No More Tears

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No More Tears
Studio album by Ozzy Osbourne
Released 17 September 1991 (1991-09-17)
Recorded 1991 at A&M Studios and Devonshire Studios, Los Angeles, California
Genre Heavy metal
Length 57:02
Language English
Label Epic
Producer Duane Baron, John Purdell
Ozzy Osbourne chronology
Just Say Ozzy
(1990)
No More Tears
(1991)
Live & Loud
(1993)
Singles from No More Tears
  1. "No More Tears"
    Released: September 1991
  2. "Time After Time"
    Released: 1992
  3. "Road to Nowhere"
    Released: 1992
  4. "Mama, I'm Coming Home"
    Released: April 1992
  5. "Mr. Tinkertrain"
    Released: July 1992
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B+[2]

No More Tears is the sixth studio album by British heavy metal vocalist Ozzy Osbourne. Released on 17 September 1991, the album charted at number 17 on the UK Albums Chart and number seven on the US Billboard 200 albums chart. No More Tears spawned five singles, of which four reached the top ten of the US Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, including the number-two "Mama, I'm Coming Home", and it contains the Grammy winning track "I Don't Want to Change the World". It is also one of Osbourne's two best-selling albums in North America, along with Blizzard of Ozz, having been certified four times platinum by the RIAA and double platinum by CRIA.

Overview[edit]

Guitarist Zakk Wylde contributed songwriting and guitar to the album, while Motörhead's bassist/vocalist Lemmy co-wrote the lyrics for four songs.[3] Although Mike Inez performs in the album's videos and promotional tours, long-time Ozzy Osbourne bassist Bob Daisley plays on the entire album. Inez is credited as a writer for the title track; although he does not perform on the actual recording, the intro bass riff was composed by him.[4]

No More Tears marks the final appearances of drummer Randy Castillo and longtime bassist Bob Daisley with Osbourne. Daisley's relationship with Osbourne and his management had been volatile for several years, and Castillo passed away in 2002.

The 2002 reissue of No More Tears featured two additional tracks entitled "Don't Blame Me" and "Party with the Animals". Both tracks had originally been released in 1991 as B-sides.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Mr. Tinkertrain"   Ozzy Osbourne, Zakk Wylde, Randy Castillo 5:57
2. "I Don't Want to Change the World"   Osbourne, Wylde, Castillo, Lemmy Kilmister 4:06
3. "Mama, I'm Coming Home"   Osbourne, Wylde, Kilmister 4:12
4. "Desire"   Osbourne, Wylde, Castillo, Kilmister 5:45
5. "No More Tears"   Osbourne, Wylde, Castillo, Mike Inez, John Purdell 7:24
6. "S.I.N."   Osbourne, Castillo, Wylde 4:47
7. "Hellraiser"   Osbourne, Wylde, Kilmister 4:53
8. "Time After Time"   Osbourne, Wylde 4:20
9. "Zombie Stomp"   Osbourne, Wylde, Castillo 6:14
10. "A.V.H."   Osbourne, Wylde, Castillo 4:13
11. "Road to Nowhere"   Osbourne, Wylde, Castillo 5:11
Total length:
57:02

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1991) Peak
Position
The Billboard 200[5] 7
Australian ARIA Album Chart[6] 49

SinglesBillboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1991 "No More Tears" Mainstream Rock Tracks 5[7]
1992 "Time After Time" Mainstream Rock Tracks 6[7]
1992 "Road To Nowhere" Mainstream Rock Tracks 3[7]
1992 "No More Tears" The Billboard Hot 100 71[7]
1992 "Mr. Tinkertrain" Mainstream Rock Tracks 34[7]
1992 "Mama, I'm Coming Home" The Billboard Hot 100 28[7]
1992 "Mama, I'm Coming Home" Mainstream Rock Tracks 2[7]

Sales accomplishments[edit]

Awards[edit]

Singles Grammy Awards[10]

Year Single Category
1994 "I Don't Want to Change the World" Best Metal Performance

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/no-more-tears-r14650
  2. ^ Garza, Janiss (20 September 1991). "No More Tears Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Zakk Wylde Interview". Music Legends. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ "Billboard album chart history-Ozzy Osbourne". Retrieved 16 February 2009. 
  6. ^ "ARIA album chart history-Ozzy Osbourne". Retrieved 16 February 2009. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g "Billboard singles chart history-Ozzy Osbourne". Retrieved 16 February 2009. 
  8. ^ "RIAA Gold & Platinum database". Retrieved 16 February 2009. 
  9. ^ "CRIA certified awards-Ozzy Osbourne". Retrieved 16 February 2009. 
  10. ^ "AllMusic No More Tears-awards". Retrieved 21 February 2009.