Led Zeppelin ‎– Presence

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"Presence" is the seventh studio album by Led Zeppelin, released by Swan Song Records on 31 March 1976. The cover, inside sleeve and back of the album features various images of people with a black obelisk-shaped object. Inside the album sleeve, the item is referred to simply as "The Object" aka "The Obelisk". It was intended to represent the "force and presence" of Led Zeppelin.

Jimmy Page explained: There was no working title for the album. The record-jacket designer said `When I think of the group, I always think of power and force. There's a definite presence there.' That was it. He wanted to call it `Obelisk'. To me, it was more important what was behind the obelisk. The cover is very tongue-in-cheek, to be quite honest. Sort of a joke on [the film] 2001 A Space Odyessy. I think it's quite amusing.

Jimmy Page made the decision to record the album after Robert Plant sustained serious injuries from a car accident on the Greek island of Rhodes on 5 August 1975, which forced the band to cancel a proposed world tour that was due to commence on 23 August.
At this point, Led Zeppelin were arguably at the height of their popularity. When he was taken to a Greek hospital after the accident, Plant recalled:

I was lying there in some pain trying to get cockroaches off the bed and the guy next to me, this drunken soldier, started singing "The Ocean" from Houses of the Holy.

The background used in the cover photograph is of an artificial marina that was installed inside London's Earl's Court Arena for the annual Earl's Court Boat Show that was held in the winter of 1974–75. This was the same venue where the band played a series of concerts a few months after the boat show, in May 1975.

In 1977 Hipgnosis and George Hardie were nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of best album package.

Tracklist

Achilles Last Stand 10:26
For Your Life 6:21
Royal Orleans 2:58
Nobody's Fault But Mine 6:15
Candy Store Rock 4:10
Hots On For Nowhere 4:42
Tea For One 9:27

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SSK 59402 Led Zeppelin Presence(LP, Album, Emb) Swan Song SSK 59402 UK 1976 Sell This Version
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Spinning_Art

Spinning_Art

November 10, 2015
referencing Presence, LP, Album, not, SSK 59402
The cover picture was taken at a London boat show indoors!
boristhebadger

boristhebadger

September 10, 2015
referencing Presence, LP, Album, not, SSK 59402
Hi, I am not sure wether the very first UK issues of presence have an embossed sleeve or just a sticker with the title on as shown above, as i heard elsewhere that the first sleeves with the stickers were German. I used to have an issue with with an embossed gatefold sleeve, with the ssk 59402 a1/b1 stamped matrices. I thought it was an original issue but now i'm not so sure. I'm thinking of replacing it because it's a great album, but really I'd like to get an original UK first pressing. If anyone could point me in the right direction that would be great, Thanks.
keithblairbee

keithblairbee

May 29, 2015
referencing Presence, CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, 7 82526-2

The above CD is not a single CD release, it is a disc from the Led Zeppelin box set.
notec

notec

April 23, 2014
referencing Presence, CD, Album, RE, RM, Club, 92439-2
My copy is exact to this release with the exception of a different suffix in the Matrix / Runout: 3 92439-2 SRC**03 M5 S2
downparadox

downparadox

February 6, 2014
referencing Presence, LP, Album, SS 8416

Etched "With Help From Tom" on Matrix / Runout (Side 2 Runout): ST-SS-763560-F AT ATLANTIC STUDIOS PR?
avivi

avivi

October 25, 2013
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Presence, LP, Album, not, SSK 59402
A Blast. With their own "Swan Song Records Label" Led Zeppelin simply bring their awesome sound to levels of psychic bliss.
dashoost34

dashoost34

February 17, 2013
referencing Presence, LP, Album, not, SSK 59402
No comments toward the music on this album yet?, allow me to be the first. This album is undoubtedly overlooked and underrated in comparison to Zeppelin's other works, in my opinion. Mainly, I review here upon two very significant tracks, Nobody's fault but mine and Achilles last stand. Firstly, Nobody's fault was such a breath of fresh air in so many ways because it is a rare moment in which a rock band has been able to rise above the growing trend most successful "hard" rock bands had to battle with in the mid 70's which was the necessity to broaden both musically and commercially in appeal. This was done by recording conceptual or, in a sense, "rock opera" influenced tracks which Zeppelin was doing on most of the previous 2 albums. Sample tracks like Song remains the same, Dyer maker, trampled under foot or Kashmir to understand my statement.
In recording Nobodys fault they were able to again produce a sound which is original to their roots and quite possibly was the last time they featured great Hard rockin' guitar riffs successfully.
As for Achilles last stand, this track will never be considered thier "greatest" nor will it go down as the most popular or commercially successful. With that being said, it is significant because it featured a formula and style which would be used by Cliff Burton and Metallica just a few years later, although i'm not sure if there was any direct influence. Many would argue that the extreme length of hard rock tracks isnt good for the attention span of the listener, as is witnessed with many early Metallica fans cries that their tracks were starting to bore them. In my opinion, however, I feel like tracks like Creeping Death, Call of Ktulu and Master of Puppets were proof that a rock band could sustain enough high level energy and also contain a set of complex transitions throughout an extended period without sounding repetitive or worn out. They were done in a way which, after a multitude of hearings, allows the listener to journey into areas that only classical pieces of music would venture to, almost taking us into a trance-like state.
Achilles was the blueprint for this style along with most of the stuff Rush had released by the 80's. Sadly, in todays age, there is nothing remotely close to what Rush, Zeppelin or Metallica was attempting to produce which is a true sign of our synthetic reality, in which short attention spans dominate the audience which music artists are producing for these days.
knight65

knight65

January 22, 2013
referencing Presence, CD, Album, RE, RM, 7567-92439-2

I have a version of this double CD from Argentina with the same catalogue number.
Greg_Reason

Greg_Reason

February 12, 2011
referencing Presence, LP, Album, SS 8416

The design for this album sleeve was apparently largely the work of the late, great Peter Christopherson. In a recent obituary broadcast on BBC, Hipgnosis co-owner Aubrey Powell reflects on how this sleeve was a perfect match of Christopherson's dark vibe with an effective design that worked well for the music. He states that it was Peter's idea specifically to superimpose the obelisks onto the photographs rather than have them as actual props while the photos were being taken.
cls2675

cls2675

August 6, 2010
referencing Presence, LP, Album, not, SSK 59402
The black obelisk in the jacket images supposedly represents the powerful force and presence that surrounded Led Zeppelin. The jacket's designer (Hipgnosis) created a series of ten prints (taken right out of 1950s Life magazines), mostly involving conservative-looking families, interrupted by the “presence” in the form of the black obelisk called The Object. Swan Song actually copyrighted The Object in 1976. The promotion for the album centered around it; Swan Song sent out a limited edition of 1,000 three-dimensional models of it. Today those originals routinely sell for over $1,000.