The 180-page Led Zeppelin Vinyl: The Essential Collection contains more than 300 illustrations and will be published on April 21 by Reel Art Press. The book can be pre-ordered now, with all pre-orders signed by Halfin.
“Collecting vinyl is an addiction,” says Halfin. “Nothing beats listening to vinyl and pouring over the cover art and inner sleeve. The first album that I ever bought was Led Zeppelin II when I was 13. I have at least 40 different versions of it now.”
In a statement, the publishers say, “This definitive volume illustrates in full colour some of the rarest and most interesting vinyl releases, including one-of-a-kind rarities, bizarre regional variations, official albums and historic recordings of legendary concerts, sometimes featuring handmade artwork or coloured vinyl.”
In September, Halfin launched Pete Way by Ross Halfin, a tribute to the late UFO, Ozzy Osbourne and Waysted bassist Pete Way, who died earlier this year at the age of 69.
The book features many classic and unseen images shot by Halfin, as well as new interviews with UFO’s Phil Mogg, Andy Parker and Neil Carter, as well as Ozzy Osbourne, Kirk Hammett, Geddy Lee, Phil Collen, Joe Elliott, Rick Savage, Slash, Steve Harris, Rick Nielson, Michael Schenker, Phil Lewis and Gerry Laffy.
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- Led Zeppelin - Good Times Bad Times - Japanese - 7" vinyl - £45.00, $49.95, €51.30 (New Item) (arrived 30-Sep-2022 16:39)on October 3, 2022 at 7:19 pm
LED ZEPPELIN Good Times Bad Times (1976 Japanese black & red Atlantic label 7" vinyl single, also including Communication Breakdown, with the unuique picture insert printed with the lyrics on the reverse for both songs. The insert displays minimal wear with only a couple of light spots of foxing on the back, whilst the vinyl looks barely played P-117A)
- Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin - 3rd - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £75.00, $83.25, €85.50 (New Item) (arrived 20-Sep-2022 15:10)on October 3, 2022 at 7:19 pm
LED ZEPPELIN Led Zeppelin (1969 UK 9-track third issue stereo LP on the plum & red Atlantic label with 'Warner Brothers' publishing credit on the labels, orange lettered fully laminated picture sleeve with 'Uptight An' Outasight' Official Atlantic Appreciation Society address on the back. The sleeve shows some minor cosmetic wear & laminate creasing. The vinyl has some light hairlines and a few scuff marks but plays through with only light audible clicks but without jumping. Overall aVery Good example, making an ideal play copy)
- Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II - 3rd - Dark Brown Sleeve - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $55.50, €57.00 (New Item) (arrived 13-Sep-2022 10:24)on October 3, 2022 at 7:19 pm
LED ZEPPELIN Led Zeppelin II (1970 UK third press 9-track vinyl LP on the plum & red label, with Lemon Song credited as Killing Floor and 'Produced by Jimmy Page' moved to just under the title. The picture sleeve is a transitional example, featuring the dark brown design used on the fourth issue onwards, whilst the inner spread features the print and details more commonly seen on the first three issues with the catalogue number '588 198' covered up by an Atlantic 'K40037' sticker.Thesleeve is graded as VG with a little discolouration to covers, along with some notable edge scuffing. However, the labels have only the lightest spindle wear and vinyl shows few signs of play)
- Led Zeppelin - The Song Remains The Same - 1st - VG - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £25.00, $27.75, €28.50 (New Item) (arrived 13-Sep-2022 10:34)on October 3, 2022 at 7:19 pm
LED ZEPPELIN The Song Remains The Same (1976 UK first issue 9-track double LP, housed in an embossed & textured gatefold picture sleeve with integral 8-page colour booklet. The packaging [VG] shows some notable edge scuffing and ringwear, witha couple of splits to the inners, whilst the vinyl grades VG+ with some minor hairlines not affecting play SSK89402)
- Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II - 3rd - UK - vinyl LP - £125.00, $138.75, €142.50 (New Item) (arrived 15-Sep-2022 09:49)on October 3, 2022 at 7:19 pm
LED ZEPPELIN Led Zeppelin II (1970 UK third press 9-track vinyl LP on the plum & red label, with Lemon Song credited as Killing Floor & 'Produced by Jimmy Page' moved to just under the title, first design lighter gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeveshows just a little edge wear but nothing excessive & the vinyl remains in wonderful condition, showing only the very lightest signs of play. A fantastic Led Zep rarity that no collection is complete without)
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