November 19, 2023
Start Date: November 9, 2023
Final Price: £210.00 (GBP)
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I am thrilled to offer for sale this incredibly rare find of 'Master Of Reality' by Black Sabbath - COMPLETE SET.
Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality
1971 UK 1st press
Vertigo swirl label
UK 1st PRESS
FIRST PRESS EARLY MATRIX NUMBERS
Black embossed cover box
Black INVERTED Vertigo swirl protective inner
History... Master of Reality is the third studio album by English heavy metal band Black Sabbath, released in August 1971, by Vertigo Records. It is regarded by some critics as the foundation of doom metal, stoner rock, and sludge metal. Produced by Rodger Bain, who also produced the band's prior two albums, Master of Reality was recorded at Island Studios in London from February to April 1971. Guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler downtuned their instruments during the production, achieving what Iommi called a "bigger, heavier sound".
FIRST PRESS MATRIX NUMBERS...
Side A = 6360050 1Y//1 🔽420
Side B = 6360050 2Y//1 🔽420
The vinyl is a true first press, confirmed by the positioning and size of the large Vertigo swirl and Roger Bain credits! It has a superior glossy sheen to the surface and sits completely flat with no warping. The labels and spindle holes are fabulous. There are some light non feelable surface wisps/lines and a couple of small light scratches.
The outer embossed cover box has the usual age related wear to corners, edges,spine etc with film crinkles but no splits or tears.
The original black INVERTED Vertigo swirl protective inner is EXCELLENT - Bar minor age related discolouration it is fabulous, with no seam splits.
Completing this set is a 'Master Of Reality' poster, in EXCELLENT condition with no splits or tears. Matt finish approx 46cm x 68cm folded into 6 sections.
OVERALL AN INCREDIBLY RARE FIND - A MUST HAVE TO ADD TO YOUR MUSICAL COLLECTION!!
Will package securely and post via signed for delivery.
to post internationally.
PLEASE NOTE - I DO NOT CURRENTLY HAVE THE MEANS TO TEST PLAY SO VISUAL INTERPRETATION ONLY.