Very Rare Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti 2 LP Vinyl Dutch Test Pressing

Sold Date: January 13, 2022
Start Date: January 6, 2022
Final Price: €247.50 (EUR)
Bid Count: 27
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These are the extremely hard to find Dutch test pressings of the classic 1975 2 lp album Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin. Only a handful of these test pressings were made and even fewer have survived, certainly as this is a double lp. This comes from a collection of one of the children of an EMI producer who worked at EMI in Haarlem, where the studio and pressing plant were, and who has kept it stored for over 40 years and has hardly played it. The sleeves have Led Zeppelin I and II written on it and the release number SSK 89400. The records have the white Proefpersing (Dutch for Test Pressing) label on the A sides and a white label on the B sides. The sheet with details on the album (cue sheet) is missing. Both records sound good but with some crackling noises and a few ticks. The second record skips once at the beginning of song C3. The sleeves are, at best, in poor condition, especially the sleeve of the second album. There are some holes due to silver fishes and there are tears in both sleeves. See pictures. Remember that the record is nearly 45 years old and looks like that! Ebay won't allow me to list more than 12 pictures, if you need more, just let me know.   Registered shipping only! Ebay won't give me the options I want, but shipping and handling is: Nederland €12, EU €17, UK €23, Rest of the world €32. Wait until I've sent you an invoice. If you're outside the EU, (import) taxes might apply!