Led Zeppelin S/t Orig. Us Lp recalled Press mega Rare

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29 Nov 2015
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Atlantic SD 8216

Very rare, original US pressing which was quickly withdrawn when Atlantic wanted to use their new label. Sound is open and dynamic LP plays with some minor surface noise mostly at the beginning of each side and has a very, VERY slight warp which does not impact playback AT ALL. We fully tested this one all the way through and were stunned by its power. Usually when this pressing surfaces you are lucky to even find a G , but this one deserves its grade. As far as playback it could possibly even be given an EX grade, but there is enough wear and with the minor warp we are calling it a VG to be conservative. We think you ll be very happy. It s one of those records that plays better than it looks and it does not look bad at all Put this on with some volume and knock your walls down

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STILL SEALED Sealed at factory and never opened. Disc is assumed to be undamaged and mint, but this cannot be proven until the album is actually opened and the disc examined.M
MINT Perfection, no flaws, defects, marks or otherwise indications of being handled or played. Any scuffs, hairline scratches or other marks disqualify discs from this category. I do not use this grade, as even the act of inserting the disc or removing it from the paper sleeve may cause scuff marks on the vinyl.NM or M-
NEAR MINT or MINT MINUS This is highest grade that I will assign to opened, handled records. The vinyl is virtually flawless, bright and shiny. A very minor, barely visible scuff or two may be permitted, but no scratches. The disc should play with no audible noise. The label is bright, clean and unmarked.E or VG
EXCELLENT or VERY GOOD Disc plays near perfectly, but may have minor paper scuffs that do not interfere with the sound quality. There can possibly be a hairline scratch or two but nothing that is obvious or affects play. Vinyl is bright and shiny label is clean and unmarked.VG
VERY GOOD PLUS Some visible surface wear, very minor scratches and scuffs, but minimal impact on the sound quality. Vinyl will still have good luster labels may have minor imperfections small labels or initials, etc. but otherwise clean.VG
VERY GOOD Vinyl will have noticeable scratches or scuffs that cause minor surface noise, but do not overpower the music. There will be no skips. Vinyl may appear somewhat dull and grayish. Labels may have small tears, tape marks, larger writing, etc. but still easily legible. There may be wear or deformation of the spindle hole.G
GOOD Well-played, dull, grayish vinyl with deeper scratches and wear causing distracting surface noise hisses, pops, cracks and other nasties . The record will still play through without any skips. Labels may be significantly defaced or damaged.F
POOR Unless the record is particularly rare, I would not try to sell a record in this condition. There will be major noise, surface damage, deep scratches, and skips. Attempting to listen to these discs will be painful. These discs are basically trash unless a collector desires one to fill a space in a collection until a better one comes along.ALBUM COVER GRADESSS
STILL SEALED Album is still in the factory-applied shrink-wrapping.M
MINT Absolutely perfect no corner dings, marks, tears, dents, impressions from the disc, or other flaws. Cover should appear as if a record has never been inside.NM or M-
NEAR MINT or MINT MINUS Very minor signs of wear or cover impressions. Artwork is as close to perfection as possible.E or VG
EXCELLENT or VERY GOOD Minor disc impression or slight corner creases, no wrinkles, puckers, seam splits or writing on the cover. Artwork is clean and unworn and there is no ink wear.VG
VERY GOOD PLUS Cover is clean but may have minor writing or marks and may show slight wear. There may be just the start of ring wear, where the disc has created a raised area on the cover that resulted in the ink wearing off the paper. There may be slight discoloration or staining, minor seam wear, but no splits or tears. Corners may have small creases or fraying.VG
VERY GOOD Covers are worn and used. Seams may be starting to split or may have been unobtrusively repaired with clear tape. I use special archival-quality, non-yellowing, clear tape for all repairs. There is moderate ringwear, but the artwork is still attractive. There may be yellowing or discoloration and there may be larger writing, labels, or marks. Corners may have damage or creases and there may be scratches or gouges that otherwise damage the artwork.G
GOOD Several but not all of the following flaws will apply: Seam splits, large marker writing, major seam splits, significant ring wear, damaged corners, tears, cuts, gouges, masking or duct tape seam repairs, or other flaws and damage. Again, probably only useful to fill a collection niche until something better can be found.F
POOR Trash

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