Masters of Reality (album)

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Masters of Reality
Studio album by Masters of Reality
Released January 24, 1989
Recorded Atlantic Studios, Chung King Studios, Platinum Isle, New York City, Sound City Studios, Los Angeles
Genre Hard rock
Length 40:55
Label Def American
Producer Rick Rubin
Masters of Reality chronology
Masters of Reality
(1988)
Sunrise on the Sufferbus
(1992)
1990 edition cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[2]

Masters of Reality is the debut album by the band of the same name, Masters of Reality, originally released in January 1989 on Def American. Due to the artwork on the cover, the original release is sometimes referred to as 'The Blue Garden'.

A reissue was released in 1990 on the Delicious Vinyl label. The reissue saw a new cover, a change in song sequence and the addition of "Doraldina's Prophecies".

The track "The Blue Garden" is sampled on Lemon Jelly's track "'88 aka Come Down on Me" on their 2005 album '64 - '95.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Theme for the Scientist of the Invisible" - 1:30
  2. "Domino" - 3:46
  3. "The Blue Garden" - 4:22
  4. "Gettin' High" - 3:09
  5. "The Candy Song" - 3:21
  6. "Magical Spell" - 5:03 (full-length)
  7. "The Eyes of Texas" - 3:20
  8. "Sleep Walkin'" - 3:33
  9. "Lookin' to Get Rite" - 3:06
  10. "John Brown" - 3:37
  11. "Kill the King" - 7:34

1990 re-release[edit]

  1. "Candy Song"
  2. "Doraldina's Prophecies"
  3. "John Brown"
  4. "Gettin' High"
  5. "Magical Spell"
  6. "Theme for the Scientist of the Invisible"
  7. "Domino"
  8. "The Blue Garden"
  9. "The Eyes of Texas"
  10. "Lookin' to Get Rite"
  11. "Kill the King"
  12. "Sleep Walkin'"

Personnel[edit]

Band members[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Rick Rubin - producer
  • Matt Dike, Michael Ross, Chris Goss - additional production on 1990 edition
  • David Bianco - engineer, mix engineer
  • Steve Ett - engineer
  • Brian Jenkins - assistant engineer
  • John Leamy - cover painting

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. "Masters of Reality Masters of Reality review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-10-15. 
  2. ^ Tennenbaum, Rob (4 May 1989). "Masters of Reality Album reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2007-10-01. Retrieved 2011-10-15.