Led Zeppelin ‎– Led Zeppelin II

Label:
Atlantic ‎– SD 8236
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, "RL" Cut, PR - Presswell Pressing
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US 1st pressing (with the 1841 Broadway address on the labels), 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 These were withdrawn early because the high bass levels caused low-grade cartridges to mistrack, leading people to return the album on the belief that it was defective.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.

On some copies the Sterling Sound credit, "SS", appears in both runouts following Ludwig's "RL", and on others the "SS" appears only in the Side Two runout. The "RL" will still appear in both runouts.

This sub should only be used for copies with "RL" in both runouts, as only these are the true "RL" pressings which command hundreds of dollars (albeit in Near Mint condition). Later transitional pressings which featuring "RL" on only one side and another engineer's work on the other should receive their own subs.

"PR" in label matrix denotes a Presswell pressing.
"LW" in runouts indicates Longwear Plating metal parts.
"AT" in runouts indicates Atlantic Studios mastering
"W" in runouts indicates that blank lacquers came from the company Audiodisc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Pressing Plant ID (On labels): PR
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): (ST-A-691671 PR)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): (ST-A-691672 PR)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout Variant 1): ST-A-691671-C RL SS P LW W AT
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout Variant 1): ST-A-691672-A P LW AT RL SS W
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout Variant 2): ST-A-691671-A LWP W AT RL
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout Variant 2): ST-A-691672-A LWP AT RL SS W
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout Variant 3): ST-A-691671-B P LW AT RL SS W
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout Variant 3): ST-A-691672-A P LW AT RL SS W
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout Variant 4): ST-A-691671-A PLW W AT RL
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout Variant 4): ST-A-691672-A PLW AT RL SS

Other Versions (5 of 650) 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
ATC 9200, SD 8236 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II(LP, Album, M/Print, Gat) Atlantic, Atlantic ATC 9200, SD 8236 South Africa Unknown Sell This Version
8236 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II(LP, Album, Mono, Promo, CSG) Atlantic 8236 US 1969 Sell This Version

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eryoung2k

eryoung2k

March 10, 2019
edited about 1 month ago
My wife found this at a fracking yard sale for $3.00, she gave it to me and I cleaned it with my wet/dry cleaning system. Very little if any surface noise, quiet in between songs!! RL SS on both sides in the dead wax!!!! Holy Fracking Sh!t!! Sounds Amazing! Pride and Joy in my Collection!!! Blow's all my Zeppelin albums out of the water! Plays LOUD!!
peter.marchesi

peter.marchesi

July 22, 2018

I Found One on EPAY for $10(needle in a Haystack).!!
Musicgeek523

Musicgeek523

January 13, 2015
Mine has matrix runoff side a:
ST A 691671 A P LW W AT RL

Matrix runoff side 2:
ST A 691672 A P LW AT RL SS W

Label numbers and address match up otherwise and it definitely sounds like a ludwig hot mix.