Down to Earth (Ozzy Osbourne album)

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Down to Earth
Ozzy Osbourne Down to Earth.jpg
Studio album by Ozzy Osbourne
Released 16 October 2001
Recorded April - August 2001 (April - August 2001)
Studio Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles, California
Genre
Length 48:34
Label Epic
Producer Tim Palmer
Ozzy Osbourne chronology
The Ozzman Cometh
(1997)The Ozzman Cometh1997
Down to Earth
(2001)
Live at Budokan
(2002)Live at Budokan2002
Singles from Down to Earth
  1. "Gets Me Through"
    Released: October 2001
  2. "Dreamer"
    Released: January 2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B+[2]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[3]

Down to Earth is the eighth studio album by British heavy metal vocalist Ozzy Osbourne. Released on 16 October 2001, it reached number 19 on the UK Albums Chart and number four on the US Billboard 200. "The Ozzfest was doing well," Osbourne explained. "I just wanted to be like the Grateful Dead and keep it going by touring, but the record company said they'd like a new Ozzy album."[4]

Down to Earth spawned just two singles, although both reached the top ten of the US Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and reached number 18 on the UK Singles Chart. The album was certified Platinum and has sold over 1.6 million copies worldwide.[citation needed]

Excluding his contributions to re-recordings of Ozzy's earlier material, Down to Earth is the only Osbourne studio album to feature bassist Robert Trujillo, who left to join Metallica in 2003. It was the first Osbourne album to feature drummer Mike Bordin, previously of Faith No More, though he had played live with Osbourne since 1996. Though he plays on the album, guitarist Zakk Wylde did not contribute as a songwriter for the first time since joining Osbourne's band in 1988, because many of the songs were written before Wylde rejoined the band. Osbourne's previous guitarist Joe Holmes was involved in the writing and Osbourne chose to use outside songwriters such as producer Tim Palmer and Aerosmith collaborator Marti Frederiksen.

"Working with Tim on this album reminded me of [late guitarist] Randy [Rhoads]," Ozzy remarked of Palmer. "If it hadn't been for him, there wouldn't have been an album… He has incredible patience, just like Randy."[5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Gets Me Through" Ozzy Osbourne, Tim Palmer 5:04
2. "Facing Hell" Osbourne, Palmer, Scott Humphrey, Geoff Nicholls 4:25
3. "Dreamer" Osbourne, Marti Frederiksen, Mick Jones 4:44
4. "No Easy Way Out" Osbourne, Palmer 5:06
5. "That I Never Had" Osbourne, Frederiksen, Joe Holmes, Robert Trujillo 4:23
6. "You Know...(Part 1)" Osbourne, Palmer 1:06
7. "Junkie" Osbourne, Frederiksen, Joe Holmes, Trujillo 4:28
8. "Running Out of Time" Osbourne, Frederiksen, Jones 5:05
9. "Black Illusion" Osbourne, Palmer, Nicholls, Andy Sturmer 4:21
10. "Alive" Osbourne, Danny Saber 4:54
11. "Can You Hear Them?" Osbourne, Frederiksen, Joe Holmes, Trujillo 4:58
Total length: 48:34
Japanese edition bonus track
No. Title Writer(s) Length
12. "No Place for Angels" Osbourne, Palmer, Nicholls 3:23
Total length: 51:57

Personnel[edit]

Primary musicians
Additional musicians
Production and artwork personnel

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Country Organization Year Sales
USA RIAA 2003 Platinum (+ 1,000,000)[31]
Canada CRIA 2002 Platinum (+ 100,000)[32]
UK BPI 2013 Silver (+ 60,000)[33]

References[edit]

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