The Essential Ozzy Osbourne

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The Essential Ozzy Osbourne
Greatest hits album by Ozzy Osbourne
Released February 11, 2003
Recorded 1980-2001
Genre Heavy metal
Length 2:26:55 (146:55)
Label Sony Music
Ozzy Osbourne chronology
Live at Budokan
(2002)
The Essential Ozzy Osbourne
(2003)
Prince of Darkness
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[2]

The Essential Ozzy Osbourne is a compilation album by Ozzy Osbourne, released in 2003. It reached #81 on US charts[3] and #21 in the UK[citation needed]. Tracks featured here from the first two albums are the re-recorded versions from recent reissues (see Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman) as well as the remixed Bark at the Moon tracks.[citation needed] The album was certified Gold by the RIAA on February 5, 2005 with an excess of 500,000 copies sold.[4] A limited edition 3.0 pressing was released in 2009.

Track listing[edit]

Disc One[edit]

  1. "Crazy Train" (Ozzy Osbourne, Randy Rhoads, Bob Daisley) - 4:50
  2. "Mr. Crowley" (Osbourne, Rhoads, Daisley) - 4:55
    • From Blizzard of Ozz
  3. "I Don't Know (Live)" (Osbourne, Rhoads, Daisley) - 5:00
  4. "Suicide Solution" (Osbourne, Rhoads, Daisley) - 4:16
    • From Blizzard of Ozz
  5. "Goodbye to Romance" (Osbourne, Rhoads, Daisley) - 5:32
    • From Blizzard of Ozz
  6. "Over the Mountain" (Osbourne, Rhoads, Daisley, Lee Kerslake) - 4:31
  7. "Flying High Again" (Osbourne, Rhoads, Daisley, Kerslake) - 4:38
    • From Diary of a Madman
  8. "Diary of a Madman" (Osbourne, Rhoads, Daisley, Kerslake) - 6:12
    • From Diary of a Madman
  9. "Paranoid (Live)" (Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward) - 2:52
    • From Tribute
  10. "Bark at the Moon" (Osbourne) - 4:15
  11. "You're No Different" (Osbourne) - 5:49
    • From Bark at the Moon
  12. "Rock 'n' Roll Rebel" (Osbourne) - 5:22
    • From Bark at the Moon
  13. "Crazy Babies" (Osbourne, Zakk Wylde, Randy Castillo, Daisley) - 4:14
  14. "Miracle Man" (Osbourne, Wylde, Daisley, Castillo, John Sinclair) - 3:44
    • From No Rest for the Wicked
  15. "Fire in the Sky" (Osbourne, Wylde, Daisley, Castillo, Sinclair) - 6:24
    • From No Rest for the Wicked
  16. "Breakin' All The Rules" (Osbourne, Wylde, Daisley, Castillo) - 5:13
    • From No Rest for the Wicked

Disc Two[edit]

  1. # "Mama, I'm Coming Home" (Osbourne, Wylde, Lemmy) - 4:11
  2. "Desire" (Osbourne, Wylde, Castillo, Lemmy) - 5:45
    • From No More Tears
  3. "No More Tears" (Osbourne, Wylde, Mike Inez, Castillo, John Purdell) - 7:22
    • From No More Tears
  4. "Time After Time" (Osbourne, Wylde) - 4:20
    • From No More Tears
  5. "Road to Nowhere" (Osbourne, Wylde, Castillo) - 5:09
    • From No More Tears
  6. "I Don't Want to Change the World (Live)" (Osbourne, Wylde, Castillo, Lemmy) - 4:05
  7. "Perry Mason" (Osbourne, Wylde, Purdell) - 5:53
  8. "I Just Want You" (Osbourne, Jim Vallance) - 4:56
    • From Ozzmosis
  9. "Thunder Underground" (Osbourne, Wylde, Castillo) - 6:28
    • From Ozzmosis
  10. "See You on the Other Side" (Osbourne, Wylde, Lemmy) - 6:09
    • From Ozzmosis
  11. "Gets Me Through" (Osbourne, Tim Palmer) - 5:04
  12. "Dreamer" (Osbourne, Marti Frederiksen, Mick Jones) - 4:44
    • From Down to Earth
  13. "No Easy Way Out" (Osbourne, Palmer) - 5:06
    • From Down to Earth
  • Some pressings omit track 12 on disc one ("So Tired"). On these editions, "Breaking All the Rules" is added to end of that disc (as the 16th track), and is thus omitted as the first track of disc 2.

Disc 3 (Limited 3.0 Edition)[edit]

  1. "The Ultimate Sin" (Ozzy Osbourne, Jake E. Lee, Bob Daisley) - 3:45
  2. "Lightning Strikes" (Osbourne, Lee, Daisley) - 5:14
    • From The Ultimate Sin
  3. "That I Never Had (Live)" (Osbourne,Frederiksen, Joe Holmes, Robert Trujillo ) - 4:15
  4. "I Don't Wanna Stop" (Osbourne, Wylde, Kevin Churko ) - 4:32
  5. "Black Rain" (Osbourne, Wylde, Kevin Churko ) - 4:42
    • From Black Rain
  6. "Changes (with Kelly Osbourne)" ( Iommi, Osbourne, Butler, Ward) - 4:06
    • From Under Cover

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