In Reply to: Led Zeppelin digital recordings posted by grantv on March 27, 2023 at 18:08:54:
A "RL" first-press "Led Zeppelin II" LP recently broke $4000 on eBay.
That's the Robert Ludwig cutting that was too "Hot" for Ahmet Ertegun's daughter's cheap bedroom stereo... which I guess was one of those "suitcase stereos."
So, Ertegun had a bit of a fit and had all the Hot LPs recalled and destroyed.
He then had his house engineers cut new lacquers from a reference analog cassette tape, with a bass cut, and dynamic compression.
Hence the premium for the RL cut.
The link is to Bob's Oral History, as recorded by the AES project.
As Science Officer Spock would say: "Fascinating."
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Topic - Led Zeppelin digital recordings - grantv 18:08:54 03/27/23 (10)
- RE: Led Zeppelin digital recordings - Goober58 19:24:24 04/11/23 (0)
- Do't get me wrong I enjoy cranking Zep, but - G Squared 21:37:46 03/29/23 (3)
- That's the problem... - grantv 22:39:55 03/29/23 (2)
- An "RL" first-press "Led Zeppelin II" LP.... - John Marks 07:57:13 03/28/23 (4)Follow Ups