LED ZEPPELIN - In Through The Out door 12" Vinyl LP Album

- German and European Release

"In Through The Out Door" is the 10th album by the British Rock band Led Zeppelin and was originally released in 1979.

This original LP version of this album features an unusual gimmick: the album had an outer sleeve which was made to look like a plain brown paper bag, and the LP record sleeve proper featured black and white line artwork which, if washed with a wet brush, would become permanently fully coloured.  

This 12" LP black vinyl music record comes comes in the original brown paper bag. This is the so-called "A" version.

This album "LED ZEPPELIN - In Through The Outdoor (1979, Germany)" includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, and artwork/photos

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Collector's notes ( detailed background information on the persons working on this album)

Album Fact Sheet: LED ZEPPELIN - In Through The Outdoor (1979, Germany)

Music Genre:

 British Hard Rock, Blues Rock, Prog Rock, Classic Rock

Album Production Information:

The album: "LED ZEPPELIN - In Through The Outdoor (1979, Germany)" was produced by: Jimmy Page

Executive Producer: Peter Grant

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Leif Mases

Assistent Sound Engineer: Lennart Ostlund

This album was recorded and mixed at: Polar Music Studios, Stockholm Sweden.

Album cover design: Hipgnosis

Hipgnosis was an English art group founded in 1968 by Storm Thorgerson, Aubrey Powell, and Peter Christopherson. The group was known for their innovative and creative album covers, which became iconic in the music industry. Hipgnosis worked with some of the most influential musicians of their time, including Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and Yes.


The group's name, "Hipgnosis," was a play on the words "hypnosis" and "hip." They believed that their art had the power to hypnotize people and transport them to another world, which was reflected in their album covers. The group's style was surreal and often incorporated elements of fantasy, science fiction, and the occult. Their designs were highly detailed and often required extensive planning and preparation.

One of the group's most famous album covers was for Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon." The cover featured a prism refracting light into a rainbow, which became one of the most recognizable images in rock history. The design was so successful that it became synonymous with the band and their music. Another iconic design was for Led Zeppelin's "Houses of the Holy," which featured a group of naked children climbing on a rock formation. The image was highly controversial but helped to solidify the band's rebellious image.

Hipgnosis also worked with a number of other influential musicians, including Peter Gabriel, Black Sabbath, and Genesis. They designed the cover for Peter Gabriel's first solo album, which featured a photograph of Gabriel wearing a mask with only his eyes visible. The image became another iconic design and was later referenced in Gabriel's music video for "Sledgehammer."

The group's success continued into the 1980s, with designs for bands such as Scorpions and Styx. However, the rise of digital technology and the decline of album sales led to the group's decline. Hipgnosis disbanded in 1983, but their legacy lives on in the countless album covers they created.

Hipgnosis was not just an art group, but a collective of artists who had a significant impact on the music industry. Their innovative designs helped to define the visual style of rock music in the 1970s and 1980s. Their work was not just a complement to the music, but an essential part of the overall experience. They created a world that fans could enter into and lose themselves in, just like the music they were listening to.

Here is a web-page with a gallery of album covers created by Hipgnosis

Record Company / Catalog number / Label: 

Swan Song K 59 410

Rights Society: GEMA / BIEM

Record Format:

 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

  1979 Made in Germany by WEA Musik GMBH
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: LED ZEPPELIN - In Through The Outdoor (1979, Germany)
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Robert Plant - Lead Vocals

    Robert Plant is a British singer, songwriter, and musician, best known as the iconic lead vocalist of the legendary rock band "Led Zeppelin". Born on 20 August 1948, in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England, Plant's powerful and distinctive voice captivated audiences around the world and established him as one of the greatest rock singers of all time.


    Plant's musical journey began in the mid-1960s when he joined a blues-influenced band called the "Crawling King Snakes". In 1967, he joined a group known as the "Band of Joy", which also featured drummer John Bonham. However, it was his pivotal role as the lead singer of "New Yardbirds" that would ultimately shape his career.

    In 1968, "New Yardbirds" underwent a transformation and changed its name to "Led Zeppelin", a name that would go on to become synonymous with rock 'n' roll greatness. Plant, along with guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham, formed the core of the band, creating a sound that blended heavy blues, folk, and rock elements. Led Zeppelin's innovative approach to music, combined with Plant's charismatic stage presence and extraordinary vocal range, set them apart from their contemporaries.

    From 1968 to 1980, Led Zeppelin released numerous groundbreaking albums that have since become classics in the rock genre. Plant's vocal performances on songs like "Stairway to Heaven", "Kashmir", and "Whole Lotta Love" became legendary and solidified his status as a rock icon. The band's electrifying live performances and immense popularity made them one of the most influential and successful rock bands of all time.

    Unfortunately, Led Zeppelin disbanded in 1980 following the tragic death of John Bonham. Plant embarked on a successful solo career, exploring different musical styles and collaborating with various artists. His solo work showcased his versatility as a musician and allowed him to experiment with diverse genres such as folk, world music, and even electronic music.

    One notable collaboration in Plant's solo career was with guitarist Jeff Beck, where they formed the band "The Honeydrippers" and released an album titled "The Honeydrippers: Volume One" in 1984. The album included a cover of the classic song "Sea of Love", which became a hit.

    Plant also collaborated with renowned musicians like Phil Collins, creating memorable songs such as "In the Air Tonight" and "Walking into Clarksdale". Throughout his solo career, Plant continued to release critically acclaimed albums and tour extensively, captivating audiences with his powerful voice and stage presence.

    In addition to his successful music career, Plant has been involved in various philanthropic endeavors. He has actively supported causes such as cancer research and environmental conservation. Plant's love for nature and exploration led him to develop a deep interest in world cultures and music traditions, which he often incorporated into his music.

    Robert Plant's contributions to rock music and his unforgettable performances with Led Zeppelin have left an indelible mark on the music industry. His powerful vocals, charismatic stage presence, and willingness to explore new musical territories have made him an enduring figure in rock history. Robert Plant's legacy as a legendary rock singer continues to inspire generations of musicians and fans alike.

  • Jimmy Page - Guitars, Gizmotron, Production
  • John Paul Jones - Bass, Mandolin, Keyboards
  • John Bonham - Drums, percussion
Complete Track-listing of the album "LED ZEPPELIN - In Through The Outdoor (1979, Germany)"

The detailed tracklist of this record "LED ZEPPELIN - In Through The Outdoor (1979, Germany)" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. In the Evening
  2. South Bound Saurex
  3. Fool in the Rain
  4. Hot Dog
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. Carouselambra
  2. All My Love
  3. I'm Gonna Crawl
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Inner Sleeve   of "LED ZEPPELIN - In Through The Outdoor (1979, Germany)" Album
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Using the marked/"highlighted" rectangles below , you will be able to correctly identify this release of the album.

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