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Ozzy OsbourneBlizzard Of Ozz

Label:Epic – 88697 73819 1, Legacy – 88697 73819 1
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo, 180 gram
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Heavy Metal

Tracklist

A1I Don't Know
Written-ByR. Daisley*, O. Osbourne*, R. Rhoads*
5:14
A2Crazy Train
Written-ByR. Daisley*, O. Osbourne*, R. Rhoads*
4:50
A3Goodbye To Romance
Written-ByR. Daisley*, O. Osbourne*, R. Rhoads*
5:33
A4Dee
Written-ByR. Rhoads*
0:49
A5Suicide Solution
Written-ByR. Daisley*, O. Osbourne*, R. Rhoads*
4:17
B1Mr. Crowley
Written-ByR. Daisley*, O. Osbourne*, R. Rhoads*
5:02
B2No Bone Movies3:53
B3Revelation (Mother Earth)
Written-ByR. Daisley*, O. Osbourne*, R. Rhoads*
6:10
B4Steal Away (The Night)
Written-ByR. Daisley*, O. Osbourne*, R. Rhoads*
3:27
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Notes

30th Anniversary Edition released on vinyl early for Record Store Day 2011.
All original performances remastered from the original master tapes.
Premium Vinyl Pressing HQ-180

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 8697-73819-1 1
  • Barcode (Scanned): 886977381911
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): 88697738191 - A STERLING RKS 19605.1(3)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): 88697738191 - B STERLING RKS 19578.2(3)...
  • Other: 88697738191-S1

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Blizzard Of Ozz (LP, Album, Aston Clinton Pressing)Jet Records, Jet RecordsJETLP 234, JET LP 234UK1980
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Blizzard Of Ozz (LP, Album)Jet RecordsJETLP 234Europe1980
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Blizzard Of Ozz (Cassette, Album)Jet RecordsJETCX 234Greece1980
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Blizzard Of Ozz (Cassette, Album)Jet RecordsJETCA 234UK1980
Blizzard Of Ozz (LP, Album, Stereo)Jet RecordsJETLP 234Europe1980
  • orangecat's avatar
    orangecat
    I would expect RKS + RTI to be better than the original but that is not exactly the case when compared to my OG Santa Maria pressing.

    The Good: The remaster has a higher quality thick paper jacket and printed inner sleeve. Color balance on the new version has been shifted to the red instead of green like the original. I think it looks nicer. The "180g" vinyl actually weighed in at 200g. Upon unsealing it was a bit dirty but after a good wet cleaning it plays quiet. My floppy original pressing weighed 101g and almost sags when held in one hand. It is hard to find a good clean copy of Ozzy records without paying a fortune as 80's teenage head bangers were not kind to their records. The current price point for a nice clean quiet copy makes the remaster a good deal.

    The Bad: The sound is mediocre. Everything seems flatter. Randy's guitar is not as up front. The highs feel cut off to me compared to the original. There is more bass in the remaster however I don't think this improved the sound. It sort of adds to this mid range congestion. This really stands out to me on Revelation and Steal Away. However, I was able to adjust the sound with an EQ that made it sound better. I prefer more of a smiley face EQ curve with this record and not flat but that is me. As others have pointed out, this was not a well recorded to begin with.
    • jleondude's avatar
      jleondude
      Very good pressing. 5x better than the picture disc I bought.
      • JackdawTrading's avatar
        No issues, sounds flawless.

        It’s basically just a remix that gives more power and volume to each instrument, exactly like the D.O.A.M. Remaster.

        Would totally recommend buying.

        But comparing this to an OG Blizzard pressing you can instantly tell it’s a digital remaster, but still sounds really great
        • Alderwood79's avatar
          Alderwood79
          Very happy with this release and would recommend buying. Some of the negative reviews have more to do with the quality of the recording than it does the pressing or mastering. Dynamics are present, bass is tight, drums sit nicely, Ozzy’s voice has presence and Randy’s guitar have that Gibson/Marshall midrange honk. I’ve never heard an original press of Blizzard but have a few audiophile vinyl and high quality records. This pressing is an enjoyable listen. I own an OG copy of Diary of a Madman and I love that. I’ll keep searching for an OG copy of Blizzard but I’m very happy with this 2011 180 gram release. 4.5/5 stars.
          • STYLOUS's avatar
            STYLOUS
            Edited 9 months ago
            This RM is [email protected] compared to my 40 YO copies - sounds like they used a cassette tape as the source, it’s flat/muddy throughout. I just compared to my Pitman and Terre Haute pressing and they blow this RM out of the water. I’d find a VG+/VG++ copy instead of buying this if you don’t already have it.

            Now, DOM RM is outstanding when compared to my original. That one is worth putting down the cash for.
            • NickB.'s avatar
              NickB.
              Set Treble at +5 and Bass at +2
              Volume knob at +11
              Now I’m rocking like a MadMan 🤘🏼🤘🏼🤘🏼
              • mcgoum20's avatar
                mcgoum20
                Don't have an original but this pressing is pretty good to my ears. Did have some surface noise with the vinyl throughout though,.
                • StaindClass's avatar
                  StaindClass
                  I always thought this album was not recorded very well in the first place. It always sounded a bit thin to me. Randy's guitar work is what really makes this album. This pressing sounds as good as it's gonna get. My copy has no surface noise, all instruments and Ozzy's voice sound very clear to me.
                  • musicnut72's avatar
                    musicnut72
                    I had an original pressing of this and went ahead and splurged on this just to compare it. The first pressing sounds less compressed to me but not enough to not recommend it.
                    • ogflatliner's avatar
                      ogflatliner
                      Totally quiet vinyl on both sides. Sounds full and spacious, Original left/right profile is intact . So great after suffering through decades of hearing this only on cd.

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