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  1. 8 hours ago, The Old Hermit said:

    I think juxtiphi means his son got deluxe edition vinyl not Super Deluxe box-sets, right? 

    Has the new turntable been used?  If not, you could bring it back and exchange it for a better one, just a thought... you want to keep that fresh, minty, virgin vinyl as fresh and minty for as long as you can.

    Now I feel stupid. I thought for sure I read 'box' or 'super'. Really, the kid should play them as much as he wants. As long as he replaces the needle when it gets worn, and keeps the discs sleeved,  they'll sound fine for hundreds of plays.

    When he upgrades his table he'll always be able to update the vinyl too if he feels he needs to.

  2. 8 hours ago, The Old Hermit said:

    I think juxtiphi means his son got deluxe edition vinyl not Super Deluxe box-sets, right? 

    Has the new turntable been used?  If not, you could bring it back and exchange it for a better one, just a thought... you want to keep that fresh, minty, virgin vinyl as fresh and minty for as long as you can.

    Now I feel stupid. I thought for sure I read 'box' or 'super'. Really, the kid should play them as much as he wants. As long as he replaces the needle when it gets worn, and keeps the discs sleeved,  they'll sound fine for hundreds of plays.

    When he upgrades his table he'll always be able to update the vinyl too if he feels he needs to.

  3. On 2/15/2016 at 3:20 PM, SteveAJones said:

    Not to my knowledge there hasn't. Seems to me alt mixes like that would have already surfaced on bootleg or in the recent remasters series if they did in fact exist.

    I have heard the same thing about the 'ATCO'-style label press http://www.vjez.com/zep/default.asp?pagina=us33 . I have both and if the mixes have differences, I didn't notice them. The test pressing is mono, but is just a 'fold-down' of the stereo version. The 'ATCO' version has a pause between Black Mountainside and Communication Breakdown while the standard edition doesn't.

    There was a big discussion on the Steve Hoffman board that has needle drops for comparison.

  4. I hate to disagree with Mr. Jones, whose vast insight far surpasses mine (and who was great in the Sex Pistols and the Professionals!), but I am pretty sure this is one of those typical cheap counterfeits. If Atlantic re-released the entire Zeppelin catalog on colored vinyl in 1981 it would be common knowledge and copies would be all over ebay, etc.

    The LP pictured from Luke's site probably appears black but is translucent when held to a light (otherwise it would be photographed normally) and may well be a one-off.

    The best way to find the truth is to tell us what is etched in the trail-off.

     

    P.S. The major Mexican rarity at the top of my want list is an original copy of HOTH with the paper band that has the title in Spanish: Recintos de lo Sagrado.

  5. I am certain it's from the U.S. The only other country I've seen a pirate 8-track from is Italy, and it used 'Programma'.

    There was a major change to the copyright laws in the US in 1973 which put all the gray-area companies like Right On out of business; this tape  (I assume) has nothing to indicate who made it.

     

  6. 9 hours ago, jbrum77634 said:

    I used to list my old boots on Ebay and they'd be shut down within hours, wonder how some people operate with impunity with such high profile listings?

    In the last 2 or 3 years, Atlantic stopped being so hyper-vigilant about bootlegs on Ebay. There was a big bubble as a result but of late prices have come back down to more reasonable levels.

  7. I assume it plays both sides. A mislabeled record is a curiosity but not particularly valuable. At most it would be worth double the rate for a regular version. From the runout, yours is a European reissue that I would say is in the $15-20 range, so you can assume yours is $30-40.

  8. WTF?  How is that the best Led Zeppelin Bootleg Cover?  P e... meaning Please explain. 

    I love how the utter simplicity seems to amplify the mysterious nature of the contents inside...

  9. Any official promo would have something like 'copyright Atlantic Records' in the fine print. An insert in a record would either be smaller than 12" by 12", or have creases from being folded to fit in a sleeve. From the information you have, I suspect it's an 'unauthorized' poster sold in a head shop or possibly a one-of-a-kind piece from someone who enlarged the promo photos.

  10. If you want details about the run-off, go here: http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/.

    WARNING: Be prepared to have your eyes roll to the back of your head after 20 minutes...

     

    PS: I may have overvalued it a tad; I found three mispresses that have sold on ebay in the last few years and they all sold in the $50-150 range: A UK edition of the debut with side 1 on both sides, a German II that had the Doors on side 2, and a US HOTH that had instrumental synth music on side 1.

  11. The only American promo poster for the first record is the one advertising Ampex tapes:radE879Cm5Fbbb002.jpg2.jpg

    I know of no vintage promo posters with printing on both sides. You need to provide more details, like pics or at least the exact size and if there is any fine print along the bottom.

     

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