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October 21, 2004

OZZY OSBOURNE will christen 2005 with the release of his BIBLE OF OZZ box set February 8 on Epic Records. A testament to the iconic rocker’s 25-year solo career, the four-CD, 52-song set chronicles OZZY’s biggest hits and most memorable collaborations while including a separate disc with 10 newly recorded versions of his favorite songs by other artists, including: the Rolling Stones’ “Sympathy For The Devil,” Mountain’s “Mississippi Queen” and Mott The Hoople’s David Bowie-penned “All The Young Dudes.” The BIBLE OF OZZ will arrive in a weathered, collectable gothic book with new hallowed images of OZZY taken by famed British photographer/artist Sam Taylor Wood. It will be packaged with a 60-page booklet with a career overview and rare OZZY photos.

The first two BIBLE OF OZZ discs will encompass re-mastered versions of the Grammy Award-winning artist’s most popular solo smashes, with “Crazy Train,” “Mr. Crowley,” “Diary Of A Madman,” “Crazy Babies” and “No More Tears.” In addition, the discs will resurrect epic live performances (“Bark At The Moon,” “Flying High Again,” “Suicide Solution”) and rare demos (“Mama, I’m Coming Home,” “I Don’t Want To Change The World,” “See You On The Other Side”).

Titled Oddities and Duets, the third disc is comprised of some of OZZY’s most unusual collaborations, such as “For Heaven’s Sake” with the Wu-Tang Clan, “Born To Be Wild” with Miss Piggy, “Nowhere To Run (Vapor Trail)” with the Crystal Method, DMX, and ‘Ol Dirty Bastard and the Bee Gees classic “Stayin’ Alive” with Dweezil Zappa.

For the set’s special fourth disc Under Covers, OZZY went into the studio recently to record covers of the songs he covets most, including: “In My Life” (the Beatles), “21st Century Schizoid Man” (King Crimson), and “For What It’s Worth” (Buffalo Springfield). Keeping with his tradition of working with only the finest rock guitarists, OZZY was joined by Jerry Cantrell, Robert Randolph and Leslie West.

The BIBLE OF OZZ will arrive amidst a blizzard of OZZY activity. On October 25th MTV will unveil OZZY and SHARON OSBOURNE’s new reality show ‘BATTLE FOR OZZFEST,’ which pits hungry young bands against one another for a shot at performing at the career-making OZZFEST. In January 2005, MTV will launch the final season of the hugely successful reality show ‘THE OSBOURNES.’

CD 1
1. I Don’t Know (live)
2. Mr. Crowley
3. Crazy Train
4. Goodbye To Romance (live)
5. Suicide Solution (live)
6. Over The Mountain
7. Flying High Again (live)
8. You Can’t Kill Rock And Roll
9. Diary Of A Madman
10. Bark At The Moon (live b-side)
11. Spiders (b-side)
12. Rock And Roll Rebel
13. You’re No Different
14. Dee

CD 2
1. Ultimate Sin (live)
2. Never Know Why (live)
3. Thank God For The Bomb (live)
4. Crazy Babies
5. Breaking All The Rules
6. I Don’t Want To Change The World (demo)
7. Mama, I’m Coming Home (demo)
8. Desire (demo)
9. No More Tears (single version)
10. Won’t Be Coming Home (demo)
11. Perry Mason (live from ozzfest live album)
12. See You On The Other Side (demo)
13. Walk On Water (demo)
14. Gets Me Through (live)
15. Bang Bang (original demo for “Facing Hell”)
16. Dreamer

CD 3
1. Iron Man (Ozzy Osbourne With Therapy)
2. N.I.B. (Ozzy Osbourne with Primus)
3. Purple Haze (Ozzy Osbourne with Zakk Wylde, Randy Castillo & Geezer Butler)
4. Pictures Of Matchstick Men (Ozzy Osbourne with Type O Negative)
5. Shake Your Head (Let’s Go To Bed) (Ozzy Osbourne with Was Not Was)
6. Born To Be Wild (Ozzy Osbourne with Miss Piggy)
7. Nowhere To Run (Vapor Trail) (Ozzy Osbourne with Crystal Method, DMX, ‘Ol Dirty Bastard & Fuzzbuble)
8. Led Clones (Ozzy with Gary Moore)
9. For Heavens Sake (Ozzy Osbourne with Tony Iommi & Wu-Tang Clan)
10. I Ain’t No Nice Guy (Ozzy Osbourne With Motorhead)
11. Therapy (Ozzy Osbourne With Infectious Grooves)
12. Stayin’ Alive (Ozzy Osbourne With Dweezil Zappa)

CD 4
1. Good Times (Originally recorded by Eric Burdon)
2. 21st Century Schizoid Man (Originally recorded by King Crimson)
3. In My Life (Originally recorded by the Beatles)
4. Mississippi Queen (Originally recorded by Mountain)
5. For What It’s Worth (Originally recorded by the Buffalo Springfield)
6. Fire (Originally recorded by Arthur Brown)
7. Hi Ho Silver Lining (Originally recorded by the Jeff Beck Group)
8. All The Young Dudes (Originally recorded by Mott the Hoople)
9. Sympathy For The Devil (Originally recorded by the Rolling Stones)
10. Changes – Duet with Kelly Osbourne (Originally recorded by Black Sabbath)

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