by Kelly Osbourne

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Kelly Osbourne, the daughter of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, is under no delusions about why she received a recording contract. The only reason she has a contract is her celebrity, created by the fluke pop-culture phenomenon of 2002, The Osbournes. Once that publicity machine kicked in, it was virtually inevitable that Kelly would have her pop-culture artifact -- voilà, Shut Up. Fortunately, this is much better than its pedigree suggests. It's a spunky, lively little record that has no illusions about being anything other than a folly, a bit of a lark. Sure, there's artifice here. Sure, it's lightweight. Sure, Kelly isn't a particularly gifted vocalist. Yet this works because it keeps its goals small and doesn't try too hard. It simply has fun, and it's hard not to have fun while listening to it, even if it turns out to be a transient pleasure. Much like the Osbournes show, then. [Kelly Osbourne's time at Epic was short-lived. She was dropped not long after her album failed to live up to commercial expectations, but Sanctuary picked her up a few months later, leading to Shut Up being repackaged and retitled as Changes, released less than a year after Shut Up. Changes also included six bonus tracks, four of them live versions, but also the version of "Papa Don't Preach" from the Osbourne Family Album soundtrack and a duet with Ozzy on the title track. While the live tracks bog the album down a bit, "Papa Don't Preach" and "Changes" are nice inclusions.]

Product Details

Release Date: 09/30/2003
Label: Sanctuary Records
UPC: 0060768465022
catalogNumber: 84650

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kelly Osbourne   Primary Artist,Vocals
Ozzy Osbourne   Vocals
Mark Russell   Bass
Jim Cox   Piano
Rick Wake   Musician
Kara DioGuardi   Musician
Thomas R. Yezzi   Guitar
Josh Paul   Bass
Mike Benigno   Drums
Devin Bronson   Guitar
Alicia Warrington   Drums
Matt Dauzat   Guitar
Chris Goercke   Guitar

Technical Credits

Ozzy Osbourne   Composer
Brian Elliot   Composer
Geezer Butler   Composer
Jim Cox   String Arrangements
Eddie DeLena   Engineer
Mark Hudson   Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Tony Iommi   Composer
Thom Panunzio   Producer,Engineer
Rose Stone   Vocal Arrangements
Bruce Sugar   Engineer
Rick Wake   Producer
Kara DioGuardi   Composer
Jonnie Most   Composer
Art Smith   Amplifiers
Bill Ward   Composer
Dave Scheuer   Engineer
Thomas R. Yezzi   Engineer
German Villacorta   Engineer
Jim Annunziato   Engineer
Kelly Osbourne   Composer
Eric Sanicola   Engineer
Joe Marchione   Guitar Techician
Elizabeth Holloway   Art Direction
Rob Goercke   Instrument Set-up

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