I just got an original RL (Robert Ludwig) pressing of Led Zeppelin II, it's beat up a bit but wow! Now I know why these are the holy grail pressings for this album, it smokes my 180g Classic re-issue in terms of bass, harmonic texture and sheer rock! Now the trick is to find one some teenager didn't love to death when it came out. If you've got it, you know what I mean and if you don't and love this album, you've got to hear it. On my copy the dead wax on side 2 is the same size as side 1 (not the super narrow deadwax version) and I can also confirm on this version that side one does sound better than side 2.