Led Zeppelin – Houses of the Holy Japan LP with obi


A 1976 Japanese pressing of Houses of the Holy by Led Zeppelin, complete with original obi.

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Offered for sale is a original Japanese pressing of Houses of the Holy, complete with original obi and the wraparound title obi.

About this copy: This copy of Houses of the Holy is an original 1973 Japanese issue on the Atlantic label.

This copy includes both the Japanese obi as well as the horizontal wraparound obi that was included in most countries’ pressings.  The lyric insert and custom inner sleeve are also included.

The cover is M-.  The obi is VG+, with a few wrinkles.  There is a ¥2300 sticker on the obi that covers the original ¥2000 yen price.

The title obi is VG+ with a few minor wrinkles and a very tiny (1/8″ or so) tear.   There is a ¥2300 sticker on the obi that covers the original ¥2000 yen price.  The “hojyuhyo,” or reorder tag, is still attached.

The custom lyric inner sleeve is M-.  The Japanese lyric insert is missing.

The disc is M- and looks like it may have been played only once or twice.  Beautiful disc!

A nice copy of an LP that is surprisingly hard to find as a first pressing.

Background: Released in 1973, Houses of the Holy was the fifth studio album by Led Zeppelin.

The album reached #1 on both the UK and U.S. charts and has sold more than eleven million copies.

Allmusic.com gave Houses of the Holy a 5 star review:

Houses of the Holy follows the same basic pattern as Led Zeppelin IV, but the approach is looser and more relaxed. Jimmy Page’s riffs rely on ringing, folky hooks as much as they do on thundering blues-rock, giving the album a lighter, more open atmosphere. …Throughout the record, the band’s playing is excellent, making the eclecticism of Page and Robert Plant’s songwriting sound coherent and natural.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Atlantic
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1973
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in
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