Blizzard Of Ozz and Diary Of A Madman showed that there was more to Ozzy Osbourne than Black Sabbath, and also introduced guitar hero Randy Rhoads to the spotlight. Now, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Blizzard Of Ozz, Ozzy Osbourne will be releasing remastered versions of the two albums, along with new bonus tracks and live recordings. And Metal Insider is giving you the chance to win a copy of the Diary of a Madman/Blizzard of Ozz 30th Anniversary reissues.
This box set includes the remastered versions of both albums. You can win this awesome double package by telling us how you first came to hear Ozzy Osbourne in the comments section below. Blizzard Of Ozz and Diary Of A Madman were the white-hot beginning of Ozzy’s long and illustrious solo career, so we want to know in full detail how you were first introduced to the Prince Of Darkness. We’ll choose one lucky winner by Friday, May 27. Multiple entries will be disqualified, and the contest is open to U.S. residents only (sorry, rest of world).
A limited edition box set, featuring both 180-gram LP versions of Ozzy’s first two solo recordings, a 100 page expansive coffee table book, a detailed replica of Ozzy’s iconic cross, and the Thirty Years After The Blizzard DVD, can be pre-ordered online, while the individual album reissues will hit stores on May 31. The Thirty Years After The Blizzard documentary includes rare and unreleased live footage of Ozzy and Randy performing together in 1981 and 1982, as well as interviews and Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, Lemmy (Motörhead), Steve Vai, Nikki Sixx, Rob Halford, Zakk Wylde, Bill Ward and more. A trailer from the DVD can be seen after the jump.