Reply Notify me Helpful. The material has MUCH more detail, lower noise floor and better dynamics than any of the prior remastering attempts. They also include another surprise that none of the other Zeppelin albums ever did Unfortunately for me, being a Zeppelin fan, this will be a VERY expensive endeavor getting all 10 releases as they come out! Have: Want: Avg Rating: 4. What turntable did you buy? I have a Rega…. Like Like. I was told that I should get a Rega or Thorens, but both were out of my price range.
I actually spent more than I wanted to for the Audio Technica but it came so highly recommended that I decided to splurge and nothing cheaper appealed to me. Maybe the import prices are higher — they are made up the road from me, so they may be cheaper here.
The AT looks very nice — always good to spend slightly more than you wanted to — I think you end up being happy about it in the end…. The record is in good condition.
I have a pink vinyl led zeppelin iv printed in , which I bought new from a record shop as a teenager. Can you tell me its value please. Anyone else know? Unless it is the UK Lilac vinyl reissue which looks pink , it is most likely a bootleg. I had no idea there might be some valuables in the basement.
Hubby is a Zep fan, and I think we have pres US pressings. Now, if only my Thompson Twins and Shalimar vinyl was so coveted…. Hugely impressed by your knowledge. Have all the albums on vinyl, though I have no idea about their desirability.
Is that right? Anoraks always welcome here, especially when they give us information like that! Led Zeppelin, or more specifically, Jimmy Page, negotiated their recording contract with Atlantic Records USA; there are several interviews with Page that confirm this business deal. No record label would ever send the original master tape anywhere in the world, especially for a group that sold multi-millions of physical formats like LZ.
So, at best, the UK pressings have started with a duplication of the master tape, not the original master tape itself. But this does not necessarily mean the UK pressings are inferior audio.
There are so many manufacturing stages between transferring a tape whatever its origins to the final, pressed vinyl. Their manager, Peter Grant, claims they started Swan Song Records as much to quality control the manufacturing of their vinyl records. At the pressing plant Grant saw that, in the final stage of manufacturing, an acid cleansing bath for classical records was renewed every 10 days.
Rock album baths were changed at over far longer periods, so Grant had them change the baths as often fro LZ vinyl records. There are stories of Jimmy Page personally bringing the master tapes back to the UK with him.
Thank you! Nice article. Quite a few think the gm Classic Pressing is the best to get on this one. It smokes a slightly later German version I have.
One of my neighbours was a press photographer at the Auckland concert, and jumped in to help tune an acoustic guitar for the roadies when Bonham turned up dead drunk an hour before the show and the ground crew scrambled to sober him up, not that you can tell he was in any way impared from the bootleg of the concert.
Thanks for this — as much good info as what I wrote! I agree that the UK Physical Graffiti sounds nice. And yes, I intend to purchase all three, albeit these will be my first serviceable I and II.
The extras included on the vinyl of III are enough, I think, to draw me in to that one…. There is a picture of the LZ II mastertape from New York in an audiophile magazine titled Stereophile which details how Classic Records obtained and developed their reissue series. I am a dealer so hear them often. Side 1 of my copy has a pressing fault which causes the needle to mistrack in a few places on the first 2 tracks causing some distortion.
I know it is not stylus damage which sounds the same because I have owned it from new. I have just played the first LP of the second pressing, since I have just acquired a mint copy and I would say it is just as good, but without the fault. I think the intros are often spoiled on the BT version and the intros are important.
It plays fine on a proper turntable but not on a Radiogram which is what most people had in 69, if they were lucky. The same is true of Electric Ladyland and is the reason why people want the Track versions rather than the later Polydor versions which were recorded quieter because of the jumping problem. Why people pay 5 times more for the version with the blue writing rather than white writing is beyond me because the discs are from exactly the same master.
Fantastic stuff! Just playing Side 1 of PG now -1 matrix … Now that you mention it, the first 2 tracks seem to lack low bass, apart from a bass drum hit just before the fade out of Custard Pie. More listening required! I did Simon thanks. Glad I read this cos my original Led Zep 1 is the red and plum version in mint…. First name Chester I think. Great info here, thanks. Also, while many people think the Aleister Crowley inscription on Zeppelin III denotes a first pressing, this is not the case.
All US and UK pressings, both first and re-issues, display some form of the inscription on one or both sides. On the US pressings the inscription is neatly written in a small script font, while on UK pressings it is in a much larger block-style printing that is clearly different than the US font.
Apparently all other international pressings have no inscriptions at all, with the sole exception being the Lebanese pressing. And the side placement of the inscription is not consistent; it seems to vary by where and when the album was pressed.
About those Atco records.. Is this good or bad? Are you saying it has an Atco-style label? Incidentally, I bought an original copy of Led Zeppelin I with the turquoise lettering in near mint condition from Leigh Record Exchange same shop? That was certainly a good day to be a record collector. All were near mint condition. That shop could be a gold mine some days.
Hi Bob, In a word, yes. If you are in the US, then other rules may apply. Probably worth saying that if it is sealed it may be worth more than if you break the seal to look at the label. Me pedantic??? Actually, I was just worried that it might be a fake. It probably is. Bob, just send it to me. Traditional Music.
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That said it's a great album with great songs. I had heard live versions of these before I heard the studio versions and the studio versions were a bit of a let down for me. Great debut album. Roberto , Jul 26, CoachD likes this. MySweetFork , Jul 26, Roberto and Wildest cat from montana like this. Location: Great Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
LZ 1 is a brilliant debut. Not a duff track. Pete Puma , Jul 26, Location: Fort Worth TX. Funk , Jul 26, Location: Oregon. Working after school in the automotive section of a local store, a guy comes in and starts looking through the stacks of 8 track tapes wanting one by a new group called Led Zeppelin.
It had been placed in the soundtrack section because of the Hindenburg cover. He suggested I should open one and put it in the demo player set up to drive a variety of aftermarket car stereo speakers.
I did. A small crowd gathered there that night as it played continuously. Such is the power of wonder. Location: englewood, nj. Location: AR. Aussie in the U. I enjoy the debut album, it's full of vigour and enthusiasm. A young band bursting at the seems to show what they can do.
For me the band made better albums, dare I even say much better, but this is a big splash, especially for the time. There isn't actually a track i dislike. We are instantly met by the brilliance of Bonham.Jul 26, · It's time folks. Discuss away. Led Zeppelin is the debut album by English rock band Led neucacentiudersttit.kottdcomolpotkabulksanctymudedesmoi.co was released on 12 January in the United States and on 31 March in the United Kingdom by Atlantic Records. The album was recorded in September and October at Olympic Studios, London, shortly after the band's neucacentiudersttit.kottdcomolpotkabulksanctymudedesmoi.co contains a mix of original material worked out in .