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Ultimate Sin [Import]

Ozzy OsbourneAudio CD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (178 customer reviews)

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Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman are landmark albums that took metal in a new direction in the early 1980's, inspiring whole new generations of rock bands and fans. "Crazy Train," the first single from Blizzard of Ozz, has become one of Ozzy's musical signatures, a perennial on the rock playlists and as part of Ozzy’s live performances.

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 27, 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Sony/Epic
  • ASIN: B0000252YK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (178 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,777 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Ultimate Sin
2. Secret Loser
3. Never Know Why
4. Thank God For The Bomb
5. Never
6. Lightning Strikes
7. Killer Of Giants
8. Fool Like You
9. Shot In The Dark

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The Original Version from the Self Appointed Heavy Metal "Prince of Darkness", featuring the Hit Single "Shot in the Dark".

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41 of 45 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Fair Perspective January 11, 2005
Format:Audio CD
The Ultimate Sin, while mostly dismissed by the Ozzy camp with the exception of Shot In the Dark, which became the sole setlist staple in subsequent years...is an unfairly dismissed album.

To fairly judge the album, one must separate the actual songs from the production, which does indeed drag the album down. Ron Nevison has no business on any Ozzy album (or KISS for that matter.) It is primarily the production that drags the album down, not the actual songs. Fault lies with Ron Nevison and Capitol for pushing him as their choice of a producer upon Ozzy.

Put the production aside and judge the songs on their own merit, with some imagination of how they would have sounded with a proper producer. One must also take into account the souring relations between Ozzy and guitarist Jake E Lee as a factor in affecting Ozzy's view of the album. I believe the other factor that keeps this album/period as one that Ozzy would sooner forget is the image associated with it...big poofy blond hair with sparkly costumes best worn by Liberace.

The album's opening and title track, The Ultimate Sin, is nothing to scoff at. It features excellent lyrics put to a heavy groove...in fact, the song is an easy example of how the production got in the way of an otherwise worthy track, which can immediately instill a sense of frustration into the listener. The song itself would not be out of place on Diary of a Madman or Blizzard of Ozz.

Secret Loser follows suit with the same attributes....both tracks would be candidates as live set staples had they been handled correctly.

Never Know Why is the first track to bring up another issue with the album besides the production....poor lyrics. Actually, with proper production and the dropping of the "We Rock" chorus...
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Audio CD
OK. So The Ultimate Sin isn't Ozzy's greatest album, but this album has so many great things going for it, it's a shame that it doesn't get better reviews than it does. Everything Ozzy fans have come to expect is found on this album; heavy, rockin' songs like The Ultimate Sin; Ozzy's more mellow, lighter side in Killer of Giants; those catchy songs (Secret Loser); and finally, in my opinion, Ozzy's greatest achievement, Shot In The Dark. This song was Ozzy's first top 40 single, and it's not hard to figure out why! This song alone is worth the album's total price. I recommend that every Ozzy fan purchase this album. Its a great, solid album, the sound rocks, the album cover rocks, and most importantly, Ozzy rocks!
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This album shouldn't be disregarded as the worst!!! June 16, 2007
Format:Audio CD
I am not a huge Ozzy fan but want to make things straightened out.
Allmusic.com, which people refer to often, grades this awesome album below mediocre. The critque seems to target the general hair rock of mid 80's. This album has everything to constitute a great hevey metal music, except for solid chemistry between Ozzy and Jake.

In fact, Ozzy's voice does not impress me as usual but the guitar blows my mind. Here in the Ultimate Sin, Jake E. Lee explodes his anger in his playing, the most agressive and heaviest guitar among Ozzy's albums. Jake deserves better than what people said about this album.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars CLASSIC! June 7, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Forget what you've heard, this record has it all: Heavy Riffs, driving bass and thunderous drumming. People claim this "too polished"...well it was 1986!!!! WAKE UP!!!! This record has such classics as "Shot in the Dark", the evil sounding "Ultimate Sin"....and several other great Ozzy cuts. Don't get put off by the "glam" bs...put down "Blizzard of Ozz for 5 mins and try something new..great record!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The 2nd best ozzy album November 18, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Well let me start out by saying that this IS the second best album(No More Tears being the first), and it is extremely underrated. Casual fans of Blizzard of Oz, might hate this album, but true fans will love it.
Jake E. Lee is back on guitar, Phil Soussan on bass, and Randy Castillo makes is drumming with ozzy debut. Randy Castillo always will be the best drummer, Michael Inez is a better bassist than Soussan though.
As for guitarists, I can't compare them. Ozzy's guitarists are all great, so none is better than the other, they all have unique things about them.
The songs are all great here, no filler songs.
Here's how I rate them:
The Ultimate Sin-The ultimate opener. Great, strong riff, exceptional vocals. A masterpiece. 10/10
Secret Loser-Self-parody track, note the chorus(awesome). 9/10
Never Know Why-"Never know why-we rock!" A big f**k you to anyone who thinks that ozzy's music is bad or evil or sucks!!!!!! 10/10
Thank God for the Bomb-Some people think this is the album's weak point. I personally think this song is great. (ONE PROBLEM- Note the riff at the beginning is similar to Van Halen's "ain't talkin' 'bout love") 9.5/10
Never-The riff at the beginning is great, it really shows of Jake's talent. 9/10
Lightning Strikes-Rips off the crazy train riff a bit... But it's better that Ozzy or his guitarist rip off a riff from one of his songs than some other band like Twisted Sister(no offense "guys," you're still one of my favorite bands). 10/10
Killer of Giants-Wow! A powerful ballad that just makes you think about war, and is as musically deep as it can be. 10/10
Fool Like You-Song about foolish people and foolish lives. The guitar playing is what keeps this song a gem.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Solid Underrated Ozzy Classic!!!
I had this poster on my bedroom wall when I was 16 so there is definitely some sentimental value here. I find that a four star rating is really a bit low for this one. Read more
Published 11 days ago by White Chicken
5.0 out of 5 stars LoL Very glad to own this one too
Ozzy is about 90-years old but he ROCK !!!!! LoL
Very glad to own this one too...
Published 13 days ago by The Outlaw
4.0 out of 5 stars I like it
This is one of ozzy best album's but there all great
Published 17 days ago by Clyde Estep jr
5.0 out of 5 stars "STANDS ALONE!"
"THE ULTIMATE SIN" IS OZZY'S HIGHEST AND MOST UNDERRATED ALBUM BY FARRRRR! MOST FANS EITHER LOVE IT OR HATE IT......"I MYSELF LOVE IT"...... Read more
Published 1 month ago by EVLROB
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album!
Ozzy just kills it. Great album!
Published 2 months ago by Kirsten A D'Amato
5.0 out of 5 stars The only album of his that you need
If you have to get only one album of his, this is the one. this album represents the bext of Ozzy Osbourne. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Practicedummy
3.0 out of 5 stars SOME GREAT SONGS....
ULTIMATE SIN got some great songs like SHOT IN THE DARK and the title track.....But, like most all METAL bands in that period(mid 80's) OZZY was a bit inspired on the glam rock... Read more
Published 3 months ago by FLUMINENSE
5.0 out of 5 stars My first Ozzy cd
I remember being 8 years old and picking up my first Ozzy cd.Sure my dad had every Sabbath album,and i mean EVERY single one so i was already into the metal music. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Andrew Lynch
5.0 out of 5 stars Another CD for my ozzy collection!
Came in great condition and a perfect addition to my Ozzy Osbourne CD collection! Highly recommend it for any Ozzy Fan!
Published 5 months ago by Alexandros Doane
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
Ozzy Osbourne already is a classic rocker with Black Sabbath and this album is the pinnacle of his solo career
Published 5 months ago by JeremyL
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