring Rhoads, a poster, an 100-page coffee table-style book and even a full-size replica of the gold cross that Ozzy has worn for over 30 years.