Ozzy Osbourne - The Ultimate Sin
NME.COM feature on Ozzy Osbourne - The Ultimate Sin album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 22 February 1986
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- The Ultimate Sin
- Secret Loser
- Never Know Why
- Thank God for the Bomb
- Lightning Strikes
- Killer of Giants
- Fool Like You
- Shot In The Dark
Rain. Mud. Metal...
- Jun 4, 2002
One shit, one will have you "lining your spasming spine ripple in appreciation"...
- May 21, 2002
Sabbath star's ill advised solo sojourn
- Oct 10, 2001
Meanwhile, Black Sabbath say they refused proposal for Cream's Ginger Baker to drum on '13'
Ozzy's wife to be highest-paid judge on UK talent show
Financial strain reportedly drives famous rock couple apart
Ozzy Osbourne - The Ultimate Sin: Wikipedia Album Entry
The Ultimate Sin is an album by Ozzy Osbourne. It was released on February 22, 1986, and it was remastered and re-issued on August 22, 1995. This album was certified double platinum on October 26, 1994. This album also features former Mickey Ratt, Rough Cutt, and Dio guitarist Jake E. Lee. This is the only Ozzy Osbourne album to feature bassist Phil Soussan, who wrote the album's U.S. hit single "Shot in the Dark". This was the first Ozzy Osbourne album to feature drummer Randy Castillo, who has since died due to cancer. Lyrics were largely written by long-time Osbourne bass player Bob Daisley, who was also present during the initial writing sessions. Daisley left after having a disagreement with Osbourne which led to the hiring of Soussan. He was also not credited as a co-writer on the initial 1986 pressing of the album. This was corrected for each pressing after that.
"The Ultimate Sin" was Osbourne's highest charting studio album. The RIAA awarded the album Platinum status on May 14 1986, soon after its release: it was awarded 2 x Platinum status on October 26 1994.
In April 2002, this album was deleted from the Ozzy catalog and is no longer being made, due to legal issues between Osbourne and Soussan over the track "Shot in the Dark." The most recent issue is the 1995 remastered CD, which, unlike other more recent Osbourne reissues, does not include any bonus tracks. It is, however, still for sale in the iTunes Store.
The album was ranked #22 on Metal-Rules.com list over the 50 greatest glam metal albums.
All songs written by Ozzy Osbourne, Jake E. Lee and Bob Daisley except where noted
"The Ultimate Sin" - 3:45
"Secret Loser" - 4:08
"Never Know Why" - 4:27
"Thank God for the Bomb" - 3:53
"Never" - 4:17
"Lightning Strikes" - 5:16
"Killer of Giants" - 5:41
"Fool Like You" - 5:18
"Shot in the Dark" - 4:16 (Osbourne, Phil Soussan)
Ozzy Osbourne - vocals
Jake E. Lee - guitar
Phil Soussan - bass
Randy Castillo - drums
Mike Moran - keyboards
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