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Release date: 12 April 1980
Style: Heavy metal

Rating:

8.7 | 539 votes

Owners:

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46 want it
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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 Lookin' At Me Lookin' At You [2002 remaster bonus]
11. Goodbye To Romance [2010 remix] [2011 reissue bonus]
12. RR

Top 20 albums of 1980: 5
Top 200 albums of all time: 175

Review
Lyrics (10)


Line-up
John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne - vocals
Randall William "Randy" Rhoads - guitars
Lee Kerslake - drums
Bob Daisley - bass

Guest musicians
Donald "Don" Airey - keyboards


Additional info
Producer: Ozzy Osbourne, Randy Rhoads, Bob Daisley & Lee Kerslake.
Engineer: Max Norman.
Photography: Fin Costello.

Remastered in 2002 under Epic Records with drums and bass re-recorded by Mike Bordin and Robert Trujillo.

Guest review by
Ace Frawley

Rating:
9.0
Blizzard Of Ozz is a significant album in the history of heavy metal. Released in 1980, this was the first solo album for Ozzy Osbourne, who had previously been the lead singer of Black Sabbath, the band often credited with creating the distinctive sound of heavy metal music in the early 1970s. The high regard for this album is obvious by its rating on this site - at the time of writing this review it ranks as #147 on the Top 200 albums of all time and #4 on the Top 20 albums of 1980 - surprising then that this is the first review for this landmark release.

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published 13.06.2012 | Comments (3)

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Boxcar Willy - 26.01.2010 at 02:47  
Rating: 8 Cool album i love crazy train and mr.crowley
Reza - 26.01.2010 at 14:44  
 
Written by Boxcar Willy on 26.01.2010 at 02:47

Cool album i love crazy train and mr.crowley

Yes, it's the best Ozzy Osbourne album IMO.
Rockthenightrigh - 20.05.2011 at 23:36  
Rating: 10 Ozzy's first two albums blow away the rest of his solo work.
JCJen7 - 06.07.2011 at 02:34  
  Insanely overrated in my opinion. Goodbye to Romance is embarassingly bad, the only solid part of this album is the opening riff to Suicide Solution. Other than that, blah.
musicalkaratekid - 13.09.2011 at 01:11  
Rating: 10 Classic debut....couldn't have been better in any way:)
Neiluria - 01.06.2012 at 02:03  
Rating: 9 MR CROOWLLEYY.
GOOD
Korah - 12.06.2012 at 00:33  
Rating: 9
Written by Neiluria on 01.06.2012 at 02:03

MR CROOWLLEYY.
GOOD

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I_Die_Often - 12.06.2012 at 03:35  
Rating: 9 I agree with the "Ozzy's first two albums blow away the rest of his solo work" comment.
The rest just don't compare to this/these.
Besides the songs played heavily on the radio back then, I love Steal Away.
Ace Frawley - 12.06.2012 at 12:50  
Rating: 9
Written by I_Die_Often on 12.06.2012 at 03:35

I agree with the "Ozzy's first two albums blow away the rest of his solo work" comment.
The rest just don't compare to this/these.
Besides the songs played heavily on the radio back then, I love Steal Away.


I'll third that remark. First two solo albums are the business. The others are good but not exceptional like the first two.
Marcel Hubregtse - 12.06.2012 at 12:51  
 
Written by Ace Frawley on 12.06.2012 at 12:50

Written by I_Die_Often on 12.06.2012 at 03:35

I agree with the "Ozzy's first two albums blow away the rest of his solo work" comment.
The rest just don't compare to this/these.
Besides the songs played heavily on the radio back then, I love Steal Away.


I'll third that remark. First two solo albums are the business. The others are good but not exceptional like the first two.


How can you third a remark? oh wait, you can't you second it as well
Ace Frawley - 12.06.2012 at 13:01  
Rating: 9 On this occasion I have decided to third it. Doesn't make sense, I know, but it's just what I wanted to do.
Marcel Hubregtse - 12.06.2012 at 13:05  
 
Written by Ace Frawley on 12.06.2012 at 13:01

On this occasion I have decided to third it. Doesn't make sense, I know, but it's just what I wanted to do.


so I fourtht it? Wonder who's gonna fifth it
I_Die_Often - 13.06.2012 at 06:00  
Rating: 9 I could go for a fifth!!!!
Lit. - 17.10.2012 at 05:01  
  I'm going for a fifth and a half. I slightly agree that these two are infinitely better than the rest of his solo career, but I'll always have a love for No More Tears.
megadeath13 - 04.11.2012 at 22:21  
  I cant think of a better debut than Blizzard. I still listen to this album frequently and i never get bored.

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