[26 Jun 2015 | 4 Comments | 1,650 views]
JIMMY PAGE INTERVIEW IN TBL 39/FIVE GLORIOUS NIGHTS UPDATE /OVER EUROPE 35 YEARS GONE/DL DIARY UPDATE/

TBL 39 Announcement:
Jimmy Page talks about the companion disc audio content of the final three Led Zeppelin reissues in an exclusive TBL interview…
I am pleased to announce that the forthcoming issue of the TBL magazine –issue 39  due to ship in July will include an exclusive Jimmy Page interview.
I recorded this with Jimmy last Thursday afternoon during a day of media interviews he gave at Olympic Studios in Barnes.
Jimmy was on great form – the interview was a lot less rushed than my encounter with his last October. It took the form …

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[26 Jun 2015 | 4 Comments | 1,650 views]
JIMMY PAGE INTERVIEW IN TBL 39/FIVE GLORIOUS NIGHTS UPDATE /OVER EUROPE 35 YEARS GONE/DL DIARY UPDATE/

TBL 39 Announcement:
Jimmy Page talks about the companion disc audio content of the final three Led Zeppelin reissues in an exclusive TBL interview…
I am pleased to announce that the forthcoming issue of the TBL magazine –issue 39  due to ship in July will include an exclusive Jimmy Page interview.
I recorded this with Jimmy last Thursday afternoon during a day of media interviews he gave at Olympic Studios in Barnes.
Jimmy was on great form – the interview was a lot less rushed than my encounter with his last October. It took the form …

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[21 Jun 2015 | 10 Comments | 1,484 views]
OVER EUROPE 1980/FINAL REISSUES UPDATE/ROBERT PLANT MORE US DATES/HOWARD MYLETT FOUR YEARS GONE/DL DIARY UPDATE

Led Zeppelin Over Europe 1980 – 35 years Gone
This week marks the 35th anniversary of the first dates of the final Led Zeppelin tour – a low key 14 date trek taking in Germany, Belgium, Holland, Austria and Switzerland. To begin a month long celebration of that final tour, I have reduced the price of the Feather In the Wind book for a limited period to just £8 including postage and packing.
This is a fantastic opportunity to invest in the definitive account of the tour at a bargain price – yet …

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[17 Jun 2015 | 14 Comments | 3,341 views]
PRESENCE/IN THROUGH THE OUT DOOR /CODA OLYMPIC STUDIOS PLAYBACK EVENT REPORT PLUS EXCLUSIVE TBL TRACK BY TRACK COMPLETE COMPANION DISCS PREVIEW

Presence/In Through The Out Door/Coda Olympic Studios Playback Event:
 Tuesday June 16, 2015
Olympic Studios – Barnes, London. 
Hosted by Jimmy Page
Yesterday I attended the Presence/In Through The Out Door/Coda Olympic Studios Playback Event hosted by Jimmy Page at Olympic Studios in Barnes London.
Ten tracks were previewed – superbly edited together by Jimmy.
They were played on the stunning sound system arranged by Olympic’s Chris Kimsey, against a backdrop of equally stunning photos and visuals brilliantly put together by Warner Music’s Jason Morais. Jimmy then conducted a very entertaining  Q and A session hosted …

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[11 Jun 2015 | 14 Comments | 2,199 views]
OVER EUROPE 1980 -35 YEARS GONE/ FIVE GLORIOUS NIGHTS VIDEO TRAILER/ SUGAR MAMA/TFI FRIDAY/DL DIARY UPDATE

Led Zeppelin Over Europe 1980 – 35 years Gone
Next week marks the 35th anniversary of the first dates of the final Led Zeppelin tour – a low key 14 date trek taking in Germany, Belgium, Holland, Austria and Switzerland. To begin a month long celebration of that final tour, I have reduced the price of the Feather In the Wind book for a limited period to just £8 including postage and packing.
This is a fantastic opportunity to invest in the definitive account of the tour at a bargain price – yet …

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[8 Jun 2015 | 2 Comments | 1,638 views]
SUGAR MAMA : THE SUMMER OF LED ZEPPELIN 2015 STARTS HERE…

The Guardian exclusive preview of the previously unreleased Sugar Mama – from the forthcoming reissue of Coda: 
Sugar Mama: The summer of Led Zeppelin 2015 starts here…
What we are listening to here takes us right back to the beginning of this often barely believable story. With a mere handful of gigs under their belts (they had played a short tour of Scandinavia the previous month) the four musicians working under the current assumption of being a new Yardbirds line up but about to change their name to the much grander Led Zeppelin, are ensconced …

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[5 Jun 2015 | 6 Comments | 1,870 views]
FINAL LED ZEPPELIN REISSUES/FIVE GLORIOUS NIGHTS LATEST/ ROBERT PLANT US TOUR/JEFF STRAWMAN LED ZEPPELIN GEAR BOOK/DL DIARY UPDATE

 
 
Led Zeppelin – The Final Three Reissues:
Saving the best to last….
It takes just one announcement for them to be the most popular band in the word today…still…
That is how it was on Wednesday following the unveiling of the final three Led Zeppelin reissues. The reaction was completely overwhelming. It was another of those times when you realise just how much this thing means to so many people.
How pleasing too that the general consensus of opinion is a big thumbs up in terms of the Companion Disc content – particularly for Coda.
I think this …

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[3 Jun 2015 | 24 Comments | 2,601 views]
THE FINAL THREE LED ZEPPELIN REISSUES – FULL DETAILS ANNOUNCED – JULY 31 RELEASE DATE SET – THE COUNTDOWN COMMENCES

IMPORTANT TBL NEWS UPDATE:  LED ZEPPELIN – THE FINAL THREE REISSUES:
Atlantic/Swan Song have today officially announced the full details, track listing, formats and release date for the final three Led Zeppelin releases in the Led Zeppelin reissue series.
Presence, In Through The Out Door and Coda will be issued across multi formats on July 31, 2015.
Here is all the info via the official press release embargoed until 3pm today:
Reissue Program Concludes With Deluxe Editions Of
Presence, In Through The Out Door, And Coda, Each Newly Remastered By Jimmy Page, With Previously Unreleased Companion Audio
Multiple CD, Vinyl, And …

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[28 May 2015 | 5 Comments | 1,796 views]
TBL 39 LATEST/ DENNIS SHEEHAN 1947 – 2015/JOHN BONHAM ON THE OCCASON OF HIS BIRTHDAY/ DL DIARY UPDATE

TBL issue 39 Latest:
The forthcoming issue of the TBL magazine -issue 39 is now well under production – text and lay out design is full on at StudioMix in Bedford via designer Mick Lowe. I am aiming at a late June publication.
If you are a current TBL 2015 subscriber (for which you will have previously received issue 38 which commenced the current three issue subscription), you will automatically receive this new issue TBL 39 as soon as it’s published. TBL issue 40 due later in the year then concludes the subscription.
2015 Subscriptions …

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[25 May 2015 | 4 Comments | 1,062 views]
IT WAS 40 YEARS AGO TODAY – LED ZEPPELIN AT EARLS COURT SUNDAY MAY 25 1975 /DL DIARY UPDATE

 
TBL Celebrates the 40th anniversary of Led Zeppelin at Earls Court:
Turning the clock back 40 years..
SUNDAY MAY 25 ,1975:
Setlist: Rock And Roll/Sick Again/Over The Hills And Far Away/In My Time Of Dying/The Song Remains The Same/The Rain Song/Kashmir/No Quarter/Tangerine/Going To California/That’s The Way/Bron-Y-Aur Stomp/Trampled Underfoot/Moby Dick/Dazed And Confused (inc. San Francisco)/Stairway To Heaven/Whole Lotta Love – The Crunge – Black Dog/Heartbreaker/Communication Breakdown (inc. D’yer Mak’er).
So the party was nearly over. Got up at 1pm and on the train at 5. Very busy around Earls Court – the unofficial programmes and …

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[24 May 2015 | 3 Comments | 748 views]
IT WAS 40 YEARS AGO TODAY – LED ZEPPELIN AT EARLS COURT SATURDAY MAY 24 1975

TBL Celebrates the 40th anniversary of Led Zeppelin at Earls Court:
Turning the clock back 40 years..
SATURDAY MAY 24 1975
TICKET BLOCK AA ROW B SEAT 8
Ticket Price £2.50
Setlist: Rock And Roll/Sick Again/Over The Hills And Far Away/In My Time Of Dying/The Song Remains The Same/The Rain Song/Kashmir/No Quarter/Tangerine/Going To California/That’s The Way/Bron-Y-Aur Stomp/Trampled Underfoot/Moby Dick/Dazed And Confused (inc. Woodstock)/Stairway To Heaven/Whole Lotta Love – The Crunge – Black Dog.
My friend Dec had queued up for these tickets for this one over night when they went on sale in March. Seven of …