LED ZEPPELIN: Official Illustrated Book Coming In October; More Details Revealed

LED ZEPPELIN: Official Illustrated Book Coming In October; More Details Revealed

LED ZEPPELIN and London's Reel Art Press are celebrating 50 years since the band's formation by releasing an official illustrated book.

"Led Zeppelin By Led Zeppelin" is the first and only official illustrated book to be produced in collaboration with the members of the band. It covers the group's unparalleled musical career and features photographs of Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham on and offstage, in candid moments and in the recording studio. This definitive 368-page volume includes unseen photographs and artwork from the LED ZEPPELIN archives and contributions from photographers around the world.

The book will be released in October and is available for pre-order now. Enter code: LZ50 at checkout for free shipping on your pre-order until April 1.

Coming on March 23 is a newly remastered reissue of the LED ZEPPELIN 2003 live collection, "How The West Was Won". The set, which features new remastering supervised by Page, marks the first offering from the band in celebration of its 50th anniversary this year. "How The West Was Won" will be released in multiple formats including triple-CD, the first-ever vinyl and Blu-ray audio editions — with the Blu-ray containing hi-res 5.1 Surround Sound — and the LP version spread over four discs.

"How The West Was Won" was originally released on May 27, 2003 featuring tracks culled from two Southern California shows recorded at the L.A. Forum on June 25, 1972 and Long Beach Arena on June 27, 1972. Page sequenced the set to replicate a single concert from beginning to end. Standouts include a 25-plus minute version of "Dazed And Confused" and a 21-minute medley based around "Whole Lotta Love". The performances also capture the band introducing songs from its then-unreleased album "Houses Of The Holy", which would be released nine months later. The album peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

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