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 - The Song Remains The Same - 1st - VG - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £25.00, $31.00, €28.50 (New Item) (arrived 28-Jan-2023 12:11)on January 28, 2023 at 8:17 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 & ring wear, witha couple of splits to the inners, whilst the vinyl grades VG/VG+ with some minor hairlines not affecting play SSK89402)
- Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin III - 2nd - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £95.00, $117.80, €108.30 (New Item) (arrived 28-Jan-2023 09:54)on January 28, 2023 at 8:17 pm
LED ZEPPELIN Led Zeppelin III (1970 UK 10-track stereo LP on the plum & red Atlantic label with 'Do What Thou Wilt' scratched into the run-off area, & second variant 'Warner Bros. Music' credit above the 'Produced by Jimmy Page' print, fully laminated gatefold die-cut picture sleeve with rotating picture wheel. The sleeve is strictly graded Very Good, with clean panels & some minor paper marks & the odd laminate crease. The vinyl remains a beautiful VG+ with just a few faint surface marks/hairlines. Aside from the odd moment of light surface noise in the quietest sections the overall sound quality is still outstanding. A very respectable play copy at an advantageous price)
- Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II - 3rd - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $62.00, €57.00 (New Item) (arrived 24-Jan-2023 11:51)on January 28, 2023 at 8:17 pm
LED ZEPPELIN Led Zeppelin II (1970 UK third press 9-track LP on the plum & red Atlantic label with Lemon Song credited as Killing Floor, light brown gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows some general shelfwear commensurate with its age, with some light edge scuffing and an indentation to the front. The vinyl remains in VG+/EX- condition with just light surface scuffs to show for its fifty-plus years. Although not mint, a very respectable copy of this classic rock staple at an advantageous price)
- Led Zeppelin - Houses Of The Holy - 1st - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $31.00, €28.50 (New Item) (arrived 24-Jan-2023 15:29)on January 28, 2023 at 8:17 pm
LED ZEPPELIN Houses Of The Holy (1973 UK first issue 8-track LP with no warner logo at the end of the perimeter label print, housed in a matt gatefold picture sleeve with textured lyric inner. The sleeve shows a little edge wear plus some rubbing from storage with a seam split to the top edge whilst the vinyl is excellent with the lightest signs of play K50014)
- Led Zeppelin - The Complete Studio Recordings - US - cd album box set - £75.00, $93.00, €85.50 (New Item) (arrived 24-Jan-2023 17:13)on January 28, 2023 at 8:17 pm
LED ZEPPELIN The Complete Studio Recordings (1993 US limited edition TEN CD box set featuring all nine studio albums as originally sequenced and digitally remastered by Jimmy Page & George Marino at Sterling Studio in New York plus four bonus tracks. The ten discs are paired up in five hardback book style digipak picture sleeves featuring the original album artwork inside together within an extensive booklet featuring details about the band with lots of great black and white and colour images, housed together in the 6" x 5.5" x 4.5" square picture box. Although not sealed, remains in a really nice condition with minimal wear)
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