The Essential Ozzy Osbourne

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The Essential Ozzy Osbourne
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Greatest hits album by Ozzy Osbourne
Released 11 February 2003
Recorded 1980-2001
Genre Heavy metal, hard rock
Length 151:01
Label Epic/Legacy
Producer Various
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 British heavy metal singer Ozzy Osbourne, released in 2003. It reached No. 81 on US charts[3] and No. 21 in the UK.[4] 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 5 February 2005 with an excess of 500,000 copies sold,[5] then certified Platinum by the RIAA on 3 March 2016.[6] This compilation was re-released in 2009 as a Limited Edition 3.0 package with an additional disc of bonus songs that were not on the original release.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one
No. Title Writer(s) Originally from Length
1. "Crazy Train" Ozzy Osbourne, Randy Rhoads, Bob Daisley Blizzard of Ozz (1980) 4:50
2. "Mr Crowley" Osbourne, Rhoads, Daisley Blizzard of Ozz 4:55
3. "I Don't Know" (live) Osbourne, Rhoads, Daisley Tribute (1987) 5:00
4. "Suicide Solution" Osbourne, Rhoads, Daisley Blizzard of Ozz 4:16
5. "Goodbye to Romance" Osbourne, Rhoads, Daisley Blizzard of Ozz 5:32
6. "Over the Mountain" Osbourne, Rhoads, Daisley, Lee Kerslake Diary of a Madman (1981) 4:31
7. "Flying High Again" Osbourne, Rhoads, Daisley, Kerslake Diary of a Madman 4:38
8. "Diary of a Madman" Osbourne, Rhoads, Daisley, Kerslake Diary of a Madman 6:12
9. "Paranoid" (live) Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward Tribute 2:52
10. "Bark at the Moon" Osbourne, Jake E. Lee, Daisley Bark at the Moon (1983) 4:15
11. "You're No Different" Osbourne, Lee, Daisley Bark at the Moon 5:49
12. "So Tired" Osbourne, Lee, Daisley Bark at the Moon 4:02
13. "Rock 'n' Roll Rebel" Osbourne, Lee, Daisley Bark at the Moon 5:22
14. "Crazy Babies" Osbourne, Zakk Wylde, Daisley, Randy Castillo No Rest for the Wicked (1988) 4:14
15. "Miracle Man" Osbourne, Wylde, Daisley, Castillo, John Sinclair No Rest for the Wicked 3:44
16. "Fire in the Sky" Osbourne, Wylde, Daisley, Castillo, Sinclair No Rest for the Wicked 6:24
Total length: 76:36
Disc two
No. Title Writer(s) Originally from Length
1. "Breakin' All the Rules" Osbourne, Wylde, Daisley, Castillo No Rest for the Wicked 5:13
2. "Mama, I'm Coming Home" Osbourne, Wylde, Lemmy Kilmister No More Tears (1991) 4:11
3. "Desire" Osbourne, Wylde, Castillo, Kilmister No More Tears 5:45
4. "No More Tears" Osbourne, Wylde, Mike Inez, Castillo, John Purdell No More Tears 7:22
5. "Time After Time" Osbourne, Wylde No More Tears 4:20
6. "Road to Nowhere" Osbourne, Wylde, Castillo No More Tears 5:09
7. "I Don't Want to Change the World" (live) Osbourne, Wylde, Castillo, Kilmister Live & Loud (1993) 4:05
8. "Perry Mason" Osbourne, Wylde, Purdell Ozzmosis (1995) 5:53
9. "I Just Want You" Osbourne, Jim Vallance Ozzmosis 4:56
10. "Thunder Underground" Osbourne, Wylde, Castillo Ozzmosis 6:28
11. "See You on the Other Side" Osbourne, Wylde, Kilmister Ozzmosis 6:09
12. "Gets Me Through" Osbourne, Tim Palmer Down to Earth (2001) 5:04
13. "Dreamer" Osbourne, Marti Frederiksen, Mick Jones Down to Earth 4:44
14. "No Easy Way Out"" Osbourne, Palmer Down to Earth 5:06
Total length: 74:25
  • 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 three (Limited 3.0 Edition)
No. Title Writer(s) Originally from Length
1. "The Ultimate Sin" Osbourne, Lee, Daisley The Ultimate Sin (1986) 3:45
2. "Lightning Strikes" Osbourne, Lee, Daisley The Ultimate Sin 5:14
3. "That I Never Had" (live) Osbourne, Joe Holmes, Robert Trujillo, Frederiksen Live at Budokan (2002) 4:15
4. "I Don't Wanna Stop" Osbourne, Wylde, Kevin Churko Black Rain (2007) 4:32
5. "Black Rain" Osbourne, Wylde, Churko Black Rain 4:42
6. "Changes" (with Kelly Osbourne) Osbourne, Iommi, Butler, Ward Under Cover (2005) 4:06
Total length: 26:34

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Ozzy Osbourne - The Essential Ozzy Osbourne review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2 December 2015. 
  2. ^ Caramanica, Jon (20 February 2003). "Ozzy Osbourne - Essential Ozzy Osbourne". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 28 August 2006. Retrieved 2 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "Billboard album chart history-Ozzy Osbourne". Retrieved 17 February 2009. 
  4. ^ "Ozzy Osbourne Official Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 25 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "RIAA Gold & Platinum database". Retrieved 17 February 2009. 
  6. ^ "RIAA Gold & Platinum Awards March 2016" (PDF). RIAA. Retrieved 20 April 2016.