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Led Zeppelin preview their first official illustrated book

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Led Zeppelin have given fans a tantalising glimpse of their upcoming illustrated book Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin.

The rock legends uploaded 12 images to their social channels, writing: “Work in progress. A trial production test of a selection of photographs from the book Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin.”

The images are a mix of portrait shots, live performances and also an illustration of their famous Icarus logo.

Boasting 400 pages, Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin will be published by Reel Art Press on 2nd October 2018 – 50 years to the month since the band changed their name from The New Yardbirds to Led Zeppelin.

According to Reel Art Press, the book “is the first and only official illustrated book to be produced in collaboration with the members of the band.

“Celebrating 50 years since their formation, it covers the group’s unparalleled musical career and features photographs of Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham on and offstage, in candid moments and in the recording studio.

“This definitive 368-page volume includes unseen photographs and artwork from the Led Zeppelin archives and contributions from photographers around the world.”

Last month, Led Zeppelin shared an image of John Paul Jones, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page proudly clutching a prototype copy of the book.

 

Photo: John Paul Jones, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page photographed in May 2018 with their working draft of the book "Led Zeppelin By Led Zeppelin". Published in October by Reel Art Press to celebrate fifty years since the formation of the band. (Photo by Dave Brolan/Reel Art Press.) Work on the official book "Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin" is almost complete. The images have been carefully selected and annotated throughout by Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones. Celebrating 50 years since the band's formation, it covers the group’s unparalleled musical career and features photographs of Led Zeppelin on and offstage from their very first moments together. This definitive 400-page volume includes previously unpublished photos, artwork from the Led Zeppelin archives and contributions from photographers around the world. There will be regular updates and sneak previews showing the work in progress. Stay tuned. Pre-order your copy here: http://bit.ly/2Jjs3do

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They wrote: “Work on the official book Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin is almost complete. The images have been carefully selected and annotated throughout by Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones.”

Already this year Led Zeppelin have released unheard versions of ‘Rock and Roll’ and ‘Friends’ on 7” vinyl for Record Store Day and in March they released a remastered edition of their 2003 live album ‘How The West Was Won’.

To mark what would have been John Bonham’s 70th birthday on 31st May, a vast bronze Bonzo sculpture was unveiled in his home town of Redditch.

It was also recently announced that Led Zep are re-releasing a remastered version of their 1976 soundtrack album ‘The Song Remains the Same’ in September.

Despite constant tabloid rumours, Robert Plant has consistently ruled out the chances of a Led Zeppelin reunion and recently joked it could only happen 'in a chip shop in Camden Town.' 

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