6360 050 – Black Sabbath

“Master Of Reality” 1971




Sleeve notes:

Laminated box sleeve, top opening, made and printed by Howards Printers Ltd.

Note: ‘Sweet Life’ error occurs towards end of Vertigo pressing (VO Price Code versions were issued with WWA stickers) and continues into WWA printed sleeves, finally corrected back to ‘Sweet Leaf’ for NEMS pressings.


Label notes:

One-off ‘reversed’ swirl label with black background and white text. Small swirl and ‘VERTIGO’ above spindle.


6 3 6 0 0 5 0   1 Y // 1 ▼ 4 2 0    1  1   3
6 3 6 0 0 5 0   2 Y // 1 ▼ 4 2 0    1   1   1
Originally supplied with poster
Reissued on the Vertigo spaceship label:


Tour poster from UK music press advertising six November tour dates at Newcastle, Birmingham, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Leeds and Manchester. (Although in the same edition of Melody Maker magazine there was an earlier news article announcing the dates could be cancelled due to Bill Ward’s “physical exhaustion” and Tony Iommi suffering from ‘flu. The first date of seven on the Tuesday 16th November at Southampton Guildhall was announced as “definitely cancelled” with the remaining dates in jeopardy…


All of the dates advertised on this poster ended up being cancelled and rescheduled (with additional dates added in) for January and February 1972.

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