Prince of Darkness Ozzy Osbourne has announced that he will be releasing an absolutely bonkers 24 vinyl box set of 173 of his songs, spanning over 16 albums. That’s a lot of Ozzy Osbourne.
Though many people, unfortunately, missed seeing Ozzy Osbourne play this year due to his illnesses and injuries, there will soon be a whole new way to experience the legendary genetic mutant Prince of Darkness while he recovers. How you may ask? Well, Ozzy has announced a massive box set of vinyl that spans the course of his entire career. 173 songs and b-sides wrapped in one absolutely huge package, all titled ‘See You on the Other Side’, and it’s due to come our way this November.
The box set is commemorative of all of Osbourne’s solo work, from Blizzard of Ozz to Scream and everything in between — including live performances, b-sides and other material previously unreleased on vinyl, like the previously rare demo version of ‘See You on the Other Side.’ The 16 albums will be hand-pressed onto 24 multi-coloured splattered vinyl LPs, and our hearts are racing at the sheer thought of it all.
“This one’s the most elaborate collection so far,” Osbourne enthuses. “It’s very well thought out and well put together. It’s got everything in there that you possibly could want, and some surprises along the way. The sound of a vinyl record is different, and I do believe that vinyl sounds better.”
In addition to music, the set is packed with 10 posters and 12 augmented reality experiences that feature live performances and video content. And to top it all off, you get a certificate signed by the prince of darkness Ozzy Osbourne himself to show all your friends.
The full package retails at $499 American, which when converted to the Australian dollar probably equates to $6,000 in this economy, I’m honestly too scared to check the conversion rates.
“This box set is exclusive, it’s limited, its mind-melting, its collectible, its life-changing, it’ll help you find a girlfriend.” says the super entertaining trailer, which you can watch below.