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Jimmy Page by Jimmy Page Hardcover – Deluxe Edition, October 14, 2014
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I originally thought this book would be an in depth and personal view on his life and career. I'm happy to say I was wrong but oh so very right too. Instead of Mr. Page writing about himself, the vast majority of the book is filled with pictures that span from his early childhood until late 2008 or so. Jimmy will give context as to what is going on in a series of pictures but the real story is the pictures themselves, the majority of which I had never seen before. Each page was a joy to look at and I think the book made a much bigger impact by allowing us to live through Page via these pictures than the written word ever could.
If you're a Led Zeppelin or Jimmy Page fan you owe it to yourself to pick this book up. The book itself is very high quality too, the hardcover feels great and the individual pages are thick and have a great feeling to them as well.
If you are looking for a more text heavy biography of Jimmy Page than I would suggest: Light and Shade: Conversations with Jimmy Page by Brad Tolinski.
I don't know if Jimmy Page has seen the movie, but I'm certain that he would understand the value of that line.
It seems that one of the chief tenets of the Led Zeppelin legacy is that the surviving members have remained coy about the group's near mythic history. It isn't so much about what they said, it's what they didn't say. The gaps that they seemed to have left appear to be intentional. After all, there's no such thing as bad publicity right? And therein lies the mystery which seems to be central to the band's story. As to Page himself, he has never passed comment on any of the many tales which surrounded the band. He has referred to one of the more infamous incidents only obliquely by saying, "Would anyone still be interested in the mud shark if the music hadn't been there?" Which sums up Page's whole outlook really. For Jimmy Page, the music will be the thing, now and forever more.
It has been the literary rage of late for the great rockers to publish their memoirs. The list is a long and distinguished one: Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Pete Townsend, Neil Young and Rod Stewart have all produced books in the last decade. No doubt that the members of Led Zeppelin, have been similarly approached by publishers and were likely spurned with the exception of Page himself.
Jimmy Page has not not written so much a memoir but instead, has compiled what amounts to a private photo album. Undoubtedly he decided to produce a book on his terms and it's to his credit that it's an entirely different beast altogether.Read more ›
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I love what Jimmy put together of all of their concerts,including the 1977 in Cleveland Ohio that my Mom would not let me go see on a school night. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Sue in Ohio
Bought this for my brother who is a die hard Jimmy Page fan! He loves it!Published 20 days ago by teresa cross
Hugh book with very nice pictures. Very good concept. The pictures tell the story. Thanks.Published 1 month ago by Jose M. Rosario