Just to counter the one star review from someone who admits they haven't actually heard or purchased this CD, I thought I'd better chip in. I've always been an Eddie Van Halen rather than a Randy Rhoads fan, and never got into the Ozzy albums in my younger years. In recent times I've wanted to hear what all the fuss was about but couldn't bring myself to buy the rerecorded versions of the first two albums, so I was very glad to see the arrival of proper reissues of the original recordings. At last a chance to hear what pretty much every classic rock fan considers to be key touchstones of the genre.
I was already familiar with many of the tracks from the Tribute album, and I have to say, they sound great here. Punchy and dynamic, as heavy as you want, and crystal clear. Great songs and great performances, there isn't a weak track in sight.
The included live album is a very nice addition, and to my ears, it actually sounds quite a bit beefier than Tribute, with more girth to Rhoads's guitar.
All in all, an excellent remaster of an excellent album. If only the horrible remasters of the 70s ZZ Top albums could get the same treatment...