29 Songs, 2 Hours 26 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This hefty anthology charts the sinister evolution of heavy metal’s dark prince between 1980 and 2003. Osbourne comes storming out of the gates with early-career classics that speak to his innovations as a solo artist. Guitarist Randy Rhoads’ straight-razor precision on “Crazy Train” laid the foundation for the neoclassical metal movement, while the atmospheric spine-chiller “Mr. Crowley” kick-started a new wave of graphic occult metal. The icon’s legacy as a power balladeer is also represented with the disarmingly vulnerable “Mama, I’m Coming Home.”

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

This hefty anthology charts the sinister evolution of heavy metal’s dark prince between 1980 and 2003. Osbourne comes storming out of the gates with early-career classics that speak to his innovations as a solo artist. Guitarist Randy Rhoads’ straight-razor precision on “Crazy Train” laid the foundation for the neoclassical metal movement, while the atmospheric spine-chiller “Mr. Crowley” kick-started a new wave of graphic occult metal. The icon’s legacy as a power balladeer is also represented with the disarmingly vulnerable “Mama, I’m Coming Home.”

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
405 Ratings

405 Ratings

Classic&Modern ,

Don't Listen to that Nicole person

Ozzy Osbourne is one of the best ever artists. Personally, I prefer Crazy Train, Mr. Crowley, Paranoid, Bark at the Moon, Mama I'm Coming Home, and and Flying High Again. Ozzy has an awesome voice, and Randy and Zakk are great on guitar.

But this chick Nicole completely dissed him, calling him a wacko and saying LOL. Wow. What a jerk! This is the only real music she reviewed too! All her other reviews are about Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus, the Jonas Brothers, and Demi Lovato. These people have no singing talent and Nicole gave them all 5 stars!

Vote this review as helpful to stop Nicole from reviewing anything else.

reviewer567 ,

GOD OF METAL

i use to like a lot of rap and hated rock and metal until i heard ozzy's music ozzy turned the way i listen to music now i cant get enough rock annd metal and hate rap ozzy is a god!!!!!

Lord of Salem ,

Great for Beginners of Ozzy.

Ozzy's Essential collection album is full of his biggest hits (Excluding Shot in the Dark). For anybody who is beginning with this record I commend you. This record is a great start for beginners because it has all the big hits such as Crazy Train, Over the Mountain, Bark at the Moon, and No More Tears. This album also contains some of Ozzy's more forgotten tracks like Rock N' Roll Rebel, Miracle Man, and the very underrated ballad see you on the other side. Overall anyone who is interested in Ozzy's music should pick this up because you will be satisfied with all the tracks on this album.

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