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Sunday, July 3, 2011

"Crazy Train" Ozzy Osbourne Backing Track

Here's an interesting backing track of "Crazy Train," the song that broke Ozzy Osbourne as a solo artist. This clip has all of the instruments and vocals except for Randy Rhoads' awesome guitars, and that's what makes this a good listen since you're able to hear through the mix and arrangement better as a result. Here are a few things to listen for.

1. Although this isn't the final mix, the drums aren't as punchy as you'd expect, especially the toms, which are very thin. The drum sound is pretty organic as a whole. That's OK, it works for the song.

2. Ozzy's doubled vocal has a very long reverb on the vocal that works perfectly here.

3. I wonder if the harmony vocal on the chorus is Ozzy or someone else? It sounds a little too in tune to be him.

4. A layer of doubled guitars enters during the solo to back up the lead, as well as a couple of guitar effects on the outro.

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1 comment:

Kristian NergÄrd said...

The backing vocals could be Bob Daisley's. He did a lot of backing vocals for Ozzy on "Blizzard of Ozz." Ozzy himself is credited with lead and backing vocals for "Diary of a Madman," so my guess is it's one of them.


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