Blizzard of Ozz

~ Release group by Ozzy Osbourne

Album

ReleaseArtistFormatTracksCountry/DateLabelCatalog#Barcode
Official
Blizzard of OzzOzzy Osbourne12" Vinyl9
  • GB1980-09-18
Jet RecordsJET LP 234[none]
Blizzard of OzzOzzy Osbourne12" Vinyl9
Jet Records25AP 1992[none]
Blizzard of OzzOzzy Osbourne12" Vinyl9
  • US1981-01-15
Jet RecordsJZ 36812
Blizzard of OzzOzzy OsbourneCD9
Jet RecordsCDJET 234[none]
Blizzard of OzzOzzy OsbourneCD9
Jet RecordsCDJET 2345099700023421
Blizzard of OzzOzzy OsbourneCD9
  • JP1986-05-21
Jet Records32DP 4154988009519555
Blizzard of OzzOzzy OsbourneCD9
CBS (CBS Records' international imprint from 1962–1990; renamed since 1991 as Columbia)ZK 3681207464368122
Blizzard of OzzOzzy Osbourne12" Vinyl9
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)EPC 450453 15099745045310
Blizzard of OzzOzzy OsbourneCD9
Jet RecordsCDJET 2345099700023421
Blizzard of OzzOzzy OsbourneCD9
  • JP1988-09-30
CBS/Sony (imprint used in Japan, South Korea and Southeast Asia 1968–1991; also used in Spain until 1997)25DP 52204988009617756
Blizzard of OzzOzzy OsbourneCD9
Jet RecordsZK 36812074643681223
Blizzard of Ozz (22 bit SBM digital re-master)Ozzy OsbourneCD9
  • CA1995-08-22
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)EK 67235074646723524
Blizzard of Ozz (22 bit SBM digital re-master)Ozzy OsbourneCD9
  • US1995-08-22
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)EK 67235074646723524
Blizzard of Ozz (22 bit SBM digital re-master)Ozzy OsbourneCD9
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)02-481674-10, 481674 2, EPC5099748167422
Blizzard of OzzOzzy OsbourneCD10
  • US2002-04-02
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)EPC 502040 25099750204023
Blizzard of OzzOzzy OsbourneCD10
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)EK 8524777749910083102
Blizzard of OzzOzzy OsbourneCD10
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)EPC 502040 25099750204023
Blizzard of OzzOzzy OsbourneCD10
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)EK 85247696998524729
Blizzard of OzzOzzy OsbourneCD10
  • JP2007-06-20
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)EICP 7794547366030457
Blizzard of Ozz (30th anniversary expanded edition)Ozzy OsbourneCD12
  • US2011-05-31
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)88697 73818 2886977381829
Blizzard of OzzOzzy OsbourneCD12
  • JP2011-06-01
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)EICP 14544547366059687
Blizzard of Ozz (30th anniversary edition)Ozzy OsbourneCD12
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony), Legacy (Legacy Recordings)88697 73818 2886977381829
Blizzard of Ozz (expanded edition, hi-res audio)Ozzy OsbourneDigital Media12
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony), Legacy (Legacy Recordings)
Blizzard of Ozz (40th anniversary expanded edition)Ozzy OsbourneDigital Media19
  • XW2020-09-18
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)886448748045
Bootleg
Blizzard of Ozz (AudioPhil edition)Ozzy OsbourneDigital Media8
  • XW2021-02-07
[no label] (Special purpose label – white labels, self-published releases and other “no label” releases)[none][none]
(unknown)
Blizzard of OzzOzzy OsbourneCD11
  • -2001
Blizzard Of Ozz Tribute Part 1Ozzy OsbourneCD16
  • -2006
Blizzard Music Ltd.BL36812

Relationships

associated singles/EPs:Crazy Train
included in:See You on the Other Side
The Collection
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/master/41155 [info]
lyrics page:https://genius.com/albums/Ozzy-osbourne/Blizzard-of-ozz [info]
reviews:https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/zmjw [info]
other databases:https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/ozzy_osbourne/blizzard_of_ozz/ [info]
https://www.musik-sammler.de/album/17297/ [info]
Allmusic:https://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000195174 [info]
Wikidata:Q591967 [info]

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'I'm going off the rails', sings Ozzy on the riff-tastic rock-radio staple "Crazy Train", and, as a description of his life leading up to this, his first solo album, it's apt enough, but the real surprise for long-term Black Sabbath fans was Ozzy's career resurrection following Blizzard of Ozz's 1980 release. Ozzy Osbourne's life, as we all know by now, is an interesting for the off-stage drama as it is for the musical tracks, but this album was, and is, a triumphant affirmation of the bat-biter's diabolical musical vision.

After Black Sabbath's implosion, Ozzy's reclusive and addictive lifestyle did not bode well, and it took Sharon Arden, daughter of his former manager, to pull him out of depression and get him back in the studio, where, in creative partnership with guitarist Randy Rhoads (ex-Quiet Riot), drummer Lee Kerslake (ex-Uriah Heep) and bassist / lyricist Bob Kerslake (ex-Rainbow), he reinvented his musical persona, presenting a set of lyrical caricatures over ferocious rock riffing through which blow Rhoads' virtuoso guitar runs.

As well as "Crazy Train" the album's highlights include "Revelation (Mother Earth)," "I Don't' Know," "Mr Crowley" and "Suicide Solution." The latter two tracks proved the most controversial, the former for its celebration of the infamous occultist Alistair Crowley, and the latter for its supposed encouragement of suicide, after a US teenager killed himself while listening to the track. Ozzy successfully defended the subsequent suit, noting that it was about Bon Scott's (AC/DC's lead singer) death from alcohol abuse, although Ozzy's co-writer, Bob Daisley claimed it was about Ozzy himself. More generally, the album refueled the debate over Osbourne's alleged Satanism, charges that the man himself arguably encouraged by his various onstage antics during the course of his subsequent solo career. Whether the Blizzard Of Ozz was a genuine diabolist, or whether he was merely playing up its shock value for rebellious teenagers, you will have listen again, and decide for yourself.