LED ZEPPELIN 'IV' - PURPLE (not pink) VINYL - POSS. UNRELEASED TEST PRESSING
LED ZEPPELIN 'IV'
NOT THE LILAC VINYL VERSION
NEAR MINT CONDITION
1970s UK 12" album release ATLANTIC RECORDS (K50008) 33.3 rpm STEREO
Made in UK
Matrices: K50008 A2/K50008 B2 IS
"Is this a rejected test pressing for the lilac version?"
There is some marbling in the finish that might indicate that it may have been a rejected pressing.
The labels are the standard grooved green white and orange ones and state that the record was made in the UK, but where this copy differs from others is in the label text. Side One says "Warner Bros. Music A USA Recording P 1971" at 6 o'clock which is standard, and the "All rights of the manufacturer..." text runs from 9 o'clock to 3 o'clock. However, Side Two says "Kinney Music Ltd/Superhype Music Inc P 1971" at 6 o'clock, and the rights text runs from 10 o'clock to 2 o'clock as it finishes with "A Warner Communications Company" then the boxed W logo.
SIDE ONE 1. Black Dog 2. Rock And Roll 3. The Battle Of Evermore 4. Stairway To Heaven
SIDE TWO 1. Misty Mountain Hop 2. Four Sticks 3. Going To California 4. When The Levee Breaks
NEAR EXCELLENT+ Just a few very light surface marks. Near excellent sound reproduction throughout.
IF ANYONE OUT THERE CAN TELL ME MORE THEN PLEASE GET IN TOUCH.
A ONE OFF ZEPPELIN RARITY? I WISH I COULD TELL YOU.
I know it's not any kind of proof, but the inner sleeve has "REJECT COLOUR SAMPLE ONLY" and the name "MARK CELLIER" written in biro.
I have only found one other reference to this colour vinyl (most of which I have pasted into this posting).
This is the original reference