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 - Earl's Court '75 - EX - UK - tour programme - £125.00, $175.00, €146.25 (New Item) (arrived 24-Jun-2021 16:52)on June 25, 2021 at 5:13 am
LED ZEPPELIN Earl's Court 75 (Rare original 1975 UK 16 page concert programme for the legendary shows at Earl's Court, measuring 8" x 11½" in size featuring the 'The Led Zeppelin Story', pages dedicated to each band member & a great 'PsysicalRocket' steam engine cover image. Apart from a few light creases to the cover and one or two minor cosmetic surface scuffs, this example remains in excellent condition with no rips, tears or writing, nice copy of this now over forty five year old item!)
- Led Zeppelin - The Song Remains The Same - 1st - EX - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £60.00, $84.00, €70.20 (New Item) (arrived 08-Jun-2021 16:02)on June 25, 2021 at 5:13 am
LED ZEPPELIN The Song Remains The Same (1976 UK first issue 9-track double live LP on the Swan Song label printed with the publishing credits below the catalogue number & stereo on the left all in small text. Comes housed in the first press textured & embossed gatefold picture sleeve with integral booklet & plain black inners. The packaging is Excellent with minimal ageing/storage with just a few light spots of wear & the booklet is intact. The vinyl too is Excellent with only a few light signs of play. A really nice example SSK89402)
- Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II - 4th - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $70.00, €58.50 (New Item) (arrived 24-May-2021 10:14)on June 25, 2021 at 5:13 am
LED ZEPPELIN Led Zeppelin II (Rare early 70s UK fourth issue 9-track stereo LP on the orange & green Atlantic label, with 'Killing Floor' credit on label but 'The Lemon Song' on the gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal wear and the vinyl is Excellent with light signs of play only - a stunning copy K40037)
- Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV - 80s - EX - German - vinyl LP - £25.00, $35.00, €29.25 (New Item) (arrived 25-May-2021 07:57)on June 25, 2021 at 5:13 am
LED ZEPPELIN Led Zeppelin IV (Early 80s German issue of the 1971 8-track LP, featuring the classic 'Stairway To Heaven' & the beautiful 'The Battle Of Evermore' with Sandy Denny's angelic vocal, housed in a glossy gatefold picture sleeve with non-titled cover art & no spine print, complete with the four symbol inner with the Stairway lyrics/tracklist along with 'ATL50008' & [SD7208] catalogue numbers & 'K50008' on the labels. The sleeve has couple of small nicks on the spine and someminor edgewear, otherwise the sleeve is excellent; the vinyl shows only a few minor scuff marks, but shows few signs of play K50008)
- Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II - 3rd - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $70.00, €58.50 (New Item) (arrived 28-May-2021 15:59)on June 25, 2021 at 5:13 am
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 a little shelfwear commensurate with its age, with some light edge scuffing and general wear. The vinyl remains in VG+/EX- condition with just light surface scuffs to show for its fifty years. Although not mint, a very respectable copy of this classic rock staple at an advantageous price)
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