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thesuperlloyd

How do the latest Zeppelin Books stack up

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One on top of the other, I imagine... ;)

But really, what are people's thoughts about the following books, and any others recently released?

Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin: Day by Day by Marc Roberty

Evenings with Led Zeppelin by Dave Lewis

Led Zeppelin Live By Terry O'Neill

 

Assuming you could only buy one (or maybe two), which would it be?

Also, how similar/different are the Roberty and Lewis books?

Cheers,

Lloyd

 

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As I have only seen one briefly of the books, I can not really answer.

Dave Lewis has a good eye for small details.

The Books by photographers tend to get rated on any new/unseen pics.

Most books by a music journalist tend to rather upset the band or forum, usually both at the same.....

Not much help I know, but have fun around here Lloyd...

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I really like the Led Zep by Led Zep book.  I understand the critical comments about it on this forum, but I was not expecting much  in the text (because they have always been so guarded in their comments) , and what is there is interesting.  The photos are fantastic and I  like the fact that the band chose them.  That tells me something.  My favorite photos are the ones where you can see the band and the crowd at the same time.  They always give a more complete picture of the scene - the place and time.   I think the book is a fitting tribute and a great thing for fans of the band.  I am really glad they did it and it is well worth the price.

The Roberty book is a big disappointment.  The Lewis book is far superior in terms of press clippings and other details about  shows.  It also has more photos of venues, tickets, ads, flyers and posters.  The only thing Roberty has over Lewis is that Roberty has some very limited information about recording dates, but not really day by day, more general like month by month.  I was very disappointed in that aspect of the book because it was what I was looking forward to - details on recording sessions.  So if you want a detailed tour chronology the Lewis book is much better than Roberty.  I always wished for a Zep recording book like the fantastic book about the Beatles recording sessions but Zep did not always record in the same place in a professional studio that had meticulous record keeping.  That Beatles recording sessions book is so fascinating and so detailed.

 

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14 hours ago, thesuperlloyd said:

Evenings with Led Zeppelin by Dave Lewis

This is a fantasic book for the person who loves the bootlegs and a helluva scrapbook. .LZ x LZ is just JP x JP II but it is a must have for any Zep head:) 

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Thanks for the feedback everyone. What you've said seems to echo the enquiries I've made elsewhere, so I think I'll grab the LZxLZ (a clear 'must-have') and the Dave Lewis book and maybe leave the others for the moment.

Cheers,

Lloyd

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The new Peter Grant book is excellent, with a few very rare photographs, he seemed to have a shit life towards the end, but the last couple of years he found contentment.

An amazing man by all accounts.

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On 11/21/2018 at 6:00 AM, thesuperlloyd said:

Led Zeppelin: Day by Day by Marc Roberty

I went back to this again - it had been while.  It is better than I recalled in my earlier post above.  It does have some recording dates (specifically the first two albums), some good photos and some interesting press quotes , etc.  Not as comprehensive at the Lewis book but a well done hardcover volume.   I got it new for around $30.

One thing I forgot it had is good details on their various guest appearances on other artists albums.  For example,  Jones writing, playing, arranging and producing Madelaine  Bell, with Mo Jones on backing vocals !

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