Led Zeppelin II 2 PLUM PRESS MINT WRECK UK Original Complete Top Audio + Cover~

$1,032.08 USD
May 19, 2017 - 10:07:16 PM GMT (about 1 year ago)
BID WITH TOTAL CONFIDENCE . YOUR SATISFACTION IS GUARANTEED: COMPLETE MONEY BACK GUARANTEE IF NOT TOTALLY SATISFIED SERVICE YOU CAN TRUST, QUALITY ASSURED. WE HAVE A 100% POSITIVE FEEDBACK RATING AND A 100% TRACK RECORD OF OFFERING GREAT PRODUCTS, SERVICE, COMMUNICATION AND DELIVERY – GUARANTEED!! LED ZEPPELIN IIOne of the rarest Led Zeppelin vinyls there is, this is a stunning 'LIVING LOVING WRECK' 1st ever pressing of the iconic Led Zeppelin II. This is an great original 1st ever PLUM UK pressing of the classic second album by Led Zeppelin, from my own personal collection. Crystal clear ARCHIVAL AUDIO and a original 'PALE BOMBER' cover that would be hard to better.Great Playing Record! Great Cover. Original PLUM PRESS Labels. CAT NO:.... Atlantic 588 198 LABEL PRESS DETAILS: Stereo. First released released 1969. ATLANTIC, MADE IN GT BRITAIN. Red Plum labels with Lemon Song Credit and 1st Matrix Numbers and the ultra rare 'LIVING LOVING WRECK' misprint on side 2. MATRIX NOs. ON RUN-OUT GROOVE side 1 - A 2 side 2 - B 2 MOTHER STAMPERS: Side 1. '' 1 1 8 '' Side 2. '' 1 1 1 1 '' (Ultra Rare extremely low stampers) TRACK LISTING… SIDE 1 ; WHOLE LOTTA LOVE....WHAT IS AND WHAT SHOULD NEVER BE...LEMON SONG....THANK YOU...SIDE 2 ; HEARTBREAKER....LIVIN LOVIN MAID ....RAMBLE ON.....MOBY DICK.....BRING IT ON HOME 'Following the staggering reunion triumph at the O2, which I was lucky enough to be at, with interest in Led Zeppelin greater than ever, with the site for the Ahmettribute.com tribute concert receiving an unbelievable 120 million hits, with 25 million people apparently registering for a Zeppelin ticket, its as good a time as any to invest in an original copy early press of this classic Zep album. Led Zeppelin II is the second studio album by the Led Zeppelin, released in October 1969 on Atlantic Records. Recording sessions for the album took place at several locations in the United Kingdom and North America from January to August 1969. Production was entirely credited to lead guitarist and songwriter Jimmy Page, while it also served as Led Zeppelin's first album to utilise the recording techniques of engineer Eddie Kramer. Led Zeppelin II furthered the lyrical themes established on their debut album, creating a work that became more widely acclaimed and influential than its predecessor. With elements of blues and folk music, it also exhibits the band's evolving musical style of blues-derived material and their guitar and riff-based sound. Upon release, Led Zeppelin II earned considerable sales and was Led Zeppelin's first album to reach No. 1 in the UK and the US. In 1970, art director David Juniper was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Recording Package for the album. On 15 November 1999, it was certified 12x Platinum by the RIAA for sales in excess of 12 million copies. Following its initial reception, it has been recognised by writers and music critics as one of the greatest and most influential rock albums ever recorded. Led Zeppelin II was conceived during a hectic and much-travelled period of Led Zeppelin's career from January through August 1969, when they completed four European and three American concert tours. Each song was separately recorded, mixed and produced at various studios in the UK and North America. The album was written on tour, during periods of a couple of hours in between concerts, a studio was booked and the recording process begun, resulting in a sound with spontaneity and urgency through necessity. Bassist John Paul Jones recalled that "We were touring a lot. Jimmy [Page]'s riffs were coming fast and furious. A lot of them came from onstage especially during the long improvised section of 'Dazed and Confused'. We'd remember the good stuff and dart into a studio along the way." Led Zeppelin II also features experimentation with other musical styles and approaches, as on the alternately soft-and-loud "What Is and What Should Never Be" and "Ramble On" (which featured Page's acoustic guitar), or the ballad "Thank You". With its mysterious atmospherics, "Ramble On" helped develop hard rock's association with fantasy themes, which had been partly derived from the psychedelic rock genre of two to three years before, but also from Plant's personal interest in the writings of J. R. R. Tolkien. This musical direction would later culminate on Led Zeppelin IV (and countless subsequent groups would later carry the influence to further extremes). Conversely, the instrumental "Moby Dick" features an extended drum solo by John Bonham, which would be extended further during Led Zeppelin concert performances sometimes for as long as half an hour. Page's contribution to this album was significant, as his electric guitar solo on the song "Heartbreaker" was emulated by many younger rock guitarists, and exemplifies the group's intense musical attack. Led Zeppelin II is the band's first album to feature Page playing a 1959 Gibson Les Paul, the electric guitar he helped popularise. His innovative recording and drum miking effects on tracks such as "Ramble On" and "Whole Lotta Love" also demonstrated his considerable skill, resourcefulness and originality as a producer. The album was released on 22 October 1969 on Atlantic Records, with advance orders of 400,000 copies. The advertising campaign was built around the slogan 'Led Zeppelin II Now Flying'. Commercially, Led Zeppelin II was the band's first album to hit No. 1 in the US, knocking The Beatles' Abbey Road (1969) twice from the top spot, where it remained for seven weeks. As such, the album is generally considered to be hugely influential on the development of rock music, being an early forerunner of heavy metal, and inspiring a host of other rock bands including Aerosmith, Van Halen and Guns N' Roses. Since its initial critical reception, Led Zeppelin II has been acknowledged by many critics and music writers as one of the most influential albums of rock music of all time, and has earned several accolades from music publications, frequently placed at or near the top of "best album" lists. ALBUM PLAYED FOR AUDIO GRADING: Yes – brilliant! Top AUDIO sound quality throughout! This great record plays up to the high visual grading and beyond. It plays with Incredibly powerful and clear sound, with no grove wear or blurring of the sound separation what so ever, incredibly rare on an original 1st WRECK pressing! Great audio with absolutely minimal interference to distract from the overly enjoyment of this great record. Crystal clear perfect audio with barely any detectable light static or surface sound at all. Strong, undistorted audio free of any loud pops or clicks. The channels are clean and unstressed. This is a great 1st pressing of Led Zeppelin II. The music jumps out with definition and clarity, particularly on the percussion, and vocals which come through with tremendous power. Its the same with the bass guitar and drums, whilst the guitars come through crisp and clear. Great, clear, flawless audio, this album simply plays superbly. I will give a detailed account below: Starting off with the classic 'Whole Lotta Love' it just sounds amazing, with bright clear audio. Virtually no surface sound to be heard at all, and no loud pops or clicks. The run ins are extremely quiet and the audio is flawless. Continuing the very high standard 'What is a What Should Never Be' also plays superbly. Barely any detectable background static, and this is a track that has many very quiet sections, heavily prone to dominant surface sound. There is silence where in the quiet sections, the audio is flawless. 'Killing Floor' sounds superb, with really bright sound, even in the quietest of parts. No pops or clicks and certainly not a hint of distortion. One or two light static tics but nothing dominant, just very clear loud audio. 'Thank You', a real test for Zep II sounds great, super clear sound. There isn't a single tic during the ultra quiet start, and barely any detectable static. I head one light pop during the ultra quiet outro. I doubt you could ever find a quieter performance of the beautiful track. Rounding off a truly incredible first side. Side 2. begins with 'Heartbreaker', and it plays brilliantly, only very light static to be found on the run in grooves, and virtually none during the music. No pops clicks or even light tics. 'Livin Lovin Maid,' a complex heavily layer track, and all the layering here is heard really clearly, it sounds amazing, with a crystal clear deep bassy feel. It take us to 'Ramble On' the Tolkien inspired track which sounds superb, and this is such a hard track to find with even half way decent audio. It just plays superbly with no hissing, and barely any detectable minor static. A couple of extremely light static tics only. Incredible reverberation with Plant's vocals clearly moving across the channels, an effect that is often lost. The classic 'Moby Dick' again sounds great, even on the very quiet section in the middle there is nominal surface sound. No light tics, no loud pops, no clicks. 'Bring It On Home' also sounds great, with no pops or clicks and barely any static during the intro. Absolutely stunning clear audio. This is a great audio performance, there is barely any detectable static, (that is found on all vinyls, even unplayed examples) anywhere on this record, and needless to say, NO distortion, NO sticks or jumps what so ever. NO loud pops or clicks. The whole album plays with amazing power and clarity. This is an extremely rare clear example and a great pleasure to listen too. It would be hard to ever better. A great all round example of this great vinyl. This really is a staggering early stereo mix, unlike the re-issues which lack the impact. Grades at NEAR MINT. THE RECORD – VISUAL GRADING This is a superb piece of glossy vinyl, and a really thick pressing. Deep clear grooves that can only be found on the original pressings, this vinyl has barely any light handling marks and has certainly not been over played; in fact its only been played a few times. NO scratches , no hairlines, a couple of tiny handling marks that can only be seen under an intense spotlight. (I use an industrial spot light to visually grade all records to show up even the lightest marks) A lovely piece of vinyl that sounds as great as it looks. Grades strictly at EXCELLENT PLUS to NEAR MINT. THE LABELS Both labels are in great condition and carry the Warner Brothers / Jewel Music Publishing credit. Famous PLUM labels are Superb, with no marks or writing, and no discernible spindle wear. There is not a single obvious spindle trace to be found on either side. Great all round deep coloured examples, wonderful! Grades at NEAR MINT. VINYL TESTED FOR ANY SIGNS OF WARPING:Yes, NONE visible what so ever when tested be sight and on a moving turntable. THE COVERThe album sleeve design was from a poster by David Juniper, who was simply told by the band to come up with an idea that was "interesting". His design was based on a photograph of the Jasta 11 Division of the German Air Force during WWI, the famed Flying Circus led by Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron. After the picture was tinted, the faces of the four members of the band were airbrushed on from a 1969 publicity photograph, as well as the faces of band manager Peter Grant and tour manager Richard Cole. The woman in the picture is Glynis Johns, the mother from Mary Poppins. 1st pressings of Led Zeppelin II came with a pale Bomber cover, and a few of the very 1st pressings came with the pale cover that had a green tinged spine. These thin un laminated pale green tinge spine Zep II card covers are incredibly rare and notoriously prone to damage, with serious ring wear and destruction to the edges. It must be one of the most prone to wear of ANY of the original classic covers from the 1960's and 70's, possibly the most prone to wear. The Spines are nearly always flattened, worn and un readable. Not this one! This is a very nice cover in stunning all round condition. It would be very hard to find a better example. The inner gatefold is clean and just has a couple of light crease only. There is little scuffing to the corners, and minimal rubbing along the edges, and by Bomber cover standards, its largely unmarked. The edges have not lost their colour, which is highly unusually. The opening edges are very square and totally un frayed. The white areas are very white, with very few blemishes and just a couple of small creases on the back. The back cover is nice and clean, with NO ring wear, which is virtually un heard of for these delicate covers. There is one or two light spine creases, but nothing very serious. A great example of this ultra delicate cover! Grades at EXCELLENT to EXCELLENT PLUS. THE INNER Great condition, original poly lined white inner, these original correct inner sleeves are themselves extremely rare. NO tears , NO wear at the top. Just some light discolouration as these original inners always have and some light creasing. The vinyl will of course come with a replacement poly lined inner to protect the original. Graded at VERY GOOD PLUS to EXCELLENT. RARITY Any PLUM PRESSING in this type of condition is scarce. The vinyl is so often played so much, heavily marked, scratched, with noisy, poor and distorted sound. Any EARLY UK PRESS examples with a record in this type of condition, that plays with flawless audio is very rare. Usually they sound very poor, the mastering is patchy, and of course, they were so often heavily played on old fashioned, destructive equipment, or worse, past around at parties. The cover is almost impossible to find without serious wear, even modestly worn examples are scarce and this one is one of the best examples. Finding a great cover like this, with an original piece of vinyl, fantastic!. 1st Ever LIVING LOVING WRECK pressings of Led Zeppelin II in any condition are rare. Complete examples with all the correct components and what can only be described as flawless audio NEVER come on the market. THIS A FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY TO OWN AN EXTREMELY RARE PIECE OF MUSICAL HISTORY, IN STUNNING CONDITION THROUGHOUT. RARE COMPLETE CLASSIC ORIGINAL VINYLS WITH TOP AUDIO AND GREAT CONDITION THROUGHOUT WE SPECIALISE IN RARE COLLECTABLE PRESSINGS - WITH GREAT SOUND UNINTERRUPTED BY INTERFERENCE. NO LOUD POPS OR CLICKS, JUMPS OR REPEATS - GUARANTEED!GREAT ORIGINAL COVERS WITH NO SEAM SPLITS, TEARS, WRITING OR STICKERS! VINYLWe sell the highest quality examples of Classic Vinyl. Large format art work covers with the original sound and mix unique to the best original pieces, giving the highest audio depth and performance. Vinyl prices have soared over the last ten years, making classic examples a great financial and cultural investment. .SCRUPULOUS EXAMINATION and TESTING:All our records are play tested on highly sensitive equipment to ensure the sound quality and accuracy of description. We aim to give a precise and concise description of the sound, pointing out the slightest defect so that you know exactly what you are buying. We aim to describe all records as accurately as possible, and offer a full refund on return if for any reason you are not completely happy with the item description. + VINYL SOUND - PLEASE NOTE:Highest quality vinyl with clear sound is rare, and what we always aim for. We only sell records that play with TOP AUDIO performance; super clear sound uninterrupted by hiss or other interference. Even with the cleanest pressing you will find occasional static or occasional light tics during playback, caused by a build of dust in the grooves. This is clearly different from the distortion, loud pops, repeating tics or clicks that are found on heavily played and worn pieces of vinyl. Any static build up will reduce when played, and we advise a light clean between plays for optimal performance. .IMAGES and INFORMATIONWe only use photographs of the item for sale taken with professional digital cameras. The images are designed to be as clear as possible, giving an exact representation of the item. We aim to give sufficient and accurate detail as possible, so that you know exactly what you are buying. Please let us know if you need any further information and we will be happy to oblige. SERVICE YOU CAN TRUST, QUALITY ASSURED. WE HAVE A 100% POSITIVE FEEDBACK RATING.SOME EXAMPLES OF FEEDBACK –BRILLIANT LP MINT CONDITION, AWESOME SELLAR, 1ST CLASS PACKAGING, NO PROBLEMS A+Absolutely fantastic! Worth every single penny! Trust you are in careful hands!ITEM RECEIVED.. AS DESCRIBED... PACKED GREAT...MANY THANKS..RECOMMENDED.. A*******Great LP from a great seller. Thanks !! Very well packaged. AAA+++Item arrived quickly, well packaged and in excellent condition. Very pleased.fast delivery, superb communication, good item, great ebayer AAAAA+++++.RETURN POLICY:100% Satisfaction Guaranteed ; - returns accepted with out question. If you are not happy then any item can be returned, we cant say fairer that that!WE ONLY SELL RARE RECORDS THAT ARE IN GREAT CONDITION. IF THERE IS ANY SLIGHT DEFECT, IT WILL BE CLEARLY STATED.If in the unlikely event that you may want to return an item, or that we have missed something in the listing, we offer a no quibble return policy. Items must be returned within 12 Days of receipt, and returned in the same condition that they were sent out in. Return postage must be paid by buyer, unless there is a particular fault with the item, and then we will pay the full postage costs! + RECORD GRADING SYSTEM IS AS FOLLOWS - ( BASED ON RECORD COLLECTOR MAGAZINE U.K. )MINT: Virtually unplayed. The record itself is in brand new condition with no surface marks or deterioration in sound quality. Cover is pristine.EXCELLENT: The record shows some signs of having been played, but there is very little lessening in sound quality. The cover and packaging might have slight wear and/or creasing.V.G PLUS: The record will still be nice and shiny, but may have a few light marks, and will play well. Slight wear and tear on the cover.V.G: The record has obviously been played many times, but displays no major deterioration in sound quality, despite noticeable surface marks and occasional light scratch. Normal wear and tear on the cover or extra items.GOOD: The record has been played so much that the sound quality has noticeably deteriorated, perhaps with some distortion and mild scratches. The cover and contents suffer from folding, scuffing of edges, spine splits, etc.FAIR: Fair. It is noticeable that the record has been played so much that the sound quality has deteriorated very noticeably. The cover and contents are showing signs of folding, scuffing of edges etc.. 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May 09, 2017 - 10:07:16 PM GMT (about 1 year ago)
LP (12-Inch)
33 RPM


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