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Fed up with receiving the same old tired gifts for Christmas each year? Why not give your loved ones a nudge in the direction of the TBL ordering page and get them to invest on your behalf in a TBL 2011 Subscription –the perfect Christmas gift which ensures you keep up to date with every issue of the essential Led Zeppelin magazine.

We are now accepting subscriptions for the 2011 TBL magazines.

Over the past year the Tight But Loose magazine  has gone from strength to strength with a new all colour lay out and exclusive interviews and features taking every reader closer to the world of Led Zeppelin. There’s another action packed year of the Tight But Loose magazine planned for 2011. Tangible, collectable, re -readable and bringing you ever closer to the world of Led Zeppelin. If you love this band you will love this magazine.

Subscribe now to ensure you never miss an issue. Subscribing to the three issues is a massive support for maintaining the Tight But Loose service that includes the TBL web site, magazine and book publications

Subscribing will also enable you to build up another unique three part series chronicling the year 1971.

Mike Tremaglio will be tracking the on stage development of the band during that tumultuous year. From the small clubs UK tour through Europe, and America, Japan and the autumn UK tour that saw them produce many nights of Electric magic. With key comments, retro articles, rare visuals and analysis, the aim, as we have done with the 1969 and 1970 series, is to present an ongoing profile of this most remarkable year in the life of Led Zeppelin.

We will also be celebrating the 40th anniversary of the release of Led Zeppelin’s Fourth album – add in all the usual features, CD and book reviews, ongoing news of Robert Plant & The Band Of Joy, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, Jason Bonham, Black Country Communion, tribute band focus etc and it all adds up to another year of essential Zep reading

If you are a current subscriber your subscription will end with the next issue TBL 28 – now is the time to renew your subscription for the next three issues due in 2011 – if you are a new subscriber – we welcome you aboard for the Zep fix you can rely on

So either bag a subscription as a Christmas gift – or indulge yourself  for another year of essential Zep reading.

To order the TBL 2011 Subscription go to the TBL 2011 Subscription link here

Tight But Loose subscriptions

Here’s some of the feedback received from satisfied TBL readers

’’Just received the latest TBL magazine. Excellent as ever. Am reading it slowly article by article to enjoy it for as long as possible.  Keep up the great work’’   Damian Greiff -UK

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

‘’TBL #27 is a page turner I couldn’t put it down. Dave, you do such quality work and this magazine is a must have for Zep fans.’’  Kathy Urich USA.



This is another great Christmas gift idea from TBL . If you have yet to invest in this limited edition hardback book now is the opportunity. If you have already got the book –why not buy it as a gift for someone who will find the unique content the perfect Zep gift this Christmas?


Then As It Was –Led Zeppelin At Knebworth 30 Years Gone, written by Dave Lewis, is another  perfect gift for Led Zeppelin fans old and new this Christmas.

*This limited hard back edition comes individually numbered and signed by the author. This is an opportunity to invest in what is sure to become a much sought after Zep collectable – the limited run is selling down fast so order now to avoid disappointment.

To order the book go to the Knebworth  TBL ordering link here

Tight But Loose Knebworth Book

*Personal Dedication:  In ordering the book you have the option for Dave Lewis to personally dedicate the book to the lucky recipient to create a unique gift. Please state who you would like the book dedicated to and any inscription request via your order (pay pal users can fill in details on the ‘’Instruction to Merchant’’ box on their pay pal order form).

The book unfolds the story of how thirty years ago over two weekends in August 1979, thousands of fans came to pay homage to Led Zeppelin as they performed what would be their last UK shows at Knebworth.

Dave Lewis chronicles this milestone event in rock history with the full account behind the bands triumphant return to the stage – the build up to the event, the concerts themselves, the aftermath and the accompanying impact of their final studio album In Through The Out Door. The book also incorporates a series of unique firsthand accounts from fans who attended the gigs, interviews from the time and retrospective views. It’s illustrated throughout with rare photos and memorabilia.

These nostalgic recollections from out in the field capture the final days of a legendary band and the simpler more innocent times of the last great British festival gatherings of the 1970s.

*Since its publication, Then As It Was has been universally acclaimed – here’s a selection of the many positive feedback comments received from readers of the book:

‘’Then As It Was is a triumph. Without question Dave Lewis’ best written work to date and a wonderful evocation of a bygone age in musical culture. He skillfully captures the innocence of the times, while satiating the Zep enthusiast’s lust for every minute detail of these huge events.’’- Chris Wright – Nevada USA

‘’I just received the Knebworth book and it is nothing short of brilliant.  It is put together incredibly well and there is so much info which I didn’t even know existed.’’ – Gary Bicknese – New York USA

“This is a wonderful book for Zep / Knebworth fans. Dave Lewis has done himself and Zep fans proud with this book.” – Rick Schnell – USA

“Then As It Was, 30 Years Gone is the simply the best book I’ve read in years. It took me right back to those weekends 30 years ago and has reminded me how much Zeppelin has meant to me over the past three decades. Absolute credit to all concerned for the superb production of this book. A gem!” – Colin Hinley, UK

‘’The book is 250+ pages of personal stories and anecdotes about the Knebworth event by people who were there. Dave has woven them all together in his unique, highly detailed narrative. This is a must- have item for any serious collector.’’ – Frank Reddon -Canada

‘’Then As It Was is a work of true passion. The relationship between a band and its followers is reciprocal and as much as the music of Led Zeppelin has fired the enthusiasm of fans, the band is fortunate to have a chronicler with the insight and loyalty of Dave Lewis.’’ – Tim Kyle – UK


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  • Marie said:

    Hi Dave. Thanks for your nice answer yesterday. How wonderful that there internet has allowed me to meet and envy you through TBL web, connecting every day.
    I would like to tell you that, 38 years after going into shock with Whole Lotta Love, the tide has brought to a beach near y home to J P Jones and the Goddess of Lucky has brought me to London Kentish Town Forum and Paris Palais des Sports, to enjoy with Robert Plant and his Band of Joy.
    As you know Mr. Plant, would you whisper in his ear that a poor Spaniard love to hear “Good Night” in Spain, before sleep in heaven?. This is a nonsense.
    With my best wishes. Sincerely Maria

  • Michael Brazee said:

    I figured that. All ordered now.
    Thanks in advance for what promises to be some great reads and pictures. Also, ordered my Robert Plant tickets for Toronto today. Life is good.

  • Dave Lewis (author) said:

    Slight technical hitch.
    Though it reads 2010 be assured all subscriptions will be fulfilled as 2011 – order with confidence! I will also confirm all 2011 subscriptions as received by return email.

  • Michael Brazee said:

    I went to renew my subscription and it shows 2010 not 2011.
    You might want ot get this fixed so that people (or orders) don’t get confused.
    Once fixed, I will place the order.
    Communications Breakdown?

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