Led Zeppelin In Through The Out Door 1st UK Mint
1st UK Cat No SSK 9940 (Rare In This Condition)
Earliest A-5 B-4 /5(Corrected) (Hand Etched) Matrix Endings
“STRAWBERRY” (Hand Etched On Both Sides Only 1st pess Master Pressers Signature)
Stunning Near Mint Audio Quality! (Isolated Static only)
No Loud Constant Clicks Or Pops No Distortion Only Ever Played A Handful Of Times Ever!
Looks & Sounds Barely played In My Opinon!!
1st Issue Unlaminated “D Series” Cover Stunning Condition!
with 1st Uk Issue Textured Record Sleeve
Complete With The 1st Issue Paper Cover Sleeve (Serated Top)
An Archive Copy !
Side1 “SSK 59410 A5” (“STRAWBERRY” Hand Etched on the run off grooves Master Pressers Signature only 1st UK press)
Side2″SSK 59410 B4 B5 (Crossed out/ corrected A4 to B5 only 1st press)”(“STRAWBERRY” Hand Etched on the run off grooves Master Pressers Signature only 1st UK press)
The original Swan Song labels are in awesome condition! (These looks superb in my opinion)! Amaizingly I can just see barely a handful of feint spider marks/trails only, even when angled to the light and of coarse little if (no) spindle ware the hole is perfectly round. This has only ever been played a minimal amount 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 40 years old! Impossible to find like this! very very collectable!
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 barely a handful of times times by me personally and I originally played this to record to tape! In the last 40 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 no more than a handful of whispy surface marks. Any other marks that could possible be seen when angled in strong light would be light whyspy sleeve removal type only (common with this album) which is why I seperated them to preserve the condition.
The Audio Quality
I have played this through track for track prior to listing at very very loud volume on a top system! 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 played through superb unbelievable audio seperation Any interferance was minimal in my opinion Note: some isolated static type tick noted, and isolated static crackle may be heard in between some tracks common on these mid seventies pressings and probably due to needing a constant cleaning before each play to reduce this. This vinyl has been stored separately from the cover in a poly sleeve for over 40 years! This is the way I always have stores my records! The vibrancy of the audio on this pressing in my opinion is almost as good as it gets for a very early 1st issue variation! I would class myself as highly critical and this is a truly exceptional sounding vinyl so hard to find tlike this, barely played 40 year old vinyl! 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 at least excellent plus to near as mint for the most part / main audio through out! (note: please allow for isolated static type tick/crackle as mentioned previously heard in isolated quiet places only common on these seventies pressings)
Please note! That i always make this disclaimer! Allowances must be made for these mid seventies pressings. Dirt and grit trapped in between the card record sleeve and record causes surface scratches. Please allow for the odd isolated static/ pops/ticks heard as mentioned previously, certainly not consistent throughout the audio. This is a genuine 40 year old vinyl that would have originally been played on a 40 year old system! Genuinly only ever played two or three times ever!
Points to note! This has been stored in a case laying dormant for at least 40 years! A build up of dirt and dust in the grooves from laying dormant causes static crackle\ticks! A constant clean before each play is recommended ! This would reduce any static and enhance the audio quality!
The Record Sleeve
This is the original thick card type cardboard lyric record sleeve, Note Textured (only 1st issues) later issues are smooth. Generally very clean and straight. Note: There is light foxing/finger marks that can be seen noted on one side of the sleeve, only really noticed if looked for in my opinion . No edge splits or tears!
This is the original and earliest 1st UK issue un-laminated B Series variation cover! (No Barcode) This is absolutely superbe brilliant and clean! On initial inspection this looks as new Near Mint condition in my opinion! Rare to find in this awesome condition No nasty creases to mention! , Note: A very minor crease noted just barely noticed only if looked for on the front top left corner. NO real rubbing or indents or edge lines noted (See Photos) The spine is absolutely square and all text readable. Truly remarkabel for nearly 39 years old! JUST TRY TO FIND A BETTER ORIGINAL 1st UK type D ISSUE! I would grade the cover at least excellent plus to very near as mint No splits or tears.
The Bag Cover
There is no splits or tears! This is the original st issue with serated top edge. There are no edge splits or tears. Always stored separately from the cover and vinyl.
An Audio Archive Copy! Final Upgrade Copy!
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