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Blizzard Of Ozz
Released: 2011, Epic/Legacy
Reviewer: Celtic Bob
Yet another re-issue of this iconic debut from Ozzy. This particular version like previous versions has it’s good and bad points. To determine if this is a worthwhile addition to your collection you will have to weigh these pros and cons. For a 30th Anniversary Edition it should be something special and outstanding. Does this fit that criteria?
On the positive side the original recordings are left intact and no re-recording of certain instruments like the blasphemous mess that was released a few years ago. This is basically where the pro’s end except for a bonus track or two.
This edition reeks of missed opportunities. This could very easily have been a double disc edition like the DIARY OF A MADMAN that was released at the same time. A live concert could have been included as the 2nd disc. Even the live one from DIARY OF A MADMAN was recorded before that album was released so it could have fit on here. The omission of “You Said It All” is totally unforgivable unless there is some really valid and legitimate reason for it not being included. It was previously released on Vinyl and Cassette many years ago so why not here on CD? Sound-wise there is no sonic improvements over the copies in my collection, the opposite actually.
Is this worth your hard earned $$? We do get the bonus tracks “You Looking At Me, Looking At You” and “RR” plus a remix. The original music is put back where it is supposed to be. No sonic improvement and skimpy on bonus material. Tough call.
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