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The new TBL magazine issue 34 is now at the printers and should be ready to go out in the next couple of weeks: Above is a preview of the cover – an exclusive Ross Halfin shot taken at the Riverton Hotel in New York on October 10th 2012.

This one reflects the hive of Zep activity that has unfolded in the past few months –at some 40,000 words this is not just a magazine…this is more a mini book…here’s what is instore:

Celebration Day: The Glorious 68 Days

The film, the DVD, the phenomenon that was and is Celebration Day – as told as it unfolded via comment and feedback. The definitive chronicle of a simply amazing 68 days.

Presidential Day – The Kennedy Center Honors

In the presence of Barack Obama – full report on the historic Kennedy Honors reception and gala show.

Jimmy Page goes in through the outtakes outtakes – what’s instore?

As Jimmy prepares an overhaul of the Zeppelin catalogue with unreleased material, we asses just what unheard treats we might be in for.

Led Zeppelin 1972-3: Their popularity undoubtedly not on the wane – Mike Tremaglio logs the Japan Montreux and UK tour dates 1972-3

Mike Tremaglio tracks the intensive touring period of 40 years ago. Over 30 gigs analyzed with rare visuals and pics.

John Paul Jones: In a Supersilent way

Kevin Hewick reports on the Birmingham and London JPJ/Supersilent happenings.

Robert Plant Space Shifting in South America and latest news round

On the spot reports from the Space Shifters South American tour plus all the latest Plant news.

Ross Halfin on the New York premiere and photo shoot and record collecting

The world renowned rock photographer on the Celebration Day premiere, his recent New York photo shoot, plus his thoughts on collecting Zep on vinyl and more.

Deborah Bonham: The TBL interview

On the release of her new album Spirit, Deborah Bonham talks exclusive to TBL  about the making of the album, the involvement of Band Of Joy drummer Marco Giovini and Robert Plant, plus her thoughts on the recent Celebration Day activity and the Kennedy Center Honors.

Brad Tolinski: Light & Shade – Clarity & Perception

The ‘Conversations With’ author  on the art interviewing Jimmy Page plus Brads Picks –Jimmy’s finest guitar moments.

The Illustrated Guide To Led Zeppelin UK Singles Pressings Part 2

In this second collectors guide,  Nick Anderson rounds up the various Zep UK single pressings spanning the 1990 Remasters releases through to the 1997 Whole Lota Love single plus a listing of all known UK reference acetates.

Let Me Take You to the Movies…

Alec Plowman on Zep’s visual history that led to the celluloid success of Celebration Day.

TBL Exclusive: New Zep tape find!

Exclusive details of the surfacing of a previously uncirculated vintage Zep show and first review.

Plus, Jeff Strawman Instrument Watch, Gerard Sparaco CD reviews, latest Jason Bonham news and more…

Now what’s not to like!

So there it is…another 32 page outpouring…

Many thanks to Mike Tremaglio, Nick Anderson, Kevin Hewick, Alec Plowman, Jeff Strawman and Gerard Sparaco for their superb input and to Gary Foy for TBL admin and once again Mick Lowe for bringing it all alive from Studio Mix Bedford.

Having spent many a recent hour pulling this all together, the objective is for it to be seen and enjoyed by as many like minded souls as possible.

To that end….

Many recent purchasers of TBL books have never indulged in the magazine…now is the perfect opportunity…if you are new to the TBL magazine –this is the perfect issue to find out what it’s all about because if you love will love this magazine…pre order below now for something to look forward to next month…

Here’s some TBL magazine recommendations from satisfied readers:

‘I’m an avid reader of Mojo,Q, Uncut, Record Collector and Rolling Stone but my subscription to the Led Zeppelin Tight But Loose is far and away the best value for money.’’ Michael Rae, Victoria Australia

 ‘’TBL is a great balance of serious in depth analysis and handy sized chunks to keep you fully up to date of what’s going on in the Zep world. If you are a Zep fan there really is no excuse not to get subscribed!’’  Richard Grubb, Cardiff Wales.

 ‘’Latest issue of TBL arrived and has been keeping me entertained for days now. Particularly enjoyed the interview with Warren Grant, the investigative report on Zep’s first rehearsal, and the overview of Zep’s tour of Oz and NZ in 1972. Dave Lewis consistently provides interesting and highly entertaining commentary and photographs in every issue. If you’re a Zep fan and haven’t subscribed yet, don’t wait another day.’’ Bill McCue, USA

 ‘’Without Dave Lewis. so much Zep folklore would be scattered – his infectious enthusiasm makes us all become the young Zeppelin fans we used to be once again!’’ Kevin Hewick, Leicester  UK

How To Order:

You can pre- order the single issue TBL 34 from this link.

Current 2012 TBL subscribers will receive this issue automatically –this will signify the end of the 2012 subscription –there will be a flyer with each magazine to prompt you to resubscribe for 2013.

Many thanks for all your support in advance.

Get ready to clear some serious Zep reading time in the next few weeks…..

Dave Lewis – January 28th, 2013.

Until  nex time…..

Keep listening, keep reading…

Dave Lewis/Gary Foy

January 28th , 2013.

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  • Dave Lewis (author) said:

    Graeme thanks for great comments!

  • Graeme said:

    TBL just gets better and better. Well done Dave and crew for all your hard work and enthusiasm…as infectious as ever. Don’t think my Zep addiction would be complete without TBL. Rock On!

  • Dave Lewis (author) said:

    Mark – many thanks for those kind comments!

  • Dave Lewis (author) said:

    Many thanks – all will be revealed in TBL 34 soon…..!

  • André Cruz said:

    Dave, once again thank you for the great work! I will order mine TBL 34 as soon as it gets releaesd. What is the uncirculated vintage Zeppelin show date ? I got all the shows that were recorded. Regards

  • Mark said:

    This looks like an awesome read! Thank you again for putting in so much time,energy and commitment drenched in love and passion for all of us to enjoy. You keep the candle burning!

  • Donny said:

    Great … please, always save one copy for me, Dave … Maybe not buy it on directly on the release period, but sure will …

  • Dave Lewis (author) said:

    Thanks folks for lovely comments

  • Steve Livesley said:

    Brilliant Dave, cant wait. Always a great read mate.


  • Michaela said:

    Dave , this looks amazing ! I can’t wait ! We really have been spoilt the last few months and this will bring it all back – thank you

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