Deluxe High End Jimmy Page 'Anthology' Book Coming In December
Led Zeppelin fans are in for a real treat this holiday season with the December publication of Jimmy Page: The Anthology. The 384-page tome sells for around $480, is now available for pre-order, and ships in December. The book is limited to 2,500 copies, personally signed by Page, produced using Italian matt art 150gsm, bound with Quarter bound in black leather with gold leaf blocking and gilt page edging, and packaged in a box Felt-lined slipcase box, "inspired by the case of Jimmy Page's first electric guitar, his 1958 Resonet Futurama."
According to the Genesis Publications website, "The new signed, limited edition documents Jimmy Page’s musical career through selected material from his rich personal archives. Jimmy Page: The Anthology is narrated entirely in Jimmy Page's own words, and includes contextual photography spanning six decades. . . Hundreds of items from Jimmy Page's private collection have been personally selected for inclusion. From iconic guitars and stage costumes, to rare posters and vinyl pressings; and from correspondence and diary entries to unseen photographs. Every piece has been photographed and brought to life with exclusive new text provided by Jimmy Page, placing it within the story of his phenomenal career."
Page is quoted on the site talking about the quality of the Anthology book, explaining, "I've really got a lot of time for the way Genesis produce their books, they're really quality items. As someone who's always been interested in having a library themselves, I appreciate fine bookbinding and their whole ethic of what they do and what they're trying to do with a whole catalogue of books."
Jimmy Page told us that his songwriting process has stayed virtually unchanged throughout the years: ["For me, it always starts with the guitar. Even though I wrote lyrics in the earlier days, I wasn’t that keen to be doing that, so I wasn’t sort of writing reams of poetry and putting the music to it. It was all about the music, and I guess, starting to develop my own techniques so it had a character to it."] SOUNDCUE (:19 OC: . . . character to it)
Jimmy Page explained that Led Zeppelin happened because he was able to find in Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham, the key elements to bring his vision to reality: ["I was keen to form a band where I would produce it. And knew what I wanted to do and I knew how to go about doing it if I could find the personnel. It was going to be a guitar tour de force. However, it was not going to be at the expense of the other musicians. So, everyone was going to be featured and the group character, if you like; the fusion of the musicians was going to be representative of each of the individuals and I think that's really how it. . . how it was."] SOUNDCUE (:29 OC: . . . how it was)