Offered for sale is an original and complete Japanese pressing of In Through the Out Door by Led Zeppelin, including the original obi.
This copy has version “F” of the cover, which is marked on the spine. Most of the copies we’ve seen are the “A” cover.
About this copy: This copy of In Through the Out Door is an original 1979 pressing on the Swan Song label, and includes the obi, outer brown bag, custom inner sleeve, and lyric insert.
The cover is M- with trace corner wear. The obi is M-. The brown bag is M-.
The custom inner sleeve is VG, with a lot of foxing, but no tears or splits. The inner sleeve had colors that appear when water is applied to the sleeve; this sleeve has not had this done. It’s fully original.
The lyric insert is M-.
The disc is M- with a couple of spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl. Clean disc!
A nice copy of a Led Zeppelin album that’s hard to find complete.
Background: Released in 1979, In Through the Out Door was the eighth and final studio album from Led Zeppelin.
The album was released with six different covers, labeled on the spine with the letters A-F.
The album reached #1 on both the U.S. and UK album charts.
Led Zeppelin decided to push into new sonic territory on their eighth album, In Through the Out Door. A good deal of this aural adventurism derived from internal tensions within the band. Jimmy Page and John Bonham were in the throes of their own addictions, leaving Plant and John Paul Jones alone in the studio to play with the bassist’s new keyboard during the day. Jones wound up with writing credits on all but one of the seven songs — the exception is “Hot Dog,” a delightfully dirty rockabilly throwaway — and he and Plant are wholly responsible for the cloistered, grooving “South Bound Saurez” and “All My Love,” a synth-slathered ballad unlike anything in Zeppelin’s catalog due not only to its keyboards but its vulnerability.
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|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Record Label:||Swan Song|
||P-10726N, Cover A|
|Year of Release:||1979|