No More Tears

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No More Tears
Ozzy Osbourne - No More Tears.JPG
Cover photography by Matt Mahurin
Studio album by Ozzy Osbourne
Released17 September 1991 (1991-09-17)
Recorded1989–1991
StudioA&M Studios and Devonshire Studios, Los Angeles, California
Genre
Length57:02
LabelEpic Associated
ProducerDuane Baron, John Purdell
Ozzy Osbourne chronology
No Rest for the Wicked
(1988)
No More Tears
(1991)
Ozzmosis
(1995)
Singles from No More Tears
  1. "No More Tears" / "S.I.N."
    Released: June 1991
  2. "Mama, I'm Coming Home" / "Don't Blame Me"
    Released: 12 March 1992
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[2]

No More Tears is the sixth studio album by British heavy metal vocalist and songwriter Ozzy Osbourne. Released on 17 September 1991, the album charted at number 17 on the UK Albums Chart[3] and number seven on the US Billboard 200 albums chart.[4] No More Tears spawned four songs which reached the top ten of the US Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, including the number two "Mama, I'm Coming Home",[5] and it contains the Grammy-winning track "I Don't Want to Change the World".[6] It is also one of Osbourne's two best-selling albums in North America, along with Blizzard of Ozz, having been certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA[7] and double platinum by CRIA.[8] It was the last Ozzy Osbourne album to feature drummer Randy Castillo and bassist Bob Daisley.

Overview[edit]

Guitarist Zakk Wylde contributed songwriting and guitar to the album, while Motörhead bassist/vocalist Lemmy Kilmister wrote the lyrics for six songs; however, only four were used on the album.[9] 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.[10]

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.

According to professional wrestler Chris Jericho, when asked what "A.V.H." stood for, Osbourne responded with "Aston Villa Highway".[11]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Mr. Tinkertrain"Ozzy Osbourne, Zakk Wylde, Randy Castillo5:57
2."I Don't Want to Change the World"Osbourne, Wylde, Castillo, Lemmy Kilmister4:06
3."Mama, I'm Coming Home"Osbourne, Wylde, Kilmister4:11
4."Desire"Osbourne, Wylde, Castillo, Kilmister5:46
5."No More Tears"Osbourne, Wylde, Castillo, Mike Inez, John Purdell7:24
6."S.I.N."Osbourne, Castillo, Wylde4:47
7."Hellraiser"Osbourne, Wylde, Kilmister4:52
8."Time After Time"Osbourne, Wylde4:20
9."Zombie Stomp"Osbourne, Wylde, Castillo6:14
10."A.V.H."Osbourne, Wylde, Castillo4:13
11."Road to Nowhere"Osbourne, Wylde, Castillo5:11

Personnel[edit]

Production
2002 Reissue Information
  • Bruce Dickinson - Reissue Executive Producer
  • Chris Athens - Mastering at Sterling Sound

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Country Organization Year Sales
USA RIAA 2000 4x Platinum (+ 4,000,000)[7]
Canada CRIA 1992 2x Platinum (+ 200,000)[8]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Garza, Janiss (20 September 1991). "No More Tears Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 4 June 2012.
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  4. ^ a b "No More Tears Billboard Albums". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 16 November 2015.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h "No More Tears Billboard Singles". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 16 November 2015.
  6. ^ "No More Tears Grammy Award". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 16 November 2015.
  7. ^ a b "RIAA Searchable Database-Search: Ozzy Osbourne". Archived from the original on 26 June 2007. Retrieved 22 January 2012.
  8. ^ a b "Gold Platinum Search for Ozzy Osbourne". Music Canada. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  9. ^ "Zakk Wylde Interview". Music Legends. Retrieved 28 May 2013.
  10. ^ Wright, Jeb (April 2002). "Bob Daisley - The Interview". Classic Rock Revisited.com. Archived from the original on 16 May 2007. Retrieved 16 November 2015.
  11. ^ Jericho, Chris; Fornatale, Peter Thomas (14 October 2014). The Best in the World: At What I Have No Idea. London, UK: Gotham Books. ISBN 978-1592407521. Retrieved 16 November 2015.
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