2401012 – Untitled 4th album

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

Peter Grant Executive Producer credit

Led Zeppelin IV – 1st label issue A Side

Peter Grant Executive Producer credit

Upside down feather…only on B side

2. 2nd issue

Peter Grant Executive Producer credit

Led Zeppelin IV – 2nd label issue A Side

Peter Grant Executive Producer credit

Upside down feather…has now been corrected.

3. 3rd issue

Stickered labels

Stickered labels

Stickered labels

Stickered labels

4. 4th issue

Misty Mountain Top label error

Misty Mountain Top label error

Misty Mountain Top label error

Misty Mountain Top label error

5. 5th issue

Misty Mountain Hop correction

Misty Mountain Hop correction

Misty Mountain Hop correction

Misty Mountain Hop correction

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.

1st UK reissue with ‘Misty Mountain Top’ label error

Here’s the later reissue with the four symbols added to the label, the longer copyright statement and with the ‘W’ logo after it:

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2 comments on “2401012 – Untitled 4th album

  1. Let’s add a few more peculiarities to this release. I have a couple of strange copies, both have upside down feathers on side 2. Both have Red/Plum labels, but one has TOP (A3/B4 Pecko/Porky) and the other has HOP (A3/B3 Pecko/Porky)….BOTH just have ‘Produced by Jimmy Page’ text to the bottom at 6 O’Clock .

  2. These where scratched into the dead wax by the guys who made the matrixes at the pressing factory’s. I used to work in quality control at the Philips pressing plant in north London.
    e.g. If you see an album with “Bilbo” scratched in to the dead wax, it came from there.

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