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The new issue of the Tight But Loose magazine issue 32 is now in production for publication in May. This issue launches the TBL 2012 subscription and once again there is an array of essential Zep reading to soak up. Here’s what’s in store:

John Paul Jones: The TBL Interview

Talking Led Zep, bass guitars, opera and guest appearances – plus preview of Cambridge Kettle Yard Composer Portrait show

Led Zeppelin 1972: Expanding their horizons in Australia and New Zealand

Mike Tremaglio tracks Zep on tour down under 40 years on

TBL Investigates: When and where did Led Zeppelin stage their first band rehearsal?

Warren Grant: ‘’My father was the man who Led Zeppelin- these are my memories’’ Part one of an exclusive interview

Robert Plant – Space shifting to Womad and beyond

Jimmy Page – Lucifer Rises!

Plus Led Zep II multi- tracks, Jimmy Page website watch, Neal Preston photo Exhibition, Jeff Strawman profiles Jimmy’s Gibson EDS-1275 double neck, Gerard Sparaco’s CD reviews, latest news and more.

If you are a 2011 TBL subscriber and have yet to re- subscribe (and looking at the subscription renewal rate, there are a fair few of you yet to do so) – now is the time to do so.  All subscriptions received before May 30 will be at the current subscription price rate which with impending Royal Mail price increases will be reviewed ongoing after that date. Many thanks to all those who have so far subscribed.

If you have yet to indulge in the TBL reading experience, or are a lapsed previous subscriber – I welcome you on board for the Zep fix you can rely on.
Here is just one of many satisfied subscriber feedback comments:

”TBL 30 arrived in my letterbox on Friday. Once again, it’s a fantastic effort. Congratulations! I’m an avid reader of Mojo, Q, Uncut, Record Collector and Rolling Stone but my subscription to TBL is far and away the best value for money.” (Michael Rae, Australia)

Here’s some initial reaction from the last issue TBL 31:

”Have to say the new mag is exceptional. So many fantastic articles (the turquoise Zep 1 piece a particular fave). Highly enjoyable from first page to the last. I cannot praise this issue highly enough.” (Andrew Ricci)

”Another great read. Loved Mike Tremaglio’s 1971 tour watch. The Japanese dates are a firm favourite in this household. Well done on another great magazine Dave.” (Steve Harrison)

”Read with interest the article on the first ever Led Zeppelin gig, great investigative work. Loved the Zep 1 piece as well.” (Colin French)

”TBL 31 arrived in the post yesterday. Another great read – well done to everyone who helped put it together. For those of you enjoy the TBL web site but have never tried the magazine, I strongly urge you to give it a go. Make it a New Year’s resolution for 2012!” (Dave Linwood)

”I’m about halfway through reading it, and a great read as always! Your research on the first LZ Gig is fascinating.” (Ian Avey)

”TBL issue 31 is a great way to start 2012. The level of printing quality and reproduction of the photos, both colour and black & white, is right up there. This is one of the many reasons that I so enjoy reading a proper, printed, magazine (or book for that matter), rather than looking at a PC monitor for hours. Relax in a comfy chair with a beer, listening to the world’s best group, is a great way to spend the afternoon. All in all yet another highly enjoyable read, with something for every Zep fan.” (Underground Uprising web site)

As I have stated in the past, in an era of here today gone tomorrow instantly digested info, the Tight But Loose magazine remains a true tangible collectable –with exclusive content  all pleasingly presented in an all colour format that can be stored, and re- read time and time again.

To order the TBL 2012 Subscription go to the TBL 2012 Subscription link here

This will cover the next three issues –TBL 32 (due May), TBL 32 (due September) and TBL 34 (due January 2013)

Please note I advise you point your browser at  (and save as favourite) as opposed to ongoing until futher notice.

Here’s a final endorsement:

 ‘’Tight But Loose is a great magazine’’ John Paul Jones – March 2012

Many thanks in advance for all your support.

Dave Lewis

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  • Dave Lewis (author) said:

    I like that idea!

  • Sheldon Cole said:

    On a completely different note, how about a remixed version of In Through The Out Door? Tidy up the original slightly muddy production, add the 3 tracks from Coda, the extended version of All My Love, and some Liner notes from DL?
    I would buy it. Just a thought…

  • Michael Sherlock said:


    So looking forward to TBL32. As a relatively new subscriber, now entering my 2nd year, it is a must read. The articles are far more expansive than the website’s daily fix. It’s the perfect complement for the complete well balanced Zeppelin diet.

    Always well done by you and the team. Of the production standards of Jimmy himself!

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