Ozzmosis is the seventh studio album by English heavy metal vocalist Ozzy Osbourne. Recorded in Paris and New York with producer Michael Beinhorn, it was released on October 23, 1995 by Epic Records. The album reached number 22 on the UK Albums Chart and number four on the US Billboard 200. “Perry Mason”, “See You on the Other Side” and “I Just Want You” were released as singles.
After the release of his sixth album No More Tears in 1991, Osbourne announced that he would retire from music. However, he returned with Ozzmosis in 1995, which featured long-time guitarist Zakk Wylde as well as former Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler and drummer Deen Castronovo. Producer Michael Beinhorn played most of the keyboards on the album, while Rick Wakeman played the Mellotron on the songs Perry Mason and I Just Want You. Osbourne later appeared as a guest vocalist on Wakeman’s 1999 album Return to the Centre of the Earth.
Ozzmosis received mixed reviews from critics. It was one of many Osbourne albums remastered and reissued in 2002. The reissue featured bonus tracks “Whole World’s Fallin’ Down” and “Aimee”, originally released as B-sides to “Perry Mason” and “See You on the Other Side”, respectively. The album has been certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America and has sold over 3 million copies.
- “Perry Mason” 5:53
- “I Just Want You” 4:53
- “Ghost Behind My Eyes” 5:11
- “Thunder Underground” 6:30
- “See You on the Other Side” 6:10
- “Tomorrow” 6:37
- “Denial” 5:12
- “My Little Man” 4:52
- “My Jekyll Doesn’t Hide” 6:34
- “Old L.A. Tonight” 4:50
Ozzy Osbourne – vocals
Zakk Wylde – electric guitar
Geezer Butler – bass
Deen Castronovo – drums
Rick Wakeman – Mellotron on “Perry Mason” and “I Just Want You”
Michael Beinhorn – production, keyboards