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Down to Earth (Ozzy Osbourne album)

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Title: Down to Earth (Ozzy Osbourne album)  
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Subject: Dreamer (Ozzy Osbourne song), Ozzy Osbourne, The Ozzman Cometh, Joe Holmes, Ozzy Osbourne discography
Collection: 2001 Albums, Albums Produced by Tim Palmer, Epic Records Albums, Ozzy Osbourne Albums
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Down to Earth (Ozzy Osbourne album)

Down to Earth
Studio album by Ozzy Osbourne
Released 16 October 2001
Recorded 2001 (2001) at Jim Henson Studios, Los Angeles, California
Genre Heavy metal
Length 48:34
Label Epic
Producer Tim Palmer
Ozzy Osbourne chronology
The Ozzman Cometh
Down to Earth
Live at Budokan
Singles from Down to Earth
  1. "Gets Me Through"
    Released: October 2001
  2. "Dreamer"
    Released: January 2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic [1]
Entertainment Weekly B+[2]
Rolling Stone [3]

Down to Earth is the eighth studio album by British heavy metal vocalist Ozzy Osbourne. Released on 16 October 2001, the album reached number 19 on the UK Albums Chart and number four on the US Billboard 200 albums chart. Down to Earth spawned just two singles, although both reached the top-ten of the US Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and reached number 18 on the UK Singles Chart. The album was certified Platinum and has sold over 1.6 million copies worldwide.

Down to Earth is Osbourne's only studio album (that wasn't a re-recording of Ozzy's earlier material) to feature bassist Robert Trujillo, who left the group to join Metallica in 2003. It was the first Osbourne album to feature drummer Mike Bordin, previously of Faith No More. Though he plays on the album, guitarist Zakk Wylde did not contribute as a songwriter for the first time since joining Osbourne's band in 1988 and this was due to many of the songs being written before Wylde rejoined the band. Osbourne's previous guitarist Joe Holmes was involved in the writing process and also Osbourne instead chose to utilise outside songwriters such as Tim Palmer and Marti Frederiksen.


  • Track listing 1
    • International (Japan) edition bonus track 1.1
  • Personnel 2
  • Charts 3
  • Sales accomplishments 4
  • References 5

Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Gets Me Through"   Ozzy Osbourne, Tim Palmer 5:04
2. "Facing Hell"   Osbourne, Palmer, Scott Humphrey, Geoff Nicholls 4:25
3. "Dreamer"   Osbourne, Marti Frederiksen, Mick Jones 4:44
4. "No Easy Way Out"   Osbourne, Palmer 5:06
5. "That I Never Had"   Osbourne, Frederiksen, Joe Holmes, Robert Trujillo 4:23
6. "You Know...(Part 1)"   Osbourne, Palmer 1:06
7. "Junkie"   Osbourne, Frederiksen, Joe Holmes, Trujillo 4:28
8. "Running Out of Time"   Osbourne, Frederiksen, Jones 5:05
9. "Black Illusion"   Osbourne, Palmer, Nicholls, Andy Sturmer 4:21
10. "Alive"   Osbourne, Danny Saber 4:54
11. "Can You Hear Them?"   Osbourne, Frederiksen, Joe Holmes, Trujillo 4:58
Total length:

International (Japan) edition bonus track

No. Title Writer(s) Length
12. "No Place for Angels"   Osbourne, Palmer, Nicholls 3:23
Total length:


Primary musicians
Additional musicians
Production and artwork personnel


Year Chart Position
2001 US Billboard 200 4[5]
2001 Australian ARIA Album Chart 46[6]
2001 Polish Album Chart 32[7]

Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
2001 "Gets Me Through" Mainstream Rock Tracks 2[8]
2002 "Dreamer" Mainstream Rock Tracks 10[8]

Sales accomplishments


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  3. ^ Rolling Stone review at the Wayback Machine (archived 27 August 2006)
  4. ^ "Zakk Wylde Interview". Music Legends. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  5. ^ album chart history-Ozzy Osbourne"Billboard". Retrieved 17 February 2009. 
  6. ^ "ARIA album chart history-Ozzy Osbourne". Retrieved 17 February 2009. 
  7. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLIS – Official Retail Sales Chart". OLIS. 28 October 2001. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  8. ^ a b singles chart history-Ozzy Osbourne"Billboard". Retrieved 17 February 2009. 
  9. ^ "RIAA Gold & Platinum database". Retrieved 17 February 2009. 
  10. ^ "BPI certified awards". Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  11. ^ "Gold & Platinum Certification – May 2002".  
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