Under Cover

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Under Cover
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Studio album by Ozzy Osbourne
Released 1 November 2005
Recorded 2003–05
Length 57:10
Label Epic
Producer Mark Hudson
Ozzy Osbourne chronology
Down to Earth
(2001)Down to Earth2001
Under Cover
Black Rain
(2007)Black Rain2007
Singles from Under Cover
  1. "Changes"
    Released: 2003
  2. "In My Life"
    Released: 2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B−[2]

Under Cover is a covers album by heavy metal vocalist Ozzy Osbourne. The album consists entirely of cover songs, with an emphasis on hard rock from the 1960s and '70s. This is Osbourne's first and only album to feature cover songs from various artists, although in 1982, Osbourne had released the live album Speak of the Devil featuring renditions of songs from his time with Black Sabbath. All but 4 songs were originally released in the box set Prince of Darkness, released earlier the same year. The additional songs on this album which are not featured in Prince of Darkness are "Rocky Mountain Way", "Sunshine of Your Love", "Woman" and "Go Now".[3]

Under Cover is the only Osbourne album to feature the work of Alice in Chains' guitarist Jerry Cantrell,[4] and the final Osbourne album to feature bassist Chris Wyse.[5]

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.[6]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Original artist Length
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


Guest musicians
Additional musicians
  • Produced by 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



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