Prince of Darkness

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Barnes & Noble
The most extensive Ozzy collection ever, the career-spanning four-disc box set Prince of Darkness comprises 50 tracks, 15 of them previously unreleased -- 10 are newly recorded cover versions of some of Ozzy's favorite tunes. The box features deluxe packaging, including a 60-page, full-color booklet with rare photos, memorabilia, liner notes, and track-by-track notes.
All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
It's surprising that with all of the media attention aimed at Ozzy Osbourne, the self-crowned "Prince of Darkness," since his debut as the perpetually numb rock star dad on The Osbournes, it took so long for his incredibly savvy ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble
The most extensive Ozzy collection ever, the career-spanning four-disc box set Prince of Darkness comprises 50 tracks, 15 of them previously unreleased -- 10 are newly recorded cover versions of some of Ozzy's favorite tunes. The box features deluxe packaging, including a 60-page, full-color booklet with rare photos, memorabilia, liner notes, and track-by-track notes.
All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
It's surprising that with all of the media attention aimed at Ozzy Osbourne, the self-crowned "Prince of Darkness," since his debut as the perpetually numb rock star dad on The Osbournes, it took so long for his incredibly savvy marketing-machine/wife to put out a proper box set. Here you have an artist who fronted one of the world's most influential and coveted heavy metal bands and put out a string of excellent solo albums and singles, then went on television and became the world's most gawked-at wreck on the pop culture highway since Michael Jackson turned white and hijacked Diana Ross' nose. The four-disc set aims to satisfy fans of both Osbourne personas. Discs one and two storm through the singer's '80s and '90s solo heydays with an emphasis on previously unreleased live recordings "Goodbye to Romance", B-sides "Spiders", as well as classics like "Flying High Again" and "Crazy Train." Disc three is a compilation of bizarre collaborations with everyone from Kim Basinger "Shake Your Head [Let's Go to Bed]" to Miss Piggy "Born to Be Wild" to Dweezil Zappa "Staying Alive" that culminates in an oddly affecting ballad "I Ain't No Nice Guy" with Motörhead mouthpiece Lemmy Kilmister. Disc four features newly recorded covers, some that work King Crimson's "21st Century Schizoid Man" and Mountain's "Mississippi Queen" were tailor-made for Osbourne's wily vocal style and some that don't "For What It's Worth" and "All the Young Dudes," the latter featuring a very manic Ian Hunter guest vocal that sounds more like an old man stuck in his bathroom than it does a rowdy call to arms. Osbourne states in the beginning of the impressive 40-page booklet that he "wasn't terribly happy about the prospect of repackaging and reissuing another compilation of the same songs you can get on another one of my albums," and the care that's been put into heeding his sentiments is apparent throughout, but one has to wonder whether or not it's fair to the man himself.
Rolling Stone - David Fricke
1/2 [A] delightfully motley four-CD anthology.

1/2 [A] delightfully motley four-CD anthology.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/22/2005
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 827969296028
  • Catalog Number: 92960
  • Sales rank: 59,922

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Don't Know (5:02)
  2. 2 Mr. Crowley (4:56)
  3. 3 Crazy Train (4:49)
  4. 4 Goodbye to Romance (5:24)
  5. 5 Suicide Solution (7:58)
  6. 6 Over the Mountain (4:32)
  7. 7 Flying High Again (4:26)
  8. 8 You Can't Kill Rock and Roll (6:43)
  9. 9 Diary of a Madman (6:13)
  10. 10 Bark at the Moon (4:23)
  11. 11 Spiders (4:28)
  12. 12 Rock 'N' Roll Rebel (5:22)
  13. 13 You're No Different (5:49)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Ultimare Sin (4:34)
  2. 2 Never Know Why (4:34)
  3. 3 Thank God for the Bomb (4:00)
  4. 4 Crazy Babies (4:15)
  5. 5 Breakin' All the Rules (5:12)
  6. 6 I Don't Want to Change the World (3:56)
  7. 7 Mama, I'm Coming Home (4:08)
  8. 8 Desire (5:01)
  9. 9 No More Tears (7:23)
  10. 10 Won't Be Coming Home (S.I.N.) (4:59)
  11. 11 Perry Mason (5:56)
  12. 12 See You on the Other Side (6:34)
  13. 13 Walk on Water (4:41)
  14. 14 Gets Me Through (4:28)
  15. 15 Bang Bang (You're Dead) (4:33)
  16. 16 Dreamer (4:45)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Iron Man - Therapy? (5:26)
  2. 2 N.I.B. - Primus (5:58)
  3. 3 Purple Haze (4:22)
  4. 4 Pictures of Matchstick Men (6:02)
  5. 5 Shake Your Head (Let's Go to Bed) - Was (Not Was) (3:55)
  6. 6 Born to Be Wild (3:29)
  7. 7 Nowhere to Run (Vapor Trail) - Fuzzbubble (4:44)
  8. 8 Psycho Man (5:18)
  9. 9 For Heaven's Sake 2000 - Wu-Tang Clan (4:57)
  10. 10 I Ain't No Nice Guy (4:15)
  11. 11 Therapy (3:25)
  12. 12 Stayin' Alive (4:39)
  13. 13 Dog, The Bounty Hunter (0:53)
Disc 4
  1. 1 21st Century Schizoid Man (3:52)
  2. 2 Mississippi Queen (4:09)
  3. 3 All the Young Dudes (4:36)
  4. 4 In My Life (3:29)
  5. 5 Fire (4:09)
  6. 6 For What It's Worth (3:20)
  7. 7 Sympathy for the Devil (7:12)
  8. 8 Working Class Hero (3:24)
  9. 9 Good Times (3:46)
  10. 10 Changes (4:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ozzy Osbourne Primary Artist, Vocals
Ian Hunter Vocals, Guest Appearance
Dweezil Zappa Guitar, Soloist
Don Airey Keyboards
Tommy Aldridge Drums
Nuno Bettencourt Guitar, Soloist
Joe Bonamassa Musician
Mike Bordin Percussion, Drums, Gong
Geezer Butler Bass
Jerry Cantrell Guitar
Randy Castillo Drums
Jim Cox Musician
Bob Daisley Bass, Background Vocals
Warren DeMartini Guitar, Soloist
Steve Dudas Musician
Mark Hudson Musician
Jake E. Lee Guitar, Background Vocals
Steve Lukather Guitar, Soloist
Jim Mastro Musician
Tim Pierce Guitar, Soloist
Randy Rhoads Guitar
Rudy Sarzo Bass
Bruce Sugar Musician
Jim Vallance Bass, Guitar, Drums, Keyboards
Leslie West Guitar, Soloist, Guest Appearance
Zakk Wylde Guitar, Soloist
Robert Trujillo Bass
Joe Holmes Guitar
Mike Inez Bass
John Sinclair Keyboards
Chris Wyse Bass
Robert Randolph Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, Soloist, Guest Appearance
Kelly Osbourne Vocals
Michael Railo Keyboards
Sarah Hudson Musician
Madison Derek Musician
Molly Foote Musician
Phil Soussan Bass
Bogie Bowles Musician
Technical Credits
David Bowie Composer
Mick Jagger Composer
John Lennon Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Ozzy Osbourne Composer, Liner Notes
Primus Producer
Stephen Stills Composer
Dweezil Zappa Arranger, Producer
Robert Kraft Producer
Mars Bonfire Composer
Robin Gibb Composer
Greg Lake Composer
Barry Gibb Composer
Duane Baron Producer
John Boylan Producer
Randy Castillo Composer
David Daoud Coleman Art Direction
Bob Daisley Composer, Producer
Terry Date Producer
Mark Dodson Producer
Steve Dudas Arranger
Bruce Fairbairn Producer
Tom Fletcher Engineer
Marti Frederiksen Composer
Robert Fripp Composer
Maurice Gibb Composer
Jimi Hendrix Composer
Jimmy Hoyson Engineer
Mark Hudson Producer
Tony Iommi Composer
Lee Kerslake Composer, Producer
Jake E. Lee Composer
George Marino Mastering
Bob Marlette Producer
Ian McDonald Composer
Mike Muir Composer, Producer
Max Norman Producer
Keith Olsen Producer
Charles Paakkari Engineer
Tim Palmer Producer
Thom Panunzio Producer
John Purdell Composer, Producer
Randy Rhoads Composer, Producer
Keith Richards Composer
Francis Rossi Composer
R. Rubin Composer
Rick Rubin Producer
Peter Sinfield Composer
Peter Solley Producer
Bruce Sugar Engineer
Jack Tann Producer
Chris Tsangarides Producer
George Tutko Engineer
Jim Vallance Composer, Producer
Michael Wagener Producer
David Was Composer
Toby Wright Producer
Zakk Wylde Composer
Robert Trujillo Composer, Producer
Bill Ward Composer
Vic Anesini Mastering
The Crystal Method Producer
Wes Golding Composer
Mike Inez Composer
Alex Scannell Engineer
Don St. Was Producer
E. Turner Composer
J.K. Hunter Composer
B.J. Ward Composer
M. Giles Composer
David Frangioni Engineer
William Ward Composer
John Sinclair Composer
Lemmy Kilmister Composer
D. Hill Composer
Peter Doris Engineer
Kevin Churko Engineer
Sharon Osbourne Producer
Terence Butler Composer
Ghian Wright Engineer
Geoffrey Rice Engineer
S.A. Humphrey Composer
Andy Brohard Engineer
T. Palmer Composer
Jason Agel Engineer
David Sickinson Producer
Devin Workman Engineer
John Eaton Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good Selection!

    However, I do want to point out a few things: Where is "Shot in the Dark"? That song kicks ass! "Bark at the moon" is a good one too! By the way, was Ozzy aware that Alice Cooper did a song called "Prince of Darkness"? Just curious.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Ozzy's box set is the shit!

    This is the box set every die hard fan should get.The cover songs he did were incredible.The odddities and hits were also a treasure.Get it!Praise Ozzy!

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