Prince of Darkness (Ozzy Osbourne album)

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This article is about the box set of CDs by Ozzy Osbourne. For other meanings, see Prince of Darkness (disambiguation).
Prince of Darkness
Box set by Ozzy Osbourne
Released March 22, 2005
Recorded 1980 - 2005
Genre Heavy metal, hard rock[1]
Length 4:08:48
Label Epic
Ozzy Osbourne chronology
The Essential Ozzy Osbourne
(2003)
Prince of Darkness
(2005)
Under Cover
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[3]

Prince of Darkness is a box set of four CDs by Ozzy Osbourne released in 2005. The first two CDs are Osbourne's solo work containing various studio recordings, live tracks, b-sides, demos and outtakes, and the last two CDs are collaborations on disc three and cover songs on disc four. The cover versions were recorded for this box set compilation, but were released on a stand-alone album entitled Under Cover later in the year.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one: 1981–1983
No. Title Writer(s) Original album Length
1. "I Don't Know" (live) Ozzy Osbourne, Randy Rhoads, Bob Daisley Tribute (1987) 5:02
2. "Mr. Crowley"   Osbourne, Rhoads, Daisley Blizzard of Ozz (1980) 4:56
3. "Crazy Train"   Osbourne, Rhoads, Daisley Blizzard of Ozz (1980) 4:49
4. "Goodbye to Romance" (live) Osbourne, Rhoads, Daisley Tribute (1987) 5:24
5. "Suicide Solution" (live) Osbourne, Rhoads, Daisley Tribute (1987) 7:58
6. "Over the Mountain"   Osbourne, Rhoads, Daisley, Lee Kerslake Diary of a Madman (1981) 4:32
7. "Flying High Again" (live) Osbourne, Rhoads, Daisley, Kerslake Tribute (1987) 4:26
8. "You Can't Kill Rock and Roll"   Osbourne, Rhoads, Daisley, Kerslake Diary of a Madman (1981) 6:43
9. "Diary of a Madman"   Osbourne, Rhoads, Daisley, Kerslake Diary of a Madman (1981) 6:13
10. "Bark at the Moon" (live) Lee, Daisley "So Tired" B-side (1983) 4:23
11. "Spiders"     Bark at the Moon (1983) 4:28
12. "Rock 'n' Roll Rebel"   Lee, Daisley Bark at the Moon (1983) 5:22
13. "You're No Different"   Lee, Daisley Bark at the Moon (1983) 5:49
Total length:
70:05
Disc two: 1986–2001
No. Title Writer(s) Original album Length
1. "The Ultimate Sin" (live) Jake E. Lee, Daisley The Ultimate Ozzy (1986) 4:43
2. "Never Know Why" (live) Lee, Daisley The Ultimate Ozzy (1986) 4:43
3. "Thank God for the Bomb" (live) Lee, Daisley The Ultimate Ozzy (1986) 4:00
4. "Crazy Babies"   Osbourne, Zakk Wylde, Daisley, Randy Castillo No Rest for the Wicked (1988) 4:15
5. "Breakin' All the Rules"   Osbourne, Wylde, Daisley, Castillo, John Sinclair No Rest for the Wicked (1988) 5:12
6. "I Don't Want to Change the World" (demo) Osbourne, Wylde, Castillo, Lemmy Previously unreleased 3:56
7. "Mama, I'm Coming Home" (demo) Osbourne, Wylde, Lemmy Previously unreleased 4:08
8. "Desire" (demo) Osbourne, Wylde, Castillo, Lemmy Previously unreleased 5:01
9. "No More Tears"   Osbourne, Wylde, Mike Inez, Castillo, John Purdell No More Tears (1991) 7:23
10. "Won't Be Coming Home" (S.I.N. demo) Osbourne, Wylde, Castillo Previously unreleased 4:59
11. "Perry Mason" (live) Osbourne, Wylde, Purdell Ozzfest Live (1997) 5:56
12. "See You on the Other Side" (demo) Osbourne, Wylde, Lemmy Previously unreleased 6:34
13. "Walk on Water" (demo) Osbourne, Jim Vallance Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996) 4:41
14. "Gets Me Through" (live) Osbourne, Tim Palmer Live at Budokan (2002) 4:28
15. "Bang Bang (You're Dead)" ("Facing Hell" demo) Osbourne, Palmer, Scott Humphrey, Geoff Nicholls Previously unreleased 4:33
16. "Dreamer"   Osbourne, Marti Frederiksen, Mick Jones Down to Earth (2001) 4:45
Total length:
79:17
Disc three: "With Friends"
No. Title Writer(s) Original album Length
1. "Iron Man" (Black Sabbath cover with Therapy?) Tony Iommi, Osbourne, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward Nativity in Black (1994) 5:26
2. "N.I.B." (Black Sabbath cover with Primus) Iommi, Butler, Ward, Osbourne Nativity in Black II (2000) 5:58
3. "Purple Haze" (The Jimi Hendrix Experience cover) Jimi Hendrix Stairway to Heaven/Highway to Hell (1989) 4:22
4. "Pictures of Matchstick Men" (Status Quo cover with Type O Negative) Francis Rossi Private Parts: The Album (1997) 6:02
5. "Shake Your Head (Let's Go to Bed)" (with Was (Not Was)) Don Was, David Was, Jarvis Stroud Born to Laugh at Tornadoes (1983) 3:55
6. "Born to Be Wild" (Steppenwolf cover with Miss Piggy) Mars Bonfire Kermit Unpigged (1994) 3:29
7. "Nowhere to Run (Vapor Trail)" (with The Crystal Method, DMX, Ol' Dirty Bastard and Fuzzbubble) Osbourne, DMX, Jack Blades, John Eaton, Ken Jordan, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Rick Rubin, Scott Kirkland Chef Aid: The South Park Album (1998) 4:44
8. "Psycho Man" (with Black Sabbath) Osbourne, Iommi Reunion (1998) 5:18
9. "For Heaven's Sake 2000" (with Tony Iommi and Wu-Tang Clan) Osbourne, Iommi, Marlette, Cappadonna, Masta Killa, Inspectah Deck, RZA Loud Rocks (2000) 4:57
10. "I Ain't No Nice Guy" (with Motörhead and Slash) Lemmy March ör Die (1992) 4:15
11. "Therapy" (with Infectious Grooves) Mike Muir, Robert Trujillo The Plague That Makes Your Booty Move...It's the Infectious Grooves (1991) 3:25
12. "Stayin' Alive" (Bee Gees cover with Dweezil Zappa) Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb Previously unreleased 4:39
13. "Dog, the Bounty Hunter"   Mark Hudson Previously unreleased 0:53
Total length:
57:23
Disc four: "Under Cover"
No. Title Writer(s) Original artist Length
1. "21st Century Schizoid Man"   Robert Fripp, Michael Giles, Greg Lake, Ian McDonald, Peter Sinfield King Crimson 3:52
2. "Mississippi Queen"   Leslie West, Felix Pappalardi, Corky Laing, Rea Mountain 4:09
3. "All the Young Dudes"   David Bowie Mott the Hoople 4:36
4. "In My Life"   John Lennon, Paul McCartney The Beatles 3:29
5. "Fire"   Arthur Brown, Vincent Crane, Finesilver, Ker Crazy World of Arthur Brown 4:09
6. "For What It's Worth"   Stephen Stills Buffalo Springfield 3:20
7. "Sympathy for the Devil"   Mick Jagger, Keith Richards The Rolling Stones 7:12
8. "Working Class Hero"   Lennon John Lennon 3:24
9. "Good Times"   Jenkins, McCulloch, Eric Burdon, John Weider, Vic Briggs Eric Burdon and The Animals 3:46
10. "Changes" (with Kelly Osbourne) Iommi, Osbourne, Butler, Ward Black Sabbath 4:06
Total length:
42:03

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (America)

Year Chart Position
2005 The Billboard 200 36[4]

Sales accomplishments[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Rolling Stone review
  4. ^ "Billboard album chart history-Ozzy Osbourne". Retrieved February 17, 2009. 
  5. ^ "RIAA Gold & Platinum database". Retrieved February 17, 2009. 
  6. ^ "CRIA certified awards-Ozzy Osbourne". Retrieved February 17, 2009.