Led Zeppelin – The Song Remains the Same Japan 2 LP set with obi

$125.00

A 1976 Japanese pressing of the double album The Song Remains the Same by Led Zeppelin, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of the double live album The Song Remains the Same by Led Zeppelin, including the original obi.

This is either the first or second pressing; we’re not sure if the red or the yellow obi came first and both had the same catalog number.  Regardless, it’s a very early pressing of the album.

About this copy: This copy of The Song Remains the Same is a 1976 Japanese pressing on the Swan Song label.

The cover is M-, with some slight discoloration on the back cover that may be a printing error.  There’s a tiny corner dent.

The obi is M-.

The photo booklet and lyric insert are M-.

The discs are M- and may be unplayed.

A gorgeous copy of a scarce Led Zeppelin LP and the nicest copy we’ve ever seen.

Background: Released as a soundtrack to a concert film, The Song Remains the Same was Led Zeppelin’s first live album.  The LP reached #1 in the UK and #2 on the U.S. album charts.

Allmusic.com gave The Song Remains the Same a 3 star review:

…It was the kind of excess that creates either myth or madness, and this 1976 live album — comprised of highlights from their three shows at Madison Square Garden during July 1973 — has its fair share of both, as Zeppelin sounds both magnificent and murky as they blow up songs from their first five albums to a ridiculously grand scale. …This, more than any of their studio albums, captures both the grandiosity and entitlement that earned the band scorn among certain quarters of rock critics and punk rockers in the mid-’70s, which makes it a valuable historical document in an odd way, as the studio records are such magnificent constructions and the archival live albums so powerful.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Swan Song
Catalog Number:
P-5544~5N
Year of Release: 1976
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 20 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.3 in