Ozzy Osbourne / Kalamazoo 1982 / 1CD

Ozzy Osbourne / Kalamazoo 1982 / 1CD / ZODIAC

Live at Wings Stadium, Kalamazoo, MI, USA 9th February 1982 STEREO SBD (UPGRADE & LONGER!!!)


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Randy Rose A new excavation of the upgrade master of the legendary sound board recording that was left at the end of life. Of course, it is decided that the press CD will be permanently preserved.
“The Kalamazoo performance on February 9, 1982” is recorded in this work. It is a stereo sound board recording recorded one month and 10 days before the tragic airplane accident. This sound board is a broadcast sound source that has been known as a classic for a long time, but this work is the latest excavated version. It is an upgrade board digitized from the 1st Gene Copy. Before the quality you care about, first the position of the show. The Randy era was also a period of intense member changes, so let’s look back at that step.

● 1980
<<September 12 “BLIZZARD OF OZZ” release>>
・September 3 to November 8: UK (37 performances)
●1981 《Bob/Lee → Rudy/Tommy replaced》
・April 22-July 29: North America #1a (61 performances)
・August 1: Appearance at HM HOLOCAUST
・August 2-September 13: North America #1b (33 performances)
<< November 7, “DIARY OF A MADMAN” release >>
・November 1-December 2: Europe (11 performances)
<< Lindsey Bridgewater → replaced by Don Ailey >>
・December 30+31: North America #2a (2 performances)
・January 1st-March 18th: North America #2b (44 performances) ←★here★
<< Randy Rose died on March 19 >>

This is the road Randy & Ozzy walked on a tripod. The Kalamazoo performance of this work was the 21st concert of “North America #2b”, the last time in life. This work is the highest peak update version of the stereo sound board recorded at such a show, but its upgrade extends over both length and sound. First of all, it is definitely the longest in history. Actually, there are some already released that are longer than this work, but that is because the pitch is crazy. Of course, the pitch of this work is just right, and if the beginning “Diary of a Madman” is longer than the already started group, there is no fade out at the end of the performance. Accurately, the longest recording of the day’s performance.
And the sound. This is also the highest ever. The air check of the radio is different from the “official class” in the same way as the previous version, but the clearness is not comparable. Conventionally, the bass sound was muddy and the hiss noise was tight, but this work has improved the weak point. The crisp distortion of the treble is also refreshing all the time.
The upgrade sound that was drawn was the final performance of Randy left in the line recording. I usually analyze sets, but in the Randy era, it basically complies with “TRIBUTE”, and the rare songs that I can not listen to are “Over the Mountain”. This time, let’s change the taste and organize the Saudboard collection from the Randy era.

● 1980
・October 2: Southampton Performance (5 songs)
● 1981
・April 28: AFTER HOURS (4 songs)
・May 11: Cleveland performance
・July 28: Montreal performance
・August 1: HEAVY METAL HOLOCAUST (11 songs)
・January 15: Minneapolis performance
・February 9: Kalamazoo performance ←★This work★

…And this is how it looks. As a matter of fact, I can’t say that all of the above is due to the fact that the official version of “OZZY LIVE” has not been clarified, but probably all. As you can see from the above schedule, there are only two sound boards in 1982 since Don Airy joined, and this work is the last one.
Also, I am happy that this sound board has a vivid keyboard and a mix that makes the guitar even more exciting. Although it is a solid mix that is close to monaural overall, the stereo feeling dramatically increases in the scene where the guitar plays delicious phrases such as the solo of each song, the intro of “Crazy Train”, a little grease, etc. Then jump right and left (some do overdub!?). It’s so exciting that it’s hard to say “official grade”, but what’s wrong with that! Anyway, the great success is just refreshing. Since the sound of this work is clearer and more edgy than the previous version, it is also a live album wrapped up in a feeling of excitement that declares “Randy Rose is here!”

40 days after this work, Randy died unprofessional and became eternal. Each of the phrases he left behind hasn’t lost its brilliance, but the Kalamazoo performance is the last line recording. It is a blissful live album in which his melody flows into the brain without passing through space. And this work is a new masterpiece that updates the longest and highest peak in history. A special piece from Ozzy & Randy’s sound board collection. Please enjoy the permanent preservation press CD anytime, forever.


《9月12日『BLIZZARD OF OZZ』発売》
《11月7日『DIARY OF A MADMAN』発売》
・1月1日-3月18日:北米#2b(44公演) ←★ココ★

これがランディ&オジーが二人三脚で歩んだ道のり。本作のカラマズー公演は生前最後の「北米#2b」の21公演目にあたるコンサートでした。本作は、そんなショウで記録されたステレオ・サウンドボードの最高峰更新盤なわけですが、そのアップグレードぶりは長さとサウンドの両面に渡る。まず長さですが、間違いなく史上最長。実のところ本作よりも長い既発もあったりするのですが、それはピッチが狂っているから。もちろん本作のピッチはビシッとジャストですし、既発群に比べて冒頭の「Diary of a Madman」も長めなら、終演の瞬間もフェイドアウトなし。当日の演奏を正確に、もっとも長く収録しているのです。
そんなアップグレードサウンドで描かれるのは、ライン録音で残されたランディ最後の熱演。普段ならセットの分析をするところですが、ランディ時代は基本的に『TRIBUTE』に準じており、そこでは聴けない貴重曲は「Over the Mountain」程度。今回は趣向を変えてランディ時代のサウドボード・コレクションを整理してみましょう。

・4月28日:AFTER HOURS(4曲)
・2月9日:カラマズー公演 ←★本作★

……と、このようになっています。実のところ、公式盤『OZZY LIVE』の解明が進まない事もあって上記で全部とは断言できないのですが、恐らくは全部。上の日程と合わせてみると分かりますが、ドン・エイリーが加入してからのサウンドボードは1982年の2本だけであり、本作こそが最後の1本なのです。
そして、このサウンドボードはキーボードも鮮やかで、さらにギターが沸き上がるミックスなのが嬉しい。全体的にはモノラルに近い固まったミックスなのですが、各曲のソロや「Crazy Train」のイントロ、ちょっとしたグリス等、ギターが美味しいフレーズを弾くシーンで猛烈にステレオ感が増大し、凄い幅のパンで左右にブッ跳ぶ(一部でオーバーダブもしている!?)。あまりにも豪快なために「オフィシャル級」とは言い難かったりするのですが、それがどうした!と言わんばかりの大活躍がとにかく爽快。本作のサウンドは従来版よりもクリアでエッジも効いているため、まさに「ランディ・ローズここにあり!」を満天下に宣言するような高揚感に包まれるライヴアルバムでもあるのです。


1. Diary of a Madman
2. Over the Mountain
3. Mr. Crowley
4. Crazy Train
5. Revelation (Mother Earth)
6. Steal Away (The Night)
7. Suicide Solution
8. Guitar Solo
9. Drum Solo
10. Goodbye to Romance
11. I Don’t Know
12. No Bone Movies
13. Believer
14. Flying High Again
15. Iron Man
16. Children of the Grave
17. Paranoid

Ozzy Osbourne – vocals
Randy Rhoads – guitar
Rudy Sarzo – bass
Tommy Aldridge – drums
Don Airey – keyboards





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