Led Zeppelin ‎– Physical Graffiti

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Swan Song ‎– R1-535339
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2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, 180g
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40th ANNIVERSARY EDITION ON 180g Vinyl
Includes Kashmir & Trampled Under Foot
Remastered & Produced by Jimmy Page

℗ & © 1975 Atlantic Recording Corporation, a Warner Music Group Company,
Manufactured & Marketed by Warner Music Group, USA.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 081227965785
  • Matrix / Runout (Side One runout): R1 535339-A3 JD -28695- P.USA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side Two runout): R1 535339-B2 -28695- P.USA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side Three runout): R1 535339-C CI -28696- P.USA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side Four runout): R1 535339-DL -28696- P.USA

Other Versions (5 of 321) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SSK 89400 Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti(2xLP, Album) Swan Song SSK 89400 UK 1975 Sell This Version
R1-544659 Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti(2xLP, Album, RE + LP + Dlx, RM, 180) Swan Song R1-544659 USA & Canada 2015 Sell This Version
756792442-2 Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti(2xCD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Swan Song 756792442-2 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
SS 2-200 Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti(2xLP, Album, Club, CP) Swan Song SS 2-200 US 1975 Sell This Version
CS2 200 Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti(Cass, Album, Club) Swan Song CS2 200 Canada Unknown Sell This Version

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leonthepro

leonthepro

March 24, 2018
edited 7 months ago
So what people talk about when they think this remaster sounds bad is most likely the digital aspect. I myself was expecting this to be a great sounding issue but after listening I felt like it was missing something and still prefererad my older 70s issue. I thought it had a lot of detail with a clean press but for some reason sounded like a CD of sorts. Later I found out that these 2014 reissues are made from a digital source of the original tapes which I reason is why it sounded strange and not as engaging. Im not one to start digital vs analog wars, I think both can be great, but this time without even knowing it I could hear the difference. If you are looking for the best sounding new versions of these albums I hear that the Classic Records releases are a good choice. They are very expensive but are made by people who really care and only do analog pressings. I myself am getting one and doing a blind test to see which I think sounds best between the 70s issue, 2014 remaster and 2007 Classic Records version. In the end its a good record and if you dont mind that much its just a great deal, but personally I would go for older 70s reissues that are in NM condition over this.

Update:
The Classic Records release by Grundman are easily superior.

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RyansGoldenRecords

RyansGoldenRecords

November 18, 2017
edited 12 months ago
Got this new in 2015 to see how the Led Zeppelin remasters fare, and simply because it was difficult to find a decent used copy priced lower than this version.

Apparently, Jimmy Page was going for 'fat vinyl warmth' on the bass when he did the hi-res digital remaster from which this pressing is derived, and it does show - while it's evidently a digital master and Bonham's drums don't have much of an analogue 'snap', the bass is nice, upfront and clear, if a little woolly due to the artificial warmth.

Unfortunately, this remaster suffers from having a muffled and rolled-off high end, worse on some songs than others, but the worst part is that it's a little too trebly for my taste. I swear - I've been listening to this pressing while going about my day and going up and down the stairs a few times. I would crank the volume knob a little lower every time I went downstairs, and every next time I returned to my stereo it seemed as if it's playing at the same volume as I had it set to earlier. Yes, even at lower levels, the treble is edgy and shrill, and it's a little too hard on the ears.

Combine this trebly EQ with the sometimes mushy soundstage, and Page's guitar solos and Plant's vocals sound unintelligible and distant, especially on the tracks that were taken from the Houses of the Holy sessions. Seriously, how can the almighty Mr. Page himself, of all people, undermine his own musical handiwork? This is definitely not how I want to hear my Zeppelin, but the weight of the bass frequencies still is a major redeeming factor - at least Bonzo and JPJ's driving rhythms are in full force!

Overall, not the most ideal representation of one of the best Led Zep albums, but if one can get over its flaws, it is what it is.

Quite frankly, the best part of this reissue is that it faithfully reproduces the elaborate packaging of the original 1975 vinyl, with the die-cut cover and all of the inserts intact.

The Pallas vinyl is mostly silent, if a little on the rumbly side, and with minor crackle in-between songs. I noticed some ugly, small light scratches on side 2 just today as I pulled this out for the first time in 2 years, but again, they're light and result in just minor ticks. The records are otherwise free of aberrations - I lucked out with this one given that I got it in the year of release, and that a host of problems seemed to be quite commonplace for the US Pallas pressings in the 2014-2015 LZ reissue campaign.
w..musall

w..musall

February 2, 2016
Does this have the die cut outs on the jacket
kee.eugene

kee.eugene

March 30, 2015

My copy's LP label indicates "Made in Germany" but matrix / runout is correct and all the info.