Led Zeppelin ‎– Untitled

Atlantic ‎– 2401012
Vinyl, LP, Album, Version 8

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Atlantic red/white/plum labels.
℗ 1971

Of 8 known 'plum' label variants, this is the 8th. Specific to this label variant are:

1. 'Marketed by Polydor Records Limited' at 6 o'clock on labels.
2. 'Under license from Atlantic Recording Corp.' in white area under ATLANTIC on left side.
3. LED ZEPPELIN is printed above spindle hole
4. Catalogue number at 3 o'clock above circular Atlantic logo reads 'deluxe 2401012'
5. There is no Peter Grant credit, and song publishing credits are: Kinney Music Ltd./Superhype Music Inc.
6. Track B1 is credited on B-side label as "Misty Mountain Hop"

Sleeve is a gatefold, thick card with sealed left side edge when opened up to reveal 'The Hermit' drawing. Disc is housed in a grey card liner with credits on one side and the lyrics to 'Stairway to Heaven' on the other. Outer glue-tabs on the left and right sides of liner.
Importantly, although Jimmy Page had got all the 'Executive Producer Peter Grant' credits removed from the labels by this time, the liner still retains this credit, bottom left side.

This release was commonly referred to as 'Led Zeppelin IV', to follow in sequence with their previous three releases, but no actual title appears on the release.

(Note# No tracktimings appear on the labels or sleeve)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-side, stamped [Variation 1]): 2401012 ** A//3 1 3 10
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, hand-etched [Variation 1]): Pecko Duck
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side, stamped [Variation 1]): 2401012 B//4 1 2 1 0
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, hand-etched [Variation 1]): Porky
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side, stamped [Variation 2]): 2401012 A//3 1 2 11
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, hand-etched [Variation 2]): Pecko Duck
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side, stamped [Variation 2]): 2401013 B//3 1 2 2
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, hand-etched [Variation 2]): Porky
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side, stamped [Variation 3] (B// seems to be etched over by **)): 2401012*B*// A//3 1 2 21
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, hand-etched [Variation 3]): PECKO DUCK
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side, stamped [Variation 3] (Second last 1 mirrorred)): 240101012B//4 1 1 13
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, hand-etched [Variation 3]): PORKY

Other Versions (5 of 722) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
2401012 Led Zeppelin Untitled(LP, Album, Ver) Atlantic 2401012 UK 1971 Sell This Version
781528-1 Led Zeppelin Untitled(LP, Album) Atlantic 781528-1 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
7567-81528-2, 250 008 Led Zeppelin Untitled(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic 7567-81528-2, 250 008 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
A2-19129 Led Zeppelin Untitled(CD, Album, Club, RE) Atlantic A2-19129 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
756782638-2 Led Zeppelin Untitled(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Atlantic 756782638-2 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version


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March 12, 2018
In my copy - it must be version 8, as per all the definitions above, and comparison with other versions -, the matrix numbers are:

A side: 2401012 B//312 10
B side: 2401012 ** A//313 4


January 20, 2016
I'm pretty sure I have a v8 copy, however the matrix numbers don't match either of the two variants above. On my copy there are matrix A: 2401012** a/31216, matrix B: 2401012 b/3124. Is this another sub-variant?