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 wayback in 1969 so nearly 50 years old. What a debut LP.
The sleeve as you can see has the TURQUOISE lettering (Top Left) that readsLED ZEPPELIN and the TURQUOISE ATLANTIC LOGO bottom right and alsobares 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 hasa little laminate lift near the center of the spine and a few light laminate creasesnear the Atlantic logo bottom right there is a small very slight crease but all cornersremain 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 laminatelift 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 creasesthey have not browned which seams to be very common to this sleeve. So this sleeveis in good order. I am happy to grade it a conservative VERY GOOD ++. The original inner sleeve is hear also and in VERY GOOD ++ condition.
Double click the pictures and have a look at the PLUM FIRST PRESSING labels thatalso 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 themhave been crossed out making this one of the first one or 2000 pressed. When you thinkhow 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 etc in the pictures so take time to double click the shots. There are NO FEELABLE scratches or marks that cause too much of a problem.So what hairlines there are here have only a cosmetic affect. You will detect some background noise in the quieter parts of the music when your listening with a criticalear but this is a very loud LP . And once the music gets going it plays great. Side one looks VERY GOOD ++ but plays better.I have enjoyed this LP for over 20 years. The vinyl still has a 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 UKVINYL !!! 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 LPmany many times. It plays from start to finish without any serious problems. No skippingNO 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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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 conditionof the original inner sleeve .