Black Dog – Led Zeppelin (1971)


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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl record silhouette art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single of Black Dog from 1971, by Led Zeppelin. Released on the Atlantic record label, this vinyl single has been reworked into a silhouette of a black dog.

The song’s title is a reference to a nameless, black Labrador Retriever that wandered around the Headley Grange studios during recording. The retriever, despite his advanced age, was still sexually adventurous, like the song’s protagonist who reiterates his desperate desire for a woman’s love and the happiness it provides.

Black Dog has another meaning after the World Heath Organisation (WHO) in 2012 created a global campaign to highlight depression and encourage sufferers to get help. The campaign included a video called ‘I had a Black Dog, his name was depression’. The video was designed to helps sufferers look at depression in a different way. Written and illustrated by Matthew Johnstone this vinyl record silhouette resembles the black dog depicted in the video.

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Presented in a satin black box frame

Limited Edition of 50, signed and numbered by myself, the artist

Title: Black Dog

Media Artist/s: Led Zeppelin

Record Label: Atlantic

Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single

Era: 1970s

Genre: Heavy Metal

Additional information

Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm

2 reviews for Black Dog – Led Zeppelin (1971)

  1. Steven B. (verified owner)

    I bought this as a present for my wife. Great piece of art!

  2. Sandra Anne (verified owner)

    Unique idea, high quality product. Extremely happy with my purchase. Bought as a gift and it was really well recieved. Can recommend

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