*Live In London
- This was a bonus disc given out with some purchases of ReLoad, not a stand alone release. It needs to be added to ReLoad's page in some form.
*The First 30 Years
- A Metallic vinyl given away inside a Metal Hammer magazine. Not sure if this counts as a release or not.
*The Day That Never Comes
- Notes say it was given away for some promotion/event at Hot Topic? Not sure how legit it is, if someone else can comment.
*The Good, The Bad, and The Live
- Box set of old stuff and singles that Metallica only half-heartedly acknowledges. Vertigo stands by it though.
Everything else seems to pass the bar.Def Leppard
- Radio Promo sent to stations to promote a forgettable 90s album
*Yeah! Bonus CD
- this disc was bundled with copies of the Yeah!
album sold at Wal-Mart. It needs to be added as a bonus disc with a child entry of that release.Still looking over the various singles
(See below), but the lives and compilations all check out.
suggests that this was a legitimate, US-only single, while Discogs
list it as a US-only promo. I can't find anything definitive one way or the other, but the only other version I can find is a promo-only Japanese release
*20th Century Boy
- listed as a promo at Discogs
- Promo only
, according to DiscogsOzzy Osbourne (solo stuff)
* Demo 1980
- No mention of this anywhere at all on the internet. Existence is doubtful, seeing as the first track (initially a b-side) wasn't even written until recording had started on Blizzard of Ozz
*Heavy Metall Express
- This is a give away from the May '81 issue of German music magazine MusikExpress
. It's little more than a third-party sampler.
releases need to be merged into one entry, as they are the same. Little Dolls
was never released as a single, it was simply the b-side to Tonight
. We're the only site out there that lists otherwise.
*Revelation (Mother Earth)
- There's no evidence on any site (not even Ozbourne's own site) to show that this was released as a single, or anything else for that matter.
*Iron Man (Live)
- Again, no evidence exists supporting this being a single, not even so much as a second-hand seller, or discogs entry. For what it's worth, someone at RYM suggests it was real
, but the catalog number doesn't match anything logged for Jet Records at 45Cat.com
- This was a European comp by Epic Records
. It's not exactly part of anyone's discography, but it falls into that grey area of what qualifies a release as a VA or a large split. I would personally trash it, but what do I know.
isn't listed anywhere online, but as the cover on our page states, it's a promo release for the then-upcoming Tribute
album for Randy Rhodes.
- Promo release, additional notes
- Nothing online, but our notes say it's a promotional release
*The Urpney Song
- This wasn't so much a single by Ozzy Osbourne (the entity/group), but was a soundtrack contribution that Ozzy Obsourne (the artist) lent his voice to, with 4 other people. It doesn't really qualify as a release under this particular group header.
releases need to be merged together. The 2003 release is simply a remaster version of the original. It should be a child entry, not a new entry.
- Promo only release
*4 from Ozzmosis
- Promo only release
*Ballads of Ozz
- Promo only release, as seen on our picture
- Questionable. I remember hearing it on the radio, but I can't find much about it being released on a physical format. Blabbermouth article
says that the song was available as a paid download, but it's not clear if it was a separate "single" download, or if it was simply a downloadable track from the overall album. The links in the article are either dead, or not available in the US. It likely can pass, but the evidence isn't solid.
*Not Going Away
- Promo release, as shown in our notes and at Discogs
- Also questionable. No evidence of a physical release online, and there is no separate release for the song on digital outlets like iTunes.
*Life Won't Wait
& Let It Die
- Neither of these show up for physical releases. However, since the are from after the digital age, it's possible that they were once available as digital singles that have since been removed.
*The Ozzmosis Demos
are likely a bootleg. I can't find much information on it, but the tracklist does match up with first disc on this semi-shadey Japanese release
floating around out there. A different bootleg release
with the same generic name surfaced in 2014, but any connection between the two is a mystery.
*The Bark at the Moon outtakes
are also likely a bootleg. Same as the Ozzmosis Demos above, there's a shady Japanese release
floating about that matches up with out release.
*RSVP Music Videos
- A third-party comp of metal videos that happen to include Ozzy. Not really a legitimate release from him or his label.
releases can be merged. The 2000 release is just a DVD reissue of the original VHS version.
*Best Hits Collection
- Third party comp of music videos. May or may not be legit, more opinions welcome.Williams Street Records
This seems to be a constant issue. Williams Street, the label tied to Adult Swim, runs a yearly summer promotion entitled The 20XX Adult Swim Singles Program. They release a song for free download each week, or you can wait and download the entire VA album in full at the end of the promotion. People here seem to love adding the individual downloads as digital singles. I've personally reported these for deletion (Mastodon and Absu in particular) a number of times before, and even though the staff removes them each time, they seem to find their way back. All of these "singles" are parts of this promotion, and need to go.
*The Octagonal Stairway
*From the Kettle onto the Coil
(The Williams Street digital needs to go, but the independent vinyl is a legitimate release)
*Hall of the Masters
Unrelated: I know that promo-only releases are looked at for purging. But, if a promo version was released along side official for-sale versions, can the promo be counted as a child release?