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This classical guitarist's beautiful cover of Randy Rhoads' Dee is giving us chills

Christina Sandsengen
(Image credit: Christina Sandsengen)

Amongst the wealth of peculiar cat videos and online squabbles over Oscar ceremony slaps, there is still some artistry to be found on the internet. A case in point being Norwegian classical guitarist Christina Sandsengen, who offers a welcome reminder that there is true talent out there to enjoy.

In honour of the 40th anniversary of the passing of guitar hero Randy Rhoads, who tragically lost his life on March 19, 1982, Sandsengen has gifted the world a remarkable cover of Rhoads' Dee, originally recorded for Ozzy Osbourne's Blizzard Of Ozz album.

For those unfamiliar with the track, Dee is a short instrumental acoustic track, written by Rhoads, and inspired by his mother Delores, who passed away in 2015.

Rhoads' celebrated guitar style was majorly influenced by classical guitar techniques, and Christina has clearly honoured the guitarist's roots with her mesmerising cover.

Ozzy Osbourne's foil on his first two solo albums, Randy Rhoads and two others were killed in 1982, when the small plane in which they were flying crashed in Leesburg, Florida, while the band were touring America in support of 1981's Diary of a Madman.

Listen to the cover below:

Liz works on keeping the Louder sites up to date with the latest news from the world of rock and metal. Prior to joining Louder as a full time staff writer, she completed a Diploma with the National Council for the Training of Journalists and received a First Class Honours Degree in Popular Music Journalism. She enjoys writing about anything from neo-glam rock to stoner, doom and progressive metal, and loves celebrating women in music. '10 bands that rip off Black Sabbath but get away with it' is her favourite article she's written with Louder so far. When not writing, Liz enjoys various creative endeavours such as graphic design, as well as reading about rock’n’roll history, art and magic.