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On the Wizard who the hell is playing the harmonica? im guessing Don but I'm really not quite sure.


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demon wrote:
On the Wizard who the hell is playing the harmonica? im guessing Don but I'm really not quite sure.

Ozzy does.

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really? thanks!


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i was at the first of two nights at the old Ritz in New York City for the recording of this album. we were up front in the 2nd row i think (basically standing room there on the floor with general admission tickets).
i remember alot of us screaming 'get the harmonica!' after Ozzy played the intro. whether or not he threw it into the crowd escapes my brain, but Ozzy did in fact play the intro. all in all a great show.

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Yep it was Ozzy. Rudy talks about it in his book. He stated he was quite surprised when he first heard Ozzy play since he had no idea Ozzy could play the harmonica

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Johnny_Blade wrote:
i was at the first of two nights at the old Ritz in New York City for the recording of this album. we were up front in the 2nd row i think (basically standing room there on the floor with general admission tickets).
i remember alot of us screaming 'get the harmonica!' after Ozzy played the intro. whether or not he threw it into the crowd escapes my brain, but Ozzy did in fact play the intro. all in all a great show.


That's very cool that you were there!
I've listened to that disc and wondered who out there could hear themselves scream or whistle and say "yep that was me on the recording". Did you know they were gonna record the shows?

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we knew there was going to be a recording, and we had heard that it might be all Black Sabbath songs.
weeks before we were calling it 'Midnight Mass' at the Ritz.
when we got to the club, a few friends there since the afternoon heard the soundcheck from outside and confirmed that it was indeed all Sabbath songs! i remember them letting us in the doors very late, possibly after midnight.

the show was in mid September 1982, i think the first night was on the 19th ?
then the album came out around Thanksgiving that year and the first thing we did was listen real close to the crowd.
to this day we can hear what we think is one of our friends screaming 'Ozzy!' during a quiet moment of 'Black Sabbath.'

but even though there was a microphone to record the crowd right above us, and whether or not the crowd is actually the same audience used on the album (i always leave room for doubt about this) is another question.
then i wonder, if they did use the actual audience from the Ritz,
was it the crowd from the first or second night ?
did they combine the the two crowds?
'Sabbath Bloody Sabbath' wasn't played on the first night, or maybe a recording from rehearsals ?
i can't remember if my friends that went the 2nd night mentioned
'Sabbath Bloody...' in the set list, although a hazy memory tells me yes.
alot of questions remain, but a great part of history nonetheless.

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to answer your question

MAX NORMAN....

I did 2 albums for Ozzy at Ridge Farm. In 1982 did the 3rd record, Speak of the Devil with guitarist Brad Gillis (Ozzy, Night Ranger, Vicious Rumors). We took a truck down to the Palace in NYC and record live for about a 2,000-seater hall. Since Ozzy was on a limited budget and fulfilling a contractual obligation with Jet for 2 more records. They could only do this one time. So I made Ozzy play a whole show in the afternoon with no audience and record that. Keep that in the can, and then if something happens on the night or is no good. At least we've got a choice and we'll have more material to draw from. Three of the tracks on that record were done in the afternoon and not live in front of the audience. If you got nothing to do for a couple of days you could just lie there and listen to them in the headphones and figure out which songs had the real audience and which ones didn't. I did Ozzy's 4th record Bark at the Moon at The Power Station back in New York in 1983. Ridge Farm Studio was losing money at that point so I flew Concord Air to NYC to start mixing because we were so short of time. Tribute was the last record I did with Ozzy.


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i cant tell wich audiance is real or fake. anyone think they know?

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demon wrote:
i cant tell wich audiance is real or fake. anyone think they know?


humm, i'll try to find which one :)


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