- Product Code: 481680 2
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First remastered re-release of the fourth full-length album by the legendary Heavy Metal vocalist.
"The Ultimate Sin" is the first and only Osbourne album to feature bassist Phil Soussan, who co-wrote the album's U.S. hit single "Shot in the Dark". Drummer Randy Castillo, who had previously played in Lita Ford's band, also makes his recording debut with Osbourne. Album marks the final appearance of lead guitarist Jake E. Lee with Osbourne.
The working title for the album was "Killer of Giants", after the album's song of the same name. Osbourne opted to change the title to "The Ultimate Sin" at the last minute.
At the time of its release, "The Ultimate Sin" was Osbourne's highest charting studio album, as Heavy Metal was enjoying a surge in popularity during the mid-1980s. The RIAA awarded the album Platinum status on 14 May 1986, soon after its release; it was awarded Double Platinum status on 26 October 1994. The album sold over 2000000 copies worldwide. In the UK, it was the final of four Osbourne albums to attain Silver certification (60000 units sold) by the British Phonographic Industry, achieving this in April 1986.
Special collector's edition - Super Bit Mapping processor (SBM) digital remaster with 22-bit analog to digital conversion, yielding an ultra-high resolution "Super-CD", complete with all original artwork plus bonus photos.
Epic/Sony Music Entertainment, 1986/1995 (481680 2). Made in Austria. Re-press.
1. The Ultimate Sin 3:43
2. Secret Loser 4:09
3. Never Know Why 4:27
4. Thank God For The Bomb 3:53
5. Never 4:21
6. Lightning Strikes 5:13
7. Killer Of Giants 5:41
8. Fool Like You 5:19
9. Shot In The Dark 4:17
Total playing time: 41:05 min.