Black Sabbath ‎– Master Of Reality

Warner Bros. Records ‎– BS 2562
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Pitman Pressing, Embossed Cover


A1 Sweet Leaf 5:02
A2 After Forever 5:25
A3 Embryo 0:30
A4 Children Of The Grave 5:15
B1 Orchid 2:00
B2 Lord Of This World 4:55
B3 Solitude 8:08
B4 Into The Void 3:08

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Third US pressing with 8 tracks listed and embossed cover. Some copies included a poster.

Green WB shield center labels with correct album title and "After Forever" as track A2, credited to "Iommi-Ward-Osbourne-Butler". The word "Stereo" appears in bold at bottom, just above rim text and under "(P) 1971"

Center label typeset is very similar to other early reissues that display "(P) 1971" below the track titles (see r6117065 here and r11466086 here), but this version's pressing rings would suggest a Columbia/Pitman pressing.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label A): (S39928)
  • Matrix / Runout (Label B): (S39929)
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched side A runout (Variant 1)): BS-2562-A 39928-1B [Artisan symbol] B xs
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched side B runout (Variant 1)): BS-2562 39929-1 [Artisan symbol]
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched side A runout [except "P", "A/5" stamped] (Variant 2)): P BS-2562 39928-2 [Artisan symbol] A/5
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched side B runout [except "P", "22S" stamped] (Variant 2)): P BS-2562 39929-1 [Artisan symbol] 22S

Other Versions (5 of 416) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
6360 050 Black Sabbath Master Of Reality(LP, Album, Emb) Vertigo 6360 050 UK 1971 Sell This Version
6004 Black Sabbath Master Of Reality(CD, Album, RE) Creative Sounds 6004 US Unknown Sell This Version
none Black Sabbath Master Of Reality(17xFile, AAC, Album, Dlx, RE, RM) Warner Bros. Records none US 2016
M5 2562 Black Sabbath Master Of Reality(Cass, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records M5 2562 US Unknown Sell This Version
CSL NEMS 3208, NEMS 3208 Black Sabbath Master Of Reality(Cass, Album, RE) CSL, CSL CSL NEMS 3208, NEMS 3208 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version


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October 2, 2017
edited over 3 years ago
My version has the correct label for side 1 but side 2 reads James Taylor "Sweet baby James" and lists 5 SBJ tracks. When played, however, it is Side B of Master of Reality. An obvious misprint but does anyone have something similar?


July 22, 2016
My copy reads "After Forever (Including the Elegy)" on Side A but all the ones I find on here say "The Haunting" at the last track of Side A on the label, but mine just says "Children of the Grave" as the last track on Side A according to the label.

Embossed cover & all.
Anyone else relate?


November 11, 2012

This could possibly Sabbath at their finest for me. There is not one song on this album that falls short of fantastic.