ULTRA RARE & HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE ITEM!
This auction is for a STILL SEALED, UNOPENED and NUMBERED 1 of 2 Classic Records Archive Original boxed set of the Classic Records Led Zeppelin Audiophile 45 RPM Series Complete Recordings. This Road Case has special significance and collectability because it comes from the Classic Records’ Archive. The most collectible Classic Records Rock Road Case Set -- ULTRA RARE!!! This Road Case will increase in value in years to come.
This set consists of 48 single sided 12" records housed in a special Classic Records Road Case.
RTH 3001-45 includes 48 records total:
SD 8216-45 Led Zeppelin I (4 Disc Set)
SD 8236-45 Led Zeppelin II (4 Disc Set)
SD 7201-45 Led Zeppelin III (4 Disc Set)
SD 7208-45 Led Zeppelin IV (4 Disc Set
SD 7255-45 Houses Of The Holy (4 Disc Set)
SS 2200-45 Physical Graffiti (8 Disc Set)
SS 2201-45 Song Remains the Same (8 Disc Set)
SS 8416-45 Presence (4 Disc Set)
SS 16002-45 In Through the Out Door (4 Disc Set)
SS 90051-45 Coda (4 Disc Set)
Authentic reproductions of the original sleeve art & labels with the additional discs housed in individual white jackets, presented in a heavy duty road case.
The outer cardboard box is in very good condition.
In 2006 Classic Records outdid themselves with the comprehensive Led Zeppelin Box set. There has never been an undertaking quite like the production of this box set. In addition to the Super Vinyl Profile 200 gram Quiex SV-P technology, Classic Records produced these on single sided 12" records at 45 rpm speed. Every Led Zeppelin album was mastered directly from the original master recordings.
Since the mastering is exactly the same as the 33 rpms and the jackets and label art are the same authentic reproductions, why would anyone need the same material on 45 rpm discs? The answer is simple - you should be more kind to your cartridge by letting it play 45 rpm discs and reveal all the nuances that are nearly impossible to retrieve from a 33 rpm disc. The information in the grooves of these 45 rpms is EXACTLY the same as in their 33 rpm counterparts. To prove it is very easy - think of the lathe as it is cutting a lacquer, the cutter head doesn't know what speed the platter is spinning as the cutter blindly moves up and down back and forth carving the grooves. The difference is that at 45 rpm the same signal is imprinted over a longer distance and hence the "stretched" out groove is easier for a cartridge to traverse which allows the cartridge to give a better read on what is carved. The sonic difference can be quite remarkable, especially if the music is complex as with Classical music or dense as is often the case with Rock. Rest assured that you have never heard Stairway to Heaven until you've heard it at 45 rpm! This is as close to the master tape as we are able to get with an LP and as such is extremely special although requires you to change sides more often than with a 33 rpm disc. This set represents the ultimate in collectibles given that only 2 NUMBERED Archive sets exist assuring that it will likely skyrocket in price over the years to come!!! If you are a Led Zeppelin nut (you know who you are) then this set is essential - if not then go listen to some Barry Manilow!
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