Expanded Editions of Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman Coming May 31

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redblaze02

Bad news, going by the song preview on amamzon.uk, the version of You Looking At Me Looking At You is not the rare original mix from the 7" single. It is instead the remix from the Japan-only releases in 1984 and 1985. This mix is not as good and Sony should label it as a remix on the track list, or better yet, get the original mix on there!

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dickysix68

Submitted by azwicker on 2011-03-18 22:00

Sharon never should have erased Daisley/Kerslake parts to begin with. That was sacrilege to Rhodes memory and to do it out of pettiness. Glad to see the parts restored...

This was Ozzy's best band, both creatively and of significance.

I would agree (although a bit harsh) but you spelled Randy's name wrong! RHODES? Randy Rhoads! How dare you sir!

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dickysix68

For Oz, Sharon and the Rhoads family, we are grateful for what is about to come out. We are fans of this music which Randy was a big part of. I'm on a Randy message board and we are all floored by the trailer. But, yes we are a bit concerned about Randy's legacy and what exists already that should be preserved for generations, like the entire After hours 4/29/81 Roch, NY TV performance. It's not perfect but close enough for Rock-n-roll and damn does it rock! And there is so much more that can be done (email me!)! The diary outtakes and blizzard stuff (South Hampton '80) with the original band. Entertainment Tonight 1982, etc.
Here is an Idea: Maybe someday a computer program cd rom (or other format) + Blizzard and Diary master tracks can be used to study the recording process and/or make your own mix-downs. The program would be a virtual mixer. Could you imagine the fun? This might breathe new life in the recording industry. They could do it with anyone. The Beatles, Beach boys, Dylan, Metallica, Grateful dead, Led Zeppelin, Classical, hip hop, etc. Gotta buy the format for the program to work!

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redblaze02

This is great news. But I'm wondering why the "Live In Southampton" 1980 CD that was pictured in the original photo of the boxset was pulled, along with the following bonus tracks that were originally listed - from Diary: 9.Tonight (Long Version, Previously Unreleased) (6:09) 10.You Can’t Kill Rock And Roll (Long Version, Previously Unreleased) (7:11) 11.Diary Of A Madman (2010 Remix, Previously Unreleased) and from Blizzard: 12. Revelation (Mother Earth) (Previously Unreleased Version) (7:23). Were these removed to be added as bonus tracks for certain retailers or countries, or are they not being included anywhere, or being saved for another release? Also, no 1980 "Live EP" tracks from Southampton, including "You Said It All"? Very happy to see what appears to be the original 7" mix of "You Looking At Me, Looking At You", going by the 4:15 run-time, as opposed to the less bold '84 remix that was 4:10. Hopefully Epic/Legacy and George Marino bucked the loudness war so we'll get the best versions yet of these albums and not more brickwalled sonics. If the 1981 live CD is the King Biscuit show, that will be an awesome disc. DVD should be great.

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azwicker

Can't wait to hear it on vinyl.

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azwicker

Sharon never should have erased Daisley/Kerslake parts to begin with. That was sacrilege to Rhodes memory and to do it out of pettiness. Glad to see the parts restored...

This was Ozzy's best band, both creatively and of significance.

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