Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Led Zeppelin I by Led Zeppelin, complete with obi and Japan-only poster.
About this copy: This copy of Led Zeppelin I is a Japanese fourth pressing, issued in the mid-1970s. While it has the catalog number P-10105A, the matrix numbers in the dead wax are from an earlier pressing, P-8041A. The album includes the original obi, lyric insert, and a poster that was issued only with Japanese reissues.
The cover is VG+, with no general wear but some wear at the corners and slight foxing on the back. The lyric insert is included.
The poster is M-, though it does have pin holes at the four corners.
The obi is VG++, with a hole punched through it at the top.
The disc is M- and appears to have only been played a couple of times.
A beautiful copy of an album that’s hard to find complete, and a pretty good record, too.
Background: Led Zeppelin’s 1969 debut LP drew a bit of attention from fans and critics, and the album sold well around the world. The album was particularly popular in Japan, where it was reissued at least 5 times over the years.
The album has been issued at least five times in Japan. The third and fourth issues from the early to mid-1970s included a poster.
Led Zeppelin had a fully formed, distinctive sound from the outset, as their eponymous debut illustrates. Taking the heavy, distorted electric blues of Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, and Cream to an extreme, Zeppelin created a majestic, powerful brand of guitar rock constructed around simple, memorable riffs and lumbering rhythms. But the key to the group’s attack was subtlety: it wasn’t just an onslaught of guitar noise, it was shaded and textured, filled with alternating dynamics and tempos. As Led Zeppelin proves, the group was capable of such multi-layered music from the start. Although the extended psychedelic blues of “Dazed and Confused,” “You Shook Me,” and “I Can’t Quit You Baby” often gather the most attention, the remainder of the album is a better indication of what would come later. “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You” shifts from folky verses to pummeling choruses; “Good Times Bad Times” and “How Many More Times” have groovy, bluesy shuffles; “Your Time Is Gonna Come” is an anthemic hard rocker; “Black Mountain Side” is pure English folk; and “Communication Breakdown” is a frenzied rocker with a nearly punkish attack. Although the album isn’t as varied as some of their later efforts, it nevertheless marked a significant turning point in the evolution of hard rock and heavy metal.
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|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1976|