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The Ozzman Cometh

June 25, 2002 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: May 17, 2002
  • Release Date: May 17, 2002
  • Label: Epic
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  • Total Length: 1:16:26
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  • ASIN: B00138H0GA
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,172 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

The best song on this album, I think, is Back on Earth.
Autum Wilson
No More Tears (edit) - those awful sabbath demos are the reason this track had to be edited, beacause the original would not fit on here.
The Ozz Lover
I also think it's a great buy for those die-hard Ozzy fans who want to know first hand what Ozzy's fav's are.
J. R. Hebert

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By mr. x on January 27, 2006
Format: Audio CD
The rest of the album is exactly the same as on the full albums with the exeption of no more tears wich the cut, ran-together, shortened the solo, basicaly butchered tyhe song. anyway the demo of black sabbath is the best verion EVER. sabbath added another slow section with some geat lryics,"child calls out for it's mother, mother screaming in the fire" and the music is just so mutch rawer, the Butler's bass is overpowering and Tony's gutiar is a perfict combination, he has more of an edge to his distortion. if the original song was 5 out of 5 the demo is 8 out of 5, I dont lisen to the album version anymore.

as for war pigs this version is known as "Walpurgis" meaning "Witches Sabbath" was supposed to be the version on the paranoid album and the album name but the record label first made sabbath change the name and lyrics of the song to "war pigs" due to the contoversy surrownding the band and having the album releace presided over by the head of the church of satian! next the album name was changed the title of the album to Paranoid without notifing the band, becuse it was thought to be more comerial. that is why on the album cover threr is a pig with a sword. any way . if the album version of war pigs is 5 of 5 the walpurgis version is 15 of 5. buy the this album for the two above mentioned songs both are in the best 5 songs ever recorded- which only the demo verions are the album versions is somewhere around 20 or so.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tommy Skylar on January 25, 2011
Format: Audio CD
Ozzy is rock'n'roll legend, an icon and one of the most influential artist in the world of rock'n'roll and metal. Compiling the best of Ozzy's solo career is hard enough especially when there are only so much song you can include form Ozzy's vast back catalog. Released in 1997, The Ozzman Cometh remains the most popular Ozzy Greatest Hits album and for a long time it was the only Greatest Hits album approved and authorized by Ozzy himself.

What you get from the Ozzman Cometh is 3 songs from the debut, Blizzard of Ozz (1980), 1 from Diary of a Madman (1981), 1 from Bark at the Moon (1983), 1 from The Ultimate Sin (1986) 2 from No Rest For The Wicked (1988), 2 from No More Tears (3 if you count the live song) and 2 from Ozzmosis (1995) being the most recent album released at the time this compilation disc came out. I could argue that some of my favorite songs didn't make it and how some songs should have made it, but there was only so much space and only a certain amount of songs could be included. Besides the songs selected ARE good ones after all! It's a shame the version of No More Tears included here is the radio edit version of 5 minutes instead of the longer and better original but I can live without that. Including a live track from 1993's Live & Loud was cool, they also include one from 1987's Tribute with the early live Randy Rhoads stuff, I'm not complaining! It isn't a whole lot but having two bonus tracks here is certainly cool, the basement tape of Black Sabbath and War Pigs (which make for 3 Sabbath songs in total) are nice to hear (especially War Pigs) though it's probably not worth buying the album specifically for those two tracks unless you're an absolute completist.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By M. Jackson on August 13, 2004
Format: Audio CD
I LOVE this CD! A member of one of the pioneer heavy metal bands ever has returned "back to Earth", as well as to his reign as one of rock and metal's greatest frontmen with this spectacular compilation. Now, I'm not gonna start whining like I did with the Best of Van Halen, Vol. 1 and name all the missing tracks. I'll just tell what IS here.

1. Black Sabbath (previously unreleased) - **** - Like the music, the lyrics not so much. If you noticed what the song is about, you might find how it slightly ruins the song. You kind of get "sucked in" when the music picks up.

2. War Pigs (previously unreleased) - **** - GREAT version of a definitive Sabbath jam, though not as good, mainly considering Ozzy's vocals.

3. Goodbye To Romance - ***** - Oddly intelligent ballad. I guess you kind of "grow into it" as you listen to it, more and more. I hated it the first time I went through it, but the chorus later changed my mind.

4. Crazy Train - ***** - Pretty much Ozzy's solo breakthrough. Somehow the music perfectly fits the name.

5. Mr. Crowley - ***** - Last of the Blizzard of Ozz tracks and one of his key songs. Guitarist Rhoads's neo-classical style pulls the song through its nearly 5 minute length.

6. Over The Mountain - ***** - This song would be CRAP without percussion. Sure, the guitar rocks, but without the driving rhythm, it would just be Over The Airwaves.

7. Paranoid (Live) - **** - Almost as good as the original, though I never favored it either.

8. Bark At The Moon - ***** - One of the first Ozzy songs I ever heard, and remains one of my definite favorites. The title track of the Bark At The Moon album, it makes for an excellent, rockin' addition to a great collection. (Oh, nice solo!)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By wally gator on February 6, 2006
Format: Audio CD
When this disc came out in 1998, I purchased it the first day, completely unaware that it was a greatest hits compilation. When I brought it home and realized what I had done I was a little dissapointed. This was the first battle I would lose to the OZZY marketing demons known as Sharon and Kelly Osbourne, and their trained monkies John and Jack.

The thing was, at the time, there was a video on MTV for the at the time new release BACK ON EARTH, which, I think, is actually a pretty good track. Apparently it was an unreleased track from 1995's OZZMOSIS, which, is an album that takes a lot of abuse from Ozzy fans, but I've always considered pretty close to classic status. The song in question here, has that sort of sound to it, a strange electronic metal sound.. I dig, I dig.

But the rest is hits. The basics; CRAZY TRAIN, CRAZY BABIES, and BARK AT THE MOON. A few live cuts (eh) and some edited versions of songs you love. Nothing all that special, other than the two SABBATH demos at the beggining. No DIARY or anything really exciting.

You may find BACK ON EARTH to be a curiosity, thats the only real reason I would pick this one up.
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