The Essential Ozzy Osbourne

The Essential Ozzy Osbourne

by Ozzy OsbourneOzzy Osbourne

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Sony Music's "Essential" series of limited-edition two-disc compilations of major artists has been well-assembled generally, and Ozzy Osbourne's increased celebrity following the success of the "reality" TV series The Osbournes justifies his inclusion, as does his string of multi-platinum albums dating back to 1980. The 29-track collection presents most of the highlights of his solo career, from Blizzard of Ozz to Down to Earth, including such U.K. and/or U.S. hits as "Bark at the Moon," "No More Tears," "Perry Mason," and "Mama, I'm Coming Home," as well as the Grammy-winning live version of "I Don't Want to Change the World." Missing from the song list are such favorites as "Shot in the Dark," a Top 20 U.K. hit that made the Top Ten of Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart, and "Back on Earth," another major Mainstream Rock hit; both tracks can be found on the 1997 hits collection The Ozzman Cometh. And "Close My Eyes Forever," Osbourne's duet with Lita Ford, which was a gold-selling single and made the Top Ten of the Hot 100, is not in the Sony vaults and was not licensed. So, The Essential Ozzy Osbourne is not the perfect two-CD sampler of Osbourne's solo career. But it is a very good one, and new fans attracted by the TV show who wonder what his music is like will get an accurate representation of it here.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/11/2003
Label: Sony
UPC: 0696998681224
catalogNumber: 86812
Rank: 13370

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ozzy Osbourne   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Ozzy Osbourne   Composer,Producer
Roy Thomas Baker   Producer
Michael Beinhorn   Producer
Geezer Butler   Composer
Randy Castillo   Composer
David Coleman   Art Direction
Bob Daisley   Composer,Producer
Marti Frederiksen   Composer
Tony Iommi   Composer
Lee Kerslake   Composer,Producer
Max Norman   Producer
Keith Olsen   Producer
Tim Palmer   Composer,Producer
John Purdell   Composer,Producer
Randy Rhoads   Composer,Producer
Jim Vallance   Composer
Zakk Wylde   Composer
Bill Ward   Composer
Mike Inez   Composer
Nitin Vadukul   Cover Photo
Lemmy Kilmister   Composer
John Sinclair   Composer
Sharon Osbourne   Producer
Michael Guarracino   Producer
Eddie Williamson   Liner Notes

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