Ozzy Osbourne’s First Two Solo Records to Receive Deluxe Treatment

Hard-rock and metal icon Ozzy Osbourne will re-release his first two albums—1980′s Blizzard of Ozz and 1981′s Diary of a Madman—in expanded editions via Epic/Legacy on May 31. These two albums, both of which featured late guitar hero Randy Rhoads, have been remastered from the original analog sources and will be available separately on vinyl and CD or teogether in a collector’s box. The 30th Anniversary Edition of Blizzard of Ozz includes the original album in its entirety with bonus tracks, while the new Legacy Edition of Diary of a Madman includes the original LP in its entirety with a bonus second disc 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. See the full track listings below.

For 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, featuring the Ozzy Live compact disc. The box set also includes 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 chain that he has worn for 30 years, and a documentary DVD titled Thirty Years After the Blizzard.

The documentary chronicles Ozzy’s years with Randy Rhoads and features previously unseen footage of Osbourne and Rhoads filmed in 1981 and 1982; it incorporates rare archival photos and films; along with new 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 Osbourne with Rhoads from the Blizzard of Ozz tour, shot from the front of the stage at New York’s Palladium on May 2, 1981.

As previously reported, the vinyl versions of these release will be available on April 16 for Record Store Day, for which Osbourne is this year’s Official Record Store Day Ambassardor.

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)

BONUS TRACKS

10. “You Looking At Me, Looking At You” (Non-LP B-Side) (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)

Disc 1

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 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)
Thirty Years After the Blizzard DVD documentary—and additional rare and unreleased performances and interviews.

 

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