Led Zeppelin - In Through The Out Door 12" Vinyl LP Album

- German release with Brown Paper Bag

  This original LP version of this album featured 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. ┬áThe concept of the cover is meant to represent the album's theme of the fragility and fleeting nature of fame and success.

 

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Album Description:

Led Zeppelin's 1979 studio album, "In Through the Out Door", marked a departure from the band's signature heavy rock sound. The album featured a more polished and refined sound, incorporating elements of funk, disco, and even synthesizers.

One unique aspect of the album was its packaging. The initial pressing of In Through the Out Door was sold with a brown paper bag covering the album sleeve. The bag had the album title and band name printed on it in a plain font. The idea behind this was to encourage fans to purchase the album based on its music rather than its packaging, as the band believed that their previous albums had been successful primarily due to their iconic album covers.

The brown paper bag design was not the only thing that set In Through the Out Door apart from the band's earlier work. The album featured a more collaborative approach to songwriting, with all four members contributing to the writing process. This resulted in a diverse collection of songs, ranging from the upbeat and danceable "In the Evening" to the melancholic ballad "All My Love."

Despite its departure from the band's classic sound, In Through the Out Door was a commercial success, reaching number one on the US Billboard charts and selling over six million copies worldwide. It was also the last studio album that Led Zeppelin released before the death of drummer John Bonham in 1980.

The album's opening track, "In the Evening," set the tone for the rest of the album with its pulsing synthesizers and hard-hitting guitar riffs. The song showcased the band's ability to incorporate new sounds and styles into their music while still maintaining their signature energy.

Another standout track on the album was "Fool in the Rain," a catchy and upbeat song that incorporated elements of samba and featured a memorable drum solo by Bonham. The song was a commercial success and became one of the band's most popular tracks.

The album's closing track, "I'm Gonna Crawl," was a slow and bluesy number that showcased lead singer Robert Plant's powerful vocals. The song was a departure from the album's more upbeat tracks and provided a poignant and emotional end to the album.

In addition to the music, the packaging of the album also became a collector's item, with many fans seeking out the initial pressing with the brown paper bag. The packaging added an element of mystery and intrigue to the album, encouraging fans to delve deeper into the music and appreciate it on its own merits.

 

Music Genre:

  Hard Rock Music 
Collector's info: 

This album includes the original brown paper bag and the custome inner sleeve.

This release has Rights Society GEMA on the label, other release of Germany will have GEMA+BIEM as Rights Society.

Album Packaging / Information:

  Producers Jimmy Page and Peter Grant. Sound engineers Leif Mases, Lennart Ostlund. Recorded at Polar Music Studios, Stockholm.

Record Label Information:

  Swan Song Records SS 59 410 (59410)

Media Format:

  12" Black Vinyl LP  

Year & Country:

  1979 Made in Germany  
Track Listing of: Led Zeppelin In Through The Out Door w/Paper Bag
    Side One:
  1. In the Evening
  2. South Bound Saurex
  3. Fool in the Rain
  4. Hot Dog
    Side Two:
  1. Carouselambra
  2. All My Love
  3. I'm Gonna Crawl
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