Offered for sale is a 1971 Japanese pressing of Led Zeppelin III by Led Zeppelin, complete with original obi and a Japan-only poster.
About this copy: This copy of Led Zeppelin III is the rare second Japanese pressing (P-8005A), issued in 1971 on the orange and green Atlantic label. This version is much harder to find than the 1976 issue (P-10106A)
This version included a poster that was also included in the later third issue, but not in the first one. This poster was only included in Japanese issues of the album.
The front cover features the “rotating wheel” as on the UK and U.S. issues.
The cover is M- with trace corner wear. The obi is VG++ with no tears, but with a bit of foxing on the back. The “hojyuhyo,” or reorder tag, is attached.
The lyric insert is M-. The poster is M- with no rips, tears, or holes.
The disc is M- and looks unplayed. Beautiful disc!
A beautiful copy of a terrific LP.
Background: Led Zeppelin III, released in 1970, was the band’s third album. The album reached #1 in the U.S. and the UK, helped by radio play of the single “Immigrant Song,” which reached #16 on the U.S. singles chart.
On their first two albums, Led Zeppelin unleashed a relentless barrage of heavy blues and rockabilly riffs, but Led Zeppelin III provided the band with the necessary room to grow musically. While there are still a handful of metallic rockers, III is built on a folky, acoustic foundation that gives the music extra depth.
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|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1976|