The most fascinating aspect of this legendary album by Led Zeppelin is the sheer number of variations on the record labels, just on the red/plum variant alone.
1. 1st issue
2. 2nd issue
3. 3rd issue
4. 4th issue
5. 5th issue
Here’s the 1st UK reissue on the green and orange Atlantic label.
1st reissue notes:
Copyright warning label is contained within the orange segment (later 70’s issue runs through the white band into the green)
No ‘W’ logo after the copyright statement (later 70’s issue has a ‘W’ logo denoting that Atlantic is now part of the WEA empire)
Has the red/plum matrix number (2401 012 A//3) and the new K-prefix matrix number (K-50008 A) as well as the PECKO DUCK/PORKY etchings found on the red/plum UK issue
But best of all…. it’s got the ‘MISTY MOUNTAIN TOP’ label error, despite having being corrected in the previous red/plum issue above.
Here’s the later reissue with the four symbols added to the label, the longer copyright statement and with the ‘W’ logo after it: