A 45rpm two-sided metal acetate test copy of Led Zeppelin’s “Your Time is Gonna Come” has fetched $3600 on eBay after 40 bids.
The bluesy track was from the band’s self-titled 1969 debut album, and the item formerly belonged to a DJ who worked in the U.K. and South Africa, according to its Austin, Texas-based seller.
“Your Time is Gonna Come” is, itself, a sort of rarity. The song is said to have been performed only once onstage by Zeppelin, as part of a medley with “Whole Lotta Love” during a 1971 concert in Tokyo, Japan. Jimmy Page played steel guitar on the original sessions, while co-writer John Paul Jones played organ. Page did later play “Your Time Is Gonna Come” live during his series of concert appearances with the Black Crowes, later released as the album Live at the Greek.