Ozzy Osbourne will be releasing a 30th anniversary edition of “No More Tears“ on September 17. The effort will be available digitally and on black and yellow/red vinyl. Pre-orders can be found HERE.
“No More Tears” (30th Anniversary Edition) Track Listing:
01. “Mr. Tinkertrain”
02. “I Don’t Want To Change The World”
03. “Mama, I’m Coming Home”
05. “No More Tears”
06. “Won’t Be Coming Home (S.I.N)”
08. “Time After Time”
09. “Zombie Stomp”
11. “Road To Nowhere”
12. “Don’t Blame Me“*
13. “Party With The Animals“*
14. “I Don’t Want To Change The World” (demo)**
15. “Mama, I’m Coming Home” (demo)**
16. “Desire” (demo)**
17. “Time After Time” (demo)**
18. “Won’t Be Coming Home” (S.I.N) (demo)**
19. “Mrs J.” (demo)**
20. “I Don’t Want To Change The World” (live)†
21. “Road to Nowhere” (live)†
22. “No More Tears” (live)†
23. “Desire” (live)†
24. “Mama, I’m Coming Home” (live)††
* bonus tracks currently on the digital album at DSPs
** demos from the 1991 promo CD “The No More Tears Demo Sessions” (also the “Prince Of Darkness” box set), not currently at DSPs
† live audio from “Memoirs Of A Madman” DVD, San Diego 1992, not currently at DSPs
†† live audio from “Memoirs Of A Madman” DVD, MTV 1992, not currently at DSPs
“I have a lot of great memories of making the album. We worked hard on the record with John Purdell and Duane Baron, who became extra two members of the band. Before we went into the studio, we discussed what we were going to do — everything was planned.
It’s so nice when you get a producer who’s more like a part of the band than them saying, ‘nah, you do it this way.’ Because we write them and when you write the songs, you have a mental picture of how you think you want it to sound.
Sometimes you’re surprised for the better, but other times you’re disappointed, but John and Duane did an extraordinary job on the album. It was really, really well done. Every song was worked on for a long time and we spent extra time trying to get things right.
But there was also lots of goofing around and we had a good time making it. And Zakk’s playing on it is spectacular.”
Guitarist Zakk Wylde added:
“On the first record, it was, like, ‘I can’t believe I’m here.’ I had definitely crawled into the fire and kept thinking. ‘You gotta produce. You got to come up with some cool stuff.’ On ‘No More Tears‘, I guess I was more relaxed. With Ozzy, whenever we’re playing riffs, he would be like ‘keep playing that riff.’
Pretty much every time he just gets up there and starts singing what comes to him naturally, he knocks it out of the park all the time. I mean, there’s very, very few times where he’s actually said, ‘No, let me come back to that. I don’t like what I’m singing. I’ll come up with something better.’
Whatever you’re hearing on the record is pretty much first thing he started singing that naturally came out of him, that he started hearing in his head. Which is amazing. My love for him and admiration for him has just gotten even stronger and bigger over the years.
It’s bigger than the music. It’s always a good time whenever we’re together, it’s always like it’s a laugh fest, and then making the records is beyond hilarious as well.”