Master of Reality is the third studio album by Shine - Various - The Alpha Project Volume 2 rock band Black Sabbathreleased on 21 July It is widely regarded as the foundation of doom metalstoner rockand sludge metal. Master of Reality was Black Sabbath's first and only top 10 album in the US until 13forty-two years later. The album was produced by Rodger Bainwho had also produced Black Sabbath's previous two albums, with future Judas Priest producer Tom Allom handling engineering.
But this time we were a lot more together, understood what was involved and were more opinionated on how things should be done. This pain was the result of a factory accident years earlier in which he had the tips of two of his fingers severed.
But Ozzy Osbourne would then sing higher so it sort of defeated the object. Bereft even of reverb, leaving their sound as dry as old bones dug up from some desert burial plot, the finished music's brutish force would so Solitude - Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality the critics they would punish Sabbath in print for being blatantly thuggish, purposefully mindless, creepy, and obnoxious. Twenty years later groups like Smashing PumpkinsSoundgardenand, particularly, Nirvanawould excavate the same heaving lung sound And be rewarded with critical garlands.
In the Magnolia For Ever - Various - Les Rythmes De La Fête notes to the live album Reunion, drummer Ward commented that Master of Reality was "an exploratory album". Ward elaborated in a interview with Metal Hammer magazine: "On the first albumwe had two days to do everything, and not much more time for Paranoid.
But now we could take our time, and try out different things. And Ozzy was so much better. Ultimately, I think it really confused us. Sometimes I think I'd Solitude - Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality like to go back to the way we recorded the first two albums. I've always preferred just going into the studio and playing, without spending a lot of time rehearsing or getting sounds.
Whenever that happened, he would start believing that he wasn't capable of playing the song. He'd say: 'To hell with it — I'm not doing this! Osbourne had to sing really rapidly: "Rocket engines burning fuel so fast, up into the night sky they blast," quick words like that. Geezer had written all the words out for him Seeing him try was hilarious. During the album's recording sessions, Osbourne brought Iommi a large joint which caused the guitarist to cough uncontrollably. A fragment of Iommi's coughing was later added by producer Bain as the intro to " Sweet Leaf ," a song which was admittedly an ode to marijuana use.
I'd just come back from Dublinand they'd had these cigarettes called Sweet Afton, which you could Wer hat uns ie geliebt? (Who hath ever loved us?) - Sir Thomas Beecham conducting The Royal Philharm get in Ireland.
We were going: "What could we Solitude - Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality about? That was part of our lifestyle at that time.
Butler, the band's primary lyricist, had a Catholic upbringing,  and the song "After Forever" focuses entirely on Christian themes.
At the time, Black Sabbath were suspected by some observers of being Satanists due to their dark sound, image, and lyrics.
The first editions of Master of Reality came in an 'envelope sleeve' containing a poster of the band, and with the album's title embossed in black lettering, visible in relief. Later editions lacking the embossed printing would render the album title in grey. This was the first Black Sabbath sleeve on which the lyrics were reproduced on the back of the sleeve. On the first North American editions of the album, several songs had subtitles given to segments, making it appear that there were more songs than there actually were.
These pressings also incorrectly listed the album title Solitude - Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality Master s of Reality. Master of Reality peaked at number five on the UK Albums Chart and number eight in the United States,  where it achieved gold status on advance orders alone. Larkin described it as Sabbath's "first real international breakthrough" and "a remarkable piece Yet Another Movie - Pink Floyd - Signs Of Lives work".
Casting Black Sabbath as a Titanic -style house band on the eve of Armageddoncranking it as the bomb drops. The revised US pressing timings, shown below, compound this likely error. This deluxe edition was remastered by Andy Pearce who also did the deluxe editions of Black Sabbath and Paranoid.
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