Photographer Ross Halfin’s upcoming book about Led Zeppelin vinyl records will be released on August 10, according to the book’s Amazon listing.
“Led Zeppelin Vinyl: The Essential Collection” is a 216-page, 30cm by 30cm hardback book that features more than 300 illustrations of rare Led Zeppelin vinyl records, including international pressings and bootlegs. It’s available to pre-order on Amazon UK here.
The book was originally due to be released on April 17 but was delayed to July 13 before being delayed again to August 10.
Here’s the description of the book from Amazon:
“Collecting vinyl is an addiction. 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.” — Ross Halfin
Led Zeppelin released only eight studio albums and no singles over the course of their 12-year career, but to date there are more than 1,000 official singles and 2,000 LPs in the market.
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 bootleg recordings of legendary concerts, sometimes featuring handmade artwork or colored vinyl. All the vinyl, labels and covers have been documented by photographer Ross Halfin in superb detail, and are annotated with details of their release.
In addition, the book includes over forty pages of the most up-to-date comprehensive discography ever compiled on the band, with forensic detail. All known album and single vinyl releases from around the world are listed with catalogue numbers, release or recording dates and additional notes.
A labour of love, Led Zeppelin Vinyl is a must-have for fans of the group and vinyl enthusiasts. It is a paean of praise to vinyl artwork and graphic design: the illustrations are explosive and surreal, playful, experimental and subversive, interpreting multiple artistic disciplines with flair and wit.