Jump to content
Slate Blackcurrant Watermelon Strawberry Orange Banana Apple Emerald Chocolate Marble
Slate Blackcurrant Watermelon Strawberry Orange Banana Apple Emerald Chocolate Marble
Jahfin

First Pressings of In Through the Out Door

Recommended Posts

310008899776.jpg

For hardcore collectors I'm sure this is nothing new but today when I was perusing old vinyl at a local antiques shop I noticed a copy of In Through the Out Door for sale that made note on the cover of the word "Strawberry" being etched into the run off groove. Just from my little bit of research I've discovered that means it's a first pressing. They were only asking $10 for it so it's not like it's a rarity or anything but when I got home I had to check my copy as well and it also has "Strawberry" etched into the dead wax. Again, not a huge surprise but still cool to know. Believe it or not, when In Through the Out Door first came out I bought it on cassette first. Since I have a first pressing I'm guessing it wasn't all that much longer that I got around to purchasing it on vinyl.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wondering if there's a link between strawberries and Crowley...

Edited by hecube

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wondering if there's a link between strawberries and Crowley...

I'm not sure but I long ago checked my copy of Led Zeppelin III to see if it was a first pressing. Lo and behold, it is. That's really strange because I'm sure I didn't purchase it when that album was new.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

According to this: "copies of Led III contained the phrase The "Do what thou wilt/so mote be it" was a famous quote from a hero of Page, Aleister Crowley. It was only inscribed in the run-off areas of early pressings of the album."

http://en.allexperts.com/q/Led-Zeppelin-501/2010/8/LZ-matrix.htm

Sadly, my original LP is long gone. I vaguely recall it had some bizarre thing written on the run off and I'll bet that was it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks, this is what is said about the "Strawberry" inscription at the same link (which someone else just sent to me as well):

Some pressings of In Through The Out Door were stamped by a UK company called "Strawberry Studios", hence the name.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the info. I bought my copy shortly after In Through the Out Door came out so it definitely wasn't second hand. As for the sound issues, I probably wouldn't have even noticed as I'm not exactly an audiophile. Still cool to know though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

what about the record sleeve of ITTOD? I remember borrowing a kids in college & freaking him out when I took a sponge to it & it turned to color. This has to have been brought up here before but sine the topic was ITTOD I thought I'd mention it. Any other cool zeppelin sleeve or LP secrets out there?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The inner sleeve thing is something I never knew anything about until I joined this board. I may have heard about it way back when In Through the Out Door first came out but I probably forgot about it. By the way, I've never tried it (though I'm sure it works).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The inner sleeve thing is something I never knew anything about until I joined this board. I may have heard about it way back when In Through the Out Door first came out but I probably forgot about it. By the way, I've never tried it (though I'm sure it works).

I touched the inner sleave with a wet finger, the ashtray changed colour so I licked my finger and found the nuts changed colour too.

I really could have phrased that better.....

For me it was just by chance...

Edited by Cecil.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For me it was just by chance...

It was for me too. I was listening to the album one hot afternoon and had a glass of iced tea... and you know how anything cold in a glass "sweats" in the summer... well, I picked the glass up to take a drink and a droplet fell on the album sleeve. I freaked out! Grabbed a towel and tried to gently dab it away and lo and behold... it was changing colors!

Now... for the hint about this... on the cover under the brown paper bag, there's the various photos of "John" at the bar... and the front cover has a swipe over the black and white photo and everything within that swipe is in color. So... Zeppelin were hinting at it and it was quite a cool idea. Definitely freaked some friends out back in the day under the right influence! :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mine has the strawberry etched but it's from canada. Would this still be a original pressing?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 2/16/2012 at 12:09 AM, Jahfin said:

310008899776.jpg

For hardcore collectors I'm sure this is nothing new but today when I was perusing old vinyl at a local antiques shop I noticed a copy of In Through the Out Door for sale that made note on the cover of the word "Strawberry" being etched into the run off groove. Just from my little bit of research I've discovered that means it's a first pressing. They were only asking $10 for it so it's not like it's a rarity or anything but when I got home I had to check my copy as well and it also has "Strawberry" etched into the dead wax. Again, not a huge surprise but still cool to know. Believe it or not, when In Through the Out Door first came out I bought it on cassette first. Since I have a first pressing I'm guessing it wasn't all that much longer that I got around to purchasing it on vinyl.

 

 

Not a 1st issue pictured, yours has the Warner logo in the rim text.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/20/2019 at 9:48 PM, The Only Way To Fly said:

Maybe Strawberry was a reference to the wonderful strain of weed called "Strawberry Cough"? I do love some good Strawberry. 

 

 

 

Strawberry was  mastering lab located in the UK.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
On 6/10/2019 at 2:45 PM, Zeppered said:

Not a 1st issue pictured, yours has the Warner logo in the rim text.

Pictured here is a first-press US release, with "Strawberry" in the run-off (upper right-hand corner of picture).

ITTOD strawb.jpg

Edited by dpat

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...