Led Zeppelin Whole Lotta Love Very Rare UK Single
  £   600

 


£   600 Sold For
23 Aug 2010 Sold Date
13 Aug 2010 Start Date
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Description

This is a very rare single that was never meant to be released. It is very collectable.

Condition VG. Very good see picture only played twice. More pictures on request. Please send me your email to receive them.

Collection only. UK bidders only please. Any questions please ask. £50 deposit via paypal. Remaining cash on collection please.

LED ZEPPELIN - WHOLE LOTTA LOVE

Original 1st U.K 1969 WITHDRAWN atlantic 584309 single B/W LIVIN LOVIN MAID (SHE'S A WOMAN)

With MADE IN Gt BRITAIN text and removable centre.

The single

The single was planned in advance by Phil Carson from the London office of Atlantic Records. The manager of Led Zeppelin, Peter Grant, was unaware of what was about to transpire until Grant received word that over 500 singles had been pressed and had been shipped to Manchester for distribution. Grant had stipulated to Carson that under the contract Led Zeppelin had signed with Atlantic Records, the band had the final say whether singles would be released or not. With confirmation with Ahmet Ertegün, Carson had to recall all copies of the UK single and had to have them destroyed.[9]

The situation was different in the US where the single was released despite the band's wishes. The track had been edited down to 3 minutes 10 seconds, with the fantasy section cut completely, to make it of suitable length for US AM radio airplay, on 7 November 1969 (Atlantic #45-2690). Grant believed this was a mistake as it infringed upon the artistic integrity of the song and breached their contract, but it was released by Atlantic Records anyway. It reached Number 4 on the US Billboard charts in January 1970, and was also released as a single in the France, Germany (reached #1), Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium and Japan. All countries where the band had less control, until Atlantic Records was finally pressured to withdraw the edited single version.[10]

In 1997 Atlantic Records finally released an approved CD-single of 'Whole Lotta Love' where it reached Number 21 on the UK Singles Chart.[11]


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