OZZY OSBOURNE - Blizzard of OZZ 12" Vinyl LP Album

- ( Netherlands Release )

Ozzy Osbourne's inaugural solo masterpiece, "Blizzard of Ozz," resonates as a seminal 12" Vinyl LP Album, particularly in the Netherlands release. This 1980 production stands as a testament to Osbourne's musical prowess and collaboration with guitarist Randy Rhoads, tragically cut short in 1982. Singles like "Crazy Train" and "Mr. Crowley" showcase Osbourne's distinctive style, shaping a chapter in rock history within the temporal confines of early '80s musical evolution.

 

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Production & Recording Information

This album "OZZY OSBOURNE - Blizzard of OZZ" includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs

The album: "OZZY OSBOURNE - Blizzard of OZZ" was produced by: Daisley , Kerslake , Osbourne , Rhoads

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Max Norman

Max Norman, also known as Max "On Yer Bike" Norman, is a highly acclaimed British record producer and recording engineer who has left an indelible mark on the music industry. With a career spanning several decades, Norman has worked with some of the most influential and iconic rock and metal bands, contributing significantly to the development and success of their sound.

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Born and raised in England in the 1950s, Max Norman developed a deep passion for music at a young age. As a teenager, he immersed himself in the vibrant British rock scene, captivated by the raw energy and sonic possibilities that the genre offered. Inspired by the likes of The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and Black Sabbath, Norman set his sights on a career in music production and audio engineering.

In 1973, Norman embarked on his professional journey, starting as a staff engineer at Ridge Farm Studios in Surrey, England. This opportunity provided him with invaluable experience working on various recording projects and honing his skills behind the mixing console. He quickly gained recognition for his technical proficiency and meticulous attention to detail, establishing himself as a sought-after engineer within the industry.

Norman's career took a significant turn in the early 1980s when he crossed paths with legendary heavy metal band Ozzy Osbourne. Initially hired as a recording engineer for Osbourne's "Blizzard of Ozz" album, Norman's exceptional abilities soon propelled him to the role of producer. This collaboration marked the beginning of a fruitful partnership that would define Norman's career.

With his distinctive production style characterized by powerful guitar tones, thunderous drums, and meticulous attention to song arrangements, Max Norman became synonymous with the emerging heavy metal sound of the 1980s. His work on Ozzy Osbourne's albums, including the iconic "Diary of a Madman" and "Bark at the Moon", solidified his reputation as a go-to producer for rock and metal acts.

Norman's skills extended beyond his work with Ozzy Osbourne, as he lent his expertise to other influential bands of the era. He worked with the likes of Megadeth, producing their landmark album "Rust in Peace", which remains a seminal release in the thrash metal genre. Norman's contributions to the album's sound and overall impact were instrumental in its success and critical acclaim.

Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Max Norman continued to produce and engineer for a wide array of notable artists, including Loudness, Armored Saint, and Y&T, among others. His sonic signature and ability to capture the essence of each band's unique sound remained constant, garnering him respect and admiration within the industry.

In addition to his work as a producer and engineer, Norman has also made significant contributions as a mixer and remixer, ensuring that the music he touched resonated with audiences worldwide. His technical prowess, combined with a deep understanding of the artists' vision, allowed him to elevate their work to new heights and leave an indelible mark on the final product.

Max "On Yer Bike" Norman's legacy as a British record producer and recording engineer is undeniable. His innovative approach to capturing the energy and essence of rock and metal music, coupled with his unparalleled attention to detail, has shaped the sound of numerous iconic albums. His tireless dedication and unwavering commitment to quality continue to inspire aspiring producers and engineers around the world, solidifying his place as a true master of his craft.

 

This album was recorded and mixed at: Ridge Farm Studios

Album cover photography: Fin Costello


Music Genre:

Hard Rock, Heavy Metal

Label & Catalognr:

Epic – EPC 450453 1

Packaging:

  This album "OZZY OSBOURNE Blizzard of OZZ" includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by Ozzy.  

Media Format:

Original Custom Inner Sleeve
Record Format: 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

1987 Netherlands, Germany, Europe

Musicians:
  • Ozzy Osbourne - Vocals, Harmony Vocals

    Ozzy Osbourne (real-name: John Michael Osbourne) an English singer, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to fame as the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath, one of the most influential and successful bands in the history of heavy metal. Osbourne has since established a successful solo career, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest vocalists in rock music.

    Born in Birmingham, England in 1948, Osbourne formed Black Sabbath in 1969 with guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler, and drummer Bill Ward. The band's self-titled debut album, released in 1970, is considered one of the first heavy metal albums and is widely regarded as a classic of the genre. Over the course of their career, Black Sabbath released numerous hit albums, including "Paranoid" (1970), "Master of Reality" (1971), and "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" (1973).

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    In 1979, Osbourne embarked on a solo career, releasing his first solo album, "Blizzard of Ozz," in 1980. The album was a commercial success and has since been recognized as a classic of heavy metal. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Osbourne continued to release hit albums and establish himself as a solo artist. He has been awarded numerous accolades for his contributions to music, including the MTV Icon award in 2005, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Black Sabbath in 2006.

    Osbourne is also well known for his outrageous and often controversial behavior, which has made him a subject of media scrutiny and a pop culture icon. He has appeared in several reality television shows, including the hit MTV series "The Osbournes," which documented his family life and gained widespread popularity.

    John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne was born in Marston Green, Borough of Solihull, England, United Kingdom on 3/12/1948. His parents are John Thomas 'Jack' Osbourne 04/05/1913 and Lilian Unitt 1916. He has two brothers (Tony Osbourne, Pauline Osbourne) and three sisters (Jean-Luc Osbourne, Iris Osbourne, Gillian Osbourne).

    When he was 28 years old, his father John Thomas 'Jack' Osbourne died (03/06/1977). When he was 52 years old, his mother Lilian Unitt died (01/12/2001).

    He married Thelma Riley in 1971. On 4/7/1982, he married Sharon Arden. He was 22 years old when he married Thelma Riley. He was 33 years old when he married Sharon Arden. He got divorced from Thelma Riley. He has three children with Sharon Arden: Aimee Osbourne 2/9/1983, Kelly Osbourne 27/10/1984, Jack Osbourne 8/11/1985. He has two children with Thelma Riley: Jessica Osbourne, Louisa Osbourne.

  • Randy Rhoads - Guitar
  • Bob Daisley - Bass, Gong, backing vocals, Harmony Vocals

    Bob Daisley is an accomplished bass guitar player hailing from Sydney, Australia. Born on 13 February 1950, Daisley has made significant contributions to the world of rock and metal music throughout his illustrious career. Renowned for his exceptional bass playing skills and songwriting abilities, he has played with some of the biggest names in the industry and has left an indelible mark on the music scene.

    Daisley's passion for music began at an early age, and he developed a strong interest in playing the bass guitar. Inspired by legendary bassists such as James Jamerson and Paul McCartney, he honed his skills and quickly established himself as a talented musician. In the late 1960s, Daisley joined various local bands in Australia, gaining experience and performing live extensively.

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    His big break came in the 1970s when he joined the rock band Kahvas Jute. The band released their debut album, "Wide Open," in 1971, which showcased Daisley's impressive bass playing and songwriting abilities. Despite the critical acclaim received, Kahvas Jute disbanded shortly after, leading Daisley to explore new opportunities.

    In the late 1970s, Daisley's career took a significant turn when he joined the iconic British rock band Rainbow, fronted by legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore. Daisley's contributions can be heard on Rainbow's classic albums "Rising" (1976) and "Long Live Rock 'n' Roll" (1978). His powerful bass lines and solid songwriting skills helped solidify his reputation as a prominent musician.

    Following his stint with Rainbow, Daisley continued to make a name for himself in the music industry. He collaborated with guitar virtuoso Gary Moore on several albums, including "Corridors of Power" (1982) and "Victims of the Future" (1983). Daisley's bass playing added depth and groove to Moore's melodic compositions.

    In 1980, Daisley became a pivotal member of the iconic band Ozzy Osbourne. Alongside guitarist Randy Rhoads, drummer Lee Kerslake, and keyboardist Don Airey, Daisley helped shape the sound of Osbourne's solo career. He played on the highly influential albums "Blizzard of Ozz" (1980) and "Diary of a Madman" (1981), contributing to hits like "Crazy Train" and "Flying High Again." Daisley's bass lines in these songs became legendary and showcased his ability to blend technicality with a strong sense of groove.

    Despite his success, Daisley's tenure with Ozzy Osbourne was not without controversy. Issues regarding songwriting credits and royalties emerged, leading to Daisley's departure from the band in the mid-1980s. However, his contributions to Osbourne's early solo albums remain highly regarded and celebrated by fans and fellow musicians alike.

    Throughout his career, Daisley has worked with numerous renowned artists, including Black Sabbath, Uriah Heep, and Yngwie Malmsteen, among others. His bass playing can be heard on several acclaimed albums, and he has left an enduring imprint on the rock and metal genres.

    Bob Daisley's musical prowess, versatility, and exceptional songwriting skills have firmly established him as one of the most respected bass guitarists in the industry. His ability to craft memorable bass lines and contribute to the overall sonic landscape of a song has made him a sought-after collaborator and a revered figure among music enthusiasts worldwide.

  • Lee Kerslake - Drums, percussion, Bells, Tympani [Timpani]
Tracklisting Side One:
  1. I Don't Know 5:14
  2. Crazy Train 4:52
  3. Goodbye To Romance 5:35
  4. Dee 0:50
  5. Suicide Solution 4:17
Tracklisting Side Two:
  1. Mr. Crowley 5:03
  2. No Bone Movies 3:50
  3. Revelation (Mother Earth) 6:09
  4. Steal Away (The Night) 3:30

 

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"Blizzard of OZZ" Record Label Details: Epic – EPC 450453 1

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Index of Ozzy Osbourne Vinyl Discography and Album Covers

OZZY OSBOURNE - Bark At The Moon 12" Vinyl LP
OZZY OSBOURNE - Bark At The Moon album front cover

  EPIC EPC 32780 , 1983 , Holland

Ozzy Osbourne's "Bark At The Moon" revolutionized metal in the 80s, notably integrating synthesizers. Released as a 12" Vinyl LP Album, it marked a shift in the genre's sonic landscape. Osbourne's iconic vocals, coupled with innovative synth use, defined a new era. The album's impact resonates as a milestone in metal's evolution, showcasing the artist's adaptability and pushing boundaries within the temporal and musical context of the time.

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OZZY OSBOURNE - Blizzard Of Ozz (Europe) 12" Vinyl LP
OZZY OSBOURNE - Blizzard Of Ozz (Europe) album front cover

Epic – EPC 450453 1 , 1987 , Europe

Ozzy Osbourne's inaugural solo masterpiece, "Blizzard of Ozz," resonates as a seminal 12" Vinyl LP Album, particularly in the Netherlands release. This 1980 production stands as a testament to Osbourne's musical prowess and collaboration with guitarist Randy Rhoads, tragically cut short in 1982. Singles like "Crazy Train" and "Mr. Crowley" showcase Osbourne's distinctive style, shaping a chapter in rock history within the temporal confines of early '80s musical evolution.

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OZZY OSBOURNE - Blizzard Of Ozz (Canada) 12" Vinyl LP
OZZY OSBOURNE - Blizzard Of Ozz (Canada) album front cover

JET Records JZ 36812 / AL 36812  , 1981 , Canada

Ozzy Osbourne's inaugural solo masterpiece, "Blizzard of Ozz," resonates as a landmark in the realm of heavy metal. Released in 1981 by JET Records in Canada, it marks a pivotal period in Osbourne's career. This 12" Vinyl LP Album, a prelude to guitarist Randy Rhoads' untimely departure in 1982, introduced iconic singles like "Crazy Train" and "Mr. Crowley," etching its indelible contribution within the context of the early '80s music landscape.

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OZZY OSBOURNE - Diary of a Madman 12" Vinyl LP
OZZY OSBOURNE - Diary of a Madman  album front cover

  EPIC EPC 463086 , JET 237 , 1981 , Holland

Ozzy Osbourne's 1981 album "Diary of a Madman" marked a pivotal moment in the history of heavy metal. The album, featuring the exceptional guitar work of Randy Rhoads, solidified Ozzy's solo career and left an indelible mark on the genre. The 12" vinyl LP version of the album has become a prized collector's item, cherished for its iconic cover art and its representation of a bygone era of music.

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OZZY OSBOURNE - Live and Loud (incl Booklet) 12" Vinyl LP
OZZY OSBOURNE -   Live and Loud (incl Booklet) album front cover

  Epic 473798   , 1993 , Holland

  "Live and Loud" is the live album by "Ozzy Osbourne ( ex-Black Sabbath )" and release in 1993. It was the last tour album of Ozzy before his first retirement. Some of the tracks include the persons of the original Black Sabbath line-up.

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OZZY OSBOURNE - No Rest For The Wicked 12" Vinyl LP
OZZY OSBOURNE -   No Rest For The Wicked album front cover

EPIC EPC 4625811 , 1988 , Holland

Released in 1988, "No Rest for the Wicked" marked a pivotal moment for British singer Ozzy Osbourne. This 12" Vinyl LP Album introduced guitarist Zakk Wylde to the band, leaving an indelible mark on Osbourne's musical journey. A blend of heavy metal prowess and Osbourne's distinctive vocals, the album's significance lies in its role as a turning point in Osbourne's career during this dynamic period in music history.

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OZZY OSBOURNE - Tribute (Randy Rhoads) 12" 2LP
OZZY OSBOURNE -  Tribute (Randy Rhoads) album front cover

  EPIC EPC 450475 , 1987 , Netherlands

TRIBUTE is a live album, mainly drawn from a performance in Cleveland, Ohio, was released in 1987 and included live versions of "Goodbye to Romance" and "No Bone Movies", recorded in the UK with Daisley and Kerslake in 1980.

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OZZY OSBOURNE - Ultimate Live 12" Limited Edition Picture Disc
OZZY OSBOURNE - Ultimate Live album front cover

CBS 40532 , 1986 , -

The Ozzy Osbourne Ultimate Live Limited Picture Disc Edition offers a nostalgic glimpse into the iconic artist's performance during the Kansas 1986 video shoot. This 12" vinyl, a testament to Osbourne's musical prowess, captures the essence of that era, providing fans a unique auditory and visual experience. The limited edition picture disc stands as a collector's item, symbolizing Osbourne's enduring impact on the music scene during that significant time period.

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OZZY OSBOURNE - The Ultimate Sin 12" Vinyl LP
OZZY OSBOURNE - The Ultimate Sin album front cover

  Epic EPC 26404 , 1986 , Holland

The Ultimate Sin is the fourth studio album by Ozzy Osbourne. It was released on 22 February 1986, and it was remastered and re-issued on 22 August 1995. This album features guitarist Jake E. Lee (formerly of Mickey Ratt, Rough Cutt and Dio). This is the only Osbourne album to feature bassist Phil Soussan - who wrote the album's U.S. hit single "Shot in the Dark" - and the first to feature the late drummer, Randy Castillo. L

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