Led Zeppelin ‎– Led Zeppelin III

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Atlantic ‎– SD 7201
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Vinyl, LP, Album, PR- Presswell Press
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A1 Immigrant Song
Written-By – J. Page*, R. Plant*
2:26
A2 Friends
Written-By – J. Page*, R. Plant*
3:55
A3 Celebration Day
Written-By – J. Page*, J. P. Jones*, R. Plant*
3:29
A4 Since I've Been Loving You
Written-By – J. Page*, J. P. Jones*, R. Plant*
7:25
A5 Out On The Tiles
Written-By – J. Page*, J. Bonham*, R. Plant*
4:04
B1 Gallows Pole
Arranged By – J. Page*, R. Plant*Written-By [Release Credit] – Traditional
4:58
B2 Tangerine
Written-By – J. Page*
3:12
B3 That's The Way
Written-By – J. Page*, R. Plant*
5:38
B4 Bron-Y-Aur Stomp
Written-By – J. Page*, J. P. Jones*, R. Plant*
4:20
B5 Hats Off To (Roy) Harper
Arranged By – Charles ObscureWritten-By [Release Credit] – Traditional
3:41

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Label variant and Presswell press.

Released in a die-cut gatefold jacket, which features a rotating wheel in the front flap.

The inscriptions "Do What Thou Wilt" and "So Mote Be It" appear in the runouts, and can be found in numerous configurations - i.e. "Do What Thou Wilt" in the Side A runout and "So Mote Be It" in the Side B runout; "So Mote Be It" in the Side A runout and "Do What Thou Wilt" in the Side B runout; or both sayings in one or both runouts simultaneously.

A hand-etched triangle with a horizontal strike through it appears in each runout.

This version differs from other 1970 US releases (excluding club / promo versions) with the same cat# as follows:
Led Zeppelin III (Shorter runout consisting only of matrix)
Led Zeppelin III (Different label matrix suffix: MO)
Led Zeppelin III (No label matrix suffix)
Led Zeppelin III (Different label matrix suffix: LY)
Led Zeppelin III (Different label matrix suffix: LY)
Led Zeppelin III (Different label matrix suffix: RI)
Led Zeppelin III (Different label matrix suffix: DCE)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): (ST-A-702005 PR)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): (ST-A-702006 PR)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout, All Etched): (Version 1) ST-A-702005-B (1) one MasterCraft PR AT
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout, All Etched): (Version 2) ST-A-702005-A (1) one MasterCraft PR AT
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout, All Etched): ST-A-702006-B (2) two MasterCraft P.R. AT
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A and/or B Runout, Etched): -Do What Thou Wilt-
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A and/or B Runout, Etched): -So Mote Be It-
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Pressing Plant ID (Side A/B label): PR

Other Versions (5 of 611) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
2401002 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin III(LP, Album, Mono, Gat) Atlantic 2401002 Argentina 1970 Sell This Version
Z-ALT 2330036.5 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin III(Cass, Album) Atlantic Z-ALT 2330036.5 Peru Unknown Sell This Version
SD 42036, 42036 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin III(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Bur) Atlantic (2), Atlantic (2) SD 42036, 42036 Israel 2015 Sell This Version
OLW - 266, SD - 19128 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin III(LP, Album, Gat) Oasis Records (4), Atlantic OLW - 266, SD - 19128 South Korea 1983 Sell This Version
7201 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin III(LP, Album, Mono, Promo, RE, Unofficial, Pur) Atlantic (2) 7201 Unknown Sell This Version

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longdayfall

longdayfall

November 20, 2019

I have been buying remasters of Zep albums for years and was excited to hear the John Davis ones from 2014 and I do believe the CD remasters he did sound 10,000 light years ahead of the original American and European 1980's CDs of their catalog but I do not think the Jimmy Page vinyl remasters do anything for me as far as the original vinyl pressings go. The original vinyl ones are the ones for me, except for a few Japanese pressings, for example here: https://www.discogs.com/Led-Zeppelin-Led-Zeppelin-III-レッドツェッペリン-III-/release/1951608 which is totally quiet and dynamic. This was from the hey day of Japanese pressings and I doubt you will find any of them now that are totally mint.

I would love to have the Zeppelin catalog redone to vinyl using the original tapes and bumped up to 24/88.2 on the transfer stage and THEN remastered and cut to vinyl like the Beatles are done. So far, I do not see anything like that on Discogs for Zeppelin, unless that fact is simply overlooked by submitters. Someone like Vic Anesini would be my choice as well as a few others that are knowledgeable and have a great ear, or give John Davis a shot at redoing the original albums to vinyl from the original 1/4" master tapes. To have his hard work on the original albums put out only to CD and only issuing the "companion audio" to vinyl is a great injustice to Zeppelin fans I feel.

In the meantime, I would bypass buying any new vinyl of the Zep catalog done in the past 10 years or so and go with a 2014 John Davis CD re-issue or try and seek out an original 70's vinyl pressing in mint condition (if you can). The recent 180 gram reissues that I have heard sound like cold digital transfers of the Jimmy Page CD remasters unfortunately and definitely not worth the money.
james.heenan.33

james.heenan.33

January 12, 2016
A message was sent to me about the matrix on my copy of Led Zeppelin III. After double checking the message on the run out groove, It does say 'So Mote Be It'
bkrass

bkrass

September 6, 2014
"There are some copies with both sayings." You mean one saying on one side and the other saying on the other, right? That's how mine (non-MO suffix) is. I read elsewhere that "Be It" later changed to "It Be" - no idea whether that is true. All the combos are very confusing.
Sbaxter123

Sbaxter123

July 25, 2013

Found a great forum which may explain about ATLANTIC / ATCO vinyl labels and deadwax - what do the codes mean?

http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/atlantic-atco-vinyl-labels-and-deadwax-what-do-the-codes-mean.285080/page-4
mattyfoto

mattyfoto

February 26, 2012
Wanted to ask about the 1970 German release: http://www.discogs.com/Led-Zeppelin-Led-Zeppelin-III/release/722691 I think I have one. Difference on mine is that it does not have a rotating wheel sleeve. But all the other items match up. Anyone know much about this version?
indeeeeeed

indeeeeeed

February 12, 2012
I have a copy of Led Zeppelin III and need some advice on which release I have.
Album information is as follows
Gatefold spine & front cover reads: SD 19128
Vinyl label reads: SD 7201
Above vinyl label SD 7201 reads: R104162A (side A), R104162B (side B)
Matrix run out side A: R-104162A
Matrix run out side B: R-104162B
Matrix run out side A: ST-A-702005-K (scratched out)
Matrix run out side B: ST-A-702006-K (scratched out)
also on both sides, on the run out reads: 1-1 as well as sf/atl

any help would be greatly appreciated. I have not come across any scratched out matrix numbers on any of my other albums.
evenflow48

evenflow48

June 28, 2010
On my copy on the label sticker, it reads ST-A-702005 LY. What does the LY mean? Thank you
skproductions

skproductions

May 9, 2010
First pressings have "Do What Thou Wilt" etched into the dead wax on Side One, "So Mote Be It" etched in the dead wax on Side Two.