Possible sealed copy of Led Zeppelin II RL pressing??

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by dkswaff, Mar 19, 2017.

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  1. George Blair

    George Blair Forum Resident

    Portland, OR
    At this point, might as well put it on ebay and see what happens.
  2. marcel

    marcel Alea Iacta Est

    :unhunh: nope; a radiologist
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  3. jamesmaya

    jamesmaya Forum Resident

    Mudwest, CA
    "Bogan." I've learned a new word from this thread. :thumbsup:
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  4. Ash76

    Ash76 Senior Member

    The difference is the odds were high your Sgt Pepper isn't an RL.
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  5. Slick Willie

    Slick Willie Decisively Indecisive

    Sweet VA.
    Looks like a smooth cover, if so, my guess is no way!
  6. rushed again

    rushed again Forum Resident

    New Jersey

    Is the RL safe?
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  7. egebamyasi

    egebamyasi Forum Resident

    Worcester, MA
    Maybe someone drilled a hole in it to find out if the sleeve had advertisements on it. If this album was never a cutout does that make it worth more. Just throw it on eBay with a large price tag and see what happens. If I thought an album might be worth $900 I would not open it and just listen to the best possible CD or LP version I could find at a reasonable price.
  8. This! Punch a nice clean hole out of it and check the paper knockout...
  9. Sax-son

    Sax-son Forum Resident

    Three Rivers, CA
    So the story goes(to the best of my knowledge), Robert Ludwig cut this record as hot as he possible could. Apparently Ahmet Ertegun's daughter had a copy of the RL cutting and tried to play the record on a cheap Woolworth record player and the tone arm popped out of the groove because of the heavy groove cuttings from the bass modulation in the pressing. He apparently freaked out and immediately issued a hold to the pressing houses so that the record could be recut. He was afraid of having to return thousands of records because they could be potentially perceived to be defective.

    One has to remember that most record players in peoples homes at that time were of the inexpensive variety. There were no VPI's back then and audiophile gear was extremely expensive for most music enthusiasts.

    There is a video floating around out there that has an interview with Bob Ludwig regarding this very subject. Try looking on Youtube.
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  10. cwd

    cwd Forum Resident

    Clarksville, TN
    Didn't know that you were King of Enough.
  11. ehtoo

    ehtoo Forum Resident

    Corner clips, cut outs, punches in the jacket means they were tagged as an inventory clear out by the manufacturer. Sometimes they came from the plant with a large neat hole already punched or if the record store was directed to by the manufacturer, the store would pierce or punch their own hole. It doesn't mean the album is defective. This sort of thing usually happened a few months following the initial release. As to devaluing an LP, it very much depends on the record.
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  12. dogpile

    dogpile Forum Resident

    YYZ - Canada
    Warpage should be the real concern :sigh:
  13. ^^ Is it possible then that the Ludwig-cut LPs would have been cleared out from the plant once Ertegun ordered the new cut? (So that they wouldn't have return problems with sold as-is items) Just asking, as always...
  14. jamesmaya

    jamesmaya Forum Resident

    Mudwest, CA
    Sorry if I missed this but the cutout hole on the OP's record goes through the shrink wrap, correct?
  15. This Heat

    This Heat Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL
    we should just talk about this for a 100 pages. I have no clue why the OP wouldn't open it. It's not that valuable of a record.
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  16. ti-triodes

    ti-triodes Forum Resident

    Man, spring can't get here soon enough. 15 pages and counting for a sealed cut out of LZII. :laugh:
  17. David P. Hill

    David P. Hill Forum Resident

    Irving, Tx
    If he finds out its a double side RL without opening it however he accomplishes that, then what is going to do with it then?
  18. Vinyl Socks

    Vinyl Socks Forum Resident

    Niles, Ohio
    Dated a woman once who had a sealed hood. I stay away from those women now...
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  19. Paul Saldana

    Paul Saldana Forum Resident

    Hallandale Beach
    Since the OP is unlikely to re-sell this it should definitely be opened and played.
  20. boboquisp

    boboquisp Close To The Edge...

    NE Ohio
    Hey-yo!!! ^
  21. Thievius

    Thievius Blue Öyster Cultist

    Yeah I've never understood keeping things sealed - unless they're something you plan on selling. The OP says he's not selling (iirc) so I don't get it.
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  22. Allan

    Allan Forum Resident

    Rochester, NY
    That's the first thing I thought when I saw the pics. The brown color is the darker tone that is on the smooth cover. Very unlikely to be an RL.
  23. ArpMoog

    ArpMoog Forum Resident

    Anyone know the story of the one sided RL ? I can't remember who cut side two off the top of my head but I don't think that cut appeared
    anywhere else. weird. I have one of these as well as a true RL and they are both in a thicker lighter brown matte jacket with the record add sleeve.
    Side two on the one sided RL sounds really good from memory but was a bit quieter.
  24. David P. Hill

    David P. Hill Forum Resident

    Irving, Tx
    Here's Bob Ludwig, the masterer on his own words on II. Very cool! He was young when he did this, not sure on age. He still has the original test pressing for II, lucky dog!

  25. Murph

    Murph Formerly 7/4 war furor

    Maybe the hole was caused by erosion :)
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