The Ozzman Cometh: Greatest Hits

The Ozzman Cometh: Greatest Hits

by Ozzy OsbourneOzzy Osbourne


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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.]

Product Details

Release Date: 06/25/2002
Label: Sony
UPC: 0696998664623
catalogNumber: 86646
Rank: 3621

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   Composer,Producer
Roy Thomas Baker   Producer
Duane Baron   Producer
Michael Beinhorn   Producer
Geezer Butler   Composer
Randy Castillo   Composer
David Coleman   Art Direction
Bob Daisley   Producer
Tony Iommi   Composer
Lee Kerslake   Producer
Max Norman   Producer
Paul Northfield   Engineer
Keith Olsen   Producer
John Purdell   Composer,Producer
Randy Rhoads   Producer
Michael Wagener   Engineer
Zakk Wylde   Composer
Bill Ward   Composer
Mike Inez   Composer,Inspiration,Music Direction

Customer Reviews

The Ozzman Cometh: Greatest Hits 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i usually love greatist hits albums but i was disappointed with this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
a great selection of songs to represent the ozzman here,although alot of songs are missing,still a great selection,if u are only a casual fan get this.