|Bark at the Moon|
|Released||December 10, 1983|
Bark at the Moon is a heavy metal album by Ozzy Osbourne, released on December 10, 1983. This album features former Mickey Ratt, Rough Cutt, and Dio guitarist Jake E. Lee.
Of all his solo albums only here is writing credited to Osbourne alone, although he states the title track was co-written with guitarist Jake E. Lee in the liner notes to The Ozzman Cometh. Osbourne's former bassist Bob Daisley has stated that he co-wrote most of the music with Lee and wrote the vast majority of the lyrics. Due to legal issues, neither Lee nor Daisley took credit for either of these. Daisley has stated, however, that he sold the lyrics to Osbourne. The title track was featured on the "V Rock" radio station in the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. A cover version of that song was featured in Guitar Hero and put up for download on the Xbox Live Marketplace for the Xbox 360 version of Guitar Hero II.
Bark at the Moon was remastered in 1995 and again in 2002, although the latter re-issue was actually a remix of the album, not a remaster. Many fans were displeased with the remix, noting that some elements found in the original mix are not present in the remix, namely several lead guitar parts.
The American pressing of the album featured yellow and red writing for Osbourne's name and the album title, and featured the song "Slow Down", but not "Spiders in the Night". The British version featured blue and yellow writing on the cover, and contained "Spiders in the Night" but not "Slow Down". The album was reissued in America in 1995, including "Spiders in the Night" as a bonus track.
Some European pressings named the track "Centre of Eternity" as "Forever". On tours for the album, Osbourne referred to it as "Forever." This can be heard on bootleg recordings of tours promoting the album.
The album peaked at number 19 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Osbourne is given sole credit for all the songwriting but it's been disputed that the bulk of the album was written by Bob Daisley and Jake E. Lee.
- "Bark at the Moon" - 4:17
- "You're No Different" - 5:49
- "Now You See It (Now You Don't)" - 5:10
- "Rock 'n' Roll Rebel" - 5:23
- "Centre of Eternity" - 5:15
- "So Tired" - 4:00
- "Slow Down" - 4:21
- "Waiting for Darkness" - 5:14