Led Zeppelin ‎– Houses Of The Holy

Atlantic ‎– K 50014, Atlantic ‎– K50014
Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 The Song Remains The Same 5:24
A2 The Rain Song
Mellotron – John Paul Jones
A3 Over The Hills And Far Away 4:06
A4 The Crunge
Synthesizer – John Paul Jones
B1 Dancing Days
Organ – John Paul Jones
B2 D'yer Mak'er
Piano – John Paul Jones
B3 No Quarter
Grand Piano, Synthesizer, Bass [Synthesised] – John Paul Jones
B4 The Ocean
Backing Vocals – John*, John Paul*, Robert*

Companies, etc.



Initial UK release, orange/white/green Atlantic labels with no WEA logo, 'All Rights...' circular label text in the orange section only.
Released in a matt gatefold sleeve with textured lyric inner sleeve.

1st cat on labels , 2nd cat on lyric inner

(On labels)
Made in UK
Superhype Publishing / Warner Bros. music
℗ 1973

(On lyric inner)
Recorded at Electric Lady Studios New York and Olympic London.
℗ & © 1973 WEA Records Ltd.
All titles published by Superhype publishing/Warner Bros. Music Ltd.
An Atlantic Record distributed by WEA Records Ltd.

Printed in England by Macneill Press Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-side label): K 50014 A
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side label): K 50014 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped): K50014 A2 STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped): K50014 B2 STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped, variant 1): K50014 A2 STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped, variant 1): K50014 B3 STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped, variant 2): K50014 A3 STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped, variant 2): K50014 B2 STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped, variant 3): K 50014 A2 STERLING 38 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped, variant 3): K 50014 B2 STERLING 13 D
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped, variant 4): K50014 A2 STERLING 7 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped, variant 4): K50014 B2 STERLING 7 A
  • Matrix / Runout (All variant etched): RL

Other Versions (5 of 378) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ZCK4 50014 Led Zeppelin Houses Of The Holy(Cass, Album) Atlantic ZCK4 50014 UK 1973 Sell This Version
SD 7255 Led Zeppelin Houses Of The Holy(LP, Album, Pre) Atlantic SD 7255 US 1973 Sell This Version
K 50 014, ATL 50 014 Led Zeppelin Houses Of The Holy(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Atlantic, Atlantic K 50 014, ATL 50 014 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
none Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin(8-Trk, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Led Zeppelin) none Italy 1973 Sell This Version
P-8288A Led Zeppelin Houses Of The Holy(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic P-8288A Japan 1973 Sell This Version


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July 5, 2018
edited 2 months ago
Somebody knows what year is this release? 70s, 80s, 90s ?? And the quality of this...


December 27, 2017
The mighty Zeppelin abandoned the blues/folk-tinged hard rock of Led Zeppelin III and IV and embarked in a new direction altogether on Houses of the Holy. Robert Plant's trademark voice was much more polished and John Bonham introduced syncopated jazz, reggae and R&B beats reinventing the Zeppelin sound altogether. If that wasn't enough Jimmy Page brought the heavy, parked the blues and John Paul Jones layered the majority of the tracks with piano and organ fills. From the opener, 'The Song Remains The Same' right through until the closer 'The Ocean', the album showcases a group in its prime, a tour de force that had no equal back in 1973. Houses of the Holy represents the best of Led Zeppelin and forged a sound that would be FM staples for the next few decades with each song taking a life of its own and finding its way onto the airwaves. 'No Quarter' to this very day is considered as the mighty Zeppelin at their very best.


August 15, 2017
If that artwork was implying 'childhood's end' .. where's the space ship? It looks like a typical earth bound sacrifice to Molech.. and we all know Page was totally involved in the dark side.


November 28, 2016
My Cat# is SD 7208 - # ST-A-712285-MO/ ST-A-712286-MO on the label. "Pecko Duck/Porky" etchings. Am I missing this version listed?


December 1, 2015
I am looking for more information regarding this version - http://www.discogs.com/history?release=4613288#latest

I am currently deciding on getting a copy of this version with "A4 FOR MARY" and "B1 PECKO" matrix runouts in very very nice condition, but would be very interested in where it fits into the chronology.



September 28, 2015
Hi just picked up one of these LP's, all the info matches except for the runout on side A, which reads K50014 A3 STERLING RL
Does anyone know if this is a variation of this pressing or should I be listing it under a different release?
Many thanks


February 18, 2015
Hi. Does anyone know when they stopped putting the paper strip around the gatefold cover of Houses of the Holy, and, for that matter, when the gatefold cover was also elimanated? Thank you! --Keith, New York City


November 3, 2014
I bought the US single disc release of the 2014 Houses of the Holy remaster but I don't see a listing here for it.


August 2, 2014
edited over 4 years ago
I need some help tracking down the pressing I just bought of Houses of the Holy. It is a Canadian edition and has a little "Maple Leaf" in the top left corner of the cover as well as the lyrics on the inner white sleeve. It is an SD 7255. And in the trail-off it has (both sides): SD7255A/SD7255B followed by a tiny "82" almost like an exponent number and followed by the initials "JW".
Any help in identifying this release/pressing and year is much appreciated!
"Manufactured and Distributed by WEA music of Canada..."

I am excited as this can be considered as close to mint as you can get in both the cover and record. I am not sure it was even played more than once, if that! Most copies I see have worn covers.
Any help appreciated!


February 17, 2013
edited over 5 years ago
In a response to mjb's review/comment on his 2 uncles argument on how to label Zeppelin in any particular genre, Its interesting to note that the HOTH release in '73 has many significant changes in the direction of the band which took place in 1972 between thier 4th and 5th releases. I can imagine Atlantic and the powers surrounding the band saw the transcendency in the massive appeal of Stairway to Heaven on the last album which was thier first successful ballad, at least here in the US, which allowed them to infiltrate into record collections, not to mention the pockets, of previously untapped areas not prospered upon in the "Rock/Metal" genre at that time. STH broke ground by appealing to females around the world and also in an ironic sense, made electric guitar driven "rock" socially acceptable in religious, rather, "holier than thou" areas of cultures worldwide. Some may say this success deterred the band somewhat from their "Metal" track they were previously on, while others like jadedtom have noticed the amazing blossoming of Page's genius, which I would argue, may not have taken place without Stairway's success.
Houses of the Holy, as an album, is the first time I noticed Zeppelin sounding similar to other bands like Pink Floyd or The Who, for example. Take the opening track The song remains the same, while it is truly a classic in its own right, I cant really pinpoint any other Zeppelin track that had that "conceptual" feel which probably was the beginning of the musical crossroads which they were heading through during the mid 70's. Whether it was influenced by genius on the part of the band or the genius of the marketing by the record companies or management, one can really distinguish a crossover from "Rock/Metal" to "Pop" music in this album. In the end, truly a classic band which transcends all labels and cultures