is the ninth studio album by Under Cover heavy metal vocalist Ozzy Osbourne. The album consists entirely of cover songs, with an emphasis on hard rock from the 1960s and 1970s. This is Osbourne's first and only album to feature cover songs from various artists, although in 1982, Osbourne had released the live album featuring renditions of songs from his time with Speak of the Devil Black Sabbath. All but 4 songs were originally released in the box set , released earlier the same year. The additional songs on this album which are not featured in Prince of Darkness Prince of Darkness are " Rocky Mountain Way", " Sunshine of Your Love", " Woman" and " Go Now". Whilst he cites The Beatles as his favourite band, his favourite song of all time is  Procol Harum's " A Whiter Shade of Pale". He had wished to cover this song but was advised against it since it had recently been covered by a "close musical associate" (then-former guitarist  Zakk Wylde covered the song with his band Black Label Society on their 2004 album Hangover Music Vol. VI).
Under Cover is the only Osbourne album to feature the work of Alice in Chains' guitarist Jerry Cantrell or bassist  Chris Wyse.
The album is also available in
DualDisc format. This version contains the bonus track " Changes" (originally by Black Sabbath), performed by Osbourne and his daughter Kelly Osbourne. The DVD side contains all the songs in enhanced stereo, a documentary entitled Dinner with Ozzy and Friends, and a video for the song "In My Life".
Mississippi Queen" was released as a promo single and peaked at number 10 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks.
Track listing [ edit ]
1. " Rocky Mountain Way" Rocke Grace, Kenny Passarelli, Joe Vitale, Joe Walsh Joe Walsh 4:32 2. " In My Life" Lennon–McCartney The Beatles 3:30 3. " Mississippi Queen" Corky Laing, Felix Pappalardi, David Rea, Leslie West Mountain 4:11 4. " Go Now" Larry Banks, Milton Bennett Bessie Banks 3:42 5. " Woman" John Lennon John Lennon 3:45 6. " 21st Century Schizoid Man" Robert Fripp, Michael Giles, Greg Lake, Ian McDonald, Peter Sinfield King Crimson 3:53 7. " All the Young Dudes" David Bowie Mott the Hoople 4:34 8. " For What It's Worth" Stephen Stills Buffalo Springfield 3:20 9. " Good Times" Vic Briggs, Eric Burdon, Barry Jenkins, Danny McCulloch, John Weider The Animals 3:45 10. " Sunshine of Your Love" Pete Brown, Jack Bruce, Eric Clapton Cream 5:10 11. " Fire" Arthur Brown, Vincent Crane, Mike Finesilver, Peter Ker Arthur Brown 4:08 12. " Working Class Hero" John Lennon John Lennon 3:22 13. " Sympathy for the Devil" Mick Jagger, Keith Richards The Rolling Stones 7:11 14. " Changes" (bonus track, with Kelly Osbourne) Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward Black Sabbath 4:07
Personnel [ edit ]
Gregg Bissonette, Joe Bonamassa, Bogie Bowles, Tabby Callaghan, Louis Conte, Jim Cox, Madison Derek, Steve Dudas, Molly Foote, Mark Hudson, Sarah Hudson, Michael Landau, James Mastro, Paul Santo, Bruce Sugar
Mark Hudson Arrangements by Steve Dudas
Engineered and mixed by Bruce Sugar Additional engineering –
Kevin Churko and David Frangioni Assistant engineers – Jimmy Hoyson, Ghian Wright, Peter Doris, Charlie Paakkari, Jason Agel, Geoff Rice, Andy Brohard, Devin Workman, Alex Scannell
Mastered by George Marino
A&R – Kaz Utsunomiya Art direction – David Coleman
Cover photo – Kevin Westenberg
Tray photo – Dennis Keeley
Back cover photo – Myriam Santos-Kayda
Interior photos – Myriam Santos-Kayda, Sam Taylor Wood, Bil Zelman
References [ edit ]