The Ozzman Cometh: Greatest Hits

( 3 )

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Barry Weber
Theoretically, a greatest-hits collection should be an easy job for someone like Ozzy Osbourne, whose career always thrived on singles. However, this is not the case, as Ozzman Cometh proves. While the compilation does boast some of his biggest hits, including "Crazy Train," "Goodbye to Romance," and "Shot in the Dark," some of his most memorable songs, such as "I Don't Know," "Flying High Again," and "Miracle Man," are surprisingly missing. Instead of extra tracks from his 15-year career, listeners aren't even given definitive Ozzy -- the album is unfortunately overshadowed with Black Sabbath basement tapes, including "Fairies Wear Boots" and "War Pigs." Although Osbourne ...
See more details below
CD (Expanded)
$7.99
BN.com price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (CD)
  • All (8) from $1.99   
  • New (4) from $4.88   
  • Used (4) from $1.99   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Barry Weber
Theoretically, a greatest-hits collection should be an easy job for someone like Ozzy Osbourne, whose career always thrived on singles. However, this is not the case, as Ozzman Cometh proves. While the compilation does boast some of his biggest hits, including "Crazy Train," "Goodbye to Romance," and "Shot in the Dark," some of his most memorable songs, such as "I Don't Know," "Flying High Again," and "Miracle Man," are surprisingly missing. Instead of extra tracks from his 15-year career, listeners aren't even given definitive Ozzy -- the album is unfortunately overshadowed with Black Sabbath basement tapes, including "Fairies Wear Boots" and "War Pigs." Although Osbourne never failed to put Sabbath hits into his live shows and albums, the idea that re-recorded material from his former band replaces some of his best songs is a little depressing. The album also includes one new track, "Back on Earth," which continues the musical setting similar to Ozzmosis where Osbourne counts on synthesizers instead of guitars. Despite its flaws, however, Ozzman Cometh certainly delivers a good collection of hits, making it and Tribute the only necessary Ozzy albums for casual fans. [The 2002 reissue excludes the four-track bonus disc that was included with the original printing of the album.]
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/25/2002
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 696998664623
  • Catalog Number: 86646
  • Sales rank: 11,882

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (9:25)
  2. 2 War Pigs - Black Sabbath (8:15)
  3. 3 Goodbye To Romance (5:32)
  4. 4 Crazy Train (4:50)
  5. 5 Mr. Crowley (4:55)
  6. 6 Over The Mountain (4:32)
  7. 7 Paranoid (2:52)
  8. 8 Bark At The Moon (4:16)
  9. 9 Miracle Man (3:44)
  10. 10 Crazy Babies (4:14)
  11. 11 No More Tears (5:55)
  12. 12 Mama, I'm Coming Home (4:12)
  13. 13 I Don't Want To Change The World (4:00)
  14. 14 I Just Want You (4:57)
  15. 15 Back On Earth (4:59)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ozzy Osbourne Primary Artist, Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Rick Wakeman Keyboards
Black Sabbath Track Performer
Tommy Aldridge Drums
Michael Beinhorn Keyboards
Mike Bordin Drums
Geezer Butler Bass Guitar
Randy Castillo Drums
Bob Daisley Bass Guitar
Tony Iommi Guitar
Kevin Jones Keyboards
Jake E. Lee Guitar
Randy Rhoads Guitar
Rudy Sarzo Bass Guitar
Zakk Wylde Guitar
Robert Trujillo Bass Guitar
Bill Ward Drums
Mike Inez Bass
John Sinclair Keyboards
Technical Credits
Ozzy Osbourne Producer
Roy Thomas Baker Producer
Duane Baron Producer
Michael Beinhorn Producer
David Coleman Art Direction
Bob Daisley Producer
Lee Kerslake Producer
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Max Norman Producer
Paul Northfield Engineer
Keith Olsen Producer
John Purdell Producer
Randy Rhoads Producer
Michael Wagener Engineer
Vic Anesini Mastering
Chris Athens Mastering
Mike Inez Inspiration, Music Direction
Terence Butler Composer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
( 3 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(2)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    okay

    i usually love greatist hits albums but i was disappointed with this one.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An Unusually Disappionting Ozzy Album

    I usually love greatest hits compilations, but this one shocked me. When I bought this in early 2002 I was expecting Ozzy's best material like 'Killer Of Giants', 'Devils Daughter', and, of course I Dont Know. But instead I discovered that Ozzy's worst songs were on here. This is how it should be : two discs with about 3 songs from each of his albums with some bonus tracks and some Black Sabbath material. Although Ozzy is still my favorite artist, if you are only a casual fan, don't buy this, buy The Ultimate Sin or No More Tears.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Ozzyt Is Back on Music Business

    The collection of Ozzy's greatest hits: One tracks from every album ("Blizzard of Ozz" and "No More Tears" three) and then some sabbath classics + Back on Earth. I was too troubled when "I Just Want You" was picked up insted of "Perry Mason" because it was classic! The rest have been good choices.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews