Live & Loud

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Live & Loud
Live album by Ozzy Osbourne
Released 28 June 1993
Recorded 1991-92
Length 117:16
Language English
Label Epic
Ozzy Osbourne chronology
No More Tears
(1991)
Live and Loud
(1993)
Ozzmosis
(1995)
Singles from Live & Loud
  1. "Changes (live)"
    Released: 1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Live & Loud is a live album recorded by Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne, released on 28 June 1993 (see 1993 in music). At the time, it was to be Osbourne's final album.

The track "Black Sabbath" featured the original line-up of Black Sabbath from the Costa Mesa Reunion Shows.

In addition, there is also a DVD version of this release available. It is one of the very first music DVDs ever to be released. The DVD is a compilation of live footage from several shows rather than a single concert: this is evident as Osbourne can be seen both shirtless and wearing different clothes during the same song, while guitarist Zakk Wylde can be seen playing up to three different guitars in the same song.

The album—along with The Ultimate Sin and Just Say Ozzy—has since been deleted from Ozzy's catalog and was not remastered and reissued along with the rest of Ozzy's albums in 2002. This is mainly due to a continuing legal struggle with bassist/songwriter Phil Soussan over the song "Shot In The Dark". This is the same reason why the studio album The Ultimate Sin and the live EP Just Say Ozzy were not re-released in 2002. Despite this, the track "I Don't Want to Change the World" appeared on The Essential Ozzy Osbourne CD. Copies of the 1995 remastered CDs are still available on Amazon.com.

Osbourne won a Grammy for the version of "I Don't Want to Change the World" included here.

In addition to the standard release in a 'fat-boy' 2CD case, the album was released as a digipak with a speaker grille cover and included tattoos, as well as the booklet.

Additionally, a single CD 'sampler' was issued as a promotional item.

Purported at the time to be Osbourne's final tour before retiring, it was titled "No More Tours".

Track listing[edit]

Disc one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Intro"     3:12
2. "Paranoid"   Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward 3:17
3. "I Don't Want to Change the World"   Osbourne, Zakk Wylde, Randy Castillo, Lemmy Kilmister 4:06
4. "Desire"   Osbourne, Wylde, Castillo, Kilmister 6:00
5. "Mr. Crowley"   Osbourne, Randy Rhoads, Bob Daisley 6:25
6. "I Don't Know"   Osbourne, Rhoads, Daisley 5:12
7. "Road to Nowhere"   Osbourne, Wylde, Castillo 5:30
8. "Flying High Again"   Osbourne, Rhoads, Daisley, Lee Kerslake 5:03
9. "Guitar Solo"   Wylde 4:43
10. "Suicide Solution"   Osbourne, Rhoads, Daisley 5:02
11. "Goodbye to Romance"   Osbourne, Rhoads, Daisley 6:18
Disc two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Shot in the Dark"   Osbourne, Phil Soussan 6:36
2. "No More Tears"   Osbourne, Wylde, Mike Inez, Castillo, John Purdell 7:50
3. "Miracle Man"   Osbourne, Wylde, Daisley 4:58
4. "Drum Solo"   Castillo 2:52
5. "War Pigs"   Osbourne, Iommi, Butler, Ward 9:17
6. "Bark at the Moon"   Osbourne 5:28
7. "Mama, I'm Coming Home"   Osbourne, Wylde, Kilmister 5:45
8. "Crazy Train"   Osbourne, Rhoads, Daisley 6:20
9. "Black Sabbath" (performed by Black Sabbath) Osbourne, Iommi, Butler, Ward 7:12
10. "Changes"   Osbourne, Iommi, Butler, Ward 5:15

Personnel[edit]

Black Sabbath (performs on "Black Sabbath")
Production

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1993 The Billboard 200 22[3]

Album - ARIA (Australia)

Year Chart Position
1993 Australian ARIA Album Chart 25[4]

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1993 "Changes" Mainstream Rock Tracks 9[5]

Sales accomplishments[edit]

RIAA certification[6] (United States)

Date Designation Total Sales
9 August 1993 Gold 500,000
26 July 2000 Platinum 1,000,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r183457
  2. ^ "Zakk Wylde Interview". Music Legends. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "AllMusic Billboard-Live & Loud". Retrieved 16 February 2009. 
  4. ^ "ARIA album chart history-Ozzy Osbourne". Retrieved 16 February 2009. 
  5. ^ "Billboard single chart history-Ozzy Osbourne". Retrieved 16 February 2009. 
  6. ^ "RIAA Gold & Platinum database". Retrieved 16 February 2009.