Ozzy Osbourne Releases 20th Anniversary Edition of ‘Down to Earth’

2021-10-20

Ozzy Osbourne, in a black and white photo.

Ozzy Osbourne – Story by Charles Ken, courtesy photo

Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘Down to Earth’ album just turned 20 years old, and in honor, the Prince of Darkness has released a special edition version of the record

Ozzy Osbourne is ringing in the 20th anniversary of his “Down to Earth” album by releasing a special edition version of the record, which includes three rare tracks. The classic record arrived on Oct. 16, 2001, and features the Osbourne singles “Gets Me Through” and “Facing Hell,” so the new release comes just in time for the 20th anniversary.

“Down to Earth” marked Osbourne’s eighth solo album. The collection featured a bevy of big-named metal players, including longtime Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde, as well as Robert Trujillo and Mike Bordin. The album hit No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart and was certified platinum in 2003.

As for the special tracks, the new edition of the album will offer “No Place for Angels,” an acoustic version of “Dreamer” and the single version of “Gets Me Through.” This release marks the first time all three are available to stream, with the tracks now available to stream as part of the expanded edition of “Down to Earth” on digital platforms. Listen to the songs via YouTube below.

This year marks plenty of anniversaries for Osbourne, as he recently honored the 30th anniversary of his “No More Tears” album with another digital release. Osbourne is also working on a new album, which will mark his follow-up to 2020’s “Ordinary Man.” As previously reported, the new album will feature Trujillo of Metallica, Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters. No word yet on when the new album is expected to be released, but earlier this year, Osbourne stated he had already wrapped up work on 15 tracks for the set.

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