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A list of the best Zep photo books?

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I need a list of some books that have great pictures of the band. Looking for somthing for the coffee table.

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The single best IMHO (and likely the most expensive) is Ross Halfin's 'The Photographers Led Zeppelin'. Hard to find - I got mine on ebay for $400US.

If I were putting this book out as a 'coffee table' book I wouldn't allow any liquids, including coffee, within 10 feet and I would have pairs of white gloves for people to wear while perusing the book - lol.

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is there anything on a college student budget that can withstand some drunk people, but also has sweet photos?

i dont want to spend 400 bucks to have one of my buddies use it for a platform to kegstand off of...

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on a similar note, i would like to know of any good rock music photo books. I'm talking about pics of solo artists or full bands performing, live preferably, although i'd settle for some studio pics too. But primarily of rock musicians, as i mentioned at the start (this is the music that interests me the most)

i'm after pics that are at least A4 in size, and also preferably in colour

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I have one called Z. Led Zeppelin Live Dreams by Laurence Ratner which has some excellent large photos in. There's a foreword by Dave Lewis which is spelled 'foreward' in the book.

Not sure how much you'd pay for one now but I've not seen many around. Maybe someone else could help?

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im sure theres some out there... i never looked too hard.. ill check it out tho

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I have one called Z. Led Zeppelin Live Dreams by Laurence Ratner which has some excellent large photos in. There's a foreword by Dave Lewis which is spelled 'foreward' in the book.

Not sure how much you'd pay for one now but I've not seen many around. Maybe someone else could help?

They go for around $60.00. I think it was more when it was first released LOL. I think

Laurence may have lost money on the project. Even so, it really is a high-end book

with some excellent color shots.

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Sorry to trot this out again but this is my Zep book collection

1. CHRIS WELCH. DAZED AND CONFUSED.

2. ROBERT GODWIN. THE ILLUSTRATED COLLECTORS GUIDE TO LED

ZEPPELIN.

3. ROBERT GODWIN. THE ILLUSTRATED COLLECTORS GUIDE TO LED

ZEPPELIN.CD EDITION.

4. ROBERT GODWIN. THE ILLUSTRATED COLLECTORS GUIDE TO LED

ZEPPELIN.VOL 2.

5. ROBERT GODWIN. LED ZEPPELIN. THE PRESS REPORTS.

6. ROBERT GODWIN. THE MAKING OF LED ZEPPELIN FOUR.

7. RICHARD COLE. STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN.

8. LOUIS REY. LED ZEPPELIN LIVE.

9. RICHIE YORKE. THE LED ZEPPELIN BIOGRAPHY.

10. RICHIE YORKE. THE DEFINITIVE BIOGRAPHY.2ND ED.

11. ALAIN BLAIS. THE LED ZEPPELIN SCRAPBOOK OF OFFICIAL

CONCERT PROGRAMMES.

12. STEPHEN DAVIS. THE HAMMER OF THE GODS.

13. CHRIS WELCH. LED ZEPPELIN.

14. HOWARD MYLETT. LED ZEPPELIN x 3 COPIES.

15. HOWARD MYLETT. JIMMY PAGE. TANGENTS WITHIN A

FRAMEWORK.

16. HOWARD MYLETT. LED ZEPPELIN. IN THE LIGHT.

17. HOWARD MYLETT. ON TOUR WITH LED ZEPPELIN.

18. DAVE LEWIS. THE FINAL ACCLAIM.

19. DAVE LEWIS. THE CONCERT FILES.

20. DAVE LEWIS. A CELEBRATION.

21. ONGAKU SENKA. LED ZEPPELIN. (JAPAN)

22. WARNER BROS. THE COMBINED LED ZEPPELIN 1&2.

23. NEAL PRESTON. PORTRAITS.

24. ROCK FUN. LED ZEPPELIN. (JAPAN)

25. ROSS CLARKE. MAKING AND BREAKING RECORDS.

26. WILLIAM RUHLMANNN. LED ZEPPELIN.

27. C. CROSS & E.FLANNIGAN. HEAVEN AND HELL.

28. PAUL KENDALL. A VISUAL DOCUMENTARY.

29. EDDIE MCSQUARE. GOOD TIME BAD TIMES.

30. ROSS HALFIN. THE PHOTOGRAPHERS LED ZEPPELIN.

31. LAURANCE RATNER. LIVE DREAMS.

32. MICK BONHAM. BONHAM ON BONHAM. (PHOTOS).

33. SWAN SONG RECORDS. IN THROUGH THE OUTDOOR.

34. G.CHATTEAU/S.RAPPALLO. THE MONTREUX CONCERTS.

35. CHRIS WELCH. PETER GRANT. THE MAN WHO LED ZEPPELIN.

36. CHRIS WELCH. JOHN BONHAM. A THUNDER OF DRUMS.

37. CHRISTOPHE LE PABIC, BENOIT PASCAL. HEXAGONAL EXPERIENCES.

38. LED ZEPPELIN OVER EUROPE. JEAN-PIERRE LELOIR

39. SUZY, LED ZEPPELIN AND ME. MARTIN MILLAR

40. NEAL PRESTON. LED ZEPPELIN. THE PHOTOGRAPHS

41. BONHAM BY BONHAM. MICK BONHAM.

42. ROBERT GODWIN. THE MAKING OF LED ZEPPELIN 4. (MINI BOOK)

43. CHRIS WELCH. LED ZEPPELIN. (MINI BOOK)

44. SUSAN FAST. IN THE HOUSES OF THE HOLY. THE POWER OF LED ZEPPELIN

AND ROCK MUSIC.

45. R. HULETT & J PROCHNICKY. WHOLE LOTTA LED. OUR FLIGHT WITH LED ZEPPELIN.

46. SHADWICK, K. LED ZEPPELIN. THE STORY OF A BAND AND THEIR MUSIC 1968-80

47.NIGEL WILLIAMSON. THE ROUGH GUIDE TO LED ZEPPELIN.

48. JIMMY PAGE. MAGUS MAGICIAN MAN. GEORGE CASE.

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Fantastic!

Sorry to trot this out again but this is my Zep book collection

1. CHRIS WELCH. DAZED AND CONFUSED.

2. ROBERT GODWIN. THE ILLUSTRATED COLLECTORS GUIDE TO LED

ZEPPELIN.

3. ROBERT GODWIN. THE ILLUSTRATED COLLECTORS GUIDE TO LED

ZEPPELIN.CD EDITION.

4. ROBERT GODWIN. THE ILLUSTRATED COLLECTORS GUIDE TO LED

ZEPPELIN.VOL 2.

5. ROBERT GODWIN. LED ZEPPELIN. THE PRESS REPORTS.

6. ROBERT GODWIN. THE MAKING OF LED ZEPPELIN FOUR.

7. RICHARD COLE. STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN.

8. LOUIS REY. LED ZEPPELIN LIVE.

9. RICHIE YORKE. THE LED ZEPPELIN BIOGRAPHY.

10. RICHIE YORKE. THE DEFINITIVE BIOGRAPHY.2ND ED.

11. ALAIN BLAIS. THE LED ZEPPELIN SCRAPBOOK OF OFFICIAL

CONCERT PROGRAMMES.

12. STEPHEN DAVIS. THE HAMMER OF THE GODS.

13. CHRIS WELCH. LED ZEPPELIN.

14. HOWARD MYLETT. LED ZEPPELIN x 3 COPIES.

15. HOWARD MYLETT. JIMMY PAGE. TANGENTS WITHIN A

FRAMEWORK.

16. HOWARD MYLETT. LED ZEPPELIN. IN THE LIGHT.

17. HOWARD MYLETT. ON TOUR WITH LED ZEPPELIN.

18. DAVE LEWIS. THE FINAL ACCLAIM.

19. DAVE LEWIS. THE CONCERT FILES.

20. DAVE LEWIS. A CELEBRATION.

21. ONGAKU SENKA. LED ZEPPELIN. (JAPAN)

22. WARNER BROS. THE COMBINED LED ZEPPELIN 1&2.

23. NEAL PRESTON. PORTRAITS.

24. ROCK FUN. LED ZEPPELIN. (JAPAN)

25. ROSS CLARKE. MAKING AND BREAKING RECORDS.

26. WILLIAM RUHLMANNN. LED ZEPPELIN.

27. C. CROSS & E.FLANNIGAN. HEAVEN AND HELL.

28. PAUL KENDALL. A VISUAL DOCUMENTARY.

29. EDDIE MCSQUARE. GOOD TIME BAD TIMES.

30. ROSS HALFIN. THE PHOTOGRAPHERS LED ZEPPELIN.

31. LAURANCE RATNER. LIVE DREAMS.

32. MICK BONHAM. BONHAM ON BONHAM. (PHOTOS).

33. SWAN SONG RECORDS. IN THROUGH THE OUTDOOR.

34. G.CHATTEAU/S.RAPPALLO. THE MONTREUX CONCERTS.

35. CHRIS WELCH. PETER GRANT. THE MAN WHO LED ZEPPELIN.

36. CHRIS WELCH. JOHN BONHAM. A THUNDER OF DRUMS.

37. CHRISTOPHE LE PABIC, BENOIT PASCAL. HEXAGONAL EXPERIENCES.

38. LED ZEPPELIN OVER EUROPE. JEAN-PIERRE LELOIR

39. SUZY, LED ZEPPELIN AND ME. MARTIN MILLAR

40. NEAL PRESTON. LED ZEPPELIN. THE PHOTOGRAPHS

41. BONHAM BY BONHAM. MICK BONHAM.

42. ROBERT GODWIN. THE MAKING OF LED ZEPPELIN 4. (MINI BOOK)

43. CHRIS WELCH. LED ZEPPELIN. (MINI BOOK)

44. SUSAN FAST. IN THE HOUSES OF THE HOLY. THE POWER OF LED ZEPPELIN

AND ROCK MUSIC.

45. R. HULETT & J PROCHNICKY. WHOLE LOTTA LED. OUR FLIGHT WITH LED ZEPPELIN.

46. SHADWICK, K. LED ZEPPELIN. THE STORY OF A BAND AND THEIR MUSIC 1968-80

47.NIGEL WILLIAMSON. THE ROUGH GUIDE TO LED ZEPPELIN.

48. JIMMY PAGE. MAGUS MAGICIAN MAN. GEORGE CASE.

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I have Neal Preston's book, plus another pretty recent one called good times bad times which has some really great photos that you don't see too often. Both books are great for pictures.

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I only have Dave Lewis's The Concert File, which is a great source for rare photos, reviews etc., LZ-'75: The Lost Chronicles of Led Zeppelin's 1975 American Tour, which also contains a few rare photos...

I'm trying to find pictures post Japan '71 shows, anyone know if any of these books have them?

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There are some GREAT photo books on Zeppelin from Japan:

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On 7/18/2018 at 1:48 PM, gibsonfan159 said:

Anyone going for this one? I got my preorder in.

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This was a pretty good book and a must have for fans. Only thing I didn't like was how they tried to cram too much into one page. Especially the pictures that cross both pages, because you really can't see the part in the middle where the pages come together.

I think this one, Neal Preston's "Portraits", Live Dreams, The Photographer's Led Zeppelin, and Hexagonal Experiences are the best I've seen and must haves.

Also, for anyone wanting "The Photographer's Led Zeppelin", the average price for it has dropped and it usually shows up on eBay for just over $100. It was going for $600 a few years ago. Might wanna jump on that with the anniversary coming up.

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