‘Blizzard of Ozz’ celebrates 40th anniversary

Ozzy Osbourne is celebrating the 40th anniversary of his breakthrough solo effort, “Blizzard of Ozz,” by releasing a “deluxe digital reissue” of the album.

The expanded album, which has been digitally remastered, will include seven never-before-heard live tracks. Plus, Osbourne’s re-releasing two concert films: 1993’s “Live and Loud” and 2002’s “Live at Budokan.” All three are scheduled to drop this Friday.

Originally released September 20th, 1980, “Blizzard of Ozz” spawned two hit singles, “Crazy Train” and “Mr. Crowley.” It’s since gone on to be certified five-times platinum.

Looking back on his early days, are you surprised that Osbourne has become such a big celebrity? Is “Blizzard of Ozz” his best solo album?