Ozzy Osbourne The Ultimate Sin 12" VINYL LP ALBUM

  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. Drummer Jimmy DeGrasso worked with Lee and Daisley on demos for the album, but the band fell apart when Ozzy did the Black Sabbath Live Aid reunion in 1985, so Randy Castillo and Phil Soussan replaced DeGrasso and Daisley. 


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Album Summary:


Music Genre:

Heavy Metal 

Collector's info: 

This album includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by and photos of Ozzy Osbourne.

Production information:

Produced and engineered by Ron Nevison

 Note: Ron Nevison is an American record producer and audio engineer and has worked during the 1970s and 1980s on many hard rock and rock albums for bands like: Bad Company, Thin Lizzy, Ufo, Kiss , Heart , Ozzy Osbourne , Led Zeppelin and many others.

Martin White - Sound Engineer

Recorded and/or mixed at Townhouse Studios, London, Air Studios, London, Davout Studios, Paris

Ria Lewerke - Art Direction

Boris Vallejo - Album artwork

Mark (Weiss Guy) Weiss - Photographer

  Mark Weiss is an American rock and roll photographer. His most widely recognized photographs capture the look and aesthetic of music and celebrity personalities of the 1980s. His work with renowned publications such as Circus magazine and FACES helped establish Mark "Weissguy" Weiss as a name known for rock photography. He has photographed everyone from the Rolling Stones , KISS , Madonna , to the Wu Tang Clan.Source: Wikipedia

Label Information:

Epic EPC 26404

Media Format:

12" LP  

Year & Country:

1986 Made in Holland  

Band Members and Musicians on: Ozzy Osbourne The Ultimate Sin

    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Ozzy Osbourne - Vocals

      Ozzy Osbourne (real-name: John Michael Osbourne) - Lead Singer in the British Heav Metal bands "Black Sabbath" and "Osbourne", he has been active in music as singer, producer, TV star since 1967 and has performed in the bands: Approach (1968), Black Sabbath (1969-2017), Music Machine (1967-1968), Ozzy Osbourne (1980-Today), Rare Breed (1968)

  • Jake E. Lee - Guitars
  • Phil Soussan - Bass
  • Randy Castillo - Drums

     Randy Castillo was a drummer from Albuquerque, New Mexico which career started around 1964, during half a century he has drummed in many different bands, these bands include: Le Mans (USA), Motley Crue (USA), Ozzy Osbourne (GBR), Black Sheep, Bone Angel, Juice 13, Red Square Black, The Gremlins, The Offenders, The Purple Blues, The Tabbs, The Wumblies, U.S.S.A.

Track Listing of: Ozzy Osbourne The Ultimate Sin


The Song/tracks on "Ozzy Osbourne The Ultimate Sin" are:

  • Lightning Strikes
  • Killer of Giants
  • Thank God for the Bomb
  • Never
  • Shot in the Dark
  • The Ultimate Sin
  • Secret Loser
  • Never Know Why
  • Fool Like You

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