Another topic of discussion lately has been the massive boxed set that is coming from the Prince Of Darkness of Metal himself, Mr. Ozzy Osbourne. On a post you can examine HERE, Ozzy shares the contents of said boxed set which is clearly going to be a “must have” item in the minds of all of his worldwide fans. Just a short time ago, an interview was released to the media masses and I am presenting it for your entertainment pleasure. Dig in.
“I’ve been doing this for 50 years, 10 with Black Sabbath and then 40 years of my own. This box set is my solo career.”
Q: Let’s talk about the SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE box set, due out November 29 on Sony Legacy. You’ve obviously had many box sets released.
OZZY OSBOURNE: “This one’s the most elaborate one so far and I’m really pleased with the outcome. It’s got everything in there that you could possibly want. And there’s some surprises along the way. I think it’s very well thought out and well put together.”
Q: This is a vinyl collection, and with vinyl, music fans get to appreciate the warmer-sounding music and of course there’s the visual aspect.
OZZY: “When Blizzard of Ozz came out, it was all about vinyl. That’s what nearly everyone bought. You know what I miss about out vinyl? You used to get a double sleeve album and it was a big deal. When CD’s first came out I thought it shrinks the size! You can’t put as much artwork or information on a little sleeve which ruined a part of the experience for me. I don’t care what people say, it’s a totally different sound on vinyl.” Continue reading Ozzy Osbourne Talks About “See You On The Other Side” Boxed Set In New Q&A→
Halloween is just about a week away and that makes sharing this cool news from Camp Ozzy something that is very important to do. Check it out.
The Press Release:
Channeling your inner rock star? Now’s your chance to be Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter OZZY OSBOURNE this Halloween AND win a copy of his new SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE box set, due out Friday, November 29 on Sony Legacy. Watch a video with more details here. The Halloween costume contest launches October 23 and runs through November 1 on all OZZY’s social media channels. Ten lucky winners will receive an OZZY autographed bone, similar to the one featured on the box set cover, and a chance to be featured in costume on OZZY’s social media. Please click here for all contest details.
The Press Release:
Rock fans can now get an inside look at the SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE box set, the definitive vinyl collection of all of OZZY OSBOURNE’s original solo material (click HERE to see the contents). Due out Friday, November 29 on Sony Legacy, this set marks the first-ever all-vinyl collection of all the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter’s career music. Pre-order SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE here.
Here are the details of the SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE box set:
VINYL:173 songs total on 16 albums, each of which is 150-gram, hand-pressed multi-colored splatter vinyl, making each pressing unique. Many of the albums are previously unavailable or are currently out of print on vinyl. The collection also includes
Flippin’ The B Side, a new collection of non-album tracks, which has never been pressed to vinyl. In addition, Black Rain, Down to Earth and Scream have never been pressed in the U.S., while No More Tears was remastered from the original flat analog album masters and is offered as a two-LP set which will allow the album’s songs to be uncompressed for the very first time ever on vinyl. (Full list of albums is below.) Continue reading Ozzy Osbourne Reveals “See You On The Other Side” Definititive Boxed Set→
Artist: Korn Title: “See You On The Other Side” Label: EMI Music/Virgin Records Release Date: 12/6/2005 Genre: Nu-Metal Rating: 7/10
The new Korn release “See You On The Other Side” is an interesting journey into their dark aspect of Heavy Rock. Often labeled “nu-metal”, I admit that I never thought this of them at all. Korn was always a band that pressed the buttons and pushed the envelope into a different direction from the bands that were truly Nu Metal. The result of their experiments gave Korn a unique mix of some Funk and often Industrial feels as well as a healthy dose of traditional Metal. Their new album would also find them minus one member as their previous guitarist Head decided to leave and pursue religion. Given Korn is not some extreme Black or Death Metal group I felt he could have remained and still made music. Despite the loss of a member the band did not slow down their pace and still deliver a solid album. I admit that I never really followed them but I was able to enjoy “Throw Me Away”, “Twisted Transistor” and “Souvenir”. “Love Song” was also a good one but I liked that more in the concert setting (I had just gotten to see their show). Jonathan Davis has a unique voice and it adds a large sense of mood to their already dramatic levels of music. This album in particular has a lot of Funk feel to it and is not as heavy as some of the earlier material I had heard. The musical prowess of Fieldy (bass), David (drums) and Munky (guitars) works very well across the album. Davis also provides some bagpipes which adds an interesting twist on the bands sound. Continue reading “See You On The Other Side” by Korn→