IS THERE LIFE AFTER THE OLYMPICS? YES INDEED – WITH TBL SUMMER/AUTUMN READING…
So is there life after the Olympics? After two weeks of sporting heroics and general feel good factor, there might be something of a lull ahead – however the TBL summer/autumn schedule will considerable brighten up any Zep fans reading requirements with a line-up of inspirational books and magazines guaranteed to take you back to the music with fresh perspective.
Here’s what’s on offer:
TIGHT BUT LOOSE ISSUE 33
Looking ahead there’s the new TBL magazine issue 33 due late September/early October. Once again it’s an action packed affair with exclusive news, views and features including:.
Nick Anderson’s Illustrated Guide to Led Zeppelin UK Singles
Zep in Holland ’69 on tour with Steamhammer – the inside story
Mike Tremaglio chronicles Zep on tour in the USA 1972–The ‘Forgotten Giants’ tour log.
Barney Hoskyns on the writing of his new book Trampled Underfoot – The Power and Excess of Led Zeppelin.
Warren Grant –‘’My Father was the man who Led Zeppelin’’ – The TBL interview Part 2
Jimmy Page – Website Watch
Robert Plant Space Shifting to London Womad, Clarksdale and Alabama
John Paul Jones electronic noises with Minibus Pimps and Sunflower Jam log
Jeff Strawman Instrument Anaylsis/ Gerard Sparaco CD reviews and more.
Current 2012 TBL Subscribers will receive this issue upon publication.
If you have yet to subscribe all you have to do is go to the this link
By subscribing now you will receive issue 33 immediately to be followed by issue 33 (late September/early October) and issue 34 (January 2013)
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You can also pre order issue 33 as an individual issue at this link:
NEW TO TBL? CATCH UP THE BACK ISSUES WITH THIS SPECIAL VALUE OFFER!
THE TBL FIVE ISSUE STARTER PACK- AT A BARGAIN PRICE!
If you are new to TBL or have missed out on previous issues, now is the opportunity to catch up. The Five Issue TBL Starter Pack for just £8 –plus postage and packing. For a limited period you can purchase TBL 26(May 2010), TBL 28 (Dec 2010) TBL 29 (May 2011) TBL 30 (Sept 2011) and TBL 31 (Janaury 2012)for just £8 plus postage and packing – the ideal introduction to the world of Tight But Loose at an amazing bargain price.
This is a great value way to get acquainted with the TBL magazine – 160 pages of prime Zep reading all for just £8 plus postage
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If you love Led Zeppelin – you will love the TBL magazine
THE TBL BOOKSHELF – MORE ESSENTIAL READING:
LED ZEPPELIN FEATHER IN THE WIND – OVER EUROPE 1980. WRITTEN AND COMPILED BY DAVE LEWIS
FREE COPY OF ISSUE 29 OF THE TBL MAGAZINE WITH EVERY ORDER!
In the summer of 1980, Led Zeppelin undertook what would be their final tour –a low key 14 date trek taking in Germany, Belgium, Holland, Austria and Switzerland. With a radically streamlined stage presentation and set list, the aim was to get back to being a working band after all the lay offs of recent years and grand scale of their 1979 Knebworth appearances.
This air of rejuvenation would inspire plans for a full scale tour of America in the autumn that would be sadly curtailed with the untimely death of John Bonham. Vastly under reported at the time, the Led Zeppelin Over Europe 1980 tour has taken on something of mythical status over the years. It found the band anxious to stamp their authority on a changing musical landscape as their reputation tethered like a feather in the wind.
Dave Lewis brings a fresh perspective in chronicling this final era, setting the scene with the build up to the tour, combining on the spot reports of the gigs from the time and retrospective views from those that were there both out front and backstage. The book includes an in depth gig by gig analysis of the 14 shows full bootleg, memorabilia and statistic appendix section and is illustrated throughout with many rarely seen photos and images.
The book also offers a unique up close and personal fans eye view of the era as re-told through Dave Lewis’ diaries of the time and his experiences of being in close proximity to the action during the tour. It all adds up to an illuminating volume that offers clear light on the final days of Led Zeppelin as they attempted to rejuvenate their career by doing what they did best – performing live on stage.
This is the Led Zeppelin tour that time forgot…until now – remembered and re-assessed in greater detail than any other single rock tour.
If you weren’t there then…you can be now…
Here’s some feedback form satisified readers:
‘’This book is incredible . Not only is it a road journal of the final Led Zeppelin tour in 1980 but it’s also a sentimental thesis of the beginning of an era that was never realized. It took five hours of my life last evening alone! I can’t wait to dive back into June of 1980 again tonight! Thanks again for doing what you do.’’ Daniel Neal/ France
‘’Dave Lewis is an incredible archivist and chronicler, and is an asset to rock journalism. He is a fan above all else, but a shrewd and passionate one at that. Feather In The Wind is a hefty tome and a worthy addition to any rock library.’’ Neil Daniels Fireworks rock magazine
‘’A brilliant dissection of the tour that time forgot. What emerges is an intriguing chronicle of the biggest band in the world contemplating their own vastness and legacy. But this is no obituary; instead Dave Lewis has skilfully woven a passionate celebration of a group who may well have been on the verge of an altogether different kind of greatness.’’ Terry Staunton Record Collector
Order the book now and you will receive a free copy of the Tight But Loose magazine.
This is issue 29 which features a two page summary on the making of the Feather In The Wind book plus Stairway To Heaven at 40 analysis, Led Zeppelin Back to the clubs 1971 tour log, John Paul Jones – A night at the Opera, Bob Harris interview plus Glenn Hughes and Jason Bonham on Black Country Communion and much more.
* Limited hardback first edition –each book individually numbered, certified and signed by the author
Don’t miss out on – the ordering link for the book is here:
LED ZEPPELIN FEATHER IN THE WIND –OVER EUROPE 1980 T-SHIRT
READ THE BOOK – WEAR THE T.SHIRT! As an add on why not invest in the companion Led Zeppelin Feather In The Wind over Europe 1980 T-shirt? This special TBL T shirt is a Fruit of the Loom quality black shirt with the artwork relating to the Led Zeppelin Feather In the Wind –Over Europe 1980 book jacket. The T shirt is available in the following sizes: : Large: Extra Large
The ordering link is here: http://www.tightbutloose.co.uk/tblweb09/?page_id=9972
Recently published and already massively acclaimed…
FROM A WHISPER TO A SCREAM – THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE MUSIC OF LED ZEPPELIN BY DAVE LEWIS
VIA OMNIBUS PRESS
THE ULTIMATE ANALYSIS OF THE LED ZEPPELIN CATALOGUE
From their 1969 debut album through to the Mothership compilation, this is an album by album, track by track analysis of every Led Zeppelin recording -guaranteed to take you back to the music with fresh perspective
* A chronology of key events in the band’s history
* Album by album summary that unfolds the Led Zeppelin story –from blues to rock, light to shade, loud to soft and from a whisper to a scream
*Masses of little known facts about the tracks – the most accurate account of where, when and how Led Zeppelin created their enduring recorded legacy
* Alongside the original ten albums, includes full analysis of the Remasters box set, BBC Sessions album, How The West Was One live set, The Song Remains The Same revamped edition and the official Led Zeppelin DVD
* A guide to bootleg recordings and outtakes
* An overview of their historic reunion at the Ahmet Ertegun tribute concert at the 02 Arena in December 2007
* 8 pages of colour photos – 144 pages – Paperback format
FOR FANS NEW AND OLD, THIS IS THE DEFINITIVE COMPACT COMPANION TO LED ZEPPELIN’S MUSIC
Here’s some feedback from satisfied readers…
From a Whisper to a Scream is a biography of Led Zeppelin told through the music. Missing is the superfluous: no sharks, no groupies, no drinking or drugs. Just the music, year by year, album by album.
Starting with The Yardbirds demise, Lewis takes you through Led Zeppelin’s 11 year journey album by album, song by song and, to a lesser extent, tour by tour with the music always being the sole focus of the narrative. By focusing on the songs, how and when they were created, recorded and performed, Lewis creates a biography that’s extraordinarily detailed. It’s chock-a-block full of information, some that was new to me, presented in such a way From a Whisper to a Scream also works as a resource.
It is simply, one of the best Led Zeppelin books out there.
Brian Gardiner/ Ramble On blog
I had first heard of Dave Lewis in the mid-late 1990s when I purchased Led Zeppelin: The Concert File. I was absolutely blown away by the amount of detail that went into this book, I thought that it must have come from the heavens itself. I became a quick fan of his Tight But Loose website, which not only supported his long-running Led Zeppelin fanzine of the same name, but kept up-to-date information on everything Led Zeppelin. Some of his other books have gone into updated editions and he put out a book on the 1979 Knebworth concerts and Led Zeppelin’s 1980 European tour and I thought to myself, ‘What can possibly be written about Led Zeppelin that hasn’t been written before?”
Enter From a Whisper to a Scream: Complete Guide to the Music of Led Zeppelin.
Some other books have referenced Zeppelin’s discography, including Dave’s own A Celebration, however Whisper stands out from any others, due to the discography being the primary subject in this book. This is, in fact, an updated edition of Dave’s 2003 book “Led Zeppelin: The Complete Guide To Their Music” – with track-by-track analyses and live appearances of both studio albums, as well as compliations and their video discography. Also included is a very detailed timeline that chronologizes live Zeppelin dates, album releases and public appearances. Dave also lists the top 30 bootlegs from all parts of Zeppelin’s career as well as a though list of studio outtakes. No one will ever find another book like this in existance just for the simple fact that it was written by the ultimate Led Zeppelin fan. It doesn’t come off as a book written by a stiff, unknowning non-fan. It’s a very tight but loose and personable, reference manual.
If you’re a casual fan or a diehard Zeppaholic, this book will be a great read.
Jeff Strawman –Achilles Last Stand web site
I just wanted to pass on my opinion/review to you guys on an AMAZING Led Zeppelin book… I didn’t think I’d find myself reading yet another Led Zep biography, but “From A Whisper To A Scream” grabbed my attention right away. The first two pages set the tone by covering LZ’s career in short-paragraph form year-by-year summer which is really cool to quickly scan over. The book goes on to cover each album in similar fashion with many insight and details to individual songs that I didn’t know. Basically it’s the complete guide to the music of Led Zeppelin. And best of all the author Dave Lewis leaves out any of the hype, rumors and crap that we’ve come to expect for LZ biographies. From the moment I picked it up I couldn’t put it down (honestly). This book is EXTREEMLY well written and organized, right to the point, truly worth your time and the price is right too. I highly recommend it, and I wouldn’t state that lightly. Terry Stephenson/US
The ‘From a Whisper’ book arrived yesterday, and my wife was complaining as I was still reading it an hour after our ‘bedtime’! Timothy Campbell/UK
Who needs 50 Shades of Grey!
FROM A WHISPER TO A SCREAM BOOK ORDERING DETAILS:
SPECIAL SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR EXCLUSIVE TBL EDITION: Includes an individually numbered insert with an interview with Dave Lewis about the making of the book – all copies ordered will be personally signed and dedicated by the author.
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LED ZEPPELIN –THE CONCERT FILE
Now available via the TBL web site -the classic Led Zeppelin concert log by Dave Lewis & Simon Pallett
Between 1968 and 1980 Led Zeppelin performed over 500 concerts in every corner of the world establishing themselves as the most popular live rock attraction of the era.
The Concert File explores in greater detail than ever before the in-concert history of Led Zeppelin.
Much more than a reference listing, the book unfold the Led Zep sage from their humble beginnings playing pub one nighters in the UK through to their appearances across the ballrooms of America and on into their record breaking arena tours of the mid 70s.
This is the Led Zeppelin story from the place where they functioned best – live on stage.
Paperback size 2005 edition:
All copies ordered will be personally signed and dedicated by Dave Lewis.
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So there it is – a great line up of summer and autumn TBL Zep reading -invest and enjoy!
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