Led Zeppelin - III 12" Vinyl LP ALbum

- Spinning Wheel Gt Britain Gatefold cover

Led Zeppelin's "III" vinyl holds intrigue with phrases "Do What Thou Wilt" and "So Mote Be It" etched in its run-out. Inspired by Aleister Crowley's philosophical mantra, this enigma adds mystique to the iconic album. Released in 1970, the record blends rock, folk, and blues, showcasing the band's evolution. The vinyl's unique features offer collectors not just music but a tangible connection to Led Zeppelin's artistic exploration.

 

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"Led Zeppelin III" Album Description:

The original UK pressing of "Led Zeppelin III" holds a special place in the hearts of collectors and music enthusiasts alike, largely due to its unique characteristics found in the dead-wax area. Beyond the magnetic allure of Led Zeppelin's groundbreaking music, the distinct features in the run-out add an extra layer of mystique to this iconic vinyl release.

The gimmick gatefold cover with the spinning wheel is an aesthetic marvel that captivates the eye and serves as a precursor to the artistic innovation within the album itself. The craftsmanship of this cover adds a tangible and interactive element to the overall experience of owning and exploring the vinyl.

What truly sets these pressings apart lies in the cryptic inscriptions etched into the run-out/dead-wax area on sides 1 and 2 of the record. The phrases "Do What Thou Wilt" and "So Mote Be It" are enigmatic references, drawing inspiration from occultist Aleister Crowley's philosophical mantra. This deliberate inclusion adds a layer of intrigue and invites listeners to delve deeper into the mystical influences that permeate Led Zeppelin's work.

Commercially, "Led Zeppelin III" marked another triumph for the band. Released in 1970, it seamlessly blended rock, folk, and blues elements, showcasing the band's versatility and pushing the boundaries of conventional music. The album's success was not only measured by its chart performance but also by its enduring impact on the evolution of rock music.

Music Genre:

Hard Rock Music 

Album Packaging:

Gatefold/FOC (Fold Open Cover) Album Cover Design with spinning wheel 

Record Label Information:

Atlantic 2401-002 

Album Packaging / Information:

Recorded between January and August 1970 at Olympic Sound, London, and Ardent Studios, Memphis.

Media Format:

12" Vinyl LP Record  

Year & Country:

1970 Made in Gt Britain
Band Members and Musicians on: Led Zeppelin III Spinning Wheel Gatefold cover
    Led Zeppelin's Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Jimmy Page - acoustic guitar, electric guitar, pedal steel guitar, backing vocals, banjo
  • Robert Plant - vocals, harmonica

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  • John Paul Jones - bass, organ, synths, mandolin, backing vocals
  • John Bonham - drums, percussion, backing vocals,
Track Listing of: Led Zeppelin III Spinning Wheel Gatefold cover
    Song listing:
  • Immigrant Song (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) 2:25
  • Friends (Page, Plant) 3:54
  • Celebration Day (Page, Plant, John Paul Jones) 3:29
  • Since I've Been Loving You (Page, Plant, Jones) 7:23
  • Out on the Tiles (Page, Plant, John Bonham) 4:07
  • Gallows Pole (trad. arr. Page, Plant) 4:56
  • Tangerine (Page) 3:10
  • That's the Way (Page, Plant) 5:37
  • Bron-Y-Aur Stomp (Page, Plant, Jones) 4:16
  • Hats off to (Roy) Harper (trad.) 3:42
 
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LED ZEPPELIN Vinyl Records and Albums Discography

LED ZEPPELIN Related Rock Bands and Similar Music

Cream

Another influential British rock band, featuring Eric Clapton on guitar. Cream explored a wider range of styles than Led Zeppelin, but their blues-rock foundation and improvisational jams share some similarities. Cream

Deep Purple

Pioneered hard rock and heavy metal, with influences from blues and psychedelia. Known for their powerful vocals, driving riffs, and complex instrumentals. Deep Purple

Jimi Hendrix

A legendary guitarist known for his innovative playing style and use of effects pedals. While not strictly a band, Hendrix's influence on rock guitar is undeniable, and his music shares some elements of blues and psychedelia with Led Zeppelin. Jimi Hendrix

The Who

Pioneered power pop and mod rock, known for their energetic live performances and Pete Townshend's distinctive guitar work. The Who's music is often heavier and more aggressive than Led Zeppelin's, but both bands share a love for extended jams and powerful vocals. The Who