Led Zeppelin - III 12" Vinyl LP Album

- French's 2nd Release

  Led Zeppelin's groundbreaking third studio album, "Led Zeppelin III," released in 1970, carved a distinctive niche in music history. This 12" Vinyl LP Album, notably the French's 2nd release, featured a captivating band-member photo on the front cover, a departure from the iconic "Spinning Wheel." With its diverse musical influences, commercial success, and bold artistic choices, the album remains a pivotal moment in Led Zeppelin's illustrious career.

This web page has photos of album covers, inner sleeves, record labels together with production details, musicians and track-listing.


High Resolution Photo of Led Zeppelin III France Release

"Led Zeppelin III" Album Description:

Led Zeppelin's third studio album, released on October 5, 1970, marked a significant point in the band's musical journey. The 12" Vinyl LP Album, particularly the French's 2nd release, showcased a unique front cover featuring a captivating photo of the four band members. This visual departure from other versions of the album, which featured the iconic "Spinning Wheel" on the cover, added an intriguing layer to the album's overall presentation.

In terms of musical contribution during its release period, Led Zeppelin III continued the band's exploration of diverse musical genres, incorporating elements of folk, blues, and hard rock. The album showcased the band's versatility and willingness to experiment, setting it apart from their previous works. Tracks like "Immigrant Song" and "Since I've Been Loving You" demonstrated the band's ability to seamlessly blend different musical influences into a cohesive and powerful sound.

Commercially, Led Zeppelin III was a success, reaching high positions on various charts worldwide. Its unique blend of acoustic and electric elements appealed to a broad audience, solidifying Led Zeppelin's status as one of the leading rock bands of the era. The album's commercial success was not only a testament to the band's musical prowess but also reflected the evolving tastes of the music-consuming public during the early 1970s.

What sets Led Zeppelin III apart is not only its musical diversity but also the band's willingness to take risks. The decision to feature a band member photo on the French's 2nd release cover added a personal touch, allowing fans to connect with the musicians on a more intimate level. This departure from the conventional album cover design of the time showcased Led Zeppelin's artistic vision and their desire to break away from established norms.

Collector Notes:

This is the rare French album cover design with the photo of the four Led Zeppelin members on the front cover.
The Atlantic label is Red on the Top and Purple/Plumb at the bottom.
BIEM is printed on the left side of the record's label
Folded-over outside back cover 

Music Genre:

Hard Rock English 

Album Production Information:

The album: "Led Zeppelin III" was produced by: Jimmy Page

Record Label Information:

Red/Purple Atlantic 940.051 

Media Format:

12" Vinyl LP  Gramophone Record
Album weight: 210 gram 

Year & Country:

1970 Made in France
Track Listing of: "Led Zeppelin III"
    Side One:
  1. Immigrant Song
  2. Friends
  3. Celebration Day
  4. Since I've been Loving You
  5. Out on the Tiles
    Side Two:
  1. Gallows Pole
  2. Tangerine
  3. That's the Way
  4. Bron-y-aur Stomp
  5. Hats off to Roy Harper
Album cover photos of : Led Zeppelin III France

High Resolution Photo of Led Zeppelin III France Release
Led Zeppelin III," features a unique cover that differs from the widely recognized design used elsewhere. Instead of the iconic "spinning wheel" artwork, the French version showcases a photograph of the four band members: Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Bonham, and John Paul Jones.

High Resolution Photo of Led Zeppelin III France Release  

High Resolution Photo of Led Zeppelin III France Release  

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