JIMMY PAGE SAYS HE SAW HIS ‘LIFE FLASHING BY’ WHEN COMPILING PHOTO MEMOIR
Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page thinks his new photographic memoir, called Jimmy Page By Jimmy Page, may actually be more personal because of the candid and revealing shots of his life and career.
The 512-page book covers every aspect of his career; his London session work and stint in the Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin, the Firm, his solo work and collaboration with David Coverdale, the mid-’90s teamup with Robert Plant, Led Zeppelin’s 2007 reunion concert and beyond.
Jimmy Page says that he was able to do something with the book, that few people’s are ever able to really do: “It starts off there when I’m about 12, 12 or 13, but it goes through, to, like 70. So, y’know, you definitely sort of see your life flashing by and you see the decades, but it’s alright, though, because, y’know, I managed to put something together here, which nobody had done before: a complete autobiography in photographs. You see yourself growing up, really.”
Meanwhile, newly released are Jimmy Page’s deluxe remastering job on the Led Zeppelin’s fourth and fifth albums, 1971’s Led Zeppelin IV and Houses Of The Holy. Both set feature previously unreleased audio content in a variety of packages — including a limited edition “Super Deluxe” box set.
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