Prince of Darkness (Ozzy Osbourne album)

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Prince of Darkness
Ozzy Osbourne - Prince of Darkness.jpg
Box set by
ReleasedMarch 22, 2005
Recorded1980 - 2005
ProducerMike Muir[2]
Ozzy Osbourne chronology
The Essential Ozzy Osbourne
Prince of Darkness
Under Cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[3]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[4]

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.

Note on album tracks from Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman: The album tracks are from the 2002 remasters, for which Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman were partially re-recorded. The original drum and bass tracks were replaced with recordings by Osbourne's then-current bassist Robert Trujillo and drummer Mike Bordin, as a management response to legal action by original bassist Bob Daisley and drummer Lee Kerslake for unpaid royalty fees.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one: 1981–1983
No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."I Don't Know" (live)Ozzy Osbourne, Randy Rhoads, Bob DaisleyTribute (1987)5:02
2."Mr. Crowley"Osbourne, Rhoads, DaisleyBlizzard of Ozz (1980)4:56
3."Crazy Train"Osbourne, Rhoads, DaisleyBlizzard of Ozz (1980)4:49
4."Goodbye to Romance" (live)Osbourne, Rhoads, DaisleyTribute (1987)5:24
5."Suicide Solution" (live)Osbourne, Rhoads, DaisleyTribute (1987)7:58
6."Over the Mountain"Osbourne, Rhoads, Daisley, Lee KerslakeDiary of a Madman (1981)4:32
7."Flying High Again" (live)Osbourne, Rhoads, Daisley, KerslakeTribute (1987)4:26
8."You Can't Kill Rock and Roll"Osbourne, Rhoads, Daisley, KerslakeDiary of a Madman (1981)6:43
9."Diary of a Madman"Osbourne, Rhoads, Daisley, KerslakeDiary of a Madman (1981)6:13
10."Bark at the Moon" (live)Osbourne, Jake E. Lee, Daisley"So Tired" B-side (1983)4:23
11."Spiders"Osbourne, Lee, DaisleyBark at the Moon (1983)4:28
12."Rock 'n' Roll Rebel"Osbourne, Lee, DaisleyBark at the Moon (1983)5:22
13."You're No Different"Osbourne, Lee, DaisleyBark at the Moon (1983)5:49
Total length:70:05
Disc two: 1986–2001
No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."The Ultimate Sin" (live)Osbourne, Lee, DaisleyThe Ultimate Ozzy (1986)4:43
2."Never Know Why" (live)Osbourne, Lee, DaisleyThe Ultimate Ozzy (1986)4:43
3."Thank God for the Bomb" (live)Osbourne, Lee, DaisleyThe Ultimate Ozzy (1986)4:00
4."Crazy Babies"Osbourne, Zakk Wylde, Daisley, Randy CastilloNo Rest for the Wicked (1988)4:15
5."Breakin' All the Rules"Osbourne, Wylde, Daisley, Castillo, John SinclairNo Rest for the Wicked (1988)5:12
6."I Don't Want to Change the World" (demo)Osbourne, Wylde, Castillo, LemmyPreviously unreleased3:56
7."Mama, I'm Coming Home" (demo)Osbourne, Wylde, LemmyPreviously unreleased4:08
8."Desire" (demo)Osbourne, Wylde, Castillo, LemmyPreviously unreleased5:01
9."No More Tears"Osbourne, Wylde, Mike Inez, Castillo, John PurdellNo More Tears (1991)7:23
10."Won't Be Coming Home" (S.I.N. demo)Osbourne, Wylde, CastilloPreviously unreleased4:59
11."Perry Mason" (live)Osbourne, Wylde, PurdellOzzfest Live (1997)5:56
12."See You on the Other Side" (demo)Osbourne, Wylde, LemmyPreviously unreleased6:34
13."Walk on Water" (demo)Osbourne, Jim VallanceBeavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996)4:41
14."Gets Me Through" (live)Osbourne, Tim PalmerLive at Budokan (2002)4:28
15."Bang Bang (You're Dead)" ("Facing Hell" demo)Osbourne, Palmer, Scott Humphrey, Geoff NichollsPreviously unreleased4:33
16."Dreamer"Osbourne, Marti Frederiksen, Mick JonesDown to Earth (2001)4:45
Total length:79:17
Disc three: "With Friends"
No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."Iron Man" (Black Sabbath cover with Therapy?)Tony Iommi, Osbourne, Geezer Butler, Bill WardNativity in Black (1994)5:26
2."N.I.B." (Black Sabbath cover with Primus)Iommi, Butler, Ward, OsbourneNativity in Black II (2000)5:58
3."Purple Haze" (The Jimi Hendrix Experience cover)Jimi HendrixStairway to Heaven/Highway to Hell (1989)4:22
4."Pictures of Matchstick Men" (Status Quo cover with Type O Negative)Francis RossiPrivate Parts: The Album (1997)6:02
5."Shake Your Head (Let's Go to Bed)" (with Was (Not Was))Don Was, David Was, Jarvis StroudBorn to Laugh at Tornadoes (1983)3:55
6."Born to Be Wild" (Steppenwolf cover with Miss Piggy)Mars BonfireKermit 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 KirklandChef Aid: The South Park Album (1998)4:44
8."Psycho Man" (with Black Sabbath)Osbourne, IommiReunion (1998)5:18
9."For Heaven's Sake 2000" (with Tony Iommi and Wu-Tang Clan)Osbourne, Iommi, Bob Marlette, Cappadonna, Masta Killa, Inspectah Deck, RZALoud Rocks (2000)4:57
10."I Ain't No Nice Guy" (with Motörhead and Slash)LemmyMarch ör Die (1992)4:15
11."Therapy" (with Infectious Grooves)Mike Muir, Robert TrujilloThe 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 GibbConfessions (1991)4:39
13."Dog, the Bounty Hunter"Mark HudsonPreviously unreleased0:53
Total length:57:23
Disc four: "Under Cover"
No.TitleWriter(s)Original artistLength
1."21st Century Schizoid Man"Robert Fripp, Michael Giles, Greg Lake, Ian McDonald, Peter SinfieldKing Crimson3:52
2."Mississippi Queen"Leslie West, Felix Pappalardi, Corky Laing, David ReaMountain4:09
3."All the Young Dudes"David BowieMott the Hoople4:36
4."In My Life"John Lennon, Paul McCartneyThe Beatles3:29
5."Fire"Arthur Brown, Vincent Crane, Mike Finesilver, Peter KerThe Crazy World of Arthur Brown4:09
6."For What It's Worth"Stephen StillsBuffalo Springfield3:20
7."Sympathy for the Devil"Mick Jagger, Keith RichardsThe Rolling Stones7:12
8."Working Class Hero"LennonJohn Lennon3:24
9."Good Times"Jenkins, McCulloch, Eric Burdon, John Weider, Vic BriggsEric Burdon and The Animals3:46
10."Changes" (with Kelly Osbourne)Iommi, Osbourne, Butler, WardBlack Sabbath4:06
Total length:42:03


Album - Billboard (America)

Year Chart Position
2005 The Billboard 200 36[5]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[6] Gold 50,000^
United States (RIAA)[7] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Muir, Mike. "Mike Muir - Credits". Allmusic.
  3. ^ Allmusic review
  4. ^ Rolling Stone review
  5. ^ "Billboard album chart history-Ozzy Osbourne". Retrieved February 17, 2009.
  6. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Ozzy Osbourne – Prince of Darkness". Music Canada. Retrieved 19 June 2019.
  7. ^ "American album certifications – Ozzy Osbourne – Prince of Darkness". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 19 June 2019. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.