Original 1969 UK STEREO FIRST PRESSING.
UNCORRECTED MATRIX NUMBERS .
SILVER MACNEILL STRIP TO SLEEVE.
CAT. NUMBER 588 171
Matrix number side 1 588171 A//1 1 1 2
Matrix number side 2 588171 B//1 1 S 3
ALL THE MATRIX NUMBERS ABOVE ARE UNCORRECTED ON THE VINYL.
This is an original UNITED KINGDOM GENUINE first pressing of LED ZEPPELIN`s
MASTERPIECE debut album also called LED ZEPPELIN. Released here way
back in 1969 so nearly 50 years old. What a debut LP.
The sleeve as you can see has the TURQUOISE lettering (Top Left) that reads
LED ZEPPELIN and the TURQUOISE ATLANTIC LOGO bottom right and also
bares the MACNEILL SILVER STRIP to the bottom front of the sleeve. These were
all missing or different on second and later pressings. The front of the sleeve has
a little laminate lift near the center of the spine and a few light laminate creases
near the Atlantic logo bottom right there is a small very slight crease but all corners
remain very square. The back of the sleeve has another light crease going across the
shoulder of Mr Paige and another on the opposite side near Mr Jones. Light laminate
lift near the spine a few very light laminate cracks and a slight corner ding top right.
Double click the pictures and have a look at the spine. This is a good one. All spinal
writings can be read clearly. And although the spine does have some laminate creases
they have not browned which seams to be very common to this sleeve. So this sleeve
is in good order. I am happy to grade it a conservative VERY GOOD ++. The original
innersleeve is hear also and in VERY GOOD ++ condition.
Double click the pictures and have a look at the PLUM FIRST PRESSING labels that
also bare the text SUPERHYPE MUSIC. This was missing from later pressings.
And of course ALL of the matrix numbers are untouched. That is to say NONE of them
have been crossed out making this one of the first one or 2000 pressed. When you think
how many MILLION fans this group have world wide a couple of thousand is a drop
in the ocean.
THESE ULTRA RARE FIRST UK PRESSINGS ARE SERIOUSLY RARE.
So they are in very high demand and its getting higher and HIGHER !!!
Side one label shows spindle trails but the label is lovely and clean.So this is an
album that has been played.There are marks to both sides of this vinyl. I have tried
to capture the hairlines etcin the pictures so take time to double click the shots.
There are NO FEELABLEscratches or marks that cause too much of a problem.
So what hairlines there arehere have only a cosmetic affect. You will detect some
background noise in thequieter parts of the music when your listening with a critical
ear but this is a very loud LP . And once the music getsgoing it plays great.
Side one looks VERY GOOD ++ but plays better.
I have enjoyed this LP for over 20 years. The vinyl still hasa nice luster to it.
Side TWO also has hairlines and scuff marks from the paper inner sleeve but this
side too plays much better than it looks. This is a LOVELY heavy hunk of 1960`s UK
VINYL !!! THERE IS NOTHING LIKE THIS STUFF !!!!!
Lovely clean PLUM label that again shows
spindle trails but still its very bright and clean really nice. I have test played this LP
many many times. It plays from start to finish without any serious problems. No skipping
NO JUMPS NO LOUD POPS or CLICKING. A very pleasurable listen and as I have
said I have enjoyed the play of this album for over 20 years.
So the vinyl grades VERY GOOD ++ but it plays better. And it is one of the FIRST
ONES THEY EVER PRESSED !!!!
RARE ! RARE ! RARE ! RARE ! RARE !!!!
A PENNY START AND NO RESERVE !!!!!!
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I will be selling some exceptionally rare
recordsover the next few weeks.
Postage and packing is as follows.
I DO NOT POST TO THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION, THE UKRAINE OR ITALY.
POSTAGE AND PACKING AND INSURANCE IS
WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE COUNTRIES LISTED BELOW.
I DO NOT SHIP TO THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION . ITALY or THE UKRAINE.
All my records are housed in Mobile Fidelity Mastering Sleeves.
This prevents further paper scuffs marking the vinyl when removing
the record from the original inner sleeve and prolongs the condition
of the original inner sleeve .