Led Zeppelin – Stairway to Heaven Classic Records sealed Clarity vinyl 45 RPM test pressing 12″


Free U.S. shipping!  A one-sided U.S. 45 RPM test pressing 12″ single of “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin, pressed by Classic Records on clear “Clarity” vinyl.

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Offered for sale is a still sealed one-sided U.S. 45 RPM test pressing 12″ single of “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin, pressed by Classic Records on clear “Clarity” vinyl.

The 45 RPM disc plays the full 7:55 version of the song on side one; side two is blank.  These 45 RPM test pressings were made for in-house use by Classic Records in 2010 and were not commercially released.

About this copy: This copy of “Stairway to Heaven” is a 2010 pressing on the Classic Records label.

As the disc is sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed.

The cover is a plain white cover with a sticker in the upper right hand corner.  The sticker says “Classic Records 1/2010 SD-7208-45-200G Clarity Stairway to Heaven CRWH.”  T

The loose wrap is fully intact with no rips, tears or holes.

This is a single-sided disc, pressed on 200 gram vinyl.   The B side has the words “Classic Records”embossed in the vinyl.

A beautiful copy of a very rare Led Zeppelin item.  Great sound, too!

Background: In the early 2000s, the now-defunct audiophile label Classic Records issued high-quality pressings of the entire Led Zeppelin catalog.

One of their titles was a four-LP box set containing the band’s first four albums.  That box set also included a single-sided, black vinyl 45 RPM 12″ single containing the song “Stairway to Heaven” as a bonus.  The singles were pressed with test pressing labels only; there were no “stock” copies.

The box set was never reissued.

In 2010, Classic Records began experimenting with a clear vinyl compound that they called “Clarity Vinyl.”  They released a number of titles on this clear vinyl compound that year, but went out business shortly thereafter.

They also pressed a few test pressings of titles for in-house use.   One of those titles was this 12″ single of “Stairway to Heaven.”  They likely only pressed a few dozen copies, and unlike the earlier black vinyl test pressings,  none of the Clarity vinyl test pressings were commercially released.

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Classic Records
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 2010
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in