Wait for it . . . That’s what Led Zeppelin made us do back in 1979. Like the long intro to the first cut, In The Evening, fans waited for over three years, the longest amount of time between Zeppelin albums, for this one to come out.
In Through the Out Door is a departure from the heavy metal we were use to hearing from the band. Released at the height of the punk and disco era, Zeppelin, like The Rolling Stones on Some Girls, embrace pop music, incorporating different styling and genres into this record to create a modern, more diverse, sound for the time.
Interesting photography and package design created and further fueled the mystique that surrounded the band. In Through the Out Door would become Zeppelin’s unintentional Swan Song following the death of John Bonham. In many ways, like Who Are You, it marks the end of the 70’s and an era that many think was the greatest in Rock & Roll.
There were a total of 6 different album covers, packaged within two brown paper wrappers. The black & white inner sleeve could be colorized by lightly spraying water, to reveal pastels. Click Here to see them all. It’s an interesting story.