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The new issue of the Tight But Loose magazine is OUT NOW.

Here’s a review from the Underground Uprising Zep site

Tight But Loose Issue 29

The issue of every new release of Tight But Loose from the highly elequent pen of Dave Lewis is always an event to be savoured. And this latest release is no exception. In fact I am of the opinion that this is one of the very best ever issues of this venerable organ, as they say in Private Eye! There are so many extremely interesting articles crammed into the 32 pages (printed on extremely high quality art paper) that it is difficult to know where to begin. Not surprisingly there are several articles and references to  Dave’s new book “Led Zeppelin Feather In the Wind – Over Europe 1980”  which should be a landmark in its coverage of a single tour by the band, and tragically their last one too.
Bringing fans right up to date are articles about Black Country Communion (with an exclusive interview with Jason Bonham), and also Robert Plant with his Band of Joy. These are followed by an interview with DJ Bob Harris, always a joy to hear him speak about the good old days. And then a major article about THAT song, which was first aired in public forty years ago. And Gerard Sparaco has his usual highly insightful review of recent underground CDs. The magazine finishes off with a major and detailed coverage of the 1971 concerts, an extremely important period in the development of the band, and one of my favourites too. So many people first heard about the band from their Paris Theatre BBC broadcast from 1 April 1971.Already looking forward to the coverage of the latter part of 1971, especially their legendary first tour of Japan.
So once again a cracking read, and highly recommended.  Can be ordered direct from the TBL website. (Jules McTrainspotter June 11)



This issue (29) commences the TBL 2011 subscription offer and is packed full of all the latest news, views and features.

Here’s what’s in store

Led Zeppelin Feather In The Wind -Over Europe 1980 book preview- The Led Zeppelin tour that time forgot…until now

Background details to the making of the soon to be published new book that explores in more detail than ever before the final Led Zeppelin tour Over Europe in 1980.

Led Zeppelin Back To The Clubs 1971 – Phil Tait – I was there at the Newcastle Mayfair plus Mike Tremaglio’s March to July 1971 log

North East Zep fan Phil Tait relays his experience of being up close at the Mayfair Newcstle when Led Zeppelin went back to the clubs  – and Mike Tremaglio tracks the gig by gig movements from the period March to early July with key facts, reviews  and rare visuals.

Stairway To Heaven At 40 – Still causing a bustle in your hedgerow?

Rikky Rooksby analyses those much maligned eight minutes 40 years on.

John Paul Jones: A Night At The Opera

Anna Nicole opera reviewed plus latest JPJ news round up.

Bob Harris :The TBL Interview- ‘’Robert is one of the big figures in my life’’

The legendary DJ and broadcaster on his involvement with Robert Plant’s recent career moves and more.

BCC Exclusive: Glenn Hughes and Jason Bonham talk TBL through Black Country Communion 2

Exclusive interviews with the Glenn and Jason as BCC get set to take to the road and unveil their second album.

Plus Robert Plant & The Band Of Joy tour latest, Jimmy Page book feedback, Zep Fest 2011, CD reviews and more

All exclusive 32 page content presented in an all colour format that can be stored, and re- read time and time again. In an era of here today gone tomorrow instantly digested info, the Tight But Loose magazine remains a true tangible collectable.

Issue 29 due late May kicks off the three issue subscription to  be followed by issue 30 in late September and issue 31 in January 2012

Many thanks to those that have already re- subscribed for the 2011 issues.  If you are a 2010 subscriber your subscription ended with issue 28 and you need to re-subscribe.

I hope you will have enjoyed the 2010 issues which saw the development of the all colour magazine. I am sure you will not want to miss out on this year’s trio of magazines. There’s another action packed line up of news, views and features ready to provide you with an ongoing Zep fix throughout the year.

Now is the time to re subscribe -or subscribe for the first time!

All the details to subscribe can be found on the TBL Subscriptions link at the top of the TBL home page.

If you have purchased a single issue previously this is the perfect opportunity to get on board and ensure you never miss an issue.

If you have yet to purchase the TBL magazine –  TBL 29 is a great starting place

Subscriptions are the lifeblood of the whole TBL operation and are a vital contribution to the TBL web site and magazine. By subscribing to the magazine you are greatly assisting the upkeep of the TBL service.

Anything you can do to spread the TBL word via Facebook, message boards etc is always appreciated. I will be endeavoring to do my best to ensure the ongoing content of the magazine is worthy of your loyalty.

Here’s some feedback from satisfied subscribers:

‘’Received the latest TBL issue. The best ever. Like the new design and layout. I am savouring each and every article. Keep up the good work!’’ Damien Grieff- UK

Absolutely knocked out by the new TBL – superb issue! Keep up the brilliant work’’ Colin Sheil – UK

‘’Just got the latest edition of TBL, fantastic read once again’’ Andrew Pittam – UK

’’Just a quick email to say well done on another fantastic magazine. I’ve only dipped into it so far but what I’ve read up to now has been nothing short of superb’’ Tom Cory – UK

‘’ Got the new TBL – the Bill Curbishley interview is outstanding and I’ve just finished reading Alec Plowman’s piece. Very impressive – enjoyed his article immensely’’  Gary Davies – UK

‘’TBL #27 is a page turner I couldn’t put it down. Dave, you do quality work this magazine is a must have for Zep fans. I also purchased some back issues, so if any of you have missed a publication, I recommend this as well’’. Kathy Urich -USA

’’I just wanted to email you and say I received the latest TBL issue today.  I want to say kudo’s for always delivering a fantastic magazine!’’  Robert Musco – USA

‘’Dave. I’m running out of superlatives for the work you do in putting together these magazines. Where else would I get geat copy like this?You really do a magnificent job for us all Grateful thanks to you,Gary Foy boy and everyone else involved in putting this together!’’ Mark Harrison – UK

’’I can only echo Mark’s comments. Anyone who visits the TBL website but doesn’t subscribe to the mag is missing out BIG time.’’ – Philip Tattershall – UK

As can be viewed by those inspiring comments – the fact is if you love Led Zeppelin – you will love this magazine.

My mission is to continue to strive to make Tight But Loose synonymous with the enjoyment of being a Led Zeppelin fan –and central to that is the publication of the Tight But Loose magazine.

So keep reading and keep subscribing – it’s a great time to be a Led Zeppelin fan …but then again anytime is…

Dave Lewis, April 14th 2011

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  • Lorraine Robertson said:

    Its like Christmas Day when the new TBL comes through the letterbox!!!! You guys do a fab job!!!

  • Dave Lewis (author) said:

    Always great to hear from you and thanks as ever for all your support
    and best wishes to Anita


    from the first time you show the cover of the next issue of TBL I am like a moth to a flame-I always enjoy each issus greatly, but now being blind in my left eye I struggle ith an angle lamp ans magnifying lamp as the pressure behind my eyes makes reading very painful-but I get there eventually and relish the mag as I have since day one issue one-Keep The Faith Howard Mylett

  • Michael Brazee said:

    Looking forward to it. Love the cover.

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