Scarce “A” Cover Actual 1979 First Japanese Pressing Of The Final Led Zeppelin Studio Album. Includes Original Brown Outer Bag, Magic Paint Inner Sleeve & Insert With Lyrics In English & Notes In Japanese. Features “In The Evening”, “Fool In The Rain”, “All My Love” & More.
Condition – Vinyl: EXCELLENT! Some light surface marks, which do not affect play. Labels are clean. SUPERIOR pressing with dynamic sound! (FAR, FAR BETTER than the muddy-sounding NZ pressing). Hard to believe this record is over 41 years old!
Condition – Cover: EXCELLENT! The magic paint by wetting INNER SLEEVE is VG+ It has some foxing, due to age. OUTER BAG is also EXCELLENT!
COVER VARIANT is A. The original ‘In Through The Out Door’ album included an inner sleeve, which featured black & white line artwork, which would become permanently fully coloured, if washed with water. There were also six different covers (letters A – F) featuring a different pair of photographs (12 shots in total, one on each side). The photos represent the view of each person situated in the bar (The Off The Beat Lounge).
Japanese vinyl pressings are highly sought after by audiophiles and collectors, due to their premium sound quality and beautifully presented packaging. The sonic quality of Japanese records is regarded as the best in the world. No wonder all the original Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab records were pressed in Japan! The covers are printed on better quality heavy stock paper too. Near Mint condition original Japanese pressings are becoming scarcer ~ and therefore more collectable and valuable every year.
In The Evening
South Bound Suarez
Fool In The Rain
All My Love
I’m Gonna Crawl