Led Zeppelin II 2 * Superb EX+ Condition * WRECK MISPRINT * UK 1st PRESS *
  £   547
  $   729


£ 547 Sold For
Mar 9, 2023 Sold Date
Feb 27, 2023 Start Date
26   Number Of Bids
  Great Britain Country Of Seller
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Led Zeppelin - II 

This exceptional copy of Led Zeppelin's second studio album is a UK 1st pressing on the much sought after Orange and Plum Atlantic label.

The vinyl is a true first pressing identified by the A//2 / B//2 matrix numbers. The mother stampers, 115 / 115, communicate that this record was produced very early on in the production cycle. Consequently, the audio reproduction is superb! Take a listen yourself below.

This labels are the first variant identified by the title of track S2T2, 'Living Lovin' Wreck', which was changed to 'Livin' Lovin' Maid' on all subsequent releases.

The vinyl is housed within the extremely controversial first variant gatefold sleeve which is light brown in colour and features a green square spine. On many forums you will see people claim that this is due to sun damage or general fading. I was unsure myself until I saw this copy which definitively confirms that the earliest records were sold with such sleeves. 

Also included is the original polythene-lined 'Plastic Bags Can Be Dangerous' die-cut inner sleeve. 

Serial number: 588198

Matrix number: A ▽ 2 / B  2

Stamper codes: 115 / 115

Vinyl Weight: 160g 

The labels are bright, clean and without writing. Only minor spindle wear is visible.
The record maintains immaculate 'factory-fresh' deep-gloss playing surfaces. In bright daylight a single light mark from a 'stylus skate' can be seen to either side. Under the haze of a halogen bulb wispy hairline marks can be seen. A really strong example. 

Sound Quality: EXCELLENT +

The audio is fantastic. Take a listen yourself:

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Side 1:

Side 2:

As is evident from the recordings, this copy has clearly been played cautiously on good quality equipment. There are quiet lead-ins to both sides. The record is quiet in between tracks. There is great channel separation, clear vocals and a punchy bass. If not for four pops on 'Killing Floor' I would confidently grade Mint-. You will struggle to find a better listening experience.

The sleeve looks great. All four sides are clean with bright colours. Subtle rubbing can be seen to the front and rear in places. There is no ring wear. The spine is fully readable without wear. The top and bottom edge show subtle storage wear. The corners are strong with just mild softening. 
Inner Sleeve: EXCELLENT
The original inner sleeve looks great. It is very clean, has minimal discolouration and shows only minor creasing. The vinyl is housed within audiophile quality, anti-static inner sleeve to help protect and preserve the fantastic record. 

This record will be sent via an insured courier in a padded vinyl mailer.
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