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''The Ultimate Sin'' is the fourth studio album by Ozzy Osbourne. It was released on 22 February 1986, and it was remastered and re-issued on 22 August 1995. This album features guitarist Jake E. Lee (formerly of Mickey Ratt, Rough Cutt and Dio). This is the only Osbourne album to feature bassist Phil Soussan - who wrote the album's U.S. hit single "Shot in the Dark" - and the first to feature the late drummer, Randy Castillo. 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 on subsequent pressings.

The original title for this album was ''Killer of Giants'' (after the song of the same name) but Osbourne opted to change the title at the last minute, thus ''Killer of Giants'' became ''The Ultimate Sin''.

The album has since been deleted from Osbourne's catalog and was not reissued, remastered (and in some cases re-recorded) along with the rest of Osbourne's albums (save for ''Just Say Ozzy''). This is mainly due to a continuing legal struggle with bassist/songwriter, Phil Soussan over the song "Shot in the Dark". This is the same reason why the mini-EP, ''Just Say Ozzy'' was not re-released in 2002. The only two available versions of these albums are the 1995 remasters. The original version of the album is still freely available in Australia as a budget-priced CD.

At the time of it release, ''The Ultimate Sin'' was Osbourne's highest charting studio album. 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 2,000,000 copies worldwide.

In the UK, it was the final of four Osbourne albums to attain Silver certification (60,000 units sold) by the British Phonographic Industry, achieving this in April 1986.

The Ultimate Sin
Label: EPIC
Release Date: 1995-08-22
Duration: 40:59

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