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Led Zeppelin All the Songs

The Story Behind Every Track

By Jean-Michel Guesdon and Philippe Margotin

  • Hardback
  • £45.00

A deep dive into the innovative recording history of Led Zeppelin, in this newest addition to the fan-favorite All the Songs series.

Fifty years after their first practice in a Soho basement, Led Zeppelin continues to fascinate new generations of listeners. While their back-stage debauchery has been the focus of other books, All the Songs is about the music, detailing the Page's studio magic and inspiration that made all nine albums go platinum, including Led Zeppelin IV which was certified x23 platinum and has sold more than 37 million copies worldwide.

Studio stories will include their productive time at Headley Grange in Wales, a poorly-heated former poorhouse where they recorded parts of Led Zeppelin III, Led Zeppelin IV, Houses of the Holy and Physical Graffiti. And how the first album was recorded in three weeks but their second took six months, done while the band was on a world tour. They carried the masters of the recording session in a steamer trunk wherever they went. Out of these chaotic sessions came the "Whole Lotta Love," which was finished in New York with Hendrix engineer Eddie Kramer helping create the psychedelic middle part, as well as "The Lemon Song," which was cut live in the studio. Page worked feverishly with Kramer to mix the LP on a primitive 12-channel Altec board in a two-day span.

Fans will also learn the genesis of their lyrics, the inspiration for their album covers, the instruments used, and the contributions of engineers such as Andy Johns, who helped create the iconic drum sound on "When the Levee Breaks" by recording Bonham at the bottom of a stairwell.

Biographical Notes

Jean-Michel Guesdon, a musician, composer, and sound engineer. Together with Philippe Margotin, he has written All the Songs books about the Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, and Pink Floyd.
Outside of the All the Songs series, Philippe Margotin has written numerous books on music, including biographies of U2 and Radiohead.

They both live in Paris.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780316448673
  • Publication date: 15 Nov 2018
  • Page count: 608
  • Imprint: Black Dog & Leventhal
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