Ozzy - new Remasters of first 2 albums
Date: June 15, 2011 08:19AM
Anyone happen to know if these are the original master tapes being used or the bogus / fake versions later being distributed (on this The Ultimate Ozzy album or The Essential Ozzy it was called)
Listening to "Diary of a Madman" now and it sounds like the real thing I remember from the old days (have it on vinyl only)
I am asking because it says Executive Producer : Sharon Osbourne on both these reissues and thats not a good sign :
Both releases, the booklets look like the band was a DUO of Ozzy and Randy only !! NO drummer, NO bassist - no single foto on both releases of Bob Daisley or Lee Kerslake!! Another chance of a real good rerelease wasted. No history of the album from an outside writer, no developement of the albums in the press like it could be easily done, only fotos of Ozzy and Randy only and some, very few old Japan tour flyers thats it. ( Ok, on Diary we got a Ozzy Live album, second CD which is cool)
But the music is the real deal (I presume) - she can't be THAT dumb twice ?!?
Sharon : have a look on the rerelease series by SAXON or STATUS QUO to see how its gonna be done !