Led Zeppelin/Physical Graffiti

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Hi Mike

I have a copy of of the above album. Swan Song SSK 89400
1.It has Swan Song/484 King's Road, London SW10 at the top middle of the rear sleeve.
2.The labels have "Made in UK" at 9 0'clock position and there is NO Warners logo at the 3 o'clock position.
3. With die-cut sleeve, inner sleeve, and folded insert.
4. The martix's on the album I have are: SSK 89400 A/B/C/D with NO numbers following the letters.
I have seen first pressings before, with the martix's: SSK 89400,
A1/B5/C1/D1
My father always said that this was rarer than the other first pressings?
I look forward to your reply.
kind regards
Lis

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Hi Lis

Amongst the UK first pressings, those with that matrix aren't necessarily rarer than, say, the A1/B4 copies.  Some believe that the B4 pressing is mastered a bit more aggressively than B5, but that's a listening preference.  For some additional information, check out this link, it's a similar question with a few more details, such as value...

http://en.allexperts.com/q/Led-Zeppelin-501/2012/4/physical-graffiti-vinyl.htm

Best wishes,
Mike

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Mike Caldwell

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I have been a lifetime Led Zeppelin researcher (not just fan). Have gained a strong reputation as an appraiser of their rare records and memorabilia. For various reasons, I cannot respond to emails sent to my personal account, but I will always respond to questions posted here!

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Countless hours of biographical research and personal interaction with relevant individuals. Avid contributor to Led Zeppelin newsgroups since 1997 (check Google groups!)

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Bullseye News Magazine. The Vapid Voice.

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Masters Degree, Computer Science. Bachelor's Degree, Psychology.

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Several literary awards.

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