OZZY OSBOURNE To Release 40th-Anniversary Expanded Digital Edition Of 'Blizzard Of Ozz'

September 15, 2020

Ozzy Osbourne kicked off 2020 with his critically acclaimed No. 1 rock album "Ordinary Man" — his first new solo album in ten years — and a planned return to the road. And then came the pandemic. Now, fans of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee and Grammy-winning singer and songwriter can enjoy a variety of projects celebrating his legacy this fall. First up was the September 7 premiere of A&E Network's "Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne". He'll also wrap the year by releasing the 40th-anniversary expanded digital edition of his landmark debut album "Blizzard Of Ozz" and digital versions of two classic longform videos, "Live & Loud" and "Live At Budokan".

Initially released on September 20, 1980 in the U.K., "Blizzard Of Ozz" marked Ozzy's debut studio album, following his departure from BLACK SABBATH. The expanded digital 40th-anniversary edition is set for release September 18 on Sony/Legacy. The new package includes Ozzy hits "Crazy Train", which will hit certified five-times-platinum status to coincide with its September release date; the gold-certified (in four countries) "Mr. Crowley" (both of which feature Randy Rhoads on guitar); along with "Suicide Solution", plus live versions of seven tracks that are currently unavailable digitally. The record was ultimately certified five times platinum and was ranked No. 9 on Rolling Stone's list of "100 Greatest Metal Albums Of All Time" in the U.S.; platinum (or multi-platinum) in another 12 countries and gold in an additional 13 countries. "Blizzard Of Ozz" was the first of two studio albums recorded with guitarist Randy Rhoads. The album's "Crazy Train" went on to become one of Osbourne's signature tracks; the song has also become one of the most played sports anthems frequently heard at NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL games. It peaked at No. 9 on Billboard's Top Tracks chart upon release — and in 2009, the song achieved a five-times-platinum certification. The live tracks — "I Don't Know", "Crazy Train", "Mr. Crowley", "Revelation (Mother Earth)", "Steal Away (The Night)" and "Suicide Solution" — were recorded on the "Blizzard Of Ozz" tour and were previously found only in the "Blizzard Of Ozz"/"Diary Of A Madman" 30th-anniversary deluxe box set. "You Said It All" (live) was originally found on the 1980 "Mr. Crowley" live EP, recorded in 1980 at the Gaumont Theater, Southampton, U.K. and was also not previously available digitally.

Next up are two digital releases of two classic Ozzy video releases: "Live & Loud" and "Live At Budokan". The "Live & Loud" home video — originally released on June 28, 1993 — was issued alongside the CD. The collection is a compilation of live footage from several shows rather than a single concert. The "Live & Loud" DVD includes guest appearances from Ozzy's BLACK SABBATH bandmates (Geezer Butler, bass; Bill Ward, drums; and Tony Iommi, guitar),along with his own band from that era (Michael Inez, bass; Randy Castillo, drums; Zakk Wylde, guitar; and Kevin Jones, keyboards). The "Live At Budokan" DVD — released June 25, 2002 — was shot earlier that year as part of the 2002 world tour. It features the song "Suicide Solution" and Zakk Wylde's accompanying guitar solo. Running in excess of 13 minutes, this track was cut from the CD version because of time restraints. Ozzy is backed by his 2002 touring band on "Live At Budokan" DVD: Zakk Wylde, guitars; Robert Trujillo, bass; Mike Bordin, drums; and John Sinclair, keyboards.

The 40th-anniversary edition of "Blizzard Of Ozz" track listing is as follows:

01. I Don't Know
02. Crazy Train
03. Goodbye To Romance
04. Dee
05. Suicide Solution
06. Mr. Crowley
07. No Bone Movies
08. Revelation (Mother Earth)
09. Steal Away (The Night)
10. You Looking At Me, Looking At You (current bonus track - originally the b-side to "Crazy Train")
11. Goodbye To Romance [2010 Guitar & Vocal Mix] (current bonus track)
12. RR [Outtake from "Blizzard Of Ozz" Sessions] (current bonus track)

New bonus tracks (never before available):

13. I Don't Know (from "Ozzy Live"
14. Crazy Train (from "Ozzy Live"
15. Mr. Crowley (from "Ozzy Live"
16. Revelation (Mother Earth) (from "Ozzy Live"
17. Steal Away (The Night) (from "Ozzy Live"
18. Suicide Solution (from "Ozzy Live")
19. You Said It All (live) (from "Mr. Crowley" EP)

"Live & Loud" DVD track listing:

* I Don't Want To Change The World
* Desire
* Mr. Crowley
* I Don't Know
* Road To Nowhere
* Flying High Again
* Paranoid
* Suicide Solution
* Goodbye To Romance
* Shot In The Dark
* No More Tears
* Miracle Man
* War Pigs
* Bark At The Moon
* Mama, I'm Coming Home
* Crazy Train
* Black Sabbath
* Changes

The "Live at Budokan" DVD track listing:

* I Don't Know
* That I Never Had
* Believer
* Junkie
* Mr. Crowley
* Gets Me Through
* Suicide Solution
* No More Tears
* I Don't Want To Change The World
* Road to Nowhere
* Crazy Train
* Mama, I'm Coming Home


* Bark At The Moon
* Paranoid

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