FROM A WHISPER TO A SCREAM: THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE MUSIC OF LED ZEPPELIN BY DAVE LEWIS – MORE ESSENTIAL ZEP READING!
The one stop easy access companion to Led Zeppelin’s timeless catalogue of work:
FROM A WHISPER TO A SCREAM
THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE MUSIC OF LED ZEPPELIN BY DAVE LEWIS
FULLY UPDATED EDITION VIA OMNIBUS PRESS
THE ULTIMATE ANALYSIS OF THE LED ZEPPELIN CATALOGUE
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From a Whisper to a Scream is a biography of Led Zeppelin told through the music. Missing is the superfluous: no sharks, no groupies, no drinking or drugs. Just the music, year by year, album by album.
Starting with The Yardbirds demise, Lewis takes you through Led Zeppelin’s 11 year journey album by album, song by song and, to a lesser extent, tour by tour with the music always being the sole focus of the narrative. By focusing on the songs, how and when they were created, recorded and performed, Lewis creates a biography that’s extraordinarily detailed. It’s chock-a-block full of information, some that was new to me, presented in such a way From a Whisper to a Scream also works as a resource.
It is simply, one of the best Led Zeppelin books out there.
Brian Gardiner/ Ramble On blog
I had first heard of Dave Lewis in the mid-late 1990s when I purchased Led Zeppelin: The Concert File. I was absolutely blown away by the amount of detail that went into this book, I thought that it must have come from the heavens itself. I became a quick fan of his Tight But Loose website, which not only supported his long-running Led Zeppelin fanzine of the same name, but kept up-to-date information on everything Led Zeppelin. Some of his other books have gone into updated editions and he put out a book on the 1979 Knebworth concerts and Led Zeppelin’s 1980 European tour and I thought to myself, ‘What can possibly be written about Led Zeppelin that hasn’t been written before?”
Enter From a Whisper to a Scream: Complete Guide to the Music of Led Zeppelin.
Some other books have referenced Zeppelin’s discography, including Dave’s own A Celebration, however Whisper stands out from any others, due to the discography being the primary subject in this book. This is, in fact, an updated edition of Dave’s 2003 book “Led Zeppelin: The Complete Guide To Their Music” – with track-by-track analyses and live appearances of both studio albums, as well as compliations and their video discography. Also included is a very detailed timeline that chronologizes live Zeppelin dates, album releases and public appearances. Dave also lists the top 30 bootlegs from all parts of Zeppelin’s career as well as a though list of studio outtakes. No one will ever find another book like this in existance just for the simple fact that it was written by the ultimate Led Zeppelin fan. It doesn’t come off as a book written by a stiff, unknowning non-fan. It’s a very tight but loose and personable, reference manual.
If you’re a casual fan or a diehard Zeppaholic, this book will be a great read.
Jeff Strawman –Achilles Last Stand web site
I just wanted to pass on my opinion/review to you guys on an AMAZING Led Zeppelin book… I didn’t think I’d find myself reading yet another Led Zep biography, but “From A Whisper To A Scream” grabbed my attention right away. The first two pages set the tone by covering LZ’s career in short-paragraph form year-by-year summer which is really cool to quickly scan over. The book goes on to cover each album in similar fashion with many insight and details to individual songs that I didn’t know. Basically it’s the complete guide to the music of Led Zeppelin. And best of all the author Dave Lewis leaves out any of the hype, rumors and crap that we’ve come to expect for LZ biographies. From the moment I picked it up I couldn’t put it down (honestly). This book is EXTREEMLY well written and organized, right to the point, truly worth your time and the price is right too. I highly recommend it, and I wouldn’t state that lightly. Terry Stephenson/US
From their 1969 debut album through to the Mothership compilation, this is an album by album, track by track analysis of every Led Zeppelin recording -guaranteed to take you back to the music with fresh perspective
* A chronology of key events in the band’s history
* Album by album summary that unfolds the Led Zeppelin story –from blues to rock, light to shade, loud to soft and from a whisper to a scream
*Masses of little known facts about the tracks – the most accurate account of where, when and how Led Zeppelin created their enduring recorded legacy
* Alongside the original ten albums, includes full analysis of the Remasters box set, BBC Sessions album, How The West Was Won live set, The Song Remains The Same revamped edition and the official Led Zeppelin DVD
* A guide to bootleg recordings and outtakes
* An overview of their historic reunion at the Ahmet Ertegun tribute concert at the 02 Arena in December 2007
* 8 pages of colour photos
* 140 pages approx. – Paperback edition
FOR FANS NEW AND OLD, THIS IS THE DEFINITIVE COMPACT COMPANION TO LED ZEPPELIN’S MUSIC
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