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Blizzard of Oz(remix)

Discussion in 'Saxon' started by saxonfan, Jan 1, 2007.

  1. saxonfan

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    My original copy of this cd had some skips on it for years,I finally decided to replace it,why not its was only $6 now.They used the original vocals,guitar and keyboards,but rerecorded the bass and drum tracks with 2 newer musicians.Its allright,just not the same.Tommy Aldridge was the original drummer,I saw no need to get rid of his work.I guess they don't have to pay the original members royalties anymore.I don't know when this re-release came out,but its new to me.
     
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    It was Lee Kerslake on drums on the first two records. A few years ago Sharon and Ozzy rerecorded the bass and drum parts with two new musicians, to avoid paying royalities to Lee and Bob Daisley. It is funny because Daisley was involved with alot of writing for Ozzy over the years. I would take those cds back to the store and look for a used copy of the first cd. Greed has no boundaries it seems with Sharon Osbourne. Here is some more info I gathered off the net:

    Former OZZY OSBOURNE bandmembers Bob Daisley (bass) and Lee Kerslake (drums) have vowed to continue their 20-year battle regarding royalties and proper credits on the early OZZY albums "Blizzard Of Ozz" (1980) and "Diary Of A Madman" (1981), despite a court ruling earlier this week that upheld the dismissal of their lawsuit against Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne.

    The lawsuit, filed against the Osbournes in 1998, was dismissed last year by the United States District Court in Los Angeles, and this week the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld the dismissal, ruling that Ozzy does not owe any royalties or credit to the musicians, who were let go in 1981.

    According to Daisley, however, not all hope is lost. "It's early days regarding this bogus ruling but it's STILL not over yet," he said in an online posting. "We will be seeking further legal advice from our tenacious lawyers."

    In a 2002 interview with Launch, Daisley explained how things got to this point. "Lee Kerslake and myself were fired after recording the 'Diary Of A Madman' album. During 1980 and the beginning of 1981, contracts were drawn up and went backwards and forwards from our lawyers to their lawyers. We were told to keep working, that it would be eventually all sorted out. The contracts were actually physical, but not actually signed. And then when we got fired, we brought up the situation of royalties, and they just said, 'Oh, well. End of story — you're out of the band. Off you go.'"

    The Osbournes removed the playing of Daisley and Kerslake from the 2002 reissues of "Blizzard Of Ozz" and "Diary Of A Madman", replacing the original recordings with tracks from Robert Trujillo and Mike Bordin, Ozzy's bassist and drummer at the time.

    Since their initial release 23 years ago, "Blizzard Of Ozz" and "Diary Of A Madman" have sold over 10 million copies worldwide.
     
  3. saxonfan

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    thanks,I didn't realise til after I bought the cd that it was altered,with the rerecorded bass/drums,its not the same.a classic is ruined,its not how its supposed to sound.What's next,overdubbing Rhoads' work,WHERE DOES IT END for greed?
     
  4. Mad Dan McCafferty

    Mad Dan McCafferty Don't Get Mad,Get Waysted

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    Just another reason pontin to the fact that the once legendary Mr Ozbourne is now an arshole of the mightiest proportions:zombie:
     
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    Personally the issue probably lies with Mrs Osbourne as I suspect she pulls the strings :mad:
     
  6. Mad Dan McCafferty

    Mad Dan McCafferty Don't Get Mad,Get Waysted

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    My point precisely mr Fingers!!! The man has no say in his own life!
     
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    My fuck withhis 2 best albums anyway.It's not like he is short of a few quid.Ozzy first 3 solo albums are fucking timeless.
     
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    valanx Room of Angel

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    Definately Timeless for me .... I have no more time for ozzy!!!!
     
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    its sad really when you see the demise of a once great musician..... and the emergance of a complete arse hole ...... SHARON..... blah blah blah ..what a twat...
     
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    valanx Room of Angel

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    Sad but so very true
     
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    More fool him then for letting Sharon run his life - is he a man or a mouse? I love "strong" women - can't be doing with "weak" men!!
     
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    i can remember a time when he reminised about Sharon throwing away all his clothes to stop him from going out on the piss.. so he just put her clothes on instead ..... judging by her dress sense and looks i bet he pulled ...hehehehehe
    i wont say what he pulled just that i bet he did...hehehehe the phrase cock in a frock springs to mind
     
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    Frankly, it's been 12 years since Ozzy recorded anything that made me part with my cash. it appears that the drought will continue!

    Kerslake and Daisey were excellent on those first two albums. Kerslake, in particular, demonstrating a delicate first touch... the same sledgehammer approach to drumming that propelled Heep for so long.
     

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