Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Led Zeppelin I by Led Zeppelin, including the original obi and Japan-only poster.
About this copy: This copy of Led Zeppelin I is 1976 Japanese pressing on the Atlantic label of an album that was originally released in 1969.
The cover is VG++ and close to M- with slight foxing on the front. The obi is M-.
The lyric insert is VG++ with slight foxing.
The poster is VG++. There are no rips, tears, or holes, but there’s moderate foxing on the back.
The disc is M- with a number of spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl. Clean disc!
A nice copy of an album that’s hard to find complete.
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|