21/4/16 – Ozzy Osborne – No More Tears – 1991

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As I continue my theme of tears, many will be shed today for Prince and as this year’s death toll grows the Grim Reaper continues to gorge itself on the unlikeliest of victims – we wonder how it chooses to take Prince over Ozzy despite reputations. With details sketchy at this point we don’t yet know how Prince died. More on this in the future, tragic, not completely my bag but what a talent. RIP condolences to friends and family.

A short week for music writing as I’m moving. This is Ozzy 1991 with Zakk Wylde and one of his better Pop Metal moments from the album of the same name. The album reached No.17 in the UK and No. 7 in the US. On the subject of the dearly departed, four of the songs on the album were co-written by Lemmy.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ozzy_Osbourne

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zakk_Wylde

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_More_Tears

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_More_Tears_(Ozzy_Osbourne_song)

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2 Responses to “21/4/16 – Ozzy Osborne – No More Tears – 1991”

  1. Steve April 23, 2016 at 3:01 pm #

    I always loved that track mainly for the bass line and slide guitar work.

  2. delay plus chorus April 23, 2016 at 8:11 pm #

    So I think we can connect more dots between this song and your recent Uriah Heep post, beyond the song titles.

    Bass on “No More Tears” (1991) is credited to Bob Daisley, who a decade earlier had signed on with Uriah Heep (1981), shortly after the departure of longtime Heep drummer Lee Kerslake, who had himself played behind Osbourne and alongside Kerslake in Ozzy’s “Blizzard of Oz” band (1980). Daisley then wound up departing Heep and rejoining Osbourne’s band, departing again and then returning again as a session player for these sessions. I think I have that straight!

    In any event, the Osbourne/Kerslake/Daisley arrangement gained some notoriety as, years later after the “Blizzard” album had already sold millions of copies, Ozzy for some reason had Daisley and Kerslake’s parts re-recorded by different players for the 2002 reissue — and then reinstated the original tracks for a second re-release in 2011. Crazy! Better sales with Ozzy, but more job security with Heep.

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