Led Zeppelin ‎– Led Zeppelin II

Atlantic ‎– SD 8236
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, "RL" Cut


A1 Whole Lotta Love 5:33
A2 What Is And What Should Never Be 4:47
A3 The Lemon Song 6:20
A4 Thank You 3:50
B1 Heartbreaker 4:15
B2 Living Loving Maid (She's Just A Woman) 2:40
B3 Ramble On 4:35
B4 Moby Dick 4:25
B5 Bring It On Home 4:19

Companies, etc.



US 1st pressing, featuring Robert Ludwig's "hot" mastering on both sides. These were withdrawn early because the high bass levels caused low-grade cartridges to mistrack, leading people to return the album on the belief that it was defective. Another engineer was then hired to recut a much less "hot" version of the album, and that is the far more common version.

Labels include "MO" suffix (indicating Monarch pressing) and "Mfg By Atlantic Recording Corp., 1841 Broadway, New York, N.Y.".

Some copies came with one or two hype stickers: one mentioning Whole Lotta Love and the other with a tracklisting.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Label Code (Side A): ST-A-691671-MO
  • Label Code (Side B): ST-A-691672-MO
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched variant 1): ST-A-691671-MO - BB LW Δ13933 AT RL ss W
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched variant 1): ST-A-691672-MO - CC LW RL ss Δ13933-X (2) W AT
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched variant 2): ST-A-691671-MO - CC RL ss LW △13933 (2) W AT
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched variant 2): ST-A-691672-MO - AA LW AT RL ss Δ13933-X W
  • Other: On all matrix Side A and Side B there is "MR" in a circle that identify a Monarch pressing.

Other Versions (5 of 550) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
588198, 588 198 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II(LP, Album, M/Print, Wre) Atlantic, Atlantic 588198, 588 198 UK 1969 Sell This Version
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


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April 1, 2017
Again, due to the credits / identifiers , one would assume that this version is a RL copy. This needs to be addressed. Please reply back . Thanks


March 28, 2017
I purchased an lp that was listed under this description.Because of the credits / barcode and other identifiers , I assumed that the lp would be an RL / SS version. Am I right or wrong ?


February 28, 2017
Some consider this Monarch press the holy grail of Zeppelin II records.


January 2, 2017
I didn't know any "gold record award" stickered lps were real RL mastered.