The Sin of Pride is the fourth and final album to be released by the original line-up of The Undertones. The album, which was produced by Mike Hedges, was recorded between the autumn of 1982 and the spring of 1983. Unlike the three previous albums released by The Undertones, which primarily consisted of guitar-oriented music, The Sin of Pride drew much inspiration from both Soul music and Motown and has been described by Allmusic as "one of the great unsung albums of the early '80s."
Released in March 1983, The Sin of Pride reached number 43 in the UK charts. Four months after the release of this album, The Undertones disbanded.
Three singles were taken from The Sin of Pride: Got To Have You Back; Chain of Love; and The Love Parade. (Two single versions of The Love Parade were released; one version commercially available upon the LP and an extended 12-inch single version.) However, none of the singles released reached the UK top 40.