No More Tears

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No More Tears
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Cover photography by Matt Mahurin
Studio album by
Released17 September 1991 (1991-09-17)
Recorded1989–1991
Studio A&M Studios and Devonshire Studios, Los Angeles, California
Genre
Length57:02
Label Epic Associated
Producer Duane Baron, John Purdell
Ozzy Osbourne chronology
No Rest for the Wicked
(1988)
No More Tears
(1991)
Ozzmosis
(1995)
Singles from No More Tears
  1. "No More Tears" / "S.I.N."
    Released: 1 June 1991
  2. "Mama, I'm Coming Home" / "Don't Blame Me"
    Released: 12 March 1992
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Entertainment Weekly B+ [2]

No More Tears is the sixth solo studio album by English heavy metal vocalist Ozzy Osbourne. Released on 17 September 1991, the album charted at number 17 on the UK Albums Chart [3] and number seven on the US Billboard 200 albums chart. [4] No More Tears spawned four singles which reached the top ten of the US Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, including the number two "Mama, I'm Coming Home", [5] and the Grammy-winning track "I Don't Want to Change the World". [6] Along with 1980's Blizzard of Ozz it is one of Osbourne's two best-selling solo albums in North America, having been certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA [7] and double platinum by CRIA. [8] It was Osbourne's final album to feature drummer Randy Castillo and longtime bassist and songwriter Bob Daisley.

Heavy metal is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom. With roots in blues rock, psychedelic rock, and acid rock, the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and overall loudness. The genre's lyrics and performance styles are sometimes associated with aggression and machismo.

Ozzy Osbourne English heavy metal vocalist and songwriter

John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne is an English singer, songwriter, actor and reality television star who rose to prominence during the 1970s as the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath, during which he adopted the nickname "The Prince of Darkness". Osbourne was fired from the band in 1979 due to alcohol and drug problems, but went on to have a successful solo career, releasing eleven studio albums, the first seven of which were all awarded multi-platinum certifications in the United States. Osbourne has since reunited with Black Sabbath on several occasions. He rejoined the band in 1997 and recorded the group’s final studio album 13 (2013) before they embarked on a farewell tour which culminated in a final performance in their home city Birmingham, England in February 2017. His longevity and success have earned him the informal title of "Godfather of Heavy Metal".

The Official Albums Chart is a list of albums ranked by physical and digital sales and audio streaming in the United Kingdom. It was published for the first time on 22 July 1956 and is compiled every week by the Official Charts Company (OCC) on Fridays. It is broadcast on BBC Radio 1 and published in Music Week magazine, and on the OCC website.

Contents

Overview

Guitarist Zakk Wylde contributed songwriting to the album, while Motörhead bassist/vocalist Lemmy Kilmister wrote the lyrics for six songs; however, only four were used on the album. [9] Although Mike Inez appeared in the album's videos and promotional tours, long-time Osbourne collaborator Bob Daisley plays bass on the entire album. Inez is credited as a writer for the title track; although he does not perform on the actual recording, the intro bass riff was composed by him. [10]

Zakk Wylde American musician

Zachary Phillip Wylde is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and occasional actor, best known as Ozzy Osbourne's lead guitarist and as the founder of the heavy metal band Black Label Society. His signature bulls-eye design appears on many of his guitars and is widely recognized. He was the lead guitarist and vocalist in Pride & Glory, who released one self-titled album in 1994 before disbanding. As a solo artist he released Book of Shadows and Book of Shadows II.

Motörhead English rock band

Motörhead were an English rock band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, who was the sole constant member, guitarist Larry Wallis and drummer Lucas Fox. The band are often considered a precursor to the new wave of British heavy metal, which re-energised heavy metal in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Though several guitarists and drummers have played in Motörhead, most of their best-selling albums and singles feature the work of Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor on drums and "Fast" Eddie Clarke on guitars.

Lemmy British singer-songwriter

Ian Fraser Kilmister, better known as Lemmy, was an English singer, songwriter, and musician, best known as the founder, lead singer, bassist, and primary songwriter of the rock band Motörhead.

The 2002 reissue of No More Tears featured two additional tracks entitled "Don't Blame Me" and "Party with the Animals". Both tracks had originally been released in 1991 as B-sides.

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Chris Jericho American-Canadian professional wrestler, musician, author and actor

Christopher Keith Irvine, better known by his ring name Chris Jericho, is an American-born Canadian professional wrestler, musician, author and actor who is signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW). In professional wrestling, Jericho is best known for appearances in WWE between 1999 and 2018. Noted for his over-the-top, rock star persona, Jericho has been named by journalists and industry colleagues as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time.

Aston Villa F.C. Association football club

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Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Mr. Tinkertrain" Ozzy Osbourne, Zakk Wylde, Randy Castillo 5:57
2."I Don't Want to Change the World"Osbourne, Wylde, Castillo, Lemmy Kilmister 4:06
3."Mama, I'm Coming Home"Osbourne, Wylde, Kilmister4:11
4."Desire"Osbourne, Wylde, Castillo, Kilmister5:46
5."No More Tears"Osbourne, Wylde, Castillo, Mike Inez, John Purdell 7:24
6."S.I.N."Osbourne, Castillo, Wylde4:47
7."Hellraiser"Osbourne, Wylde, Kilmister4:52
8."Time After Time"Osbourne, Wylde4:20
9."Zombie Stomp"Osbourne, Wylde, Castillo6:14
10."A.V.H."Osbourne, Wylde, Castillo4:13
11."Road to Nowhere"Osbourne, Wylde, Castillo5:11

Personnel

Randolpho Francisco Castillo was an American musician. He was Ozzy Osbourne's drummer during the mid-1980s to the early 1990s, and later as drummer for Mötley Crüe, from 1999 to his death in 2002.

John Sinclair is an English keyboardist who has played for bands such as The Babys, Heavy Metal Kids, Savoy Brown, The Cult, but is probably best known for his time in Uriah Heep and playing for Ozzy Osbourne's band. He also is credited with styling keyboard parts for This Is Spinal Tap.

Robert John Daisley is an Australian musician, songwriter and author. Daisley is also known for contributing bass and lyrics for Ozzy Osbourne throughout the 1980s and 1990s he has also associated with Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Gary Moore and Uriah Heep.

Production
Audio engineer engineer who operates recording, mixing, sound reproduction equipment

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John Purdell American musician and record producer

John Purdell was an American musician and multi-platinum rock music record producer who is credited on such albums as Ozzy Osbourne's No More Tears (1991) and Dream Theater's Awake (1994). He was born in San Diego and raised in Los Angeles. His father John Purdell (senior) (British) and mother Arrie Purdell (American) were both captains in the Salvation Army. He graduated from Verdugo Hills High School in Tujunga, California in 1977.

Michael Wagener is a music producer, mixer, and engineer from Hamburg, Germany, best known for his work with many top hard rock and heavy metal bands in the late 1980s. He is particularly renowned for his multi-amping and reamping techniques. Wagener's works have sold over ninety-four million albums worldwide.

2002 Reissue Information
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Charts

Certifications

CountryOrganizationYearSales
USA RIAA 20004x Platinum (+ 4,000,000) [7]
Canada CRIA 19922x Platinum (+ 200,000) [8]

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