Jimmy Page 10/27/20

Out now in the UK — and heading for our shores next month — is the mass trade edition of Jimmy Page: The Anthology. The book documents Jimmy Page’s musical career through “selected material from his rich personal archives.”

Jimmy Page: The Anthology is narrated entirely in the Led Zeppelin founder’s own words, with rare and never before seen images and stories spanning six decades.

According to the press release:

In a new text of over 70,000 words, Jimmy Page guides the reader through hundreds of rare items, many of which are previously unseen, and others of mythic status, such as the Gibson double neck guitar, his dragon-emblazoned suit, his white embroidered poppy suit, and the outfit worn in the concert film The Song Remains The Same.

Also included are handwritten diaries, correspondence, rare vinyl pressings, previously unpublished photographs and much, much more. Jimmy Page has personally selected each piece to be photographed in this book, which has been created with his full participation.

Jimmy Page explained that he pushed for the Anthology to be a personal experience for everyone who picks the book up: [“The reason for doing this book and having the detail behind the detail of everything is just basically because I did have the material to be able to do it. I wanted to make the book really fascinating, so that people could just really get close up and personal with the angles that were taken. I did actually want to show the point of view as a guitarist would. It was all fascinating insights into what, overall, are all the parts and mechanics — and the kit of a lifetime career.”] SOUNDCUE (:31 OC: . . . a lifetime career)

SOURCE: Press release

TL; DR

  • Out now in the UK and hitting the U.S. in November, is the trade version of is the publication of Jimmy Page: The Anthology. The book is narrated entirely in Page’s own words, featuring hundreds of items from his private collection.

SIDE NOTES

  • Out now is the Led Zeppelin By Led Zeppelin book. The images have been personally selected and annotated throughout by Jimmy PageRobert Plant and John Paul Jones. Celebrating 50 years since the band’s formation, it covers the group’s unparalleled musical career and features photographs of Led Zeppelin on and offstage from their very first moments together.
  • This definitive 400-page book includes previously unpublished photos, artwork from the Zeppelin archives and contributions from photographers around the globe.