- Rocky Mountain Way
- In My Life
- Mississippi Queen
- Go Now
- 21st Century Schizoid Man
- All the Young Dudes
- For What It’s Worth
- Good Times
- Sunshine of Your Love
- Working Class Hero
- Sympathy for the Devil
- Changes (DualDisc Only)
- As these are all covers, the writing credits are wildly different for each track.
- Ozzy Osbourne – Vocals
- Jerry Cantrell – Guitar
- Chris Wyse – Bass
- Mike Bordin – Drums
- Ian Hunter – Vocals (All The Young Dudes)
- Leslie West – Guitar Solo (Missipppi Queen)
- Robert Randolph – Pedal Steel on Sympathy & Schizoid
- Mark Hudson – Producer
- Sharon Osbourne – Executive Producer
- Sony/Epic 97750 (US CD)
- Sony/Epic EN93470 (US DualDisc)
- BMG 82876743142 (UK CD)
- BMG 82876743162 (UK DualDisc)
- This is essentially Disc 4 of the Prince of Darkness set wth a few extra tracks that weren’t on the original release (and a couple missing (Changes)
- There are two versions of this album. One is a regular CD, and the other is a DualDisc which has video content on side 2.
- The original press release for the album is shown below.
OZZY OSBOURNE is going UNDER COVER to pay tribute to the songs he covets most on a new DualDisc coming out November 1 on Epic Records. Titled UNDER COVER, the audio side of the 13-track disc features newly recorded versions of OZZY�s personal favorites–including “Woman” (John Lennon), “Rocky Mountain Way” (Joe Walsh) and “Go Now” (The Moody Blues)–plus songs he recorded for 2005�s gold-certified box set Prince Of Darkness, such as �In My Life� (the Beatles), �21st Century Schizoid Man� (King Crimson) and �For What It�s Worth� (Buffalo Springfield).
The DVD side of the UNDER COVER DualDisc contains the video for �In My Life,� a stirring collection of archival footage spanning OZZY�s career. Other highlights include the half-hour presentation �Dinner With Ozzy and Friends� where OZZY, as only he can, tells some of his favorite stories to guests who include son Jack Osbourne and Motorhead�s Lemmy Kilmister. In addition, there are classic moments showing OZZY�s repeated attempts to light Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward�s beard on fire and his encounter with a group of nuns at an airport.
35 years into a massively successful music career–with over 90 millions albums sold–the Grammy Award-winning legend told Revolver (3/05), �For many years now, I�ve thought that it would be great to do some covers, old songs that mean something to me�It�s just me having a bit of fun with some songs that are already proven.� In his Esquire feature (1/05), OZZY clarified the basics for interpreting other artist�s songs, saying �If you�re going to do a cover of a song that has a great melody, don�t change the melody.�
Rolling Stone�s David Fricke reacted to the new cover songs that appeared on OZZY�s four-CD, 52-song Prince of Darkness box set by noting (3/24/05) ��the greatest shock is the authentic force that Osbourne, who was born into poverty and never finished school, brings to his whispered-goth reading of John Lennon�s �Working Class Hero.� �If you want to be a hero,� Osbourne sings in a searing whine uncannily like Lennon�s, �well, just follow me.�� Revolver�s J.D. Considine raved (5/05), ��[covers of] King Crimson�s �21st Century Schizoid Man,� for instance, or Mountain�s �Mississippi Queen� are pure genius.�
OZZY recorded the new songs with producer Mark Hudson, a powerhouse band–Mike Bordin (drums), Jerry Cantrell (guitars) and Chris Wyse (bass)–and guest musicians that included Ian Hunter (vocals on �All The Young Dudes�), Leslie West (guitar solo on �Mississippi Queen�) and Robert Randolph (pedal steel on �Symphony For The Devil,� guitar solo on �21st Century Schizoid Man�).