BLACK SABBATH - Master of Reality English Release 12" Vinyl LP Album

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

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Production and Recording Information

The album: "BLACK SABBATH - Master of Reality" 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

Album cover photography: Marcus Keef (1934-2012)


Music Genre:

Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, British Heavy Metal, NWOBHM

Label & Catalognr:

WWA Records WWA 008

Media Format:

Record Format: 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

1971 Made in England

Musicians:
  • John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne

    Step into the world of the Prince of Darkness. Ozzy Osbourne, the heavy metal legend, has lived a life as wild as his music. From his Black Sabbath days to his outrageous solo career, explore the triumphs, the controversies, and the music that shaped a generation. Get ready for a journey into the heart of metal!

  • 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.

Tracklisting Side One:
  1. Sweet Leaf
  2. After Forever
  3. Embryo
  4. Children of the Grave
Tracklisting Side Two:
  1. Orchid
  2. Lord of this World
  3. Solitude
  4. Into the Void

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