Monday, April 2, 2012

Ozzy Osbourne: Record Store Day vinyl releases confirmed

Fans of Ozzy Osbourne and vinyl will be pleased to hear the two are coming together on Record Store Day – Saturday, April 21.

Ozzy’s vinyl releases for Record Store Day 2012 are:

* "Live" 12-inch 180-gram audiophile vinyl LPs (two-disc set): A limited, numbered collector's edition recorded live on the 1981 "Blizzard Of Ozz" tour with legendary guitarist Randy Rhoads

* "Believer" live seven-inch single: A limited, numbered collector's edition on polka-dot vinyl featuring "Believer" (live) + "Goodbye to Romance" (2010 guitar and vocal mix)

Record Store Day is an annual celebration of record store culture, which takes place on the third Saturday in April. Iggy Pop has been selected as Record Store Day 2012 Ambassador for this, the fifth year; last year’s Ambassador was Ozzy.

Learn more about Record Store Day here.

Osbourne continues to work with most of a reunited Black Sabbath on new music, while his “Ozzy & Friends” shows are replacing the planned Sabbath reunion concerts due to guitarist Tony Iommi’s ongoing cancer treatments.

See also:

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AUDIO: Ozzy talks about Black Sabbath guitarist’s cancer battle
Black Sabbath reunion: Bill Ward’s son speaks out
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Drummer Bill Ward threatens to quit Black Sabbath
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Black Sabbath guitarist given cancer boost with guitar therapy
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VIDEO: Black Sabbath reunion press conference
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