Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti

40th Anniversary Edition 180 Gram Vinyl 2LPs

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Physical Graffiti is the sixth studio album by the British rock band Led Zeppelin, originally released in February 1975 via Swan Song Records.

Physical Graffiti was a double album and the first to be released via their own label Swan Song Records, which had been launched in May 1974.

The band wrote and recorded eight new songs for the album at Headley Grange, which stretched the total time of the record beyond the typical length of a single LP, so the band decided to make Physical Graffiti a double album by including unreleased tracks from earlier recording sessions: one outtake from Led Zeppelin III, three from Led Zeppelin IV, and three from Houses of the Holy, including the unused title track from the latter album. Additional overdubs were laid down and the final mixing of the album was performed in October 1974 by Keith Harwood at Olympic Studios, London.

The title "Physical Graffiti" was coined by Page to illustrate the whole physical and written energy that had gone into producing the set.

Spanning several years of recording, the album featured forays into a range of musical styles, including hard rock, eastern-influenced orchestral rock, progressive rock, driving funk, acoustic rock and roll, and others.

According to Robert Plant, of all the albums Led Zeppelin released, Physical Graffiti represented the band at its most creative and most expressive. He has commented that it is his favourite Led Zeppelin album. Similarly, guitarist Jimmy Page considers this album to be a "high-water mark" for Led Zeppelin.

The album's intricate die-cut sleeve design depicts a photograph of a New York City brownestone tenement block, through whose windows various cultural iconographs could be interchangeably viewed.

The album was a commercial and critical success, having built up a huge advance order, and when eventually released it reached No. 1 on Billboard's Pop Albums chart. It has since proven to be one of the most popular releases by the group, shipping 8 million copies in the United States alone. Physical Graffiti was the first album to go platinum on advance orders alone. Shortly after its release, all previous Led Zeppelin albums simultaneously re-entered the top-200 album chart.

In March 1975, Billboard magazine's reviewer wrote: "[Physical Graffiti] is a tour de force through a number of musical styles, from straight rock to blues to folky acoustic to orchestral sounds." Similarly, Jim Miller stated in Rolling Stone that the double album was "the band's Tommy, Beggar's Banquet and Sgt. Pepper rolled into one: Physical Graffiti is Led Zeppelin's bid for artistic respectability." Reviewing the album for BBC Music in 2007, Chris Jones described it as "a towering monument to the glory of Zeppelin in their high-flying heyday".

In 2003, the album was ranked number 70 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time".

The album reached #2 in the Australian Albums charts and when it was reissued in 2015 (this release), the album reached #13 on the Australian Albums charts.

Check out a couple of tracks from the album: “Trampled Under Foot”; “Kashmir”; “In My Time Of Dying” and “Custard Pie”.

This 40th Anniversary Edition, Double Album 2LP Record set is on 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl with Remastered audio by Jimmy Page, housed in a Die-Cut Sleeve, replicating the original artwork with Printed Inner Sleeves, pressed in Europe.





Custard Pie



The Rover



In My Time Of Dying



Houses Of The Holy



Trampled Under Foot






In The Light






Down By The Seaside



Ten Years Gone



Night Flight



The Wanton Song



Boogie With Stu



Black Country Woman                       



Sick Again


SKU 081227965785
Record Label Swan Song Records
Label / Model # Warner
Catalogue Number 8122796578
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 23 February 2015
Original Release Date (Year) 24 February 1975
Barcode # 081227965785
Shipping Weight 0.5400kg
Shipping Width 0.008m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000789m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition 40th Anniversary Edition 180 Gram Vinyl Remaster with Original Artwork in Die-Cut Sleeve, Remastered by Jimmy Page, 2015 Remaster Series
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Genre Blues
Genre Hard Rock

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