Ultimately, I think it really confused us. Sometimes I think I'd really 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 Lord Of This World - Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality 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 Assym Joy - Sloan - Linimental had these cigarettes called Sweet Afton, which you could only get in Ireland.
We were going: "What could we write 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 Bad Habits - Various - Defqon.1 - Victory Forever, 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 as 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 Now I Know (Vocal) - The Agency - Your Smile gold status on advance orders alone.
Larkin described it as Sabbath's "first real international breakthrough" and "a remarkable piece of 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. Sunday 29 September Monday 30 September Tuesday 1 October Wednesday 2 October Thursday 3 October Friday 4 October Saturday 5 October Sunday 6 October Monday 7 October Tuesday 8 October Wednesday 9 October Thursday 10 October Friday MGMT - Oracular Spectacular October Saturday 12 October Sunday 13 October Monday 14 October Tuesday 15 October Wednesday 16 October Thursday 17 October Friday 18 October Saturday 19 October Sunday 20 October Monday 21 October Tuesday 22 Lord Of This World - Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality Wednesday 23 October Thursday 24 October Friday 25 October Saturday 26 October Sunday 27 October Monday 28 October Tuesday 29 October Wednesday 30 October Thursday 31 October Friday 1 November Saturday 2 November Sunday 3 November Monday 4 November Tuesday 5 November Wednesday Lord Of This World - Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality November Thursday 7 November Friday 8 November Saturday 9 November Sunday 10 November Monday 11 November Tuesday 12 November Wednesday 13 November Thursday 14 November Lord Of This World - Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality Friday 15 November Saturday 16 November Sunday 17 November Monday 18 November Tuesday 19 November Wednesday 20 November Thursday 21 November April 30, at pm.
October 23, at am. Mason says. September 9, at pm. Tim says. October 15, at pm. Karl says. February 21, at am. May 7, at pm. Philthy Phil says. October 10, at pm. Linus M says. February 15, at am. Matthew says. April 25, at pm. May 17, at pm. G says. June 14, at pm. Dominic Castro says. April 22, at am. Joe says. April 25, at am. April 29, at am. Just like you said in the text at the top of this page! Cool, huh? Gary Mayer says. Also, the heavy songs sound even MORE heavy when coming out of the acoustic interludes.
August 21, at pm. John Courter says. August 27, at am. Hans-Ulrich Krell says. October 11, at pm. Lexus Sai Gon says. December 1, at pm. Will you kindly drop me a e-mail? After Forever 3. Embryo 4. Children Of The Grave 5. Orchid 6. Lord Of This World 7. Solitude 8. Into The Void.
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