Led Zeppelin – Debut Release
Hand signed in ball point pen by: Robert Plant – Jimmy Page – John Paul Jones – John Bonham
Custom Designed with two vintage photos and Genuine Gold Award Album.
Measures: 30” x 40” x 2”
Led Zeppelin is the debut album by 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 US and 31 March in the UK. Featuring integral contributions from each of the group’s four musicians, the album established their fusion of blues and rock. It also attracted a large and devoted following to the band; Zeppelin’s take on the emerging heavy metal sound endeared them to parts of the counterculture on both sides of the Atlantic.
Although the album first received negative reviews, it was commercially very successful, and critics have come to view it in a much more positive light. In 2003, the album was ranked #29 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time (it kept its rank when Rolling Stone updated the list in 2012). In 2004, the album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. In a 1990 interview, Page said that the album took only about 36 hours of studio time (over a span of a few weeks) to create (including mixing), adding that he knew this because of the amount charged on the studio bill. One of the primary reasons for the short recording time was that the material selected for the album had been well-rehearsed and pre-arranged by the band on Led Zeppelin’s tour of Scandinavia in September 1968. As Page explained, “[the band] had begun developing the arrangements on the Scandinavian tour and I knew what sound I was looking for. It just came together incredibly quickly.”