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Master of Reality Original recording remastered

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Product details

  • Audio CD (1 April 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • ASIN: B00022TPT8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,054 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Sweet Leaf (2009 Remastered Version)
  2. After Forever (2009 Remastered Version)
  3. Embryo (2009 Remastered Version)
  4. Children of the Grave (2009 Remastered Version)
  5. Orchid (2009 Remastered Version)
  6. Lord of This World (2009 Remastered Version)
  7. Solitude (2009 Remastered Version)
  8. Into the Void (2009 Remastered Version)

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Product Description

Black Sabbath's first two releases, Black Sabbath and Paranoid, were more than groundbreaking, they were earth-shattering, exposing the public to a brutal new form of noise pollution termed heavy metal. But it was the band's third album, Master of Reality, that cemented the group as blackened wizards of doom and gloom. Just listen to the echoing cough and sludgy guitar riff of the opening track "Sweet Leaf" and compare it to anything that existed at the time. Not only were Black Sabbath heavier than Deep Purple or Vanilla Fudge, they were also more experimental and controversial, exploring themes of darkness, drugs, and depravity that others dared not address. The heaviest and most influential disc of Black Sabbath's career, Master of Reality featured proto-metal sludge like "Children of the Grave" and "After Forever," which served as a blueprint for a legion of musicians including '90s Nirvana, Soundgarden, and Smashing Pumpkins. --Jon Wiederhorn

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This album has been remastered perfectly, and sounds gorgeous on a decent stereo. Clear and rich, without and nasty compression that some remasters suffer from. The music sits perfectly in Sabbath's incredible run of early albums. An essential purchase.
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Yes, it is amazing
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Excellent album. The mighty Sabbath at there very best.
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A1 product.
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After the debut LP and the success they had with Paranoid, Sabbath were probably under pressure to come up with something new. Wouldn't surprise me if their record company wanted a more commercial approach and another hit single. Iommi and Butler had mastered the Heavy Metal Leviathan that they had single handedly created. They took the best moments from their previous releases, and came up with the most amazing riff filled album ever. Sweatleaf, After Forever, Children Of The Grave, Lord Of This World and Into The Void - 5 of the finest Heavy Metal songs ever written. Sure, they had to fill it out with some instrumental interludes and a (decent) ballad but if you want a place to start with Black Sabbath because you've heard the stories and you're not convinced with Paranoid, Master of Reality is for you. Osbourne's vocals are a marked improvement, the lyrics are great - it's just perfect. The band went on to make the excellent Vol 4, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, Sabotage and the under rated Technical Ecstacy - All worth 5 stars. Keep coming back to Master of Reality - Children Of The Grave was one of the first Heavy Metal songs I ever heard and it changed my life. The Middle 8 section of Into The Void gives me goosebumps 30 years later! I review a lot of new stuff, I should be doing more of this!
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I first heard this is in 1971 and must have played it 50,000 times since. The best Sabbath album and the best album ever made in my opinion.
The production is totally in tune with what Sabbath was trying to achieve on the album. It is heavy, haunting and doomy. Ozzy's vocals are at its best and the bass playing is unbelievable.
My favourite track is Into the Void but to be honest all the tracks are first class.
This is definatley the heaviest of all Sabbath albums. I never get tired of listing to the tracks and never will.
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All perfectly.
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All other reviewers have said it all this album is a hum dinger and my favourite Sabbath album.This review is just to let would be buyers know that the remastering is superb and the label here Sanctuary is a first class label,the Castle label is also part of this group.I own many CDs on both of these labels and can really say the sound quality and remastering is of highest quality,please note this album is also available in double De Luxe Cd on Sanctuary label with disc 2 containing outtakes and varied versions of the tracks on disc 1.
I will stick with my original version for the time being as Im happy with it.Amazon are selling the same version as ive got for under £4.oo its a great buy and I highly recommend it as a truly fantastic Sabbath album,mind you ive got all there albums but this is still my favourite and most played album from the band.
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