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Which Zep album has the best cover art and why?

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"Physical Graffiti"

It's probably the one I looked at the longest.

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ITTOD hands down. The amazing scope of it all. Six different points of view of an everyday relatable mundane scene dressed in a simple brown paper bag. Mystique without pretension.

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Either Physical Graffiti because it's interesting to look at, or House of the Holy because it's bright. Presence is also good, just because it's so bizarre.

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led zeppelin have THE best covers of any band i know.

for me, it's a tie between IV ( mysterious ), PG ( how many hours did i sit on my bedroom floor looking at all the little pics ? ), III ( far out and groovy, baby ), and ITTOD ( what a great marketing idea! )

i love this band ..... :)

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Houses Of The Holy, both for the front cover and when you open the gatefold cover and look at the inside artwork.You can't do that with a CD, not as large anyway.

Edited by joe (Liverpool)

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Because it is such an iconic image I have the first album framed and hanging on the wall in my music room.

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That is not Plants kids on the cover of the Holy LP.

I always liked zeppelin four's cover best. Kept it simple

and great insert with Stairways lyrics. It was a great

response from Page with no title on the original cover per critics

knocking the name and the 3rd LPs cover. Page had said

we can sell are music with no need to have a title on the LP

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That is not Plants kids on the cover of the Holy LP.

I always liked zeppelin four's cover best. Kept it simple

and great insert with Stairways lyrics. It was a great

response from Page with no title on the original cover per critics

knocking the name and the 3rd LPs cover. Page had said

we can sell are music with no need to have a title on the LP

i just thought maybe they were because of the bit in tsrts.

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LZ 1 for many reasons.. Explosive cover and explosive contents,

Whilst on the subject.. I think Celebration day cover is poor.. very poor..

i'm not a huge fan of it either. mothership even less .....

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For me its number lll and houses of the holy it kind of reminded me of the first time machine movie's creatures love all the colors also p.g. all the windows are fun!! :P

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The first album cover set the right tone, iconic - hard to beat. (My vinyl P.G. cover is my favorite though). Interestingly didn't JP say they hated the Zep III cover (the graphics, not the wheel), that it was too flower-girly or something like that, but they didn't see the final version until too late...(?)

Anyway, half seriously, here is my favorite (from the Empiress Valley Snowblind Vancouver release). Sorry Jimmy:

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Edited by GDzep

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What is that?

You mean the Snowlind covers? From the Empress Valley bootleg of the Vancouver March '75 shows. Whatever one's moral feelings about bootleggers, they do come up with some awesome covers sometimes :)

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