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Record Details

Artist: Led Zeppelin
Title: Led Zeppelin III
Format: 12"
Label: Atlantic / Atlantic
Cat No: 2401002 / 2401 002
Released: 5 Oct 1970
Genres: Classic RockHard Rock
Status Have
Added To List 18th May 2021
Disc 1 | 12"
Gatefold, First Pressing 
A Matrix:
127 Do what thou wilt 2401002 A-5  
B Matrix:
122 So mote it be 2401002 B-5  

Additional Information

Comments Released on the Atlantic "red/maroon" label, in a fully laminated gatefold sleeve with working wheel.

1st Cat on labels , 2nd Cat on sleeve

Specific to the first pressing ;
(1) 2401002 (on labels)
(2) Produced by Jimmy Page , Executive Producer : Peter Grant (credited on top half of labels)
(3) Warner Bros. Music Ltd.
(4) Matrix numbers end with A5 and B5.

Various matrix number combinations from A6/A7 to B5/B6/B7 may exist with the above described first generation of label. They are transitional copies from the first pressing to the second pressing (the ones without Peter Grant credits), and they are later copies.

Under License from Atlantic Recording Corp., U.S.A.
Manufactured for Polydor Records Ltd., London
Printed and made by the E. J. Day Group London and Bedford.

Directly after the Peter Grant credit was removed another label was released with a track error
the track 'celebration day' was incorrectly typed 'celebration' and was immediately changed to the latter label variarion
℗ 1970

(Later subsequent pressings released on the Red/maroon labels do not have the Executive Producer Peter Grant credits on the label, the label Cat# appears as 2401-002 and the publisher credits appear only as Warner Bros. Music)

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