Ozzy Osbourne

No More Tears

Composed by John Purdell / Mike Inez / Ozzy Osbourne / Randy Castillo / Zakk Wylde

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One of Ozzy Osbourne’s best and most popular post-Randy Rhoads hits, ”No More Tears” has retained popularity far better than its peak #7 ranking in 1991 on the weekly Billboard singles chart would indicate. Backed by a full, rich quasi-orchestral sound, Osbourne’s sharply edged vocals are among the strongest of his solo efforts. The song has precisely the sort of hard, rhythmic drive marks good heavy metal, though near the end of the song there’s a pointlessly overproduced art-rock bridge that mars the song’s otherwise fine dynamic flow. At a point in his career when many critics were once again ready to write Osbourne off as a fading 60s relic, ”No More Tears” amply proved that Ozzy Osbourne still had what it took to reach a new generation.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
No More Tears 1991 BMG / BMG / Sony Music / Sony Music Entertainment
Live & Loud [Video] 1992 Sony Music Distribution 6:57
Live & Loud 1993 Sony Music Distribution
No Image 1994
Various Artists
Sony Music 100 Years: Soundtrack for a Century 1999
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 5:56
No Image 2000 Epic
The Ozzman Cometh: Greatest Hits 2002 Epic / Sony Music Distribution 5:54
Live at Budokan [Video] 2002 Epic / Legacy 7:05
The Essential Ozzy Osbourne 2003 Sbme Special Mkts. 7:23
Prince of Darkness 2005 Sony Music Distribution
No More Tears/Diary of a Madman 2008 Sony Music Distribution
Scream 2010 Epic 7:17
Memoirs of a Madman [Video] 2014 Sony Legacy / Sony Music
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