Scream (Ozzy Osbourne album)

Scream is the eleventh studio album by English heavy metal singer Ozzy Osbourne, released in the United Kingdom on 14 June 2010.[10] The album was recorded at Osbourne's home studio "The Bunker" in Los Angeles, California and produced by himself and Kevin Churko, who had previously worked on Black Rain in 2007. The album was considered commercially disappointing in comparison to Osbourne's earlier work, though it was a moderate success by reaching 4 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart and number 12 on the UK Albums Chart.[11][12]

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Studio album by
Released11 June 2010 (details)
StudioThe Bunker, Los Angeles, California
GenreHeavy metal
ProducerOzzy Osbourne, Kevin Churko
Ozzy Osbourne chronology
Black Rain
Ordinary Man
Singles from Scream
  1. "Let Me Hear You Scream"
    Released: 3 May 2010
  2. "Life Won't Wait"
    Released: 8 August 2010
  3. "Let it Die"
    Released: 23 January 2011
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[2]
BBC Music(mixed)[3]
The Daily Telegraph3/5 stars[4]
Entertainment WeeklyB[5]
PopMatters5/10 stars[7]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[8]
Ultimate Guitar Archive8/10 stars[9]

The album was originally to have been titled Soul Sucka, but this was changed before release to Scream after fans voiced their objections.[13] It is Osbourne's only album to feature guitarist Gus G, who replaced long-term guitarist Zakk Wylde.[14] The drums on the album were recorded by Kevin Churko, though Tommy Clufetos was credited, as he was touring with Osbourne's band at the time.[15] Scream is also the first release to feature keyboardist Adam Wakeman, who had worked with Osbourne as a touring musician since 2004. The lead single released from the album was "Let Me Hear You Scream", which peaked at number 6 on the American Rock Songs chart.[16] It is Osbourne's first album since 1986's The Ultimate Sin to use his classic logo on the cover art.

A 2-CD, "Tour Edition" version of the album was released in the U.S. on 5 October 2010.[17] This package contains the original album on disc 1 and a second CD with seven bonus songs: "One More Time" (originally an iTunes pre-order exclusive), "Jump the Moon" (originally a bonus track on the Japanese release), and "Hand of the Enemy" (previously unreleased) from the Scream sessions, and four additional live tracks recorded during the UK leg of the Scream tour: "Bark at the Moon", "Let Me Hear You Scream", "No More Tears" and a live recording of Black Sabbath's "Fairies Wear Boots". A four-sided vinyl edition, containing the aforementioned studio tracks along with the live version of "Let Me Hear You Scream" and the single version of "Life Won't Wait", is also available.[17]


To promote the album, an Ozzy Osbourne track pack had been released as downloadable content for the Rock Band video game series, containing three Scream songs and three of Ozzy's greatest hits. "Let Me Hear You Scream", "Soul Sucker" and "Diggin' Me Down" were released alongside "I Don't Wanna Stop" (from the previous album, Black Rain), "Crazy Babies" (from No Rest for the Wicked) and "No More Tears" on 15 June 2010.[18]

Other promotions used to advertise the album include the stunt at the Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim MLB game on 12 June 2010, in which Osbourne encouraged the crowd to scream the title of the album as loud and as long as possible. The goal was to earn the Guinness World Record for loudest and longest scream from a crowd, and it was met successfully. Although the official decibel level has not been announced, the stadium beat the previous record set by a group of Finnish Boy Scouts, which was 127.2 dBA.[19] The money earned was donated to ThinkCure! to aid cancer research. Osbourne has also appeared on many new commercials, video games, albums, etc. to promote the album.

"Let Me Hear You Scream" hit number 1 on the US Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, which is Osbourne's second single to achieve such a feat. The song was featured along with "Crazy Train" in the video game Madden NFL 11.

"Life Won't Wait" reached No. 1 on the Mediabase rock chart in Canada, making it his third single to achieve such a feat. "Life Won't Wait" was announced in the Production Notes, and played during the end credits for the horror film Saw 3D.[20]

CBS had also promoted the song "Let Me Hear You Scream" in their television show CSI: NY and it was also featured in the 6th-season episode "Redemption".

Track listingEdit

1."Let It Die"Ozzy Osbourne, Kevin Churko, Adam Wakeman6:06
2."Let Me Hear You Scream"Osbourne, Churko3:25
3."Soul Sucker"Osbourne, Churko4:34
4."Life Won't Wait"Osbourne, Churko5:06
5."Diggin' Me Down"Osbourne, Churko, Wakeman6:03
6."Crucify"Osbourne, Churko3:29
7."Fearless"Osbourne, Churko, Wakeman3:41
8."Time"Osbourne, Churko5:31
9."I Want It More"Osbourne, Churko, Wakeman5:36
10."Latimer's Mercy"Osbourne, Churko4:27
11."I Love You All"Osbourne, Churko, Wakeman1:02
Total length:49:00

"Tour Edition" disc 2Edit

1."Hand of the Enemy" (previously unreleased track from the Scream sessions)Osbourne, Churko, Wakeman3:41
2."One More Time" (originally released as a pre-order iTunes exclusive)Osbourne, Churko3:07
3."Jump the Moon" (originally released as a bonus track on the Japanese pressing)Osbourne, Churko2:54
4."Bark at the Moon" (live)Osbourne4:29
5."Let Me Hear You Scream" (live)Osbourne, Churko3:25
6."No More Tears" (live)Osbourne, Zakk Wylde, Mike Inez, Randy Castillo, John Purdell7:18
7."Fairies Wear Boots" (live)Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward6:35
  • "Let Me Hear You Scream" (video)
  • The making of the "Let Me Hear You Scream" video
  • The making of the album "Scream"



Chart (2010) Peak
Australian Albums Chart 11[21]
Austrian Albums Chart 9[22]
Belgian Ultratop (Wallonia) 49[23]
Belgian Ultratop (Flanders) 79[24]
Canadian Albums Chart 4[11]
Czech Republic Albums Chart 2[25]
Danish Albums Chart 18[26]
Dutch Albums Chart 57[27]
Finnish Albums Chart 3[28]
French Albums Chart 49[29]
German Albums Chart 7[30]
Greek Albums Chart 1[31]
Hungarian Albums Chart 10[32]
Italian Albums Chart 29[33]
Japanese Albums Chart 11[34]
Mexican Albums Chart 60[35]
New Zealand Albums Chart 6[36]
Norwegian Albums Chart 5[37]
Polish Albums Chart 3[38]
Spanish Albums Chart 77[39]
Swedish Albums Chart 3[40]
Swiss Albums Top 100 8[41]
UK Albums Chart 12[12]
US Billboard 200 4[11]
US Rock Albums 1[11]
US Hard Rock Albums 1[11]
US Digital Albums 5[42]

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (2010) Position
US Billboard 200 154[43]


Country Organization Year Sales
Canada CRIA 2010 Gold (+ 40,000)[44]
Poland ZPAV 2010 Gold (+10,000)[45]

Release historyEdit

Region Date
Europe 11 June 2010[46]
United Kingdom 14 June 2010[46]
Australia 18 June 2010
United States 22 June 2010[47]
Japan 23 June 2010[47]
Brazil 24 June 2010


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