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Encyclopedia > Master of Reality
Master of Reality
Studio album by Black Sabbath
Released July 21, 1971
Recorded Record Plant, Los Angeles, California
Genre Heavy metal
Length 34:03
Label Vertigo (UK)
Warner Bros. (US)
Castle (UK) 1996
Sanctuary (UK) 2004
Producer(s) Rodger Bain
Professional reviews
Black Sabbath chronology
Paranoid
(1970)
Master of Reality
(1971)
Black Sabbath, Vol. 4
(1972)

Master of Reality is the third album by heavy metal band Black Sabbath, released in 1971 (see 1971 in music). Cover of the Black Sabbath album Master of Reality. ... A studio album is a collection of previously unreleased, studio-recorded tracks by a recording artist. ... For other uses, see Black Sabbath (disambiguation). ... July 21 is the 202nd day of the year (203rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Record Plant Studios (also known as just The Record Plant) is a famous recording studio, first opening in New York City at 321 West 44th Street map, in 1968. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State California County Los Angeles County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Heavy metal (sometimes referred to simply as metal) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Vertigo Records was the name Philips Records chose in the sixties for its label to counter the progressive labels of its rivals EMI (with Harvest Records), Decca Records (with Deram Records) and RCA (with Neon Records). ... Warner Bros. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Castle Communications is a British record label, specialising in the back catalogue of folk and folk-rock artists. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Rodger Bain was the producer of Black Sabbaths first three albums and Judas Priests first one, Rocka Rolla. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links 5_stars. ... This article is about the magazine. ... Q is a music and entertainment magazinepublished monthly in the United Kingdom. ... Image File history File links 5_stars. ... For other uses, see Black Sabbath (disambiguation). ... Paranoid is the second album by British heavy metal band Black Sabbath, and contains some of their most famous work, including the songs Iron Man, War Pigs, and the title track Paranoid. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Heavy metal (sometimes referred to simply as metal) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s. ... For other uses, see Black Sabbath (disambiguation). ... See also: 1970 in music, other events of 1971, 1972 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // February 8 - Bob Dylans hour-long documentary film, Eat the Document, premieres at New Yorks Academy of Music. ...


On this album, guitarist Tony Iommi began de-tuning his guitar down three semi-tones (or one and a half steps, or C#) to reduce tension in the strings, making it easier to play with his injured fingers. This led to a lower, sludgier sound that became the Master of Reality trademark. In music, a step is a linear or succesive interval between two pitches which are consecutive scale degrees. ... Look up C, c in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


The lyrical themes include: drugs, solitude, war and theology. "After Forever" is credited lyrically to Iommi (the only Sabbath lyrics solely credited to him thus far) and is loosely Christian-themed.


On the US version, certain songs had subtitles given to segments, making it appear that there were more songs on the album than there actually were, eg "Children of the Grave" having a subtitle of "The Haunting." This was common on the first two Black Sabbath albums also but, again, only on the American artwork.


This album is cited as an influence by many Stoner Metal and Sludge Metal artists. Stoner music, stoner metal and stoner rock are interchangeable terms describing a sub-genre of rock music. ... Sludge metal is a form of heavy metal music that is generally regarded as a fusion between doom metal and hardcore punk. ...


In the UK the album reached #5. Initial pressings came in an embossed 'envelope sleeve', which contained a poster of the band and the generic Vertigo inner bag, although for this album the 'swirl' was white-on-black, rather than black-on-white. This was the first Black Sabbath sleeve on which the lyrics were reproduced, being on the rear of the sleeve.


On the Billboard Pop Albums chart, Master of Reality peaked at #8. In 2003, the album was ranked number 298 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.. Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... This article is about the magazine. ... The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time is the cover story of a special issue of Rolling Stone magazine published in November 2003. ...


It was the third and final album Black Sabbath album to be produced by Rodger Bain.


Many of the songs would be played on the The Reunion Tour (more than on the tour contemporary to the album).


Track listing

All songs by Tony Iommi, Bill Ward, Geezer Butler, and Ozzy Osbourne, except where noted. Tony Iommi (born Frank Anthony Iommi, February 19, 1948, in Aston, Birmingham, England) is a guitarist who is best known as a member of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath. ... Bill Ward (born William Ward, May 5, 1948, Aston, Birmingham, England), is the drummer for the British heavy metal band Black Sabbath. ... Terence Michael Joseph Geezer Butler (born 17 July 1949 in Aston, Birmingham, England) is the founding bassist for heavy metal legends Black Sabbath. ... Ozzy Osbourne (born John Michael Osbourne, December 3, 1948 in Aston, Birmingham, England) is the lead vocalist of the pioneering heavy metal band Black Sabbath, a popular solo artist, and the star of the reality show, The Osbournes. ...

  1. "Sweet Leaf" – 5:05
  2. "After Forever" (Iommi) – 5:27
  3. "Embryo" (Iommi) – 0:28
  4. "Children of the Grave" – 5:17
  5. "Orchid" (Iommi) – 1:30
  6. "Lord of This World" – 5:25
  7. "Solitude" – 4:39
  8. "Into the Void" – 6:12

Sweet Leaf is a 1971 song by Black Sabbath from their album Master of Reality. ... After Forever is the second track featured on Black Sabbaths third studio album Master of Reality. ... Children of the Grave is a song by Black Sabbath from their 1971 album Master of Reality. ... Solitude is a song by Black Sabbath, released in 1971 on their album, Master of Reality. ... Into the Void is a song by Black Sabbath, released in 1971 on their album, Master of Reality. ...

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Black Sabbath - Master of Reality Review - sputnikmusic (915 words)
With Master of Reality, Tony Iommi decided to down tune his guitar 1 ½ steps to ease the tension on two of his ailing fingertips, (which had been injured in an industrial accident years before).
Master of Reality's opener, Sweet Leaf, showcases the updated element in the band's arsenal exceedingly well, and has been very influential in the likes of Stoner metal.
However, the lyrics in 1971's Master of Reality showcase an optimism that was not present in past anthems.
Master of Reality - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (336 words)
Master of Reality is a heavy metal album by the rock band Black Sabbath, released in 1971 (see 1971 in music).
Master of Reality is the most guitar oriented album in Sabbath`s carrier between 1970-1978.
Critics generally regard Master of Reality as a poor follow-up to Paranoid, but then again, critical reception of Black Sabbath has always been poor, and it still remains a classic recording of early heavy metal, which influenced bands on both sides of the Atlantic, including Blue Öyster Cult, Van Halen and Mott the Hoople.
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