Led Zeppelin I - Self-Titled 12" Vinyl LP Album

- 1st French Pressing

  Led Zeppelin is the debut album of the English rock band Led Zeppelin. It was recorded in October 1968 at Olympic Studios in London and released on Atlantic Records on 12 January 1969 in the United States and 31 March 1969 in the United Kingdom. The album featured integral contributions from each of the group's four musicians and established Led Zeppelin's fusion of blues and rock. Led Zeppelin also created a large and devoted following for the band, with their take on the emerging heavy metal sound endearing them to a section of the counterculture on both sides of the Atlantic.

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High Resolution Photo of Led Zeppelin 1st Issue  Self-Titled FRANCE

""Led Zeppelin I" Album Description:

The self-titled debut album, "Led Zeppelin," marked a significant moment in the history of rock music, introducing the world to the powerhouse sound of one of the most iconic bands of the late 20th century. Recorded in October 1968 at Olympic Studios in London, the album was officially released on January 12, 1969, in the United States and later on March 31, 1969, in the United Kingdom under the Atlantic Records label.

This groundbreaking record showcased the remarkable talents of each member of Led Zeppelin—Robert Plant as the vocalist, Jimmy Page as the guitarist, John Paul Jones as the bassist and keyboardist, and John Bonham as the drummer. The chemistry between these four musicians resulted in a fusion of blues and rock that set the stage for the band's future success.

Led Zeppelin's debut not only demonstrated their musical prowess but also played a crucial role in shaping the emerging heavy metal sound of the late '60s and early '70s. The album's raw energy and innovative approach to blending bluesy elements with a heavier, more intense style resonated with audiences on both sides of the Atlantic.

The influence of "Led Zeppelin" extended beyond its initial release, creating a lasting impact on the counterculture movement. The band's unique interpretation of the heavy metal genre garnered a large and devoted following, solidifying their status as trailblazers in the rock music scene.

As a first issue in France, the album holds historical significance, capturing the essence of Led Zeppelin's early years and laying the foundation for their legendary career. The self-titled debut remains a timeless classic, a testament to the band's enduring influence and the enduring appeal of their groundbreaking sound.

Collectors information and notes

First French Issue of Led Zeppelin's Debut album

190 Grams vinyl

Fold-over cover design

'Hand-written' etched Stamper/Matrix codes : HXBLY 920078 AT / HXBLY 920078 BT


Music Genre:

70s English Prog Blues-Rock 

Album Production Information:

The album: "LED ZEPPELIN - Led Zeppelin I " was produced by: Jimmy Page

Executive Producer: Peter Gran

Director of Engineering: Glyn Johns

Back Liner Photo: Chris Deja

Album cover design: George Hardie

Record Label Information:

Red/Purple Atlantic 0920078 / XBLY 0920078-1 / BIEM CHAPPELL / Super Panache T 

Media Format:

12" Vinyl Stereo Full-Length Long-Play  Gramophone 190 grams vinyl

Album weight: 260 gram

Year & Country:

1969 Made in France 
Band Members and Musicians on: Led Zeppelin I S/T Self-Titled Debut album
    Led Zeppelin Band:
  • John Bonham
  • Robert Plant

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  • Jimmy Page
  • John Paul Jones
  • Guest: Viram Jasani Tabla drums on "Black Mountain Side"
Track Listing of: "Led Zeppelin I"
    Side One:
  1. Good Times Bad Times
  2. Babe I'm Gonna Leave You
  3. You Shook Me
  4. Dazed and Confused
    Side Two:
  1. Your time is Gonna Come
  2. Black Mountain Side
  3. Communication Breakdown
  4. I Can't Quit You Baby
  5. How Many More Times
Album cover photos of : Led Zeppelin I S/T Self-Titled Debut album
High Resolution Photo of Led Zeppelin 1st Issue  Self-Titled FRANCE  
Photo of "Led Zeppelin I" Album's Back Cover  

High Resolution Photo of Led Zeppelin 1st Issue  Self-Titled FRANCE  

High Resolution Photo of Led Zeppelin 1st Issue  Self-Titled FRANCE  

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