"All of us knew that it was a monumental piece of work, just because of the various paths that we'd trodden along to get to this," Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page tells Rolling Stone, talking about the band's 1975 album Physical Graffiti. "It was like a voyage of discovery, a topographical adventure."
The guitarist recently gave the nearly 80-minute double album an overhaul, and now that the deluxe reissue has arrived, Rhino is hosting a massive giveaway (you can enter for a chance to win below!). There will be six winners; the grand prize is a package valued at $690 that includes a Pro-Ject Debut III Turntable, deluxe 180G vinyl reissues of Led Zeppelin's first six albums and a prize pack containing buttons, a T-shirt, a turntable mat, a Rubik's Cube and a hermit standee.
The five runners-up will win a copy of the 3-CD deluxe edition of Physical Graffiti, which includes the original double album and an additional disc containing previously unreleased demos and rough mixes of songs that made it to the official album.
And for those left wondering how the band came up with the name for their sixth LP, Page explains, "Graffiti had started to appear on buildings at the time, and usually it was quotes from William Blake, and it wasn't in the graffiti which we know think of, which was more from the hip-hop times. Nevertheless, graffiti was appearing, and I imagined something, which was like a physical reaction to it. Since we were in a recording studio, if you're doing a recording, and it's going on the tape, even though its magnetic tape, that's like a graffiti in itself. The music was a physical manifestation."
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