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Contest: Win Ozzy’s Re-Issued Diary of a Madman and Blizzard of Ozz Editions

May 17, 2011 by  
Filed under Contests, Daily Music News

On May 31, music fans will have their first taste of re-issues from rock icon Ozzy Osbourne’s catalog of work with the releases of two albums which form the cornerstone of Ozzy Osbourne’s career as a solo artist:   Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman (Epic Records/Legacy Recordings).  BUT – you don’t have to wait until then because we got our hands on a set of the re-issues to give away to one of our loyal readers!  Want it? 

To enter:  Send an email to with subject “Ozzy”.  Please include your name, phone number, mailing address and email address. On May 24th we’ll select one winner at random. Still not good enough?  You can pre-order  your own copy here.

More on the re-issues:
Long revered by rock fans around the world, these two albums created a template for hard rock in the 1980’s and beyond as they were marked by the ground-breaking and  historic union of Ozzy and the late guitar hero Randy Rhoads.  These definitive versions of 1980’s Blizzard of Ozz (with previously unreleased bonus tracks) and 1981’s Diary of a Madman are available individually on vinyl or CD, or together in a deluxe collector’s box.  All versions were restored and remastered from the original analog sources by George Marino.

The 30th Anniversary Edition of Blizzard of Ozz CD includes the original album in its entirety, restored and remastered for this edition, with bonus tracks, while the new Legacy Edition of Diary of a Madman includes the original album in its entirety, restored and remastered for this edition, with a bonus second CD of previously unreleased live performances featuring Ozzy Osbourne and Randy Rhoads with rhythm section Rudy Sarzo (bass) and Tommy Aldridge (drums).  A single disc version of the remastered Diary of a Madman will also be available.

For serious fans and collectors, the limited edition 30th Anniversary deluxe boxed set houses the restored and remastered vinyl and CD editions of Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman, the “Ozzy Live” compact disc.  Beyond the music, the box set is highlighted by a variety of exclusives including an expansive 100-page coffee table book, a two-sided wall-size poster, a precise and detailed full-size replica of Ozzy’s iconic gold cross that he has worn for 30 years, and “Thirty Years After The Blizzard” DVD.   

This new “Thirty Years After The Blizzard” DVD chronicles Ozzy’s years with Randy Rhoads features previously unseen footage of Ozzy and Randy filmed in 1981 & 1982; it incorporates rare archival photos and films; along with new and revelatory interviews with Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, Lemmy (Motörhead), Steve Vai, Nikki Sixx, Rob Halford, Zakk Wylde, Bill Ward and more. The DVD also contains over 70 minutes of additional rare live performances and interviews; included is the premiere of more than 30 minutes of newly-discovered never-bootlegged footage of Ozzy and Randy from the Blizzard of Ozz tour shot from the front of the stage at New York’s fabled Palladium on May 2, 1981.  This new feature is a must-see for aficionados of Ozzy’s epic release, Blizzard of Ozz and its pivotal effect on rock & roll history.   

Blizzard Of Ozz (30th Anniversary Expanded Edition)
1. I Don’t Know (5:13)
2. Crazy Train (4:51)
3. Goodbye To Romance (5:33)
4. Dee (0:49)
5. Suicide Solution (4:17)
6. Mr. Crowley (5:02)
7. No Bone Movies (3:52)
8. Revelation (Mother Earth) (6:08)
9. Steal Away (The Night) (3:28)

10. You Looking At Me, Looking At You (Non-LP B-Side, Previously Unreleased in the U.S.) (4:15)
11. Goodbye To Romance (2010 Guitar & Vocal Mix, Previously Unreleased) (5:42)
12. RR (Previously Unreleased – Randy Rhoads guitar solo) (1:13)

Diary Of A Madman (Legacy Edition)
1. Over The Mountain (4:31)
2. Flying High Again (4:44)
3. You Can’t Kill Rock And Roll (6:59)
4. Believer (5:15)
5. Little Dolls (5:39)
6. Tonight (5:50)
7. S.A.T.O. (4:07)
8. Diary Of A Madman (6:14)

DISC 2 –
Ozzy Live (recorded on the Blizzard of Ozz tour)
1. I Don’t Know
2. Crazy Train
3. Believer
4. Mr. Crowley
5. Flying High Again
6. Revelation (Mother Earth)
7. Steal Away (The Night)
8. Suicide Solution
9. Iron Man
10. Children Of The Grave
11. Paranoid

Diary of a Madman/Blizzard of Ozz 30th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set
Box Set Includes:
Blizzard Of Ozz (30th Anniversary Expanded Edition)
Diary Of A Madman (Legacy Edition)
Blizzard Of Ozz (180-gram LP – original album only)
Diary Of A Madman (180-gram LP – original album only)
DVD–contains “Thirty Years After The Blizzard” documentary–and additional rare and unreleased performances and interviews.

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4 Responses to “Contest: Win Ozzy’s Re-Issued Diary of a Madman and Blizzard of Ozz Editions”
  1. Phillip Shope says:

    I have been listening to Ozzy most of my life now. Oh I dunno when I was about 5 my dad let me hold his ticket stubs from when he saw Black Sabbath back in the day and just the name Black Sabbath made me feel awesome and as I grew up, dad bought me albums and I memorized every song, every guitar lick and I just absolutely worshiped Ozzy and I still do to this day. I have every album, know every song by heart and Ozzy is still number one to me. Every member of my family has seen Ozzy in concert. I was blessed to be able to see him this January and I was in the fourth row. My ticket was my only Christmas present. THATS how much of a fan I am. I took pictures and sent them to Ozzy and he signed them for me and sent them back. I truly love Ozzy. I dont listen to rap, or hip hop or any of that. When I first heard Blizzard of Ozz it actually kinda put chills down my back. It was like no rock I had ever heard before (besides Black Sabbath). To be an Ozzy fan doesnt mean to put on the record and listen but the feel where Ozzy is coming from and feel Randy’s guitar riffs and shreds vibrate your soul. When I saw Ozzy in concert he really connects with the audience. Its almost like one on one time. And I understand so many people probably listen to Ozzy and like him but they dont appreciate what he has done for music in general. He plowed the road for heavy metal with Black Sabbath and continued to change the world of Rock and Roll with his solo career. Most people only know him because of the bat and the Alamo but its not just about that ya know? He is a hero in the world of music. He is fantastic and every album I have bought and listen to second to end. Every one is just as good as the last. I will forever be the number one fan of Ozzy and the Osbourne family. The madman who is also a loving father and husband. My hero. The Prince of F@#$ing Darkness


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