Master Of Reality - 1st + Poster

BLACK SABBATH Master Of Reality (Stunning Ultra Rare 1971 UK first pressing 8-track black 'swirl' label LP with the all important 1Y1/2Y1 matrices and matching inverted swirl inner. Even more important to make this a true complete collector's classic is the incredibly rare fold-out poster which is here in all its glory and the nicest we've ever seen, beautifully crisp and clean with no evidence of storage wear and clean white reverse. All the essential ingredients of this once in a lifetime copy of this fantastic Sabbath rarity are presented in the fully laminated & embossed box picture sleeve, free of any crushing and very little in the way of laminate lift - a truly fabulous copy with a jaw dropping example of the near impossible to find poster and an absolute must have!)
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Release Year 1971 - 48 years ago
Condition Unless stated otherwise in the description above, all items are in at least excellent condition - so please read our descriptions carefully. We try to sell items as close to Mint condition as possible, and many will indeed be close to brand new and/or unplayed. Others may be 'used' - and all will meet our strict grading and are 100% guaranteed.
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Format vinyl LP album (LP record)
Record Label Vertigo
Complete Stock List Go to Black Sabbath
Product Catalogue No 6360050
Music Genre Rock, Heavy Metal
Country Comes from UK Comes from 'UK'
Tracklisting & More Information

The third album by the English heavy metal band, released on the 21st July 1971 and credited as the foundation of doom, stoner and sludge metal. Certified double platinum after having sold over two million copies.

The matrix numbers indicating that this copy was among the first pressed are:

SIDE A - 1 Y // 1 V 420

SIDE B - 2 Y // 1 V 420

The laminated box sleeve has a top opening and was manufactured and printed by Howards Printers Ltd. These are usually found in poor condition simply due to how they were manufactured. This copy has some light laminate lift around the embossing to the front and a little to the spine, but has very little wear with just a couple of light creases in the laminate on the edges. This copy has been really well looked after by its original, fastidious owner who proudly told us they met 3 of the band members at a local gig in West Sussex in the early days and became an instant fan and having bought this one when it was released, they certainly kept it beautifully preserved, thankfully including the wonderful poster!

The labels are the one-off ‘reversed’ swirl design with black background and white text, and the small swirl logo and ‘VERTIGO’ text above the spindle. Apart from one light spindle mark the labels are extremely clean. We were told that the original owner was not allowed to play his records by his parents, and were only played a couple of times.

This is backed up by the vinyl, there are just a couple of very light paper scuffs but otherwise actually shows very little signs of play, and for being almost forty five years old this is one of the best examples we have ever seen.

Now we come on to the rarest part of this pressing, the poster. This is certainly the best example we have ever seen, printed on the slightly thicker stock paper and with a matt finish not glossy. This has been stored from new folded inside the sleeve, the print on the creases is complete without many signs of this being unfolded and has never been displayed.

This has obviously been keep in a smoke free enviorment as both the inner and the reverse of the post both remain a very clean white, the inner has just a little signs of age but is still in an amazing condition.

It would be a miracle to actually find a better copy, this really is by far the best example we have ever seen.

Side A
1. Sweet Leaf
2. After Forever
3. Embryo
4. Children Of The Grave

Side B
1. Orchid
2. Lord Of This World
3. Solitude
4. Into The Void

Recording Artist Black Sabbath
Product Title Master Of Reality - 1st + Poster
Product Information Black Sabbath Master Of Reality - 1st + Poster UK vinyl LP album (LP record).
Language All tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
Additional info Deleted - A deleted or out-of-print item is one that is no longer manufactured. However, we stock thousands of out-of-print formats and we specialise in tracking down out-of-print, deleted and hard-to-find releases.
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