Vertigo 6360 050 Black Sabbath – Master Of Reality. Released with two different posters. one with a height of 35 inches, and one of only 24 inches.
This is a leap forward for the Sabbies, no doubt about it. The interplay is more mature, as is illustrated by ‘After Forever’. They’ve even made room for some acoustic guitar! ‘Solitude’ could almost have been a Jade Warrior outtake.
Rumbling train-riffs adorn ‘Children Of The Grave’ – an appeal for universal love clothed in dark robes. On the other hand, there are also the ominous repetitions of ‘Into The Void’. It’s diversity of a sort; but it also marks a fork in the road: will they fall back on to well-trodden paths, or will they go on to develop an even richer sound? Time will tell…
|Catalog number:||Vertigo 6360 050|
|Album title:||Master Of Reality|
|Mint value:||(UK) **** box cover, released with poster (GER) ** embossed single sleeve, released with poster|
|Production:||Produced by Rodger Bain for Tony Hall Enterprises|
|Cover-design:||Cover-art by Bloomsbury Group. Photography (poster) by Marcus Keef|
|Line-up:||Ozzy Osbourne voc Terry Butler b Tony Iommi g Bill Ward dr|
|Track listing A:||Sweet Leaf (5:05) After Forever (5:26) Embryo (Instrumental) (0:28) Children Of The Grave (5:17)|
|Track listing B:||Orchid (Instrumental) (1:31) Lord Of This World (5:26) Solitude(5:02) Into The Void (6:12)|
|Matrix number A:||6360050 1Y//1 ▼420 1 1 3|
|Matrix number B:||6360050 2Y//1 ▼420 1 1 1|