BLACK SABBATH - Master of Reality ( Canada ) 12" Vinyl LP ALbum

This is a description of the Canadian release of "Master of Reality (US)" the third album released by the British Heavy Metal band: Black Sabbath.

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Music Genre: 

Hard Rock, Metal

Album 
Production information:

The album: "BLACK SABBATH - Master of Reality (US)" was produced by: Rodger Bain for Tony Hall Enterprises

  Rodger Bain is a British music producer who has been working with Rodger Bain is a British music producer and engineer who is best known for his work on early Black Sabbath albums. He worked as a producer and engineer on the first three Black Sabbath albums: "Black Sabbath" (1970), "Paranoid" (1970), and "Master of Reality" (1971). Bain is credited with helping to shape the sound of heavy metal and hard rock, and his work with Black Sabbath is considered influential in the development of the genre.

 Bain's production style was characterized by his use of raw, powerful sound, and his ability to bring out the best in the artists he worked with. He is regarded as one of the pioneers of heavy metal production and is highly respected in the music industry for his contributions.

 After his work with Black Sabbath, Bain went on to work with other influential rock bands of the 1970s, including Judas Priest and UFO. He continued to work as a producer and engineer throughout his career, and his work has been recognized and celebrated by music fans and industry professionals alike.

This album was recorded at: Island Studios, London, England

Album cover design: Mike Stanford, Bloomsbury group

Marcus Keef (1934-2012) - Photography

Label: 

Warner Bros (WB) Records BS 2562

Format: 

12" LP Vinyl Gramophone Record 

 Country 

Made in Canada 

Photos of the LP's cover: BLACK SABBATH Master of Reality Ozzy Osbourne, Iommi, Ward, Butler
Band Members and Musicians on: BLACK SABBATH Master of Reality Ozzy Osbourne, Iommi, Ward, Butler
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne

    Ozzy Osbourne (real-name: John Michael Osbourne) an English singer, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to fame as the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath, one of the most influential and successful bands in the history of heavy metal. Osbourne has since established a successful solo career, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest vocalists in rock music.

    Born in Birmingham, England in 1948, Osbourne formed Black Sabbath in 1969 with guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler, and drummer Bill Ward. The band's self-titled debut album, released in 1970, is considered one of the first heavy metal albums and is widely regarded as a classic of the genre. Over the course of their career, Black Sabbath released numerous hit albums, including "Paranoid" (1970), "Master of Reality" (1971), and "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" (1973).

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    In 1979, Osbourne embarked on a solo career, releasing his first solo album, "Blizzard of Ozz," in 1980. The album was a commercial success and has since been recognized as a classic of heavy metal. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Osbourne continued to release hit albums and establish himself as a solo artist. He has been awarded numerous accolades for his contributions to music, including the MTV Icon award in 2005, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Black Sabbath in 2006.

    Osbourne is also well known for his outrageous and often controversial behavior, which has made him a subject of media scrutiny and a pop culture icon. He has appeared in several reality television shows, including the hit MTV series "The Osbournes," which documented his family life and gained widespread popularity.

    John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne was born in Marston Green, Borough of Solihull, England, United Kingdom on 3/12/1948. His parents are John Thomas 'Jack' Osbourne 04/05/1913 and Lilian Unitt 1916. He has two brothers (Tony Osbourne, Pauline Osbourne) and three sisters (Jean-Luc Osbourne, Iris Osbourne, Gillian Osbourne).

    When he was 28 years old, his father John Thomas 'Jack' Osbourne died (03/06/1977). When he was 52 years old, his mother Lilian Unitt died (01/12/2001).

    He married Thelma Riley in 1971. On 4/7/1982, he married Sharon Arden. He was 22 years old when he married Thelma Riley. He was 33 years old when he married Sharon Arden. He got divorced from Thelma Riley. He has three children with Sharon Arden: Aimee Osbourne 2/9/1983, Kelly Osbourne 27/10/1984, Jack Osbourne 8/11/1985. He has two children with Thelma Riley: Jessica Osbourne, Louisa Osbourne.

  • Tony Iommi - Guitars

      Tony Iommi (Full-name: Anthony Frank Iommi) an English guitarist and songwriter, best known as the lead guitarist and one of the founding members of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath. Iommi is widely regarded as one of the most influential and important figures in the history of heavy metal, and is credited with helping to shape the sound and style of the genre.

      Iommi was born in Birmingham, England in 1948 and began playing guitar at a young age. In 1969, he formed Black Sabbath with singer Ozzy Osbourne, bassist Geezer Butler, and drummer Bill Ward. The band's self-titled debut album, released in 1970, is considered one of the first heavy metal albums and is widely regarded as a classic of the genre. Over the course of their career, Black Sabbath released numerous hit albums, including "Paranoid" (1970), "Master of Reality" (1971), and "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" (1973).

      Iommi's guitar playing is characterized by his heavy, driving riffs, intricate solos, and use of distortion and feedback. He is widely recognized as one of the greatest guitarists in the history of rock music and has been awarded numerous accolades for his contributions to the genre. In 2005, he was ranked number 25 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time.

      In addition to his work with Black Sabbath, Iommi has also collaborated with numerous other artists and released several solo albums. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Black Sabbath, and his contributions to heavy metal and rock music continue to be celebrated and recognized by fans and industry professionals alike.

      Anthony Frank Iommi was born in Birmingham, City and Borough of Birmingham, England, United Kingdom on 19 February 1948. He is the first child of Anthony Frank Iommi Sr. and Sylvia Maria Valenti.

      One of his partners was Valery Iommi 1987. He married Susan Snowdon in 1973. He married Melinda Diaz in 1980. He married Maria Sjöholm in 2005. He was 25 years old when he married Susan Snowdon. He was 32 years old when he married Melinda Diaz. He was 57 years old when he married Maria Sjöholm. He got divorced from Valery Iommi in 1993. He got divorced from Susan Snowdon in 1976. He got divorced from Melinda Diaz in 1985. He has one daughter with Melinda Diaz: Toni-Marie Iommi.

      During 1980 he works as a musician in "Heaven and Hell", Black Sabbath. He was 32 years old at that point. During 1989 he works as a musician in "Headless Cross", Black Sabbath. He was 41 years old at that point. During 1989 he works as a musician in "Headless Cross", Black Sabbath. He was 41 years old at that point. His occupation is guitarist.

  • Terence "Geezer" Butler - Bass

      Terry "Geezer" Butler (Full-name: Terence Michael Joseph "Geezer" Butler) is an English bassist and songwriter, best known as the bassist and primary lyricist for the heavy metal band Black Sabbath. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential and important bassists in the history of heavy metal, and is credited with helping to shape the sound and style of the genre.

      Butler was born in Birmingham, England in 1949 and formed Black Sabbath in 1969 with singer Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi, and drummer Bill Ward. The band's self-titled debut album, released in 1970, is considered one of the first heavy metal albums and is widely regarded as a classic of the genre. Over the course of their career, Black Sabbath released numerous hit albums, including "Paranoid" (1970), "Master of Reality" (1971), and "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" (1973).

      Butler's bass playing is characterized by his heavy, driving basslines, innovative use of distortion and effects, and his ability to create memorable melodies and grooves. He is widely recognized as one of the greatest bassists in the history of rock music and has been awarded numerous accolades for his contributions to the genre. In 2005, he was ranked number 90 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 greatest bassists of all time.

      In addition to his work with Black Sabbath, Butler has also collaborated with numerous other artists and released several solo albums. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Black Sabbath, and his contributions to heavy metal and rock music continue to be celebrated and recognized by fans and industry professionals alike.

  • Bill Ward - Drums

      Bill Ward (Full-name: William Thomas Ward) an English drummer and percussionist, best known as a founding member of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath. He played with Black Sabbath from their formation in 1969 until 1980 and again from 1983 to 1985 and from 1990 to 1992. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Black Sabbath.

      Ward was born in Birmingham, England in 1948, and began playing drums at a young age. In 1969, he co-founded Black Sabbath with guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler, and singer Ozzy Osbourne. Over the course of their career, Black Sabbath released numerous hit albums and became one of the biggest and most influential heavy metal bands of all time.

      Ward's drumming is characterized by its power, precision, and versatility, and he is widely recognized as one of the greatest drummers in the history of heavy metal. He is known for his innovative use of syncopation, his ability to create complex rhythms, and his use of unconventional drumming techniques, such as using drumsticks and bare hands.

      In addition to his work with Black Sabbath, Ward has also collaborated with numerous other artists, including Vinny Appice, Max Cavalera, and Chris Slade. He has been awarded numerous accolades for his contributions to the genre, and his contributions to heavy metal and rock music continue to be celebrated and recognized by fans and industry professionals alike.

Track Listing of: BLACK SABBATH Master of Reality Ozzy Osbourne, Iommi, Ward, Butler
    Side One:
  1. Sweet Leaf
  2. After Forever
  3. Embryo
  4. Children of the Grave
    Side Two:
  1. Orchid
  2. Lord of this World
  3. Solitude
  4. Into the Void
Photo of BLACK SABBATH Master of Reality Ozzy Osbourne, Iommi, Ward, Butler Album's Front Cover 

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Index of BLACK SABBATH - 1960-1990 Album Cover Gallery 12" Vinyl LP Discography Information

Black Sabbath's History;

 Black Sabbath is one of the most influential and groundbreaking bands in the history of rock and heavy metal music. Formed in Birmingham, England in 1968, the band consisted of lead vocalist Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler, and drummer Bill Ward. With their unique sound and dark imagery, Black Sabbath single-handedly created the heavy metal genre and laid the foundation for countless metal bands that followed.

 Black Sabbath's sound was heavily influenced by blues rock, but they took it to a new level with the incorporation of dark and eerie elements. Their music often featured heavy and distorted guitar riffs, bass-driven grooves, and powerful drum beats, and the lyrics often dealt with darker and more ominous themes, such as death, evil, and the occult. This combination of hard-hitting music and lyrics that dealt with taboo subject matter was a departure from the more upbeat and lighthearted music that was popular at the time, and it quickly gained a cult following.

 One of the key elements of Black Sabbath's sound was Tony Iommi's distinctive guitar playing. Iommi was known for his fast and aggressive playing style, which was characterized by his use of powerful riffs and solos. Despite losing the tips of two of his fingers in a factory accident, Iommi was able to adapt his playing style to accommodate the injury, and his signature sound became one of the hallmarks of the heavy metal genre.

In addition to their music, Black Sabbath's image was also a major factor in their appeal. The band was known for their dark and mysterious stage presence, and their album covers and merchandise often featured imagery of death, evil, and the occult. This aesthetic helped to further set them apart from other bands of the time and gave them a unique and memorable identity.

 Black Sabbath's impact on the heavy metal genre cannot be overstated. They were one of the first bands to play what would later be called heavy metal, and they paved the way for countless metal bands that followed. The band's influence can be heard in countless metal and hard rock bands, from early heavy metal pioneers like Judas Priest and Iron Maiden, to more contemporary bands like Slayer and Metallica.

 Despite their success and influence, Black Sabbath faced numerous challenges throughout their career. The band was often criticized for their dark and controversial image, and they were frequently targeted by moral and religious groups who saw their music and lyrics as a threat to society. Despite these challenges, the band continued to produce new music and tour, and their popularity only continued to grow.

Black Sabbath's line-ups:

Black Sabbath had several line-up changes throughout their career. Here is a list of the most notable line-ups:

Original line-up (1968–1979): Ozzy Osbourne (vocals), Tony Iommi (guitar), Geezer Butler (bass), and Bill Ward (drums). This is considered the classic line-up of the band, and they recorded some of their most iconic albums together, including "Black Sabbath," "Paranoid," "Master of Reality," and "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath."

  1. Line-up with Ronnie James Dio (1979–1982): Ozzy Osbourne was replaced by Ronnie James Dio on vocals, and this line-up recorded the albums "Heaven and Hell," "Mob Rules," and "Dehumanizer."
  2. Reunited line-up with Ozzy (1997–2006, 2011–2017): The original line-up reunited for several tours and albums, including "13" in 2013.
  3. Line-up with Ozzy and various other members (2017–present): The current line-up consists of Ozzy Osbourne on vocals, Tony Iommi on guitar, and Geezer Butler on bass. Several different drummers have played with the band since Bill Ward's departure, including Tommy Clufetos and Brad Wilk.
  4. Throughout their career, Black Sabbath has also had several other members and temporary replacements, but these are the most notable line-ups that the band has had.
BLACK SABBATH Discography 1960-1989
BLACK SABBATH - Attention! Volume Two 12" LP
 BLACK SABBATH - Attention! Volume Two ( 1975, UK )  12" LP

 WWA 101 , 1975 , United Kingdom

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BLACK SABBATH - Self-Titled 12" LP
 BLACK SABBATH - Self-Titled  12" LP

Vertigo 847.903 847903 , 1970 , France

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BLACK SABBATH - Born Again ( Offensive Album Cover )
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Vertigo 814 271 , 1983 , West-Germany

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BLACK SABBATH - Collection Vol 1 3LP Box-set
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Discos Victoria VLP-101 / 30.465, 30.466, 30.467 / 9094/3, Iberofon SA , 1984 , Spain

This "Collection Vol 1" is a hard to find compilation box-set containing 3 12" vinyl LP's.

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BLACK SABBATH - Dehumanizer
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  I.R.S 7 13155 , 1992 , EEC

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BLACK SABBATH - Eternal Idol
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Vertigo 832 708 , 1987, Netherlands

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BLACK SABBATH - Greatest Hits ( White Label )
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NEMS NEL 6009 , 1977 , West-Germany

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BLACK SABBATH - Greatest Hits ( "Fried Egg" Label )
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1977

This is the "Greatest Hits" compilation album released in 1977 on the NEMS Record Label. The illustration on the album front cover is "El Triunfo de la Muerte" by Pieter Bruegel, El Viejo and the record's label shows a "Fried Egg".

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BLACK SABBATH - Headless Cross
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 I.R.S. 064-24 1005 , 1989 , EEC

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BLACK SABBATH - Heaven and Hell
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Vertigo 6302 017 (6302 017) , 1980 , Germany

"Heaven and Hell" was the first album after singer Ozzy Osbourne left the band and was the first album featuring Ronnie James Dio , formerly of Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, who brought his own unique style of song writing and vocalisation to the "Black Sabbath" band.

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BLACK SABBATH - Live Evil 2Lp Germany
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Vertigo 6302 202 , 1983 , West-Germany

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BLACK SABBATH - Live Evil 2LP Netherlands
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Vertigo 6650 009, Vertigo 6302 202, Vertigo 6302 203 , 1983 , Netherlands

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BLACK SABBATH - Live Evil 2LP Netherlands
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Vertigo PRID 11 / 826-882 , 1983 , Netherlands

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BLACK SABBATH - Master of Reality ( USA )
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NEMS - NEL 6004 , 1976 , USA

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BLACK SABBATH - Master of Reality ( Canada )
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Warner Bros (WB) Records BS 2562 , Canada

This is the Canadian release of "Master of Reality" the third album released by the British Heavy Metal band: Black Sabbath.

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BLACK SABBATH - Master of Reality ( WWA Records )
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WWA Records WWA 008 , 1971 , England

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BLACK SABBATH - Never Say Die
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Vertigo 9124 101 , Vertigo 9124 101 1978 , Germany

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BLACK SABBATH - Paranoid ( Gt. Britain )
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BLACK SABBATH - Paranoid ( Germany )
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Vertigo AA 6360 011 (6360011)    , 1970 , Germany

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BLACK SABBATH - Sabotage
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Warner Bros BS 2822 , 1975 , USA

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BLACK SABBATH - Vol 4 ( Full Swirl , 1972 )
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Vertigo 6360 071 , 1972 , United Kingdom

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BLACK SABBATH - Vol 4 ( France )
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Vertigo 6360 071 , 1972 , France

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BLACK SABBATH - We Sold Our Soul for Rock and Roll
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Victoria Records VLP 106 / 40.470 , 1984 , Spain

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