Formed by the unlikely alliance of two ace London studio musicians and two bar-band bumpkins, Led Zeppelin went on tocreate the template for the marauding modern rock ’n’ roll band. Often described as "heavy," any true fan will tell you that the band’s 9 studio albums and 81 tracks thereon are actually a complex amalgam of blues, psychedelia, rock, folk, and country that reveal the influences of Led Zeppelin’s four members.
Veteran music journalist Martin Popoffpicks apart each of these 81 tracks in exquisite detail, and for the first time ever, you can come along for the ride. Popoff analyzes the circumstances that led to their creation, the recording processes, the historical contexts, and more.
Included as aspecial bonus, he also offers an introductory essay on each of the band’s nine studio albums, and sidebar features that explore influences on the band as well as song details, such as running time, instruments played, engineers, and studios.
For the fan who's about the music and not the B.S.,All the Albums, All the Songs is the perfect book. ―The Current.org Rock & Roll Book Club
It’s a joy to rediscover such a familiar group through someone else’s (lively) ears, and the author is a charming guide with a real knack for description.―Spectrum Culture
About the Author
Working out of Toronto, Canada, Martin Popoff (martinpopoff.com) has penned more than 60 books on hard rock, heavy metal, classic rock, and record collecting, including Rush: The Illustrated History, Led Zeppelin: Song by Song, Pink Floyd: Album by Album, and Bowie at 75. In addition, he has appeared in Revolver, Guitar World, Goldmine, RecordCollector, bravewords.com, lollipop.com, and hardradio.com. Martin also worked on the award-winning documentaries Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage and ZZ Top: That Little Ol’ Band from Texas for Banger Films.