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The Ozzman Cometh

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Ozzy Osbourne ~ The Ozzman Cometh


1. Black Sabbath [#][Demo Version]
2. War Pigs [#][Demo Version]
3. Goodbye to Romance
4. Crazy Train
5. Mr. Crowley
6. Over the Mountain
7. Paranoid [Live]
8. Bark at the Moon
9. Shot in the Dark
10. Crazy Babies
11. No More Tears [Edit]
12. Mama, I'm Coming Home
13. I Don't Want to Change the World [Live]
14. I Just Want You
15. Back on Earth [#]

Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 11, 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B00000I576
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #161,668 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By JRockFL on July 6, 2001
Format: Audio CD
I first imagined that Ozzy was just another really strange death metal artist with no skill or talent. One of my friends played me the tape of "The Ozzman Cometh" one day and boy was I wrong! While the first two songs did put me off, i was absolutely surprised with the amount of greatness Ozzy has. I eventually borrowed the tape from him and haven't given it back since. I later purchased the CD.
Although it doesn't appeal much to a long-time Ozzy fan, this stuff is great for anyone who's new to the world of Ozzy Osbourne such as myself.
Only thing disappointing about this album are perhaps the first two songs that are probably only good to listen to if you got a decent set of stereos with the volume cranked up loud.
After that, the real music kicks in with a soft tune, "Goodbye to Romance", followed by one of my personal favorites, "Crazy Train". All of the songs have really awesome riffs. Inside the booklet, Ozzy mentions why he picked these songs for this album. One sad thing is that "No More Tears" has been condensed to last only 5 minutes. Why not just keep it to the original 7 minutes?!?!?
The only thing i'm a bit disappointed about is the second cd that comes with this. The two extra songs were just as bad as the first two on the first cd. And the interview wasn't really that great since all Ozzy did in it was yell and cuss everytime. Ozzy could have at least added some more hit singles into that second CD.
So, without those old demo songs, i'd say this is a pretty strong album. I recommend it for new fans to Ozzy Osbourne.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By B. E Jackson on October 22, 2006
Format: Audio CD
I originally wanted this CD because I was a HUGE Black Sabbath fan 6 years ago and the demo versions of the songs "Black Sabbath" and "War Pigs" really interested me. In fact, today I STILL dig the 4-track equipment used to create those songs. They sound muddy, but wonderful and spooky. Great trick or treat music! Just so you know, the quality of those two songs aren't anywhere near the quality of the versions released on their debut and Paranoid albums. If you enjoy Black Sabbath to an extreme level, you'll find yourself very interested in them, though. In a way, the demo version of "Black Sabbath" is better than the normal version we've heard a thousand times.

However, as the years went by I began to love Ozzy's solo career just as much. Many of his big hits are included here, but that doesn't really matter because Ozzy had a pretty spectacular solo career and just about ANY of his songs are good hard rock/heavy metal music, whether they were big hits or not. Ok, except for the ballads. But hey, I've always liked Ozzy ballads. The one here is really good, too.

With this disc you get a nice collection of songs. I think you'll find many of these songs continue to be enjoyable for many years.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By "glv-jazz" on May 15, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Ozzy Osbourne, even at his age, is still one of the most controversial rock acts ever. "Ozzman Cometh" has takes a greatest hits approach to Osbourne but with the songs it misses comes excess. I found the two basement tape tracks from Black Sabbath rather unnecessary due to the fact that the sound quality is unlistenable and the songs aren't even performed that well. The album really gets started at track 3 and from then on, it is classic Ozzy. It is really great to have songs like "Crazy Train", "Shot in the Dark", and "I Just Want You" on the same disc. But sadly I fell where the first two tracks are, there should be more songs like "Suicide Solution" and "Flying High Again". But all in all this album is very good. I really liked the new track "Back on Earth" as well. If your a casual Ozzy fan, this CD should suffice along with "Tribute".
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By "jdubach" on December 12, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Although this is Ozzy's Greatest Hits, it's far from over for the Ozzman. This is merely an excellent marketing plan to bring his music to a point of origin to draw new listeners, and make everyone familiar with his music for when his new album comes out early next year. It's filled with great songs from his early days with Black Sabbath, his days with Randy Rhoads, and his more recent times with Zakk Wylde. This is great for the new fan, or even the diehard fan who just wants a nice collection for the road.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Reijo Piippula on February 25, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Ozzy Osbourne has a long carriere. He has sung in Black Sabbath 10 years and 20 years solo. How good can one CD capture it? The album starts with two Black Sabbath classics...actually they are old basement recordings: "Black Sabbath" and "War Pigs". There's a great represention some of the albums...they have really chosen the best songs from some albums. I think "Mr. Crowley", "Crazy Train", "Over the Mountain", "Bark at the Moon", "Shot in the Dark", "No More Tears", "I Don't Want to Change the World", "Mama, I'm Coming Home" are excellent choices. "Crazy Babies" is a strange choice. "Miracle Man" was one his live classics, so I would prefer to it. Also "I Just Want You"? "Perry Mason" is an all-time classic, why isn't it here? "Goodbye to Romance" was Ozzy's first solo song, a kind of farewell song to Black Sabbath. It's not a good one but it had to be included here. "Paranoid" and "I Don't Want to Change the World" are great live versions. They are fast and powerful! The new song "Back on Earth" is kind of creepy one. I think it is one of the best songs Ozzy has ever sung.
Stars: Mama, I'm Coming Home, Back on Earth, Bark at the Moon, Crazy Train, Mr. Crowley
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