Led Zeppelin ‎– Led Zeppelin II

Atlantic ‎– 588198, Atlantic ‎– 588 198
Vinyl, LP, Album, Misprint, Wreck Label

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A1 Whole Lotta Love
Written-By – Page*, Bonham*, Jones*, Plant*
A2 What Is And What Should Never Be
Written-By – Page*, Plant*
A3 The Lemon Song
Written-By – Page*, Bonham*, Jones*, Plant*
A4 Thank You
Written-By – Page*, Plant*
B1 Heartbreaker
Written-By – Page*, Bonham*, Jones*, Plant*
B2 Livin' Lovin' Maid (She's Just A Woman)
Written-By – Page*, Plant*
B3 Ramble On
Written-By – Page*, Plant*
B4 Moby Dick
Written-By – Page*, Bonham*, Jones*
B5 Bring It On Home
Written-By – Page*, Plant*

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Original Atlantic recording (made July-August at various locations), pressed/manufactured & distributed under license in the UK by Polydor Records Limited and utilizing the Polydor catalog# series for the UK.

This recording has "Whole Lotta Love" (A1), "The Lemon Song" (A3). These four elements had credit changes effected on later issues, together with a retitling of tracks A3 & B2.

1st Pressings Have Livin Lovin Wreck on Label Later replaced with Maid
with A2B2 matix
some scarce contract pressing exist with etch matrixs A B no numbers after

No track timings are given.

Gatefold unlaminated cover (light brown) No "Stereo" print on front. Inside cover track list has 'Maid' replacing 'Wreck' for title of B2 on label. Note also the phrase "She's A Woman" later becomes "She's Just A Woman" on subsequent releases. (See images, which includes bonus photo of original 'Jasta Division' pilots).

First Cat# on label.
Second Cat# on inside sleeve and spine.

Cover detail:
Printed & made by E.J.Day & Co., London W11.
'UPTIGHT AN' OUTASIGHT' is the official Atlantic Appreciation Society at 17/19, Stratford Place, London, W.1.

Label detail:
Made in Gt. Britain.
Under license from Atlantic Recording Corpn., U.S.A.
Copyright Control.
Polydor Records Limited.

Vinyl in white die-cut poly-lined bag, UK Patent No 1,072,844.
Tracklisting as given on this album's Red/Plum Atlantic label.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 A-side runout stamped ): 588 198 A ∇ 2 [ ] 7
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 B-side runout stamped ): 588 198 B ∇ 2 [ ]
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 A-side runout stamped ): 588 198 A ∇ 2 19 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 B-side runout stamped ): 588 198 B ∇ 2 13 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 A-side runout stamped ): 588 198 A ∇ 2 12 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 B-side runout stamped ): 588 198 B ∇ 2 13 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4 A-side runout stamped ): 588 198 A ∇ 2 [ ] 8
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4 B-side runout stamped ): 588 198 B ∇ 2 [ ] 10

Other Versions (5 of 551) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
K 40037 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Atlantic K 40037 UK 1974 Sell This Version
20P2-2024 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II(CD, Album, RE, RP) Atlantic, EastWest Japan 20P2-2024 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
8236 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II(LP, Album, Mono, Promo, CSG) Atlantic 8236 US 1969 Sell This Version
LM-2332 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II(LP, Album, Unofficial) Liming Record LM-2332 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
ALP 605.031 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II(LP, Album, Unofficial, cre) Atco Records (2) ALP 605.031 2013 Sell This Version


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September 9, 2017
I have a UK red plum copy with the picture inside the gatefold turned upside down. Does anybody know anything about that specific copy?


July 20, 2017
edited 4 months ago

the top zep II sonic experiences:

1) UK A2/B5 (the most balanced and sonically rich, overall the best version of the classic zep sound. a magical pressing.)
2) Japan MT-1091 (a slightly grunge/underground sonic mix, bass so thick you can almost eat it for lunch, but not as unbalanced as RL and UK A2/B2. also, the most devastating zep guitars)
3) UK A2/B2 (rich and full classic zep sound, with heavier bass than A2/B5, but unbalanced)
4) US RL (yes, the 4th best version)



April 18, 2017
I have got one version of A and B matrix with no number after. The matrix is handwritten. Is this of your interest? But please note: It is no misspress!


December 22, 2016
YAtlantic K 40037, 1969.Cover of the album is dark-Brown ,not light brown. Made in UK.


April 18, 2016
NOTE: The [ ] which follow the A 2 abd B 2 matrices attributed above to the matrix # are in fact both '1s' with a 'signal' line from the top the first is backwards. This is frequently used and is possibly a cutters signature (in the same way as Pecko Duck, Porky, Arun and other 'signatures).
It is used on Zep 4 run outbut the first 1 is correct and the 2nd is backwards


March 24, 2016
I have to be brutally honest, maybe Rudy van Gelder should have recorded. The music is transcendent but the recording is amateur.


January 31, 2015
Got one with German cover, Atlantic 40 037 (SD 8236) But the label is NCB, which usually means Scandinavian pressing. Not to be found on Discogs.


December 7, 2013
I got AC-8236 Canadian cassette, how can i add it ? Thank you


May 11, 2013
edited over 4 years ago
I have cassette version with text Led Zeppelin Vol. II and K 440 037/WE 441 LC 0121.
And (P) + (C) 1968 Atlantic Recording Corporation( in this, year is very inresting detail!!!???)
Made in Germany by Wea Musik GmbH. When this is made?
Tracklist is a side 1. Whole lotta love 2. What is and what should never be 3. The lemon song 4. Thank you.
B side 1. Heartbreaker 2. Livin' lovin' maid(she's just a woman) 3. Ramble on 4. Moby dick 5. Bring it on home.


May 7, 2013
This could be one of the first real Metal albums ever, you just gotta look real into it.