Led Zeppelin

All the Albums, All the Songs, Expanded Edition

Author: Martin Popoff

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 0760363773

Category: Music

Page: 288

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Just in time for their 50th anniversary, Led Zeppelin breaks down one of the world’s most prolific bands—track by track, album by album—in this expanded edition, revised to include rarities, outtakes, and B-sides from their storied catalog†‹. Formed by the unlikely alliance of two ace London studio musicians and two bar-band bumpkins from the north, Led Zeppelin went on to create the template for the modern marauding rock ’n’ roll band. Though Zeppelin is often described as “heavy,” any true fan will tell you that the band’s catalog is actually a complex amalgam of blues, psychedelia, rock, folk, and country that reflect the specific influences carried by each of Led Zeppelin’s four members. Veteran music journalist Martin Popoff picks apart each of these 81 studio tracks, as well as a slew of non-album tracks in exquisite detail, and, for the first time ever, he analyzes the circumstances that led to their creation, the recording processes, the historical contexts, and more. Celebrate Led Zeppelin's 50th anniversary with this veneration of the band's extensive catalog of rock music.
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Led Zeppelin All the Songs

The Story Behind Every Track

Author: Jean-Michel Guesdon,Philippe Margotin

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 031641803X

Category: Music

Page: 544

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Take a deep dive into the innovative recording history of Led Zeppelin, in this newest addition to the fan-favorite All the Songs series. Fifty years after their first practice in a Soho basement, Led Zeppelin continues to fascinate new generations of listeners. While their legendary back-stage debauchery has been written about extensively in other books, All the Songs is all about the music, detailing the studio magic and inspiration that made all nine albums go platinum, including Led Zeppelin IV which was certified x23 platinum and has sold more than 37 million copies worldwide. Studio stories will include their productive time at Headley Grange in Wales, a poorly-heated former poorhouse where they recorded parts of Led Zeppelin III, Led Zeppelin IV, Houses of the Holy and Physical Graffiti. And how the first album was recorded in three weeks but their second took six months, done while the band was on a world tour. They carried the masters of the recording session in a steamer trunk wherever they went. Out of these chaotic sessions came the "Whole Lotta Love," which was finished in New York with Hendrix engineer Eddie Kramer helping create the psychedelic middle part, as well as "The Lemon Song," which was cut live in the studio. Page worked feverishly with Kramer to mix the LP on a primitive 12-channel Altec board in a two-day span. Fans will also learn the genesis of their lyrics, the inspiration for their album covers, the instruments used, and the contributions of engineers such as Andy Johns, who helped create the iconic drum sound on "When the Levee Breaks" by recording Bonham at the bottom of a stairwell.
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Led Zeppelin: Dazed and Confused

The Stories Behind Every Song

Author: Chris Welch

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 9781560258186

Category: Music

Page: 160

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A lavishly illustrated, in-depth analysis of the stories, events, and characters that inspired some of the popular hard rock band's songs includes coverage of such titles as "House of the Holy," "Stairway to Heaven," and "Kasmir." Reprint.
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Led Zeppelin Complete

For Intermediate Guitar with Super-TAB Notation

Author: Led Zeppelin

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 1470633205

Category: Music

Page: 248

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Contains all the songs from the first five Led Zeppelin albums. Titles Include: * Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You * Bring It on Home * Dancing Days * Dazed and Confused * Immigrant Song * The Lemon Song * Ramble On * Rock and Roll * Tangerine * Thank You * You Shook Me * Your Time Is Gonna Come * and many more...
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Iron Maiden

Album by Album

Author: Martin Popoff

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 076036088X

Category: Music

Page: 256

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Required reading for any metalhead, Iron Maiden is a compendium of in-depth, entertaining, and profusely illustrated conversations about all sixteen of the legendary metal band’s studio albums. This new book from prolific rock journalist Martin Popoff pays tribute to the Iron Maiden’s studio discography through a series of in-depth, frank, and entertaining conversations about all sixteen of the legendary heavy metal band’s studio albums. Inside, the author gathers together metal journalists, authors, and musicians, who offer insights, opinions, and anecdotes about every release. Together, the conversations comprise a unique historical overview of the band, covering everything from early albums with original lead singer Paul Di’Anno; the songwriting of founder and bassist Steve Harris; the impeccable talents of drummer Nicko McBrain and guitarists Dave Murray, Adrian Smith, and Janick Gers; mega tours undertaken in support of the LPs; fights within the band; and much more. Even their iconic mascot Eddie is sure to make an appearance or two! Popoff also includes loads of sidebars that provide complete track listings, details on album personnel, and information on where and when the albums were recorded. Every page is illustrated with thoughtfully curated performance and offstage photography, as well as rare memorabilia.
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Led Zeppelin's Led Zeppelin IV

Author: Erik Davis

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826416582

Category: Music

Page: 177

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In this wickedly entertaining and thoroughly informed homage to one of rock music's towering pinnacles, Erik Davis investigates the magic—black or otherwise—that surrounds this album. Carefully peeling the layers from each song, Davis reveals their dark and often mystical roots—and leaves the reader to decide whether [FOUR SYMBOLS] is some form of occult induction or just an inspired, brilliantly played rock album. Excerpt: Stripping Led Zeppelin's famous name off the fourth record was an almost petulant attempt to let their Great Work symbolically stand on its own two feet. But the wordless jacket also lent the album charisma. Fans hunted for hidden meanings, or, in failing to find them, sensed a strange reflection of their own mute refusal to communicate with the outside world. This helped to create one of the supreme paradoxes of rock history: an esoteric megahit, a blockbuster arcanum. Stripped of words and numbers, the album no longer referred to anything but itself: a concrete talisman that drew you into its world, into the frame. All the stopgap titles we throw at the thing are lame: Led Zeppelin IV, [Untitled], Runes, Zoso, Four Symbols. In an almost Lovecraftian sense, the album was nameless, a thing from beyond, charged with manna. And yet this uncanny fetish was about as easy to buy as a jockstrap.
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Led Zeppelin and Philosophy

All Will Be Revealed

Author: Scott Calef

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812697766

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 6753

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Led Zeppelin, who bestrode the world of rock like a colossus, have continually grown in popularity and influence since their official winding up in 1980. They exasperated critics and eluded classification, synthesizing blues, rock, folk, rockabilly, funk, classical, country, Indian, and Arabic techniques. They performed the alchemical trick of transmuting base led into gold—and platinum—and diamond. They did what they would, finding wisdom through personal excess and artistic self-discipline. “Not a coda to Zeppelin’s legacy, but a blast of metaphysical graffiti as relevant today as the first time we heard the opening chords of ‘Stairway to Heaven’. From Kant to ‘Kashmir’, from Freud to ‘Fool in the Rain’, Calef and company explore Zeppelin’s music in an introspective, suggestive manner worthy of both a blistering Page solo and a bawdy Bonham stomp.” —BRANDON W. FORBES, co-editor of Radiohead and Philosophy “Led Zeppelin’s albums, personalities, live performances, art work, myths, influences, and more, all come under the microscope. Compelling insights and observations add more depth to a subject that continues to thrill and inspire. Each chapter is driven by an unquenchable thirst for Zeppelin knowledge and pulls the reader deeper into the world of Led Zeppelin . . .” —DAVE LEWIS, editor, Tight But Loose
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Led Zeppelin FAQ

All That's Left to Know About the Greatest Hard Rock Band of All Time

Author: George Case

Publisher: Backbeat Books

ISBN: 1617130710

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 647

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(Book). In this exhaustive and insightful reference text, rock writer and cultural critic George Case details the key names, dates, figures, and features of one of the biggest and most mythologized rock-and-roll groups of all time: Led Zeppelin. Here, finally, are the answers to the puzzles that have haunted fans for over four decades puzzles such as the meaning of Led Zep's enigmatic album covers; the truth about leader Jimmy Page's involvement with the occult; a breakdown of the sometimes murky roots of their greatest songs; firm data on their musical instruments, live performances, and studio productions; and sordid specifics of the band's infamously debauched private lives. But here, too, is a deeply reflective analysis of why Led Zeppelin's music has endured as long as it has, and of how Led Zeppelin's mystique has only grown in the years since their official disbanding. Placing the group in the context of their time and place, Case scrupulously compares and contrasts their achievements with those of their influences, rivals, and followers. Led Zeppelin FAQ is not only an indispensable listener's companion to a classic rock act, but a considered history of rock and roll as a business, an art form, and a worldwide social phenomenon.
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Led Zeppelin - Piano Sheet Music Anthology

Piano/Vocal/Guitar Sheet Music Songbook Collection

Author: Led Zeppelin

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 147062270X

Category: Music

Page: 164

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Led Zeppelin fans who play the piano know that certain songs by the legendary band are particularly well-suited to be played on keyboard instruments. Some of these are "All My Love," "No Quarter," "Stairway to Heaven," "Your Time Is Gonna Come," and more---and they're all here in this collectible sheet music anthology. Also included are a variety of the band's most popular songs from seven of their albums. This collection of 20 arrangements is the ultimate vehicle for pianists to explore the music of the greatest rock band of all time! Titles: * All My Love * The Battle of Evermore * Black Dog * Carouselambra * The Crunge * Fool in the Rain * Going to California * Good Times Bad Times * Heartbreaker * Kashmir * No Quarter * The Ocean * The Rain Song * Rock and Roll * Since I've Been Loving You * Stairway to Heaven * Thank You * Trampled Under Foot * You Shook Me * Your Time Is Gonna Come
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