Thursday, April 14, 2011

30th Anniversary Blizzard of Ozz/Diary of a Madman Box Set

Sony Legacy announced today that a 30th Anniversary Box Set of Ozzy Osbourne's Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman would release for shipment no later than May 31, 2011.  This set is pricey (listed at $150!) and contains the following:

  • Blizzard Of Ozz (30th Anniversary Expanded Edition CD)
  • Diary Of A Madman (Legacy Edition 2-CD Set)
  • Blizzard Of Ozz (180-gram LP Vinyl – original album only)
  • Diary Of A Madman (180-gram LP Vinyl – original album only)
  • "Thirty Years After The Blizzard" DVD Documentary, plus over 70 mins of additional rare live performances and interviews
  • 100 Page Expansive Coffee Table Book
  • Detailed Replica of Ozzy's Iconic Cross
  • 2 Sided Poster (re-prints of original promotional posters)
The big question is this: are these the re-recorded rhythm section abominations currently on the market or the studio originals? The posting states "have been restored and remastered from the original tapes for these definitive editions" but I'd like someone to specifically state that these are not the 2002 "reissues" with Bob Daisley and Lee Kerslake replaced by new recordings of Robert Trujillo and Mike Bordin.

I am hoping these turn out to be the bona fide originals and, as usually occurs with these Legacy items, that Sony also issues them as individual albums minus all the expensive swag.

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