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[12 Apr 2018 | 9 Comments | 1,401 views]
TBL ARCHIVE 1- WALKING INTO CLARKSDALE 20 YEARS GONE/TBL ARCHIVE 2 – PAGE & PLANT 1995/LZ NEWS/RSD – BEDFORD POP UP RECORD SHOP/DC5 IN 1964/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL Archive 1 – Jimmy Page & Robert Plant – Walking Into Clarksdale – 20 Years Gone:
Photo by Eric Ubben
To mark the release of the Walking into Clarksdale album 20 years ago this month, here’s a TBL archive piece that looks back to the release of the album.
On the back of the Shepherds Bush gig and all the media coverage, it was such a great time to be a Page & Plant fan. Here’s my original and very optimistic review of the Walking Into Clarksdale album written for TBL issue 13.
 Walking …

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[4 Apr 2018 | 5 Comments | 1,524 views]
TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL – BBC RADIO ONE IN CONCERT 47 YEARS GONE/PRESENCE 42 YEARS GONE/LZ NEWS/ROBERT AND SSS IN MELBOURNE/ LED ZEP I – 49 YEARS GONE/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL Archive Special 1:
BBC Radio One John Peel In Concert  – 47 years gone:
Reeling in the year: Capturing the sounds of BBC Radio One on a Sunday night in April – The Wonder of Devotion…
Led Zeppelin BBC Radio One In Concert – It was 47 years ago today:
47 years ago, on Sunday April 4 1971, I first heard the music of Led Zeppelin performed live and the effect was pretty shattering to the ears of a young 14 year old – not to mention rather lasting…
The occasion was the Radio …

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[28 Mar 2018 | 18 Comments | 2,222 views]
HOUSES OF THE HOLY 45 YEARS GONE/HOW THE WEST WAS WON FEEDBACK/LZ NEWS/ ROBERT PLANT AND SSS IN AUSTRALIA/ PAGE & PLANT IN THE MAD MONTH OF MARCH 1998 – 20 YEARS GONE/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Led Zeppelin Houses Of The Holy  – TBL 45th Anniverary Special:
45 years ago this week Led Zeppelin released their long awaited fifth album, Houses Of The Holy.
Here’s a round up of  House Of The Holy coverage collated five years ago for the 40th anniversary:
March 2013 TBL Archive:
We have been counting down to this milestone anniversary and the TBL website and Facebook page will be celebrating the album’s release over the next few days.
I myself have been getting intensely re acquainted with the Houses Of The Holy album since January, as over the …

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[21 Mar 2018 | 11 Comments | 2,225 views]
HOW THE WEST WAS WON LIVE AGAIN FROM MARCH 23/LZ NEWS/GOLDRUSH 48 YEARS GONE/SCANDINAVIA MARCH 1969/STILLS & COLLINS NEW ALBUM REVIEW/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

How The West Was Won remastered. The countdown is nearly over…
The countdown is nearly over – This Friday March 23 marks the worldwide release of the How The West Was Won remastered set…
To set the scene, below is an overview of the Los Angeles and Long Beach shows that make up the How The West Was Won set and the circumstances they were recorded in. Plus the state of play at the time within Led Zeppelin – all you need to know to get you in the mood for the latest remastered Zep fix…
So let’s travel back to …

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[15 Mar 2018 | 16 Comments | 2,748 views]
HOW THE WEST WAS WON THE COUNTDOWN IS ON – TBL PREVIEW/JOHN BONHAM YOUTUBE CHANNEL QUESTIONS/LZ NEWS/COVERDALE PAGE 25 YEARS GONE/ JIMI HENDRIX NEW ALBUM/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 

How The West Was Won remastered. The countdown is on…
The countdown is on for the March 23 worldwide release of the How The West Was Won remastered set…with 8 days to go and counting.
To set the scene, below is the first of a two a part overview of the Los Angeles and Long Beach shows that make up the How The West Was Won set and the circumstances they were recorded in. Plus the state of play at the time within Led Zeppelin – all you need to know to get you in the mood for the …

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[7 Mar 2018 | One Comment | 1,742 views]
JIMMY PAGE & ROBERT PLANT WALKING INTO ISTANBUL -20 YEARS GONE/LZ NEWS/DEMISE OF THE NME/BILL TURNBULL/RUSS SOLOMON RIP/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL :JIMMY PAGE & ROBERT PLANT LIVE IN ISTANBUL – 20 YEARS GONE…

Now this one is a bit of an epic.  This was first published in TBL 13 – It’s an road chronicle of the TBL crew’s adventures in pursuit of Jimmy Page and Robert Plant across the and month of March 1998. This took in two dates in Istanbul – something of a zenith in my own ‘’Crazy things I’ve done in the name of Zep’’ portfolio, followed by the superb Shepherds Bush Empire gig which in …

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[1 Mar 2018 | 8 Comments | 1,824 views]
RECORD STORE DAY RELEASE – SOME DL THOUGHTS/PHYSICAL GRAFFITI 43 YEARS GONE – TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL/ 1975 US TOUR SNAPSHOT/ LZ NEWS/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

RECORD STORE DAY x LED ZEPPELIN = COLLECTING JOY: 
…AND STILL BIGGER THAN ANYONE ELSE…
Some DL thoughts…
The announcement of the Led Zeppelin Record Store Day special limited edition single on Tuesday, was met with what has become a familiar mixed bag of comments – some for, some very much against.
Call me a fool, but a limited edition single with two unreleased mixes of two of their finest achievements on yellow vinyl? Come on, what’s not to like!
Yes, the strategy of Record Store Day is by no means perfect – too many releases now …

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[27 Feb 2018 | No Comment | 193 views]

 
Physical Graffiti Covers City! New Led Zeppelin album released…
Physical Graffiti 43 Years Gone:
This post to follow later in the week!
 
 

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[27 Feb 2018 | 5 Comments | 2,090 views]
LED ZEPPELIN OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT – LIMITED EDITION 7 INCH SINGLE FEATURING UNRELEASED VERSIONS OF ROCK AND ROLL AND FRIENDS – RECORD STORE DAY RELEASE FOR RECORD STORE DAY APRIL 21 2018

LED ZEPPELIN OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: FEBRUARY 27, 2018…
Limited Edition 7-Inch Single, Produced By Jimmy Page.
To Be Released On Record Store Day Featuring Unreleased Versions Of “Rock And Roll” And “Friends”
Available April 21 – Exclusively At Independent Music Retailers
In advance of Led Zeppelin’s 50th Anniversary celebration, slated to commence this September, the band will whet fan’s appetites with their first ever release for Record Store Day on April 21. The limited edition 7-inch single is produced by Jimmy Page and pressed on yellow vinyl. The single will feature two previously unheard studio …

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[21 Feb 2018 | 14 Comments | 1,753 views]
PHYSICAL GRAFFITI TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL – 43 YEARS GONE/1975 US TOUR SNAPSHOT/LZ NEWS/ ROBERT PLANT REVIEW/WHISTLE TEST/ MOJO & PLANET ROCK MAG/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Physical Graffiti Covers City! New Led Zeppelin album released…
Physical Graffiti 43 Years Gone:
To mark the 43rd anniversary of the release of Physical Graffiti, here’s a round up of thoughts and views from the TBL archives – commencing with a look back to the 40th anniversary re issue of three years ago:
The Reissued Graffiti: Physical Sequencing with no cherry picking required……
To backtrack 40 years: In the scheme of things the timing on the recording of this album was just so right.
There was nothing like the pressure they had in following Zep …