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LED ZEPPELIN â€“ LED ZEPPELIN III (THE GROUPâ€™S THIRD ALBUM) â€“ ORIGINAL 1970 ATLANTIC RECORDS STEREO LP SD-7201
*** WHITE LABEL PROMO ***
Â· *** IN ADDITION,Â
THE PROMOTIONAL STICKER ON THE COVER CLEARLY IDENTIFIES THE ITEM AS
ORIGINAL ATLANTIC LABEL WITH BROADWAY ADDRESS, WHITE PROMO
THIS IS THE ORIGINAL, AUTHENTIC, FIRST U.S. PRESSING; THIS IS
NOT A REISSUE, AN IMPORT, OR A COUNTERFEIT PRESSING.
ORIGINAL â€˜GIMMICKâ€™ (â€œMOVING PARTSâ€) GATEFOLD COVER
THE RECORD HAS â€œMASTERCRAFTâ€ HAND-ETCHED IN THE TRAIL-OFF
VINYL (DEAD WAX) AREA (ALONG WITH JIMMY PAGEâ€™S
CRYPTO-ETHICAL/RELIGIOUS/PHILOSOPHICAL MUSINGS: "DO WHAT THOU WILTâ€¦"
(SIDE 1) AND "SO MOTE BE IT" (SIDE 2)â€Â THESE STAMPS ARE GENERALLY CONSIDERED A PROOF OF AUTHENTICITY OF
THE FIRST GENERATION OF PRESSINGS OF THIS ALBUM.
CLEAN, WEAR-FREE LABELS
THICK, HEAVY VINYL
(►PLEASE SEE THE
IMAGE OF THE COVER, LABEL OR BOTH, SHOWN BELOW)
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On their first two albums,
Led Zeppelin unleashed a relentless barrage of heavy blues and rockabilly
riffs, but Led Zeppelin III provided the band with the necessary room to grow
musically. While there are still a handful of metallic rockers, III is built on
a folky, acoustic foundation that gives the music extra depth. And even the
rockers aren't as straightforward as before: the galloping "Immigrant
Song" is powered by Robert Plant's banshee wail, "Celebration
Day" turns blues-rock inside out with a warped slide guitar riff, and
"Out on the Tiles" lumbers along with a tricky, multi-part riff.
Nevertheless, the heart of the album lies on the second side, when the band
delve deeply into English folk. "Gallows Pole" updates a traditional
tune with a menacing flair, and "Bron-Y-Aur Stomp" is an infectious
acoustic romp, while "That's the Way" and "Tangerine" are
shimmering songs with graceful country flourishes. The band hasn't left the
blues behind, but the twisted bottleneck blues of "Hats off to (Roy) Harper"
actually outstrips the epic "Since I've Been Loving You," which is
the only time Zeppelin sound a bit set in their ways.
Â (EXCERPT FROM AN ONLINE REVIEW BY STEPHEN THOMAS ERLEWINE, ALL
MUSIC GUIDEÂ /ALLMUSIC.COM/)
THE WHITE LABEL PROMO, RADIO
STATION-, AUDITION OR DEMONSTRATION COPIES AND RELEASES (such as the one we
have here) were often distributed to the radio stations before the record was
released to the public, sometimes as much as four months ahead. These records
are generally considered to be the "first among equals": the VERY
FIRST generation and the VERY FIRST pressings of the particular title; a
PROTOTYPE and the earliest known official pressing of the record.
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unless otherwise noted, ALL records are graded visually, and NOT play-graded!;
weÂ grade records under the strong,
diffuse room light or discrete sunlight)
WE GRADE THE VINYLÂ ASÂ (WEAK) NEAR MINT.
Some VERY LIGHT AND SUPERFICIAL abrasions â€“ mostly sleeve scuffs -Â are (barely) visible, but are probably
inaudible,Â and do not affect visual
integrity or beauty of the vinyl. The original luster is very much intact, and
the vinyl shines and sparkles almost like new.
The record is pressed on a beautiful, thick, inflexible vinyl, which
was usually used for the first or very early pressings. Usually, the sound on
such thick vinyl pressings is full-bodied, vivid, and even dramatic. Do not
expect to obtain such a majestic analog sound from a digital recording!
White Promo Label version of this title is much rarer that a regular,
commercially released, version of this title. We estimate that stock copies of
this album outnumber promo copies by a ratio of at least 500:1 (WE ARE NOT
Stock (commercially released) mono copies of this album are NOT
known to exist.
Of course, this is a full-bodied ANALOG recording, and not an inferior,
COVER (THIS IS THE ORIGINAL, MOVING PARTS COVER)
THE COVER IS NICE --- ABOUT
EXCELLENT OR VERY GOOD++ (VG++).
The following flaws or
imperfections are noted on the cover: