Led Zeppelin (“Debut Album”) UK Pressing 1969 Achive
Led Zeppelin Cat No: K 40031 (1st UK Kinney Pressing)
The Best Sounding Copy That I Have Heard!
Original Very Rare 1st UK Pressing Atlantic Labels
Mega Earliest K40031-A & K40031-B Matrix Endings
1st UK Kinney Pressing! Very Rare Near Mint Audio
One of the earliest Very Very rare in this condition!
WOW! Very Near Mint Original UK Issue Fully laminated MacNeil Press Printed Cover!
Very Rare Near Mint Vinyl/Audio Archive Copy! ( Looks Barely Played!)
Complete With Original Poly Lined Record Sleeve!
45 Years Old Like This! Absolutely Astounding Vinyl & Audio Archive Copy!
The Best Sounding Copy That I Have ever Heard!
Very, Very, Very Rare In This Condition!
The original 2nd label variation for this album Orange/Green label variation are in awesome condition! (These looks superb in my opinion)! Amaizingly I can just see minimal feint spider marks/trails only, even when angled to the light and of coarse little if (no) spindle ware the hole is perfectly round. Light rubbing noted on side one label, barely noticed unless looked for in my opinion.This has only ever been played a handful of times only from new when I initially purchased it and one time to play grade for this listing. So rare for an album that is over 45 years old! Impossible to find like this! very very collectable! Early UK pressings very rare in this condition!
The vinyl is absolutely superb! On initial visual inspection this looks like new and still retains its sheen from new! (please note this vinyl has only ever been played a few times by me personally and I originally played this to record to tape! In the last 45 years this has been stored in a case with the vinyl separated from the sleeve and cover to prevent ring ware and damage. This is how I have always stored my records, and of course I played this again to play grade at very loud volume on a top system! In fact even when I look at the playing surface angled to a strong light I find it hard notice any real surface marks or scratches. Any marks that could possible be seen when angled in strong light would be light whyspy surface sleeve removal type only.
The Audio Quality
WOW!, the moment the needle hits the playing surface it is obvious this vinyl has barely ever been played at all!
The audio quality is as you would expect when purchased new, superbe, TOP, TOP, TOP! cristal clear and extremely vibrant through out in fact this plays truly superb.This is without a dought the best copy that I have ever heard of this variation! Just listen to the bass lines very vibrant and real clarity very nice to hear like this! This played through superb unbelievable audio seperation, that I haven’t heard like this before and stunning bassey feel throughout! One of the most vibrant sounding audio copies that I have heard and early pressing makes all the difference!
Even in between tracks this was lovely and quiet. This vinyl has been stored separately from the cover in a poly sleeve for over 45 years! This is the way I always have stores my records! The vibrancy of the audio on this pressing in my opinion is as good as it gets for a very early 1st issue variation! Even in between tracks this is very quiet! I would class myself as highly critical and this is a truly exceptional sounding vinyl by this awesome rock band ”Led Zeppelin” and so hard to find tlike this! Please check my completed listings of records that I have sold of this quality and you will see that i normally get it right! I would grade the audio near as mint throughout!
The Record Sleeve
This is the original plain white poly lined paper record sleeve, clean and straight. No splits or tears, light creasing fading yellowing with age (note glue staining is common on these original record sleeves)
The original 1st issue fully laminated MacNeil Press Led Zeppelin cover.
Note These covers very difficult to keep in good condition and being flimsy by nature very prone to creasing.
Note: This is probably one of the best looking covers that I have seen!
There are (no) edge splits or tears. Note: There is very slight laminate lift noted at the rear near the spine only (see photos), only really noticed if looked for in my opinion The spine is generally lovely and square with very slight creasing only. A truly superbe example rarely seen like this.! No nasty rubbing or ring wear, in fact amazingly no creases worth to mention. The rear is exceptionally clean Any imperfections/rubbing edge creases, are not really noticed unless really looked for in my opinion. Must be at least Excellent plus to near mint in my opinion