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 - Led Zeppelin IV - 80s - Shrink & Stickered - German - vinyl LP - £35.00, $48.30, €41.30 (New Item) (arrived 20-Oct-2021 17:28)on October 21, 2021 at 3:25 am
LED ZEPPELIN Led Zeppelin IV (Early 1980s German issue of the 1971 8-track vinyl LP, featuring the classic Stairway To Heaven and the beautiful The Battle Of Evermore with Sandy Denny's angelic vocal, housed in a glossy gatefold sleeve with completely non-titled cover art with no spine print, comes with the four symbol inner with the Stairway lyrics / tracklist along with ATL50008 & [SD 7208] catalogue numbers whilst the labels are printed with K50008. This example has a '40th Anniversary Atlanic Records' & vintage price sticker on the front, and remains in the open shrink, displaying minimal wear, the inner has no splits and the vinyl has minimal signs of play)
- Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II - 3rd - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $69.00, €59.00 (New Item) (arrived 08-Oct-2021 14:16)on October 21, 2021 at 3:25 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. Also (exclusive with this copy) are pages from The Observer, 18 May 1975, with an article/interview by Tony Palmer AND a double page spread from The Sun, (June 2nd 1975) both about Zep's exploits! Although not mint, a very respectable copy of this classic rock staple at an advantageous price)
- Led Zeppelin - Coda - 1st - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $34.50, €29.50 (New Item) (arrived 01-Oct-2021 11:46)on October 21, 2021 at 3:25 am
LED ZEPPELIN Coda (1982 UK first issue Swan Song 8-track LP with 'Manufactured in the UK' on the labels, housed in the textured and embossed gatefold picture sleeve with album credits inner. The sleeve has some notable spine scuffing and the vinyl does have a number of light surface scuffs/hairlines - a very respectable copy at a knockdown price! A0051)
- Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV - New Zealand - vinyl LP - £35.00, $48.30, €41.30 (New Item) (arrived 01-Oct-2021 16:39)on October 21, 2021 at 3:25 am
LED ZEPPELIN Led Zeppelin IV (1970s New Zealand issue of the 1971 8-track LP on a green & orange Atlantic label with the four logos, 'manufactured In Australia' perimeter label text & 'ST-A-712285/6' etched matrices, gatefold picture sleeve with vintage price sticker to the front. The sleeve shows light wear and the vinyl is Near Mint SD-7208)
- Led Zeppelin - Houses Of The Holy - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $69.00, €59.00 (New Item) (arrived 04-Oct-2021 12:38)on October 21, 2021 at 3:25 am
LED ZEPPELIN Houses Of The Holy (Classic 1973 UK first press 8-track vinyl LP with the original green & orange label design [no warner logo in the perimeter text]. The sturdy first edition matt gatefold picture sleeve comes with the textured cardlyric inner and has just a little shelfwear while the vinyl has just the odd light surface scuff and minor spindle wear. An excellent copy K50014)
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