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My friend gave me a Led Zeppelin 4 vinyl lp that belonged to his father. Side a has the correct label on it, however side b is a label from the average white band. It plays Zeppelin but says Average white band sd 7308 st a-712286ff. I dont know what to make of it, any answer would help at this point. Thanks

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Hi William

Quite a few different types of labeling errors/misprints plagued the band's first four albums, even in subsequent pressings.  Apparently, quality control wasn't top-notch at the pressing plants.  In some cases, one of the labels is from another Zep album, or (such as in this case) from another artist altogether.  The matrix number puts this pressing around 1974, which makes sense, since AWB's SD7308 came out that year as well.  Here's some additional info, from a similar question:

http://en.allexperts.com/q/Led-Zeppelin-501/2011/6/led-zeppelin-vinyl-label.htm

Hope this clears things up a bit
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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